Social Media and Knowledge Management Assistant at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria

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: Social Media and Knowledge Management Assistant

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time


  • The project is seeking a versatile and creative social media personnel to join our team.
  • This person will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive social media strategy that meets the needs of several distinct audiences.
  • The Social Media and Knowledge Management Assistant will work closely with the Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria thematic teams to refine the social media strategy with behaviour change objectives.
  • S/he will also work closely with the project team and the global Breakthrough ACTION social media team to develop and disseminate content on project-related news and learning channels.
  • The role will also include collaboration responsibilities, in particular, with other implementing partners and governments stakeholders such as the Federal Ministry of Health, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) and the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties of this position will include:

  • Review, implement, and manage the current comprehensive social media strategy for the project which includes behavior change and communications objectives.
  • Compile, classify and publish relevant Nigeria project-specific content on social media, global, quarterly, and bi-weekly newsletters (and its outline) for internal and external dissemination
  • Define, monitor, and evaluate important social media analytics and trends to improve demand creation and SBC messaging.
  • Provide coordination and documentation support of web-based and physical meetings with partners and BA-Nigeria staff.
  • Coordination, planning, and administrative support of periodic brown-bag meetings with partners and BA-Nigeria staff.
  • Alongside the knowledge management unit, develop field success and human-interest stories.
  • Based on the social media strategy and knowledge management workplan, develop, and evaluate specific social media campaigns as required by each thematic area.
  • Collaborate with thematic units to commemorate health international and national awareness days
  • Support the development and documentation of workshops, presentations, conference materials, abstracts, reports, and revision of training materials
  • Assist capacity-building activities of BA-Nigeria staffs on knowledge management and documentation
  • Collaborate with counterpart colleagues at FMOH and other implementing partners (IPs) to develop visually appealing content, conceptualize, schedule, and enact campaigns
  • Leverage relationships with industry professionals and health influencers to push project content on the social media ecosystem.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social / Health Sciences, Mass Communication, Information Communications Technology, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
  • 2- 4 years’ experience carrying out related task with donor-funded project is desirable;
  • Excellent skills in social media campaign management is required;
  • Previous work experience implementing USAID-funded or donor funded health programs is strongly preferred;
  • Exquisite experience using at least 2 relevant social media applications;
  • Knowledge of standard social media algorithms is a must for this role.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to details is essential;
  • Knowledge of key health sector players in the public and aid sectors in Nigeria required;
  • Knowledge of standard INGO administrative procedures is essential.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter / Expression of Interest and CV as a single PDF file saved with their full name to: using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email. E.g.; ”Social Media and Knowledge Management Assistant, Abuja.”

Note: Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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