Social and Behavior Change Communication Job at NINERELA

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16 May, 2016

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International Jobs in Nigeria

NINERELA is the Association of Religious Leaders Living With or Personally Affected by HIV/AIDS is an international interfaith network working with other national stakeholders and coalitions to achieve the set goals within the national HIV response.
In 2014, Nigeria signed the HIV and AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act into law which was considered as a bold step in the fight against all forms of stigmatization and discrimination targeted at people living with HIV/ AIDS. In response to her mandate on using faith based approach in the HIV response, NINERELA+, with the support of Christian Aid seeks to develop a simplified version of the anti-discrimination Act in a way that captures the religious backing of the message against discrimination and stigmatization as contained in the Nigerian anti-discrimination Act.

Job Title:  Social and Behavior Change Communication
Purpose of Engagement:
To engage a Consultant to work with Key Faith-Based actors to produce BCC materials for faith leaders and faith-based groups  for Stigma Reduction using relevant sections of the Anti-discrimination Act supported by sessions from the Bible and Qur’an

Tasks for the consultant
Collaborate with NINERELA+ to Identify and work with religious scholars in the different faiths who will provide technical support in the identification of religious verses supporting the anti-discrimination Act.

  • Plan, organize and facilitate technical meeting for working groups to review  and validate the  draft deliverables
  • Finalize and submit the final copy of the simplified anti-discrimination Act with religious backings.
  • Work in collaboration with identified religious scholars to develop the simplified version of the anti-discrimination Act.
  • Develop final deliverables


Expected Deliverables

  • The final copy of the simplified anti-discrimination Act  with backings from religious verses
  • Final copy of messages developed using the anti-discrimination Act for posters targeting health workers and the rights of PLHIV to be used at health facilities
  • A process report of the consultancy, highlighting the contributors and their backgrounds,
  • Highlights of the achievements, lessons learned, gaps and recommendations for future similar exercises

The Documents produced in the course of this engagement shall be the property of NINERELA+, therefore, extent to which these documentation will be distributed shall be to subject to NINERELA+’s approval.

Experience/Qualification of Consultant


  • Min Qualification BA/BSc/HND plus other professional degree, higher degree will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in developing evidence based behavior change messages and materials )in Nigeria
  • Experience in working with civil society networks and CBOs working on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of the challenges of multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS response in the country
  • Availability to undertake the consultancy
  • At least 4 years’ experience in social and behavior change communication work. Experience working with faith leaders will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working on high level advocacy at national level  in Nigeria
  • Good Knowledge of communication and public relations techniques.


The duration will be seven working days spread out in a period of three weeks.  Consultant is to liaise with the NINERELA+ Secretariat in the course of his/her work for information as needed

How to Apply

Application should be addressed to the National Coordinator – NINERELA+ and sent electronically to with “CONSULTANCY SERVICE” as the subject of the email. Submission of application closes on 26th May 2016 by 5.00pm. All Cover letter/CV’s MUST be in a single document either word format or PDF.

Also, indicate your consultancy fee in the application.

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