Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria (BA-N) is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) flagship integrated Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Project led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). Breakthrough ACTION–Nigeria’s project goal is to increase the practice of priority health behaviors in malaria, Maternal Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCH+N); Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH); and Tuberculosis (TB) at the national and sub-national levels in collaboration with the relevant USAID IPs, Nigerian government and ministries.
The project’s Community Social Behaviour Change component for malaria focuses on engaging individuals, families, and community members to adopt the practice of priority health behaviors related to malaria at household and community levels using routine activities such as house to house visits, compound meetings, community health dialogues, and other secondary activities as may be applicable.
Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria is looking to recruit one (1) LGA Supervisor for each of the following LGAs- Akamkpa, Calabar South, Obubra, Ikom, Ogoja, and Obudu. The LGA supervisor will collaborate with other community stakeholders to organize and facilitate social mobilization activities in their communities. The LGA Supervisor will report to the designated BA-Nigeria staff member(s) overseeing these activities in the state. While the position is open to all qualified applicants, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Scope of Work
- The LGA Supervisor will provide required technical support in the coordination of malaria demand creation activities in the designated LGAs.
- Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Serve as the linkage between BA-N and relevant community structures to facilitate/mobilize for community and school SBC activities and provide day-to-day implementation and monitoring of such activities in implementing LGA.
- In collaboration with the LGA team, conduct mapping of relevant stakeholders and conduct advocacies at school, facility, and community level on an ongoing basis.
- Provide technical assistance to the LGA team in the planning and implementation of community and school SBC activities.
- Monitor the referral process, retrieve completed referral cards from referral facilities, and report same to the project M&E staff in the state at the end of each month.
- Collect, collate, and summarize all BA-N monitoring and evaluation forms and tools across different program areas.
- Assist with writing success stories, monthly reports and submit to BA-N State office
- Collaborate to organize and implement secondary community SBC activities such as meetings with faith-based organizations, affinity groups, and other community-based groups.
- Promote the linkages between the community and school SBC activities and other digital/mobile interventions.
Other duties as may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications & Skills
- 1-2 years Previous experience carrying out the related tasks with donor-funded projects is desirable.
- Should have at least post-secondary education, OND, NCE or its equivalent
- Should have in-depth knowledge and experience of community mobilization approaches.
- Should have prior supervisory experience.
- Can speak, read and write proficiently in English, and also speak the local language fluently, with functional proficiency in reading and writing.
- Have a sound understanding of the norms and cultural values of the community.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with a wide array of community members and stakeholders.
- MUST be resident in the state.
- Should have good computer operating skills (MS word, excel, PowerPoint, etc)
- Should have good mobile phone operating skills.
- Ability to work independently and proactively.
- Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to detail is essential.