Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria Community Capacity Team Lead Jobs

Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria Community Capacity Team Lead 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: 190000Q4


  • Provide overall leadership and technical oversight of BA-N’s community capacity strengthening component.
  • Lead the implementation of community level capacity-strengthening component in unison with overarching BA-N strategic approach described above.
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Project Directors and other senior technical advisors as well as external stakeholders in particular MOH to ensure coordination of materials, implementation approaches and communication message strategies and avoid gaps and overlaps
    Coordinate and lead the capacity-building of state-level stakeholders to roll out integrated community mobilization processes
  • Take the lead in coordination with the M&E team to ensure tools and procedures are put in place for monitoring and documentation of community capacity strengthening interventions
  • Take the lead in the drafting of regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports on community capacity component of the project to the donor
  • Participate in engagement with Government partners as appropriate
  • Represent BA-N at the National level in community health related matters and any other matter as decided by BA-N leadership


  • At least a Master’s degree in Communications, Public Health, Social Sciences or other related fields.
  • At least 10 years of experience in health communication, public health promotion, health or behavioural science, or related field and demonstrated experience in management of community-based teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience in community capacity strengthening and mobilization and working with Ward
  • Development Committees and/or other community structures in northern Nigeria
  • Experience with SBC
    strategy and materials development, especially in MNCH and/or nutrition.
  • Recognized expertise in the application of participatory tools and approaches in the context of MNCH and adult learning
  • Proven experience in training staff and community members and strong knowledge of community capacity building for team members, government and community counterparts
  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures (highly preferred), or those of other donors, donor-funded projects, community-based projects, or corporate social responsibility projects.
  • Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task, and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
  • Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the country as needed.
  • Good understanding of the health system and policy processes; health sector programs and significant players in the MNCH+N field in Nigeria.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate staff.
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Excellent spoken and written English
    Hausa language speaker strongly preferred
  • Good computer skills (particularly Word, Excel and database)

    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 Team Lead Jobs

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