Program Assistant – Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) at Breakthrough ACTION

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: Program Assistant – Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)

Location: Abuja

Job Summary

  • The program assistant will support administrative, financial, logistics and programmatic tasks required for efficient implementation of COVID project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the planning, implementation, and coordination of technical activities and field visits;
  • Assist with gathering technical updates for program planning, implementation and adaptive learning;
  • Support the team to maintain files within google drive, disseminate project information among the project team, schedule meetings and track deliverables using program management tools;
  • In collaboration with Senior Program Officer, assist with development of concept notes, activity profiles, budgets, training plans, abstracts and other relevant documents or publication related to the project interventions.
  • Assist with strengthening effective relationships with national and subnational stakeholders.
  • Support the planning for programmatic research processes.
  • Monitor and ensure all related activities and any challenges are documented and reported on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as identified by the supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of an HND / Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • 1 – 3 years experience working within the health sector and in related tasks. Experience of working on a USAID-funded project an advantage.
  • Familiar with internet search engines and able to undertake background search on well-defined tasks.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and document is required.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in English language is required.
  • Fluency in any local language will be an advantage.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward copies of their CV in PDF format to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org using the Job Title and the Location as the subject of the mail. e.g., “Program Assistant – RCCE, Abuja”.

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