State HPV Rollout Adolescent Health Consultant

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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, schoolgirls & out of schoolgirls engagement, community engagement & demand creation.

Role objectives:

  • 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 centred 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 and 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 multi media 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 client 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 formative research at the ward & 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.
  • Carry out any other duties in support of our client led health interventions as assigned by supervisors or authority of our clients 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 and Young People (AYP) platforms, community engagement in support from the FO & national team & its field testing & 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 FO & national supervisors.
  • ACSM dashboard update monthly / weekly for preimplementation & implementation activities.
  • Monitor & supervise the vaccination teams especially the social mobilization & demand generation activities at preimplementation & post implementation periods.
  • Submit a monthly report & any other deliverable requested by the field offices & the country office.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social & Behavioural 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 behavioural communication approaches & demonstrated ability to apply them in participatory processes, planning.
  • Proven experience in the adolescent health concerns / health seeking behaviour 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 centred design.
  • Proven experience in ACSM capacity development & skills in effectively packaging & communicating ACSM / SBC related data & results.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply

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