Program Officer I – Knowledge Management & Social Media (RCCE) at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria


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 Officer I – Knowledge Management & Social Media (RCCE)

Location: Abuja
Reports to: Senior Program Officer, Documentation and Knowledge Management
Project Activity: Risk Communication (COVID & GHSA)
Duration: 1 year – extension contingent on funding.

Project Description

  • Breakthrough ACTION is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead their social behavior change (SBC) programming around the world. Breakthrough ACTION is a partnership led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in collaboration with Save the Children, ThinkPlace, ideas42, Camber Collective, International Center for Research on Women, and Viamo.
  • In Nigeria, Breakthrough ACTION (Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria) focuses their SBC efforts on malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health, including nutrition (MNCHN); family planning/reproductive health; TB; priority zoonotic diseases; and the COVID-19 response. In addition, Breakthrough ACTION supports capacity strengthening of key stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate SBC activities.
  • With recently awarded funding from USAID, BA-Nigeria is recruiting positions to lead and implement Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), and COVID-19 activities.


  • This position will be responsible for coordinating the knowledge management, documentation and social media activities for the RCCE programming activities.
  • S/he will oversee the development and implementation of a social media strategy in line with the RCCE work plan including project reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works in collaboration with the Program Officer – Strategic Communications to develop and disseminate messages related to COVID vaccine and GHSA programs using social media platforms.
  • Collaborates with diverse stakeholders to implement the COVID-19 vaccine and GHSA SBC interventions through social media platforms.
  • Lead the design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of social media activities as outlined in the work plans.
  • Supports all knowledge management activities related to COVID and GHSA work plans, including documentation of activities, reporting and archiving of the project’s knowledge management products.
  • Develop and implement activity specific documentation and knowledge management plans to harvest successes and lessons learned.
  • Lead training on the application of knowledge management approaches to facilitate effective knowledge sharing within the project.
  • Generate knowledge management products that demonstrate the project’s learnings with external audiences.
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by supervisor and/or Abuja country office program leads.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social / Health Sciences, Mass Communication, Information Communications Technology, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
  • Previous work experience implementing USAID-funded or donor-funded health programs is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in SBC programming, audience segmentation, message development, and communication channels.
  • Experience developing social media campaigns for health programs is required.
  • Experience with content creation, including developing graphics, animation, etc.
  • Knowledge of standard social media algorithms and use of relevant social media applications is a must for this role.
  • Experience in handling audio/visual equipment including post-production software.
  • Experience organising dissemination events and stakeholder management
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to details are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and track multiple activities and deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in the English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

Application Closing Date
28th September, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs in PDF format to: using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the e-mail. e.g. “Program Officer I – Knowledge Management & Social Media (RCCE) – Abuja”.


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