Program Officer I – Knowledge Management and Documentation at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria

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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 and Documentation

Location: Abuja (FCT)

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.


  • This position will be responsible for coordinating the documentation, archiving and dissemination activities on the project.
  • S/he will be responsible for supporting material development, collation and archival, while harvesting project learnings and successes for development of knowledge management products for different audiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the project team leads to ensure documentation and archival of all project resources including SBC materials, success stories, reports and databases.
  • Support the KM lead on all knowledge management activities including work plan development, reporting and strategic knowledge sharing events.
  • Develop and implement activity specific documentation plans to harvest outputs for the development of and knowledge management products.
  • 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;
  • Support State teams to review and finalize monthly reports with comprehensive review, feedback and identification of key outputs to be further developed into knowledge management products.
  • Coordinate or represent the project at relevant stakeholder meetings and events.
  • Manage the project team drive with comprehensive monthly audits and codification of resources for both internal and external dissemination
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in SBC programming, audience segmentation, message development, and communication channels.
  • Experience organising dissemination events and stakeholder management.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications.
  • Ability to use the photography and videography equipment and software

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in PDF format to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail e.g. “Program Officer I – Knowledge Management and Documentation – Abuja”.

Application Deadline: 25th October, 2021.

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