Senior Program Officer I – Malaria at Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria

Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is a new five-year, USAID-funded project. The goal of Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is to increase the practice of 17 priority individual and household level behaviors and five provider targeted behaviors 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. Implementation will vary by health area across eleven states.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Program Officer I - MalariaLocation: Cross RiverReports to: Deputy Project Director Malaria and TuberculosisSummaryThe Senior Program Officer I for malaria will work with the Deputy Project Director Malaria and Tuberculosis and serve as the technical point person for state level malaria SBCC activities.He/She will have primary responsibility for day to day planning, implementation and coordination of state level malaria SBCC activities which will cover provider behaviour change, media activities and stakeholder capacity and system strengthening for malaria SBCC.Specific DutiesSupport the State Malaria Elimination Program to implement and monitor malaria SBCC activities based on the National Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Guideline and the state Annual Operational Plan for malaria ACSM.Coordinate and collaborate closely with service delivery partners, government partners, and provider associations in the state to drive and support malaria related SBC activities for providersWork with BA-N media team in Abuja head office to produce malaria media content to be aired on radio stations and use monitoring tools to track airing on selected radio stationsProvide technical support to state media personnel with guidance from BA-N Abuja media team to develop and monitor airing of messages to target key malaria behaviors, like use of Long-Lasting Insecticide treated Nets (LLINs), proper malaria diagnosis before treatment and complete treatment with ACT.With the support of the Deputy Project Director Malaria and Tuberculosis, drive the implementation of provider behaviour change activities in the stateSupport providers via supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching. Identify issues affecting providers’ motivation, opportunity and ability to practice positive behaviors to malaria diagnosis and treatment and develop tailored support plans.Provide technical guidance and identify unique opportunities and major events that can be leveraged for promoting provider behaviour SBC activities in the state.Provide oversight for demand creation component of the LLIN mass campaign. He or She will lead in the development and implementation of advocacy plans and community sensitization and mobilization strategies to improve net ownership and use in the state during and after the campaign.Implement and monitor SBCC activities in the community and health facilities to promote adoption of key priority behaviors and promote providers’ positive behaviors to malaria diagnosis and treatment.Support collection and management of data on outcomes and impacts of provider-targeted SBC interventions in collaboration with the state M&E Officer. Submit monthly and quarterly activity reportsDevelop activity budgets and travel plans and work closely with Abuja and field staff to ensure sound stewardship of project funds.Represent the project in all malaria technical and partner coordination meetings in the stateOther duties as assigned by the Deputy Project Director Malaria and Tuberculosis and the Project Director, BA Nigeria Project. 

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