Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria Job Recruitment – Apply Now

Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria Job Recruitment – Breakthrough ACTION is currently recruiting suitable candidates who are qualified for the positions specified below. Interested persons are advised to read carefully

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 following positions below:

Job Title: Social Media and Knowledge Management Assistant

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time


  • The project is seeking a versatile and creative social media personnel to join our team.
  • This person will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive social media strategy that meets the needs of several distinct audiences.
  • The Social Media and Knowledge Management Assistant will work closely with the Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria thematic teams to refine the social media strategy with behaviour change objectives.
  • S/he will also work closely with the project team and the global Breakthrough ACTION social media team to develop and disseminate content on project-related news and learning channels.
  • The role will also include collaboration responsibilities, in particular, with other implementing partners and governments stakeholders such as the Federal Ministry of Health, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) and the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties of this position will include:

  • Review, implement, and manage the current comprehensive social media strategy for the project which includes behavior change and communications objectives.
  • Compile, classify and publish relevant Nigeria project-specific content on social media, global, quarterly, and bi-weekly newsletters (and its outline) for internal and external dissemination
  • Define, monitor, and evaluate important social media analytics and trends to improve demand creation and SBC messaging.
  • Provide coordination and documentation support of web-based and physical meetings with partners and BA-Nigeria staff.
  • Coordination, planning, and administrative support of periodic brown-bag meetings with partners and BA-Nigeria staff.
  • Alongside the knowledge management unit, develop field success and human-interest stories.
  • Based on the social media strategy and knowledge management workplan, develop, and evaluate specific social media campaigns as required by each thematic area.
  • Collaborate with thematic units to commemorate health international and national awareness days
  • Support the development and documentation of workshops, presentations, conference materials, abstracts, reports, and revision of training materials
  • Assist capacity-building activities of BA-Nigeria staffs on knowledge management and documentation
  • Collaborate with counterpart colleagues at FMOH and other implementing partners (IPs) to develop visually appealing content, conceptualize, schedule, and enact campaigns
  • Leverage relationships with industry professionals and health influencers to push project content on the social media ecosystem.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social / Health Sciences, Mass Communication, Information Communications Technology, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
  • 2- 4 years’ 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
7th September, 2022.

Job Title: Senior Human Resources Officer

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time


  • The Senior HR Officer will be responsible for all Human Resources and (Local) Independent Consultancy Management tasks in line with USAID rules and regulations as well as Johns Hopkins University rules and regulations.
  • This position will be responsible for working closely with all technical, finance and admin teams as well as serve as a liaison between the Abuja office, state offices and Project HQ.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties will be assigned:

  • Coordinate all hiring details for new staff from drafting the SOW to organizing interviews to submitting the paperwork to HQ (Baltimore) to liaising with successful candidates.
  • Ensure proper onboarding of new project staff including orientation to office processes and procedures, personnel manual and any other questions.
  • Advise the management team on decisions and processes (including manpower planning, career development, staff safety etc.) with regards to HR.
  • Carry out ‘HR Business Partnering’ for the Nigeria Project office i.e. oversee salary/fee negotiations for new hires and independent consultants with a view to ensuring ‘value for money’.
  • Review staff manual and other operational documents from time to time to ensure a more efficient work process.
  • Oversee all local independent consultancy services from start to finish (advertisement, selection, contract preparation, invoice processing etc.).
  • Support other JHU-CPP projects with expert advice on different HR services.
  • Be constantly aware of current HR trends within and outside the industry for effective decision making.
  • Suggest advertising sources – recommend placement of job advertisements in various media per needs.
  • Manage the Compensation and Benefits Systems and Strategies (gather benchmark data on job role, salaries and benefits for managerial decision making, establish pay grade and pay scales (including developing salary ranges for new vacancies within the organization).
  • Manage and resolve all employee relations issues including conflicts, grievances etc.
  • Oversee the national staff separation process including exit interviews, separation letters, exit clearance and final benefit processing with finance.
  • Interpret, review and provide guidance/advice to employees on HR processes, procedures and policies.
  • Coordinate the implementation of staff development plans and management of annual performance review (APRs).
  • Track and generate relevant HR data and metrics to access organizational effectiveness.
  • Ensure all HR Audit topics are covered and conclude all HR Audit findings
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The Senior HR Officer supervises the HR Officer(s), HR Assistant(s), HR Consultant(s) etc.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a closely related subject is required,
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management or a closely related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of HR specific experience managing donor-funded projects (especially USAID) in Nigeria is essential for this role.
  • Extensive knowledge of Nigerian Labour Law is compulsory for this role.
  • Membership of a relevant HR body/institute such as the CIPMN, CIPD, SHRM plus relevant certifications from the institutes is a plus.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment is essential to be successful in the role.
  • Hands-on experience working with HR ERP or HR Software is compulsory for this position.

