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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 23, 2022
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  • 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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    Program Officer - Tuberculosis

    Summary

    The Program Officer (PO) - TB will work with the Senior Programme Officer (SPO) II and Deputy Project Director - Tuberculosis & Malaria in providing technical and programmatic support for the implementation of TB program area.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Program Officer's specific duties will include:

    • S/He will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination of the TB team activities
    • The PO will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of TB, social and behaviour change (SBC), capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy
    • The PO will also assist in developing TB workplans and reports, and support implementation at national and state level.
    • Support national and state level coordination with governments, policy makers, TB implementing partners and other stakeholders
    • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships, monitoring and evaluation with TB project partners, implementing partners, National and State TBLS and other key stakeholders
    • Assist with establishing relationships and coordinating with USAID TB service delivery and commodity logistics partners in project states and at national level
    • Provide support for training and capacity building activities targeted at BA-Nigeria project partners, heath service providers, community-based organization, community volunteers etc.
    • Assist with the development and writing of timely program reports on a quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned
    • Other duties as necessary and assigned by supervisor and BA-Nigeria Project Director.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or another related field
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience on Tuberculosis programs, and at least 3 years working experience with SBC or demand creation.
    • Experience working in northern Nigeria

    Skills:

    • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision.
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
    • Ability to speak Hausa highly desired.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org using the position as subject of email.

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