Program Officer at Springboard for Health Communication

Springboard for Health Communication, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates, for a non-governmental organization, to fill the positions below: Job Title: Program OfficerRef Code: PO01Location: AbujaJob PurposeTo provide input to the demand generation activities for the organization.Job ProfileSupport the behavior change communication program activities with an emphasis on working with partners and teams from various sites and across various projects to implement strategic behavior change interventions in Nigeria.Thematic areas will cut across health and areas of social developmentAccountabilities:Provide technical assistance for the development of strategic communication plans and materials;Provide input into scopes of work for consultants and other communication work specifications;Facilitate the design and implementation of training and evaluation activities related to behavior change for example, interpersonal communication and counseling (IPC/C),Provide input to all aspects of Behavior Change Communication (BCC) strategy development, implementation and evaluation activities including communication initiatives, mass media, community/social mobilization, health provider interpersonal communication, materials development and trainingSupport the development, implementation and coordination of mass media materials,Assist in the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of BCC materialsLiaise with staff to oversee the development and coordination of demand generation and BCC activities especially at the selected communities;Use research data and information to inform programmatic directions and decision making;Review research and media reports to inform programmatic directions and decision making;Participate in strategic planning to identify innovative program approaches that respond to changing priority areas and other conditions;Provide proactive program management to ensure timely compliance with project milestones;Identify and recommend innovative program approaches in according to changing priority areas and other conditions;Provide timely and accurate budget and activity reports in adherence to the agreed frequency or scheduleIn line with CCPN’s directives, contribute to the design of realistic and effective monitoring mechanisms for communication activities and liaise to arrange for consultation and technical assistance as appropriate;Collaborate and liaise with the key stakeholders to exchange best BCC practicesLiaise and coordinate with media unit to ensure visibility and promotion of project activities using conventional and new media in line with donor branding requirements.Represent the CCPN in technical working group meetings;Write reports and document success stories relating to the project interventions; andLiaise with other CCPN financial and administrative staff as appropriate; andPerform other duties as considered necessary.

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