Senior Program Officer II – TB & Social and Behaviour Change at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria

Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

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: Senior Program Officer II – TB & Social and Behaviour Change

Location: Abuja

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  • The SPO II – TB SBC will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of tuberculosis social and behavior change (SBC) capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy.
  • S/he will also assist in developing and implementing annual TB SBC work plans for the project.

Specifically, the SPO II – TB SBC will:

  • Provide technical assistance to the Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) unit of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP).
  • Maintain regular contact and excellent relationships with USAID, NTBLCP, STBLCP, implementing partners and stakeholders and represent the Project in national tuberculosis technical meetings.
  • Manage the national “Check Am O” TB SBC campaign, including the implementation of existing campaign channels, the development, pre-testing and production of any new materials (i.e. radio spots, TV spots, print materials), media scheduling and buying, and monitoring, evaluation and adaptation.
  • Coordinate with the BA-N media, knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), finance and administration teams to ensure smooth TB program operation.
  • Supervise the national TB hotline and implementation of the community SBC interventions – motorized campaigns, and interventions with PPMVs, religious leaders, market unions/civic organizations
  • Lead and coordinate quarterly/annual reporting
  • Coordinate capacity strengthening activities on TB SBC strategies and activities.
  • Support the State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (STBLCP) in the 7 implementing states to implement and monitor TB SBC activities based on the developed SBC interventions and the National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Support the development of SBC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to tuberculosis prompt diagnosis and treatment.
  • Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of tuberculosis SBC materials in collaboration with NTBLCP and other relevant partners.
  • Work with representatives of NTBLCP, STBLCPs, partners, and other stakeholders to share best practices in tuberculosis SBC.
  • Work with Project staff both at National and State level to ensure that TB SBC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and contribute to the overall goal of the project.
  • Supervise the Programme Officer, TB

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Education and Experience

  • MBBS or other related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in SBC, and at least 5 years must be working experience in Tuberculosis control.
  • Experience in developing SBC strategies, tools and materials.
  • Experience in program management and multi-stakeholder coordination
  • Previous experience working on projects funded by USAID a plus.

Other Specific Knowledge Requirements:

  • General knowledge of SBC and its practical application to programs
  • Familiarity with relevant national Tuberculosis policy documents and guidelines, e.g., the Nigeria National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Control.

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  • 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.).

Application Closing Date
16th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in PDF copies to: using the Job Title and Location (eg: Senior Program Officer II – TB & Social and Behaviour Change, Abuja) as the subject of the email.