State Based Consultant needed at Solina Centre for International Development and Research

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Job title : State Based Consultant jobs in Benue

Job Location : Benue

Deadline : March 24, 2023

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Job Description

  • The Consultant will provide TA for a duration of 10 months to dedicated state primary healthcare development agencies in implementing a variety of tasks to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioural and social change/mobilization in risk communication and demand generation for COVID-19 vaccines.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Project strategy implementation/technical assistance i. Oversee the day-to-day implementation of program deliverables
  • Collaborate with government and non-government stakeholders to provide technical support to the design and conduct of the socio-behavioural study, social listening and KIIs and FGDs to develop, test, produce and use quality materials and/or organize activities to promote COVID-19 vaccination uptake
  • Facilitate the conduct of comprehensive analysis of social-cultural-economic, and other factors affecting COVID-19 vaccination uptake to develop targeted stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of COVID-19 vaccine behavioural change communication strategies in consultation with SPHCDA officials.
  • Monitor and ensure proper documentation of interventions offered and outcomes in the appropriate data capture tools followed by updates on recommended project databases 

Other responsibilities

  • Participate in problem-solving and learning sessions to share knowledge, best practices, challenges and progress on program implementation
  • Provide daily updates on implementation activities to the project manager.
  • Engage actively with relevant stakeholders to foster good relationships with the organization.
  • Support any other tasks as may be required by the central Project management team

Expected deliverables

  • Identify and map priority stakeholders for targeted advocacy and engagement through a defined strategy
  • Develop, test and conduct a COVID-19 vaccine uptake gap assessment using behavioural science frameworks in collaboration with the central team
  • Establish infodemic management and communications data monitoring systems (including dashboards and trackers) in focus states
  • Develop and domesticate reframed COVID-19 vaccination messaging in collaboration with SPHCDA demand team v. Weekly program updates summarising the status of activities and key next steps
  • Bi-monthly progress reports detailing the status, outcomes and next steps of strategies deployed in collaboration with SPHCDA

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in Social and Behavioural Science, Health Education, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication, Medicine, or other related fields
  • 4+ years’ experience working in the development or consulting sector
  • Past experience in community engagement, health data collection and/or demand generation campaigns for health programs/interventions or other development sector programs in local communities is desirable
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and coordination skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and data management skills
  • Experience in leadership roles including management and/or interfacing with high-ranking officials is desirable g. Experience working with/as part of government systems is advantageous.

Competencies required

  • Computer literacy and competency using the MS suite of programs
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Fluency in the local dialects of the geographic region is an added advantage
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, and adjust work pace and direction to emerging realities
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships
  • Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions

How to Apply for this Offer

Please send an email with a cover letter and corresponding CV to Kindly state the role in the subject of your email as Application for State-based Consultant_[State] for example, if you are interested in applying for a role in Benue, the subject should be Application for State-based Consultant_Benue

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