Job Vacancies at Society for Family Health

Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey.

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Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier lives. Working with the private and public sectors, SFH adopts social marketing and behaviour change communication to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviours.

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  • Peer Educator
  • Canvasser
  • State Programme Manager
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

1. Peer Educator

Contract Duration: 4 Months

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Job Role
The successful candidates will perform the following functions:

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  • Carry out community familiarisation, mobilise peers and venue selection for sessions.
  • Take in the lead in community advocacy activities for parents and guardians.
  • Provide support in developing a monthly work plan.
  • Manage and provide technical assistance to peers during the sessions.
  • Achieve weekly/monthly outreach targets.
  • Compile, validate and report data on session activities.
  • Carry out any other responsibility as may be assigned.

Qualifications / Experience

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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: OND
  • Experience: 1 year
  • Location: Lagos , Ogun , Oyo , Plateau
  • A minimum of a National Diploma (ND) in Social/Behavioural Sciences or a related field of study.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in community and health-related interventions, especially in behaviour change communication and management of health-related plans.
  • Experience in advocacy / IPC will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate ability and competency in working with local communities and community leaders.
  • The successful candidate must be a resident in the state/community of implementation.
  • He/She must be able to speak the local language of the intervention state (Igbo/Hausa/Yoruba).
  • He/She must be conversant with the norms and values of the community.

Skills and Competencies:

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  • Good report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

2. Canvasser

Job-role
The successful candidates will perform the following functions:

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  • Carry out demand creation activities for Integrated Community Case Management – Childhood illnesses (ICCM) services in the communities.
  • Mobilise community members to participate in the Integrated Community Case Management – Childhood illnesses (ICCM) service at health facilities.
  • Carry out household Interpersonal communication session.
  • Identify and referral cases of Childhood illnesses (ICCM) seen in the communities.
  • Provide support for outreaches activities in communities.
  • Collate data from field activities and ensure input data promptly into the MIS database.
  • Write monthly and quarterly report of activities conducted
  • Carry out any other responsibility as may be assigned.

Qualifications / Experience

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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: OND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Ebonyi , Kaduna
  • A minimum of a CHEW certificate or a National Diploma (ND) in Social/Behavioural/ Medical Sciences or a related field of study.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in child health programmes, especially in behaviour change communication and management of health-related plans.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of child healthcare programme.
  • Experience in advocacy / IPC will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate ability and competency in working with local communities and community leaders.
  • The successful candidate must be a resident in the state/community of implementation.
  • He/She must be able to speak the local language of the state of intervention (Hausa).
  • He/She must be conversant with the norms and values of the community.

Skills and competencies:

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  • Good report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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3. State Programme Manager

Ref Id: sfh-56612
Location: Kaduna
Contract Duration: 12 Months

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Job Profile

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  • The State Project Managers will take the overall responsibility of project activities, including management of project staff and liaison with stakeholders at the state level.
  • S/He will be responsible for coordinating the provision of all communication, community mobilisation and demand creation roles.
  • S/he would ensure targets are met as at when due following the project guidelines and standards.
  • State Project Managers is also responsible for managing the community outreach component of the project, logistics management and project data quality at the state level.

Job Role
The successful candidates will perform the following functions:

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  • Take the lead in advocacy activities to all stakeholders to ensure buy-in, participation, and enabling environment for project implementation.
  • Supervise, guide and coordinate the work of the canvassers and providers under the project in the designated location.
  • Carry out supervisory visit for all IPCAs and the facilities.
  • In close liaison with the project coordinator, prepare and revise project monthly/quarterly, annual reports and financial plan.
  • Liaise with relevant government agencies, and participating private facilities – CPs and PPMVs for effective coordination of all project activities.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of all participating health facilities/PPMVs/CPs on delivery of project outputs to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost as outlined in the project proposal and result framework documents.
  • Provide a project update to the State Child health/ICCM desk officer/SMoH and ensure the fulfilment of donor directives.
  • Carry out regular supervisory visits to all participating CPs and PPMVs in the states.
  • Represent SFH at state level Integrated Community Case Management – Childhood Illnesses (ICCM) meetings and provide a timely report on all meetings.
  • Efficiently manage the routine data collection and data management for the project in the assigned location.
  • Support the development of peer-reviewed papers by the project through technical and operational supports.
  • Carry out any other responsibility as may be assigned.

Qualifications/Experience

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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Kaduna
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Health Systems Administration. Master degree in a related field of study will be an added advantage.
  • Must possess at least five (5) years post-NYSC working experience in healthcare programming
  • A minimum of three (3) years of in designing and implementing Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (ICCM) programme within a donor-funded environment.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the healthcare system strengthening.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of child healthcare programming.
  • S/He should have experience coordinating project with Federal and State government stakeholders, implementing partners and other NGOs.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and manage deliverables within agreed timelines and budgets.

Skills and competencies:

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  • High Level of Integrity
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Basic Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Innovative
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Coordination and Team Building skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

4. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Contract Duration: 6 Months

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Job Role
The successful candidates will perform the following functions:

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  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of peer educators at the state level.
  • Organise and lead planning for research activities at the state level.
  • Maintaining and monitoring data and databases to support the improved availability and use of process monitoring and evaluation data.
  • Manage and provide technical support to peer educators.
  • Provide capacity building of users including training, mentoring and supportive supervisory visit.
  • Prepare meetings and monthly progress report to the project coordinator, which summarises progress against key indicators.
  • Track and follow up on referrals for health and social services in the facilities.
  • Build the capacity of peer educators and peers through training, mentoring and supportive supervisory visit.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and quality of project data.
  • Organise and hold monthly review meetings.

Qualifications/Experience

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  • Job Type: Contract, Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Monitoring And Evaluation, Social Sciences, Public Health or related field of study.
  • Must possess at least (3) years post-NYSC working experience in project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and expertise in data management.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and manage deliverables within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Previous experience in a donor-funded environment, NGO or good understanding of international donor rules and regulations will be an added advantage.

Skills and competencies:

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  • High Level of Integrity
  • Good knowledge of data management and research skills
  • Innovative
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Coordination and Team Building skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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Application Deadline: 24th April, 2020.

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