Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria Community Capacity Officer Jobs

Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria Community Capacity Officer Jobs

Breakthrough ACTION (BA) is a five-year cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead USAID’s social and behavior change (SBC) programming around the world.

Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria (BA/N) focuses on malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health including nutrition (MNCH+N); family planning (FP); and tuberculosis (TB); and increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming.

BA/N will collaborate closely with the relevant USAID service delivery and commodities implementation partners from the outset to ensure seamless coordination between supply, demand, and quality of services. BA/N will work at the national level and in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Three states will implement an integrated SBC approach, seven states will implement a malaria-only SBC approach, and FCT will implement an FP-only SBC approach.

Job ID: 190000Q5


Project Delivery:

  • Ensures sound implementation of agreed upon BA/N community capacity strengthening and engagement plans in good intelligence with other components of the project and the State MOH
  • Under the guidance of the BA-N State Coordinator, this position will assist with coordination with government and other organizations and agencies at the state, LGA and ward levels within the project area for implementation of the activities of Breakthrough Action (BA) project
  • Strategies practical ways and approaches to mobilize community-based groups, including WDCs, VDCs, community influencers and opinion leaders.
  • Outlines recommendations for key issues that arise during the project implementation
    Coordinate and network with local government units, community-based groups and NGOs.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities needed in the completion of the primary role.
    Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Updates implementation plans assigned on a periodic basis
  • Submits updates on the prescribed project indicators to his/her Line Manager
  • Prepare draft reports on the status of the implementation as well as on other related activities

    Institutional Learning:

  • Contribute to organizational learning and enhanced capacity in planned intervention and activities.
  • Collect learning and analysis on the impact of the work in the communities as opportunities for arises
  • Support partnering efforts and opportunities with the Local Government Units, other government line agencies and structures, NGOs, and other stakeholders through consultation, information sharing.
  • Support to all other activities such as resource mobilization, project conceptualization, and
    other provide related strategic endeavours as required of the project.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree preferable) in Public Health, Social Science or related field with three years extensive experiences in community mobilization in the areas of MNCH
  • Experience and familiarity with participatory approaches and tools for trainings and program implementation at community level
  • Commitment to working with marginalized and disadvantaged group of people, remote areas
  • Experience in communications and health governance and social accountability
  • Knowledge of the community health system of government
  • Fluent spoken and written English and local language
  • Proven experience delivering training and capacity building in behavior change communication in MNCH and health governance
  • Excellent report writing and data analysis skills
  • Computer skills on MS Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Effective communication skills, both in written and verbal forms in order to establish effective relationships with a wide range of audiences, including at a geographical distance
  • Ability to think and act fast
  • High flexibility
  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic.
  • Can tolerate working under ambiguous circumstances and sometimes difficult situations
  • Understands and believes in Save the Children’s mission and vision; commits to its objectives and willing to adopt Save the Children’s methodology and framework.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th April, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria Community Capacity Officer Jobs

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