Languages Skills:

  • Must be fluent in English.

Application Closing Date
31st August, 2022.

Job Title: Finance & Admin Assistant

Locations: Bauchi and Sokoto
Employment Type: Full Time


  • The Finance & Admin Assistant is responsible for providing office support by assisting with administrative and financial systems, logistics and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the BA-N State Coordinator/Senior Program Officer and staff with preparation and logistics for community activities, meetings, trainings and other events as needed at the field office.
  • Maintain general office systems including filing; coordinating timely timesheet submission; sending, receiving and distributing faxes; and photocopying.
  • Assist the office staff with the tracking and development of administrative documents;
  • Maintain organized files on all admin and financial related reports and documents.
  • Maintain the project field office petty cash, prepare payments, ensure proper authorization for payments, distribute payments as required, and supervise the processing of staff claims and advances and per diem.
  • Complete purchase orders, time and attendance records and prepare necessary reports for relevant senior Admin and Finance Officers.
  • Assist with identification and payments to vendors.
  • Submit monthly financial reports as required to the Senior Finance Officer II.
  • Carry out other tasks to support BA-N Integrated project efforts as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position will have no direct supervisory responsibilities.
  • The position reports to the Senior Program Officer-State Coordinator for the respective state.

Education and/or Experience

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years work experience with admin and finance support for health programs
  • Strong spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level administrative writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software
  • Professional and organized
  • Experienced in supply management and inventory control
  • Fluency in the local language of the job location.
  • Internet research abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment

Application Closing Date
6th September, 2022.

Job Title: Demand Creation Consultant

Location: Kebbi
Employment Type: Full Time
Timeframe: An estimated Fifty (50) days between 11h September 2022 to 11th November 2022


  • BA-N is the lead implementing partner for demand creation activities in the Kebbi State (Nigeria) ITN mass distribution campaign.
  • To achieve this BA-N is looking for a qualified consultant to provide SBC technical consultancy and lead the demand creation work stream in the campaign.
  • The consultancy period will be a maximum of 50 billable days within 11th September 2022 to 11th November 2022 (Please note that the dates are tentative). Travels within the state are also included based on need.

Scope of Work

  • The consultant will specifically undertake the following tasks.
  • Take the lead in the coordination of the Demand Creation workstream in the designated State and monitor ITN campaign demand creation activities in the State and LGAs.
  • Represent BA-N in all NCIT meetings as well as other meetings during the campaign
  • Work with the State Health Educator and SMEP ACSM focal person to develop and implement ITN campaign advocacy plan, also support health educators to develop LGA specific advocacy plans and monitor implementation
  • Facilitate State level training including production of training materials and documentation of DC work stream personnel trained. Also coordinate LGA and ward level training and proper documentation of personnel trained.
  • Work with BA-N media technical lead to coordinate media-related activities including media parley, live phone-in radio and TV discussions and other media activities. Monitor airing of pre, during and post campaign radio jingles.
  • Support the State health educator and LGA health educators to distribute messages in all religious places of worship.
  • Support identification of influencers and stakeholders for involvement in demand creation activities (e.g. State net ambassador, net advocates and champions).
  • Provide weekly updates to BA-N on all demand creation activities during the replacement campaign.
  • Support the end process survey training, end of cycle review, and make technical input in the demand creation section as appropriate
  • Support State and LGA flag off/ Launch ceremonies from planning to implementation.
  • Support BA-N finance and admin unit to ensure proper documentation and payment of demand creation personnel before the campaign is concluded.
  • Support the design of post implementation demand creation strategies to improve net use in LGAs with low utilization.
  • Document success stories, best practices, lessons learned and submit same to BA-N
  • Document the campaign final reports and submit same to BA-N.
  • Travel to LGAs when required to monitor activities and proffer recommendations.


  • BA-N Deputy Director Malaria, Malaria SPO and ITN campaign media lead will provide technical guidance and support during the consultancy.


  • Capacity-building for ACSM core group members
  • Complete information on trained personnel i.e. signed training attendance registers, and payment schedules with correct bank details.

Weekly Updates:

  • Photos (JPEG formats) and success stories
  • Final ITN campaign narrative and technical reports.
  • All reports and updates shall be in the English language and shall be submitted to the Deputy Director Malaria/TB, in MS Word and other MS Office-compatible formats.

Deliverable Schedule:

  • The consultant shall submit the deliverables described above as detailed, using the ITN campaign timeline and activity schedule as an additional guide.


  • A Degree in Social Sciences, Communication or related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in Advocacy Communication & Social Mobilization.
  • Proven experience in implementing public health programs or projects in Nigeria.
  • Good knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
  • Strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with demand creation activities in previous SMC and ITN campaigns.
  • Fluency in local language is an added advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to different LGAs of designated State.

Application Closing Date
2nd September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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