Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is a five-year, USAID-funded project with the goal of increasing the practice of 17 priority individual and household-level behaviors, as well as five provider-targeted behaviors in areas such as malaria, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition, family planning, and reproductive health, and tuberculosis. The project aims to enhance the capacity of national and sub-national entities to oversee and coordinate high-quality Social and Behavior Change (SBC) programming. Implementation will vary by health area across eleven states.

Job Vacancy: Infodemic Management (IM) Consultant
Organization: Breakthrough Action Nigeria
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full Time
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Scope of Work: The Infodemic Management Consultant will offer comprehensive technical support to the country’s infodemic management system, aiming to enhance coordination, collaboration, and communication among relevant stakeholders. The key responsibilities of the IM Consultant include:

  • Providing technical assistance to the National Infodemic Management Team (NIMT) in coordinating stakeholders and utilizing data for informed actions.
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and guiding documents for infodemic management operations in Nigeria.
  • Reinforcing coordination of infodemic management operations at all levels.
  • Building the capacity of focal persons across key One Health MDAs in Infodemic Management using a synchronized and harmonized curriculum, tools, and templates.
  • Institutionalizing community listening and polling approaches at national and sub-national levels.
  • Ensuring the collection and triangulation of data from offline (community listening/polling) and online (social listening) sources to guide the development of insights and trend reports promptly.
  • Exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to support real-time content development for timely addressing of mis/disinformation debunking and prebunking.
  • Ensuring the co-creation and supervision of amplification channels for NIMT activities following a well-developed (social) media guide.
  • Establishing a system for measuring the output, outcome, and impact of IM activities and ensuring maximum productivity.
  • Strengthening coordination, collaboration, and communication among relevant stakeholders and partners working in infodemic management in the country.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

  • A minimum of a postgraduate Degree in Public Health, Social/Health Sciences, Health Informatics, Communications, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-NYSC work experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading infodemic management activities.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, presentation, and mentoring skills are highly desired.
  • Strong knowledge of infodemic management, global health security, and One Health concepts.
  • Proven ability to work with cross-cutting national and subnational government MDAs.

Application Closing Date: 29th September, 2023.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send PDF copies of their CVs to: using the Job Title and Location of choice (e.g., “Infodemic Management (IM) Consultant, Abuja”) as the subject of the email.

Note: Breakthrough Action Nigeria is an equal-opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.