Program Officer 1 – Social & Behavior Change at Breakthrough ACTION

Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors-from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV-by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change (SBC)

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Experience 3 – 5 years
  • Location Benue

Reports to: SBC & Innovations Advisor
Location:  Benue, with 25% travel to Nasarawa

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The PO-SBC will be responsible for ensuring mass media plans are implemented in Benue and Nasarawa and are integrated with community mobilization plans. S/he will work closely with the State Coordinator and the Program Officer – Social Mobilization (PO-SM) in Benue and Nasarawa to ensure an integrated approach to messaging.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing technical support to local producers/broadcasters to ensure high quality content development and delivery.
  • Work with producers/broadcasters to keep track of locally produced content
  • Identify new media opportunities for BA-N in both states.
  • Contribute to the media planning process by providing guidance on channel selection
  • Support media pretesting activities at the state-level
  • Arrange and facilitate Listening Groups in the state in coordination with the PO-SM to collect feedback from target audiences on media programmes and report back to the national office.
  • Provide support to programmatic research processes as required such as Human Centered Design and Behavior Economics at the state level.
  • Represent Breakthrough ACTION at ACSM Subcommittee meetings and similar partner forums as required.
  • Liaise with broadcasters in the state to ensure broadcast compliance of BA-Nigeria spots; inform national office immediately if a broadcaster deviates from the agreed plan.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly monitoring report of all BA-N spots and programmes in radio and TV stations in both states.
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qalifications

  • Minimum of an HND/Bachelor’s degree in arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience working with donor-funded projects related to radio/TV production
  • Working Knowledge of audio editing software, especially Adobe Audition 6.0, MS Office Packages and database software and applications
  • A good understanding of the media landscape in Benue and Nasarawa
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment

Method of Application

Qualified applicants should send their CVs in PDF format using the job title and location as the subject (e.g., Program Officer 1 – Social & Behavior Change, Benue) of the email to by 19th March 2021. Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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