State Coordinator – Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) – Oyo

The State Coordinator will be responsible for managing the implementation of a malaria project community activities, with responsibilities for overall coordination and support of the SBC related activities including planning, implementation and monitoring of all program activities within the state
He / She will work closely with government and local partners in the state to ensure activities are implemented according to agreed work plans and budgets and in-conformity with quality standards and national guidelines

Key Roles and Responsibilities
Partnerships and coordination with the state relevant stakeholders including SMoH / SMEP and the funder’s Implementing partners on the project
Represent the program in all relevant platforms to coordinate SBCC interventions in the State, LGAs, Wards, facility and community level and ensure all activities are implemented with the support of Assistant State Coordinator in collaboration with Social Mobilization Assistants in the LGAs, LGA RBM officers, Ward Development Committees to plan, organize, conduct, report and follow-up social and community mobilization activities related to malaria.

Technical Support and Reporting:
Work in close collaboration with CCSI Head quarter staff and the project staff:
Provide technical support/supervision to ensure quality implementation of community level activities.
Participate and support planning, communication, training, implementation of all activities.
Participate in the development, review, and pilot testing of SBC materials, curricula and training materials.
Ensure timely activity implementation in accordance with the work plan
Create and maintain database of active community structures
Maintain regular communication with CCSI Head quarter staff and submit regular reports as well as timely updates on implementation and other challenges
Maintain the project office and ensure all project equipment and materials are effectively utilized for intended purposes in the field, and support coordination of field visits
Represent the project in all state level meetings and key events and participate in all malaria sub-committee meetings.
Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
Work in close collaboration with the project’s, monitoring, evaluation and learning team to:
Ensure that all necessary information, from both routine reporting as well as from ad hoc data collection efforts are collected
Monitor activities to ensure all SBCC activities in work plan are documented and reported on regular basis
Document best practices or most significant success stories of the project activities.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Communication, Social Science, Humanities, other) required. Master’s Degree highly valued
Minimum of 6 years’ experience managing a Malaria or related Health programs in Nigeria
Advocacy, SBCC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued
Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level
Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams
Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria
Extensive knowledge of community structures and a minimum of two years working experience in community engagement, social mobilization and/or social and behavior change communication for a public health issue at state level
Experience of working with Government counterparts, local partners, at LGA and community levels
Understanding of local communities and cultures in the State of assignment, and ability to communicate fluently in the commonly spoken local language
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and local language
Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of the state
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software

Application Closing Date
5pm, 30th October, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV’s to: Applications must indicate the Position Title & Location on the e-mail subject line.

Note: Applications received after the closing date above will not be considered.

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