Jobs Career Advice Signup

Send this job to a friend


Did you notice an error or suspect this job is scam? Tell us.

  • Posted: May 26, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 8, 2023
  • Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact us

    UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme: Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all c...
    Read more about this company


    Health Officer (HPV Adolescent & Social Mobilization)

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the general guidance of the Health Manager -Immunization and oversight from the Chief of Health and HIV and in close collaboration with the Chief of SBC section chief Gender & Development Manager, the incumbent will be part of the HPV introduction TWG at national/state levels to support the effective and efficient rollout of the vaccine, technical support is required to facilitate strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the process. Meaningful youth engagement of young people, the incumbent shall support the development of communication messages, taking into consideration their ideas and aspirations, identify key/relevant influencers and gatekeepers, platforms, modalities of service delivery, and what and how to integrate additional youth-friendly services.

    The adolescent health and social mobilization technical support shall link the wider state immunization/health education team with the adolescent and youth-friendly voices (youth groups), gatekeepers (parents, religious and community leaders, government and policymakers, etc), and platforms (schools, health facilities, youth-friendly centers).

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

    • Support strategic micro planning meetings, and co-creation sessions with adolescents and young people for detailed state and LGA level roll-out plan\
    • Support the States to integrate adolescent girl-centered approaches for the planning of demand-generation activities for the introduction of HPV to the selected states through UNICEF Field Offices
    • Support the state communication and social mobilization teams to produce and implement an evidence-based, integrated Adolescent, demand generation and mobilization plan for the NVI
    • Support the state ACSM (Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization) working group for the HPV campaign to support the development of adolescent-friendly social media messages.
    • Support identification and coordination of state-level and LGA-level stakeholders (education, women affairs, NGOs, faith-based, youth, etc.) for community engagement, mobilization, mapping of adolescent-friendly platforms, networks, and enumeration of eligible girls in and out of school.
    • Support the LGA team to Identify facilities and map catchment areas for facility-led community outreaches (hub and spoke model)
    • Work with and mobilize Adolescent and Young People (AYP) platforms at national and state levels to ensure meaningful engagement of AYP in the design and development of innovative IEC materials, roll-out, monitoring, and documentation of the HPV campaigns.
    • Support integration of the HPV campaign into multi-media campaigns initiated by UNICEF (especially leveraging YAaHNaija, U Report, and Genu platforms), NPHCDA, and state government teams as directed by the immunization /Adolescent team leads at the national and field offices.
    • Identify AYP/AYP-friendly social media influencers for an intensive AYP-friendly campaign- ensuring the engagement and widespread mobilization of a major/existing network of young people 
    • Provide technical guidance in the design, review, and dissemination of messages and materials and ensure they are AYP-friendly, gender-sensitive, and culturally acceptable.
    • Facilitate capacity building of various stakeholders in the states on the roll-out Adolescent friendly messages and activities for the successful implementation of the HPV campaign
    • Support the Design and implementation of a knowledge management plan for innovative documentation and reporting of every stage of the campaign – including dashboards, infographics, human interest stories, etc
    • Provide technical assistance to the State Communication/Social Mobilization Technical Working Groups on updating the weekly dashboard
    • Provide updates to NTWG, UNICEF Field, and Country Offices by completing daily and weekly updates through the Field Offices and providing any other updates on request.
    • Attend communication/social mobilization meetings and workshops as directed by supervisors, HPV TWG, and as required by the state teams.
    • Monitor, and track print and social media mention of HPV activities in the States.
    • Conduct any other task as assigned by your supervisor.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

    • Advanced University degree in Social and Behavioral Change Communication, Public Health, or other social/behavioral sciences or community health area (Health promotion, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education, bio-medical sciences, public health) or related area, with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research required.
    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in public/adolescent health or community health and Social and Behavioral Change Communication, the planning and management of social communication programs, including immunization required.
    • Background in public health and strong management skills would be highly considered.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the major Nigeria local Languages is of added value.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF on to apply

    Build your CV for free. Download in different templates.

  • Send your application

    View All Vacancies at UNICEF Back To Home

Subscribe to Job Alert


Join our happy subscribers

Send your application through

GmailGmail YahoomailYahoomail