Program Officer – Tuberculosis at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria


Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is a USAID-funded project (2017-2025). The goal of the project is to increase the practice of priority individual and household level behaviours and provider targeted behaviours in the areas of malaria; maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition; family planning and reproductive health (RH); and tuberculosis, while increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer – Tuberculosis
Location: Kano

Summary

  • The Program Officer (PO) – TB will work with the Senior Programme Officer (SPO) II and Deputy Project Director – Tuberculosis & Malaria in providing technical and programmatic support for the implementation of TB program area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Officer’s specific duties will include:

  • S/He will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination of the TB team activities
  • The PO will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of TB, social and behaviour change (SBC), capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy
  • The PO will also assist in developing TB workplans and reports, and support implementation at national and state level.
  • Support national and state level coordination with governments, policy makers, TB implementing partners and other stakeholders
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships, monitoring and evaluation with TB project partners, implementing partners, National and State TBLS and other key stakeholders
  • Assist with establishing relationships and coordinating with USAID TB service delivery and commodity logistics partners in project states and at national level
  • Provide support for training and capacity building activities targeted at BA-Nigeria project partners, heath service providers, community-based organization, community volunteers etc.
  • Assist with the development and writing of timely program reports on a quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned by supervisor and BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or another related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience on Tuberculosis programs, and at least 3 years working experience with SBC or demand creation.
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria

Skills:

  • 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.)
  • Ability to speak Hausa highly desired.

Application Closing Date
19th August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward PDF copies of their CV to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org  using “Program Officer ‘ Tuberculosis, Kano” as the subject of the mail.

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