Program Officer I – Knowledge Management and Documentation at Breakthrough ACTION

Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors-from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV-by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change (SBC). Firmly grounded in proven practices, Breakthrough ACTION works in partnership with governments, civil society, and communities around the world to implement creative and sustainable SBC programming, nurture SBC champions, mainstream new techniques and technologies, and advocate strategic and sustained investment in SBC.

  • Experience 5 years
  • Location Abuja

Project Description

Breakthrough ACTION is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead their social behavior change (SBC) programming around the world. Breakthrough ACTION is a partnership led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in collaboration with Save the Children, ThinkPlace, ideas42, Camber Collective, International Center for Research on Women, and Viamo.

In Nigeria, Breakthrough ACTION (Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria) focuses their SBC efforts on malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health, including nutrition (MNCHN); family planning/reproductive health; TB; priority zoonotic diseases; and the COVID-19 response. In addition, Breakthrough ACTION supports capacity strengthening of key stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate SBC activities.


This position will be responsible for coordinating the documentation, archiving and dissemination activities on the project. S/he will be responsible for supporting material development, collation and archival, while harvesting project learnings and successes for development of knowledge management products for different audiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the project team leads to ensure documentation and archival of all project resources including SBC materials, success stories, reports and databases. 
  • Support State teams to review and finalize monthly reports with comprehensive review, feedback and identification of key outputs to be further developed into knowledge management products.
  • Coordinate or represent the project at relevant stakeholder meetings and events.
  • Manage the project team drive with comprehensive monthly audits and codification of resources for both internal and external dissemination
  • Support the KM lead on all knowledge management activities including work plan development, reporting and strategic knowledge sharing events.
  • Develop and implement activity specific documentation plans to harvest outputs for the development of and knowledge management products.
  • Lead training on the application of knowledge management approaches to facilitate effective knowledge sharing within the project.
  • Generate knowledge management products that demonstrate the project’s learnings with external audiences;
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by supervisor and/or Abuja country office program leads.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Social/Health Sciences, Mass Communication, Information Communications Technology, Public Administration or related discipline is required.
  • Previous work experience implementing USAID-funded or donor-funded health programs is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in SBC programming, audience segmentation, message development, and communication channels.
  • Experience organising dissemination events and stakeholder management.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications.
  • Ability to use the photography and videography equipment and software 
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving skills and attention to details are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and track multiple activities and deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in the English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs in PDF format to: using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the e-mail. e.g. “Program Officer I – Knowledge Management and Documentation – Abuja”.