The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) supports the US President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) goal of significantly reducing deaths from malaria in high burden African countries. Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) activities ensure Nigerians are aware of understand, and play their part in the national goal of malaria elimination.
HC3 Nigeria is working with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and partnering organizations to ensure SBCC activities achieve scale and intensity throughout the country. With over 177 million people to reach, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Interventions introduced have to achieve impact with a combination of wide reach and intense interpersonal communication activity.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) – Malaria SBCC
Job ID: STA Malaria SBCC
- The Senior Technical Advisor for Malaria will work with the Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB and serve as the technical lead for Malaria SBCC.
- He or she will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination with state-level Malaria focal persons, service delivery and government partners.
Roles and Responsibilities
- The STA will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of malaria social and behavior change communication (SBCC) capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy.
- The STA will also assist in developing annual malaria SBCC work plan for the project and assists in its implementation.
Specifically, the STA will:
- Assist the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) to develop; implement and monitor malaria SBCC activities based on the 2014 National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
- Represent the Project in malaria technical meetings.
- Develop specific messages that will target key malaria behaviors, like the use of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) uptake of IPTp, proper diagnosis before treatment and complete treatment with ACT.
- Implement and monitor SBCC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to malaria diagnosis and treatment.
- Provide general oversight for demand creation component of LLIN mass distribution campaigns.
- Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of malaria SBCC materials in collaboration with NMEP and other relevant partners
- Work with the project’s media team to review all malaria-related mass media materials.
- Review malaria SBCC technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, plans, strategy documents, job aids)
- Work with representatives of NMEP, SMEPs, partners, and other stakeholders to share best practices in malaria SBCC
- Work with Project staff both at National and State level to ensure that malaria SBCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and contribute to the overall goal of the project.
Requirements, Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or other related field.
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in SBCC, and at least 5 years must be working experience in malaria.
- Experience in developing SBCC tools and materials.
Other specific knowledge requirements:
- General knowledge of SBCC and its practical application to programs
- Familiarity with the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP 2014-2020) National Malaria Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines 2014.
- 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.)
Job Title: Media Monitor Specialist
Job ID: BA Media Monitor Specialist
- Core to this package of work will be to oversee the buying of broadcast media airtime and closely work with BA’s media partners and Broadcast monitors to ensure strict broadcast compliance on all BA’s media contents, especially Radio and Television spots.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Negotiating and purchasing airtime from broadcasters in all BA states
- Maintaining weekly and monthly monitoring report of all BA spots and programmes in radio and TV stations in all BA states
- Updating all monitoring information/feedback
- Liaising with HQ on purchasing contracts and payment of vendors
- Providing weekly update on programmes and send to Line manager
- Maintaining regular and ongoing communications with media and non-media partners, keeping them up to date on relevant broadcast developments and reflecting their feedback back to organization.
- Generating relationship with new media partners (where possible);
- Working with Media team to negotiate for transmission/broadcast time for all BA’s programmes
- Keeping good records of all BA’s media contents and their broadcast status.
- Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
- This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.
- With project expansion this status may change over time.
Education and/or Experience
- HND or Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years’ experience of working with the Media, Production and Public Relations agency.
- Proven organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and be well versed in the use of the computer.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision, take initiative and make sound judgment while maintaining a team players spirit.
- Ability to multitask and deliver promptly.
- Strong understanding of the role of communications in development organization.
- Mentoring, training and developing staff.
- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
- Fluency in both spoken and written English and at least one other Nigerian language
- Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and work effectively with a diverse range of people
- Language Skills: Must be fluent in English, and given the geographic focus of the project, Hausa and/or Igbo is highly desirable.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and Curriculum Vitae (CV) as one PDF document to: [email protected] The subject line of your email should be: “Job ID”
Please follow the below 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
- Language skills. (Please note that language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.)
- Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
- CV and Cover Letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
- Do not include any additional certificates or documentation.
Application Deadline 15th June, 2018.