Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is a new five-year, USAID-funded project. The goal of Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is to increase the practice of 17 priority individual and household level behaviors and five provider targeted behaviors in the areas of malaria; maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition; family planning and reproductive health (RH); and tuberculosis, while increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming. Implementation will vary by health area across eleven states.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: State Coordinator
Reports to: BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP
- The BA-Nigeria State Coordinator will provide technical and programmatic leadership for all Family Planning SBC activities – including advocacy, community engagement, mass media, M&E and other interventions – in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
- S/he will report directly to the BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and works in close consultation on technical, programmatic, SBC and M&E with the BA-Nigeria Technical Leads at HQ and the BA-Nigeria Project Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project as described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Assist Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP with the development and implementation of the Family Planning SBC activities including Advocacy, Demand Generation and Service Provider IPC/C components of the project at state level.
- Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships at the State level with USAID and other implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and Project Director.
- Coordinate closely with the BA-Nigeria HQ Team
- Coordinate the development and writing of timely program reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned.
- Assist with design and oversee implementation of the all project activities at the State level, including monitoring and evaluation system.
- The position will be based in BA-Nigeria headquarters office in Abuja, FCT
- Travel to project focal areas within the state is expected to be approximately 40% or more.
- Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of JHU-CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
- Other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor or Project Director.
Requirements, Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, other) required.
- Master’s Degree highly valued.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a Family Planning, Malaria or related Reproductive Health programs in Nigeria.
- Advocacy, SBCC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued.
- Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level
- Must be fluent in English and, given the geographic focus of the project, fluency in Hausa is highly desirable.
- Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
- Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams
- Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.
Application Closing Date
13th April, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters (including the below) and CV’s as one PDF document to: [email protected] The subject line of your email should be – “BA-N State Coordinator FCT”. Please follow all the instructions Exactly. Any submissions that do not follow the instructions Exactly will be discarded without review:
- Your cover letter should include the following:
- Address the education/experience requirement specified for the position with specific examples where necessary
- CV and cover letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
- Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
- Do not include any additional certificates or documentation.
Note: Language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.