Senior Program Manager, Health Behavior Change Communication (HBCC) At Population Services International


Job Title: Senior Manager , Health Behavior Change Communication (HBCC)

Department: Program

Location: Abuja

Reports to: Head of Programs

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

We are looking for an experienced Health Behaviour Change Communications (HBCC) Senior Manager to lead our HBCC project. The position is based in the Abuja headquarters.

The position will lead HBCC project activities (Mass Media, New media, Digital media, Interpersonal communication etc.) at the field, with partner organizations, government agencies, advertisement agencies, media outlets, etc and reports to the Head of Programs.


Your contribution

The position will lead HBCC project’s workplan development, project implementation, quality assurance, budget management etc.

  • Supervise field staff and consultants.
  • Lead HBCC’s communications and media activities including but not limited to messages development, r
  • eview of HBCC messages, media placement for mass media, new media, IPC etc.
  • Coordinate knowledge sharing on HBCC interventions in the field
  • Coordinate dissemination activities for the HBCC project
  • Provide remote and in-person supervision of HBCC activities in the field to effectively manage, quality assure and use media outlets, messages, digital content
  • Manage the team in such a way that:
  • Messages over digital media are routinely tracked and correctional actions taken promptly.
  • Routinely oversee IEC materials development, adoption of existing messages and determination for media placement.

Coordination with External Stakeholders:

  • Coordinate engagement with media outlets, government agencies, partners etc
  • Represent the organization in external HBCC activities where applicable**Qualifications**

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with:

  • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience in HBCC programming
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Mass Communications, Sociology, Marketing, Health Communication etc.)
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Mass Communications, Sociology, Marketing, Health Communications etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working with any of Mass Media, New media, Digital media, Interpersonal communication etc.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft suite
  • Language skills: Fluent English is essential. Working knowledge of any on the major Nigerian Languages will be an added advantage
  • Ability to travel locally up to 40%.
  • References will be required.

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

  • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
  • Pragmatism: You will strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You will not be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
  • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it is the only way you will learn and improve.
  • Collaboration: You will quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you will not succeed.
  • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
  • Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

*Applications shall be reviewed on rolling bases.

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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