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Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment and How to Apply – The Breakthrough Action-Nigeria is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:

Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment.

The 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 following positions below:

1. Consultant – Radio Spot Script Writers – Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment.

Job Title: Consultant – Radio Spot Script Writer

Location: Abuja

Details

  • Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria hereby seeks proposals from individuals or companies with experience in writing health related radio spots for a social and behavior change program.
  • BA-Nigeria works with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), National and State Malaria Elimination Programs (NMEP/SMEP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Implementing Partners (IP) to develop comprehensive, costed, state-level Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) programs for malaria, family planning, tuberculosis (TB) and Maternal and Neonatal Child Health Plus Nutrition (MNCH+N) in Nigeria.
  • The consultants will use a pre-existing creative brief to design and create refreshingly new and exciting radio spots scripts on several thematic areas for the project-MNCH+N, Family Planning, TB and Malaria.

Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for writing:

Spot Scripts:

  • The consultant will sign a MOU not to share or use any of the final products from the work with others and not to use them for any other purpose outside this scope of work.
  • Deliverable: Full engagement and participation in the design and writing of exciting radio spot scripts during the consultation period.
  • Consultation period: 1 week (4th-9th March 2019)
  • Supervision and Technical Oversight: The consultants will report directly to BA-Nigeria Senior Program Officer II-Media

Timeline:

  • The Consultant must provide final deliverables by or before 9th of March 2018

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional writing content for radio
  • Proven ability to write engaging content for radio (both dramatic and factual info)
  • Experience writing radio spots for public health related projects
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Access to a laptop to accomplish the scope of work
  • Availability during the consultation period.

Terms of Payment

  • Payment is on daily rate
  • The consultant will be paid 100% of the consultancy upon satisfactory delivery of services.
  • 5% Withholding Tax will also be deducted from the total value of consultancy fees and paid to relevant tax authorities.

Application Closing Date
5.00pm, 31st January, 2019.


2. Consultant – Radio Program Writers – Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment.

Job Title: Consultant – Radio Program Writers

Location: Abuja

Details

  • Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria hereby seeks proposals from individuals or companies with experience in writing radio drama and factual program to design content for a Hausa radio program.
  • BA-Nigeria works with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), National and State Malaria Elimination Programs (NMEP/SMEP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Implementing Partners (IP) to develop comprehensive, costed, state-level Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) programs for malaria, family planning, tuberculosis (TB) and Maternal and Neonatal Child Health Plus Nutrition (MNCH+N) in Nigeria.
  • The consultants will use a pre-existing creative brief to design and create refreshingly new and exciting radio spots scripts on several thematic areas for the project-MNCH+N, Family Planning, TB and Malaria.

Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for writing:

  • Scripts for 26-episode radio program (including drama and factual information). Each episode 25 minutes.
  • The consultant will sign a MOU not to share or use any of the final products of the work with others and not to use them for any other purpose outside this scope of work.
  • Deliverable: 26 Exciting radio program scripts on the MNCH+N thematic area.
  • Consultation period: 6 weeks (March 11th – 22nd April 2019)
  • Supervision and Technical Oversight: The consultants will report directly to BA-Nigeria Program Officer II-Media

Timeline:

  • The Consultant must provide final deliverables by or before 22nd of April 2019

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional writing for radio
  • Proven ability to write engaging content for radio (both dramatic and factual info)
  • Experience developing radio content-drama and factual for public health related projects
  • Experience developing social and behavior change content
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Access to a laptop to accomplish the scope of work
  • Availability during the consultation period

Terms of Payment

  • Payment is on daily rate
  • The consultant will be paid 100% of the consultancy upon satisfactory delivery of services.
  • 5% Withholding Tax will also be deducted from the total value of consultancy fees and paid to appropriate tax authorities on behalf of the Consultant.

Application Closing Date
5.00pm, 31st January, 2019.


3. Consultant – Technical Producer – Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment.

Job Title: Consultant – Technical Producer

Location: Abuja

Scope of Work

  • The consultants will use a pre-existing creative brief to design and create refreshingly new and exciting radio program on MNCH+N thematic area for the project.

Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting a professional Hausa musician for a theme song
  • Recording, mixing and mastering a theme song for the program
  • Designing, recording and mixing unique stings for the program
  • Conducting technical rehearsal with actors/presenters
  • Recording 26 episodes of 25-minute radio program content (drama + factual) within production schedule
  • Editing and mastering for 26 episodes of 25-minute radio content with production schedule
  • The consultant will sign a MOU not to share or use any of the final products from the work with others and not to use them for any other purpose outside this scope of work.
  • Deliverable: high quality and engaging 26-episode radio program on MNCH+N thematic areas.
  • Consultation period: 7 weeks (May 6th-24th June 2019)
  • Supervision and Technical Oversight: The consultant will report directly to BA-Nigeria Program Officer II-Media

Timeline:

  • The Consultant must provide final deliverables by or before 17th of June 2019

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional development in radio production
  • Experience recording radio drama for public health related projects
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Access to studio space and recording gadgets to accomplish the scope of work.

