Society for Family Health (SFH) recruitment, March 2014

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading public health non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria, implementing programmes in reproductive health, HIV&AIDS prevention, and maternal neonatal and child health. SFH works in partnership with the Federal and State
Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, the British Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) among other international donors. We seek to recruit qualified persons as a result of growth in our organisation. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration. We require competent candidates for the following positions:


Job Title:  Senior Officer, Behaviour Change Communication Technical Advisor (BCCTA) Locations: Lagos and Kaduna
Email to: Lagos: soffbcctalag@sfhnigeria.org; Kaduna: soffbcctakad@sfhnigeria.org

Job Profile: Reporting to the State Programme Manager, the successful candidate will provide strategic and operational support to the Enhancing Nigeria’s Response to HIV&AIDS (ENR) strategy at the state level. S/He will also provide strategic technical assistance to the State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA) and the wider State Response on theories, strategies and approaches to work with young people and the general population on HIV Prevention including behavior change communication and mass media activities. S/He will support the implementation of ENR HIV prevention work in the state, provide support to media stations, CSOs grantees and other state actors in implementing various approaches outlined in national, state and ENR prevention strategies. S/He will support the State Programme Manager in monitoring and supervising the field activities of trained IPC conductors with the assistance of relevant departments across Local Government Areas (LGAs) and in focal communities.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must possess a minimum of a University Degree in Social/Biological Sciences or Humanities with at least three (3) years post NYSC cognate experience
 Must have proven experience in planning and facilitation of training for different cadres of staff and be conversant with proven theories of behaviour change for HIV prevention.
 Must be familiar with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and other relevant packages.
 Knowledge and skills in gender mainstreaming especially in HIV prevention interventions will be of an added advantage.



Job Title:  Senior Officer, Security and Safety (Warehouse, Otta) Ref email to: amsecurityotta@sfhnigeria.org

Job Profile: This position will reports to the Deputy Director, Warehouse Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring safety and security of SFH staff, commodities, assets and materials within and around the warehouse. S/He will ensure that SFH Warehouse premises, vehicles and assets are safe, well fortified in terms of fire safety and free from hazards. The candidate will ensure that a high level of procedural security is in place at the Warehouse premises, including access control, visitor protocols, key management etc. S/He will actively develop and maintain security influence networks with stakeholders attend and contribute to external security networks. S/He will ensure consistent incident reporting within the Warehouse location and identify the learning needs of SFH employees in relations to safety and security matters. In addition, s/he will monitor and supervise all Contract Security Personnel both at night and day.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must be educated to a degree level or relevant certification in relevant field e.g. Sociology, Criminology or Psychology. Masters degree in a related field is of added advantage.
 Must have a minimum of three (3) years practical experience in military, police or Para-military outfits.
 Must possess strong self-drive, excellent leadership skills, ability to build relationships.
 Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision with high level of integrity and responsibility.
 Must have appreciable skills in risk appraisal, duty of care and risk mitigation interventions


Job Title:  Officer, Demand Creation Rep (Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria-ESMPIN)
Locations: Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Gombe, Kano
Ref email: Lagos: soffmdlag@sfhnigeria.org; Ibadan: soffmdibadan@sfhnigeria.org; Abuja: soffmdabj@sfhnigeria.org;
Port Harcourt: soffmdph@sfhnigeria.org; Gombe: soffmdgom@sfhnigