Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behavior - from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases - by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Officer I - Knowledge Management & Social Media (RCCE)
Reports to: Senior Program Officer, Documentation and Knowledge Management
Project Activity: Risk Communication (COVID & GHSA)
Duration: 1 year – extension contingent on funding.
Breakthrough ACTION is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead their social behavior change (SBC) programming around the world. Breakthrough ACTION is a partnership led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in collaboration with Save the Children, ThinkPlace, ideas42, Camber Collective, International Center for Research on Women, and Viamo.
In Nigeria, Breakthrough ACTION (Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria) focuses their SBC efforts on malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health, including nutrition (MNCHN); family planning/reproductive health; TB; priority zoonotic diseases; and the COVID-19 response. In addition, Breakthrough ACTION supports capacity strengthening of key stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate SBC activities.
With recently awarded funding from USAID, BA-Nigeria is recruiting positions to lead and implement Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), and COVID-19 activities.
This position will be responsible for coordinating the knowledge management, documentation and social media activities for the RCCE programming activities.
S/he will oversee the development and implementation of a social media strategy in line with the RCCE work plan including project reporting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Works in collaboration with the Program Officer - Strategic Communications to develop and disseminate messages related to COVID vaccine and GHSA programs using social media platforms.
Collaborates with diverse stakeholders to implement the COVID-19 vaccine and GHSA SBC interventions through social media platforms.
Lead the design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of social media activities as outlined in the work plans.
Supports all knowledge management activities related to COVID and GHSA work plans, including documentation of activities, reporting and archiving of the project’s knowledge management products.
Develop and implement activity specific documentation and knowledge management plans to harvest successes and lessons learned.
Lead training on the application of knowledge management approaches to facilitate effective knowledge sharing within the project.
Generate knowledge management products that demonstrate the project’s learnings with external audiences.
Other duties as identified and assigned by supervisor and/or Abuja country office program leads.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications and Skills
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social / Health Sciences, Mass Communication, Information Communications Technology, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
Previous work experience implementing USAID-funded or donor-funded health programs is strongly preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in SBC programming, audience segmentation, message development, and communication channels.
Experience developing social media campaigns for health programs is required.
Experience with content creation, including developing graphics, animation, etc.
Knowledge of standard social media algorithms and use of relevant social media applications is a must for this role.
Experience in handling audio/visual equipment including post-production software.
Experience organising dissemination events and stakeholder management
Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to details are essential.
Ability to work independently and proactively and track multiple activities and deadlines.
Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in the English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required.
Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.
Application Closing Date
28th September, 2021.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs in PDF format to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the e-mail. e.g. "Program Officer I - Knowledge Management & Social Media (RCCE) - Abuja".