Terms of Payment

  • Payment is on daily rate
  • The consultant will be paid 100% of the consultancy upon satisfactory delivery of services.
  • 5% Withholding Tax will also be deducted from the total value of consultancy fees and paid to relevant tax authorities.

Application Closing Date
25th January, 2019.


4. LGA Consultant – Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment (Kano, Lagos).

Job Title: LGA Consultant

Locations: 2 LGAs each in Kano, Lagos

Scope of Work

  • The LGA Consultant will provide required technical and coordination including programmatic support on TB for the pilot testing of the SBC interventions for the TB HCD designs.

In addition to the summary above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide day to day oversight and supervision to the implementation of the TB HCD feasibility phase activity.
  • In collaboration with the LGA TBLS, identify and conduct advocacy to all relevant stakeholders at facility and community level.
  • Work together with the LGA TBLS in the coordination and monitoring of activity across all intervention’s areas.
  • In collaboration with the relevant units, coordinate and manage logistics for internal and external meetings, workshops, and other program activities as needed;
  • Manage distribution of project prototypes to the relevant intervention sites and ensure effective documentation of utilization.
  • Provide process monitoring with PPMVs, religious leader, NURTW, community leaders in the LGA.
  • Together with the technical leads, track, harmonize and provide updates on project events to ensure there are no overlaps.
  • Assist in the preparation and logistical planning for various events, functions etc with the Technical leads in their LGAs.
  • Identify and resolve diverse issues as they arise, which often requires interpretation of existing procedures and processes and independently determining the appropriate application;
  • Proactively reminds the technical leads of future project events/meetings and workshops
  • Document the implementation process, success stories and provide key highlights including lessons learned on weekly basi

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social/Health Sciences, Business Management, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
  • Previous experience carrying out related task with donor-funded project is desirable;
  • Previous work experience implementing USAID-funded or donor funded health programs is strongly preferred;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to details is essential;
  • Knowledge of NGO programme management is a plus;
  • Knowledge of key health sector players in the public and aid sectors in Nigeria required;
  • Excellent communication skills (written & spoken) in English and Hausa languages or English and Yoruba languages (whichever is applicable) is required;
  • Geographical knowledge of the state (Lagos or Kano) is a must. Candidates who currently reside in these states will be given top priority.

Application Closing Date
25th January, 2019.


5. Social Media Consultant – Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment.

Job Title: Social Media Consultant

Location: Abuja

Scope of Work

  • The Social Media Consultant will provide all required support for the BA-N TB team’s social media content management and monitoring of social media campaign.

In addition to the general duty described above. Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the TB social media platform for the TB HCD feasibility phase.
  • Manage the social media handle of the TB HCD feasibility phase campaign. In addition, will create and monitor all relevant social media for the purpose of awareness creation.
  • Work closely with relevant TB technical staff, develop materials (Graphics, Videos, Infographics) and manage timely/regular information dissemination on the Facebook, twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and other social media platform that will be used for the TB social media campaign.
  • Together with the technical leads, track, harmonize and provide updates on key issues on the social media platforms to ensure there are no overlaps or gap in the social media campaign.
  • Identify and implement strategies geared towards moving traffic to the social media sites being managed;
  • Assist the TB unit in tracking trending TB issues on social media and sending out routine communication to staff and external stakeholders;
  • Build engagement by identifying and adapting relevant social media trends to increase engagement on the social media platforms.
  • Engage in social media outreach activities and produce reports based on the engagement of the TB HCD Study Feasibility phase social media campaign.
  • Undertake ad hoc inquiries (using standard/non-standard databases), retrieve, manipulate and present data efficiently;
  • Identify and resolve diverse issues as they arise, which often requires interpretation of existing procedures and processes and independently determining the appropriate application;

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social/Health Sciences, Mass Communication, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
  • 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
25th January, 2019.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter/Expression of Interest and CV as a single PDF file saved with your full name to: [email protected] candidates should use the following format in the subject line of their email submission “Application for BA-N Spots Writers” followed by candidate’s name-. For example, if a candidate named Grace were applying for the position, the subject line for the submission MUST read: “Application for BA-N Consultant Spot Writer Grace”. Any emails without this exact subject line format will be immediately discarded.

General Notice:

  • The document should be a cover letter first, with bullet points in bold on how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications. Following the cover letter, in the same document, should be the candidates CV.
  • Interested Consultants must also attach script samples (in English or Hausa) and portfolio of previous works with references. Additionally, soft copy attachments or links to audio files (English or Hausa) that demonstrate the applicants work (would be preferred. These links should be in the attached any of the attached documents but not the body of the mail.
  • Interested Consultants should also include financial quotation for the services to be rendered
  • All attached document should have the candidate’s full name as part of the document name e.g. Yanusa Hassan’s Financial Quotation.
  • Only final candidates will be contacted for further engagement
  • Proposals will be scored on the completeness and quality of the technical proposal, quality of the proposed work plan, quality of the budget and accompanying narrative, and relevant experience.

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