Nigeria’s Adolescent Health Consultant Leads Statewide Implementation of HPV Vaccination Program.
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Overview of position:
Assist state health authorities & stakeholders for the rollout of the HPV vaccine in Nigeria focusing on micro planning, school girls & out of school girls engagement, community engagement & demand creation.
Support state, LGA & ward level microplanning for adolescent, school girl, out of school girl inclusion, mobilization & community engagement & demand generation for HPV vaccine roll out.
Support the states, LGAs to integrate adolescent girl centered approaches for the planning of demand generation activities for the introduction of HPV.
Support the state, LGA & ward communication & community mobilization teams to implement an evidence based, integrated adolescent, demand generation & mobilization plan.
Support the state working groups & teams for HPV campaign to support the development of adolescent friendly social media messages.
Support identification & coordination of state level & LGA level stakeholders (education, women affairs, NGOs, faith based, youth etc.) for community engagement, mobilization, mapping of adolescent friendly platforms, networks & enumeration of eligible girls in & out of school.
Support the LGA team to Identify facilities & map catchment areas for facility led community outreaches (hub & spoke model). Work with & mobilize Adolescent & Young People (AYP) platforms at state levels to ensure meaningful engagement of AYP to mobilize & create demand for the HPV vaccine.
Support integration of the HPV campaign into multimedia campaigns initiated by our client (especially leveraging YAaHNaija, U Report & Genu platforms) with state government teams as directed by the immunization / adolescent team leads at the national & field offices.
Provide technical guidance to the states & LGAs in development / review & dissemination of messages & materials & ensure they are AYP friendly, gender sensitive & culturally acceptable.
Facilitate capacity building of various stakeholders in the states on the roll out adolescent friendly messages & activities for the successful implementation of the HPV campaign.
Support design & implementation of a knowledge management plan for innovative documentation & reporting of every stage of the campaign, including dashboards, infographics, human interest stories etc.
Provide technical assistance to the state communication / social mobilization technical working groups on updating the weekly dashboard.
Provide updates to NTWG, our clients field & country offices by completing daily & weekly updates through the field offices & providing any other updates on request.
Support the state in the conduct of social media listening at the LGA & community levels.
Support the development of state specific proposal for the ACSM activity, monitor & track release of funding for the HPV rollout at the LGAs & ward levels.
Provide technical support for capacity building of HCWs at the state, LGAs & ward level levels on community engagement activity for the HPV introduction campaign.
Attend communication & community mobilization meetings & workshops as directed by supervisors, HPV STWG & as required by the state teams.
Support state in the debunk of rumor & misinformation on HPV vaccine introduction.
Carry out any other duties in support of our client led health interventions as assigned by supervisors or authority of their field office.
Submit a work plan at the beginning of each month to the supervisor including the plans for activities & travel if there is any.
Compiled ward & LGA micro plan for adolescent mobilization & the advocacy communication & social mobilization plan for the HPV introduction & submit to FO & national supervisors
Mapping the state level & LGA level stakeholders (education, women affairs, NGOs, faith based, youth etc.) for community engagement, mobilization, mapping of adolescent friendly platforms, networks & enumeration of eligible girls in & out of school.
Development of innovative IEC materials for mobilization of Adolescent & Young People (AYP) platforms, community engagement in support from the FO & national team & its field testing and dissemination.
Weekly / monthly social media & rumour listening report AYP concerns & community perception for the HPV vaccines & address rumours in the communities.
Conduct training of AYP friendly platforms, state managers, LGA Managers & stakeholders towards community mobilization & demand generation for HPV vaccines.
Conduct training of vaccination teams & social mobilizers / town announcers on ACSM & demand generation for HPV vaccine rollout.
Develop technical guidance in the design, review & dissemination of messages & materials & ensure they are AYP friendly, gender sensitive & culturally acceptable in support from field office & national supervisors.
ACSM dashboard update monthly / weekly for preimplementation & implementation activities.
Monitor & supervise the vaccination teams especially the social mobilization & demand generation activities at pre implementation & post implementation periods.
Submit a monthly report & any other deliverable requested by the field offices & the country office.
This role reports to the respective State Immunization / Health Specialists.
Bachelor’s degree in social & behavioral sciences, sociology, public health, adolescent health, anthropology, psychology, mass communication, development communication or another relevant technical field.
Fluency in English (minimal) & knowledge of any of the 3 major Nigerian languages is an added advantage.
At least 3 years progressively professional work experience with at least 1 year at providing technical support in the area social behavioral communication approaches & demonstrated ability to apply them in participatory processes, planning.
Proven experience in the adolescent health concerns / health seeking behavior in the community & innovative engagement with adolescent platforms towards mobilization them toward seeking health services.
Proven experience in health / immunization campaign advocacy, social mobilization & demand generation including human centered design.
Proven experience in ACSM capacity development & skills in effectively packaging & communicating ACSM / SBC related data & results.
This role has no team management responsibility.
Qulaified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
Posted : 2 Jan 2024
Closing date : 10 Jan 2024
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|Kaduna, Niger, Kwara, Imo, and Edo
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