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  • Posted: Apr 12, 2022
    Deadline: Apr 20, 2022
  • Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors-from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV-by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change (SBC). Firmly grounded in proven practices, Breakthrough ACTION works in par...
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    Consultant Trainer – Health Care Workers

    Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria (BA-N) is a USAID-funded Social Behaviour Change (SBC) and Risk Communication Project with the goal of increasing practices of priority individual and household level health behaviours in target states on MNCH+N, FP, Malaria, Tuberculosis, priority zoonotic diseases and the COVID-19 response. Firmly grounded in proven practices, Breakthrough ACTION works in partnership with governments, civil society, and communities around the world to implement creative and sustainable SBC programming, nurture SBC champions, mainstream new techniques and technologies, and advocate strategic and sustained investment in SBC.

    Working in collaboration with national stakeholders - Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCP), Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), and service delivery partners, Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria will be deploying a collaborative learning approach to build trust & empathy among facility-based health care workers that ultimately leads to increased uptake of COVID-19 vaccines and testing by the general population and PLHIV.  

    Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria is looking for qualified Short-Term Consultants to serve as trainers in Bauchi, Cross River, FCT, Ebonyi, Kano and Oyo states. The trainers will support and facilitate the collaborative learning approach, which entails in-person training as well as virtual knowledge sharing and learning support in high-volume facilities of supported states through facilitated WhatsApp Groups.

    Scope of Work

    • Participate in a 3-day National Training-of-Trainers (TOT)
    • Engage state and health sector leadership on the planned capacity building activities by Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria for health care workers at state and LGA levels
    • In partnership with the state and service delivery implementing partners, identify state trainers/coordinators for state training at secondary and primary level
    • Develop a state training plan in collaboration with the state stakeholders and consultant coach
    • Conduct a state level training-of-trainers with support from national facilitators
    • Coordinate and facilitate the step-down training at all high-volume facilities in the state
    • With stakeholders and facility leadership, identify champion health care workers (i.e., those who have already been vaccinated, completed the training, and are willing to speak to fellow health care workers about promoting COVID testing and vaccines) that will receive additional training
    • Collaborate with the consultant coach and BA-N team to identify focal persons to setup state-level WhatsApp Groups and continually nurture the group as learning  communities, fostering peer-to-peer exchange & support, promoting discussion related to specific cases encountered, and continuing learning by discussing and reflecting upon audiovisual learning materials and other job aids.
    • Submit training reports with all of the pre/post-tests analysis from trainings and a monthly status report update on all capacity building activities

    Education, Experience & Certifications

    • A degree in medicine, nursing, public health or related field
    • At least 10-15 years of professional experience in training health care workers
    • Proven experience in implementing public health programs or projects in selected state with good knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector
    • Residence in the state of assignment is required
    • Knowledge of participatory learning approaches with proven experience in training and building capacity for community health organizations or structures
    • Must have an understanding of local language and context
    • Strong analytical, communication, computer and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
    • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
    • Ability to travel if required.

    Period of engagement: 3 months (May to July 2022)

    Total number of days: 20 – 30 days

    Supervision: Deputy Project Director, TB

    Number required: One personnel per state

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward copies of their application letter and CV as one single PDF document to by 20th April 2022.


    • Indicate location (state) of preference in your application and the title/subject of your email application for the position. E.g. Consultant Coach - Health Care Workers, Oyo State
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
    • Candidates that do not comply with application instruction will be disqualified.

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