Senior Program Officer – Media Job At Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria

Senior Program Officer - Media

Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria

Senior Program Officer – Media Job Vacancy At Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria

A Senior Program Officer – Media job vacancy is currently available at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.

Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behaviours-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 behaviour 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.



The Senior Program Officer – Media assists the Senior Programme Officer II – Media is leading the Media Unit to develop and implement innovative media-based Social and Behavior Change Communications strategies for BA-Nigeria. S/he will work with media partners to develop content for SBCC content for all health areas being implemented by the project.

Senior Program Officer – Media Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development of media content (radio and TV) within the Media Unit according to needs of BA-N programmatic units, including working with production agencies, coordinating outsourced production work to consultants and performing recording and production independently as required.
  • Lead the strategic communication process while strengthening the capacity of BA-Nigeria staff, including drafting creative briefs to guide creative development and execution of creative designs.
  • Lead communications pretesting activities, including drafting of Pretest Tools, budgeting, working with state-level teams to implement pretesting, and compilation and analysis of results.
  • Build the capacity of content producers in BA-N project states to become script to screen producers;
  • Work closely with the M&E team to ensure media content is based on evidence and audience insight, using data to prioritize ideational factors and segment audiences to optimize messaging.
  • Maintain and manage relationships with all internal and external media/project stakeholders;
  • Keeping good records of all BA-N’s media contents and their broadcast status.
  • Work closely with the Program Officer II- Documentation and Knowledge Management to ensure project successes are well captured and documented;
  • Other duties as assigned by the SPO II – Media and the SBC & Innovations Advisor.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of HND/Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Media Studies or similar Arts or Social Sciences fields.
  • Previous experience of producing radio or TV content for development
  • Good understanding of audience research and application of research findings;
  • Minimum of 7-10 years experience working with donor-funded projects in related tasks
  • Well-organized, with the ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment
  • Radio and TV production skills, report writing skills.
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and media software and applications e.g. Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro.

How To Apply for Senior Program Officer – Media Job

Interested and qualified candidates should forward PDF copies of their CVs to The subject of the email should be the job title and location e.g., ‘Senior Program Officer – Malaria (PBC & Media), Abuja’.

The application deadline is 16th March 2022.