JD Program Assistant – Social Mobilization At Breakthrough Action Nigeria


JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary

The Program Assistant – Social Mobilization will provide technical and programmatic support for BA-Nigeria’s community mobilization interventions. S/he will also support activities in other program areas as directed by the State Coordinator or technical area leads at BA-Nigeria national office in Abuja. S/he will work closely with the Program Officer – Social Mobilization, other technical program officers in the state, the State Coordinator and Abuja HQ technical leads to ensure integrated and comprehensive implementation of BA-Nigeria’s program activities at the state level.

Job Title: Program Assistant – Social Mobilization
Reports to: Senior Program Officer – State Coordinator
Location: Bauchi, Sokoto, Ebonyi & Kebbi

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to the general duties described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Support implementation of community mobilization activities in collaboration with the Program Officer – Social Mobilization, LGA Supervisor, Community Volunteers, State and LGA Health Educators, Ward Development Committees and other stakeholders
  • Support advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment for practice of MNCH+N, FP and Malaria behaviors, as applicable
  • Support training and supervision of LGA Supervisors, Community Volunteers and other social/community mobilization agents working supporting the BA-Nigeria project
  • Support the implementation of BA-N community capacity strengthening approach.
  • Assist to develop MNCH+N, FP and Malaria SBC materials (as applicable) for use by

Volunteers and Ward Development Committees

  • Participate in the development of project strategies, workplans etc.
  • Support the BA-Nigeria M&E team and State Coordinator to effectively collect, collate and report social/community mobilization data as required
  • Assist with preparation/writing, submission and editing of timely and quality activity reports including success stories; and collaborate with relevant teams to ensure documentation of all community mobilization activities;
  • Assist in promoting community participation and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented;
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the State level with health partners, implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders,
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by supervisor and/or HQ program leads

Minimum Qualifications

  • HND or bachelor’s degree with at least 3-5 year’s work experience in advocacy, social and/or community mobilization in family planning or any reproductive health programs  Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level
  • Understanding of local communities and cultures in the relevant states and ability to communicate fluently in local languages.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
  • Ability to work successfully ins cross-cultural, team-based environment

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward PDF copies of their CVs to [email protected] by Thursday 3rd November 2022. The subject of the email should be the job title and location (of choice) e.g., ‘Program Assistant – Social Mobilization, Bauchi’.

Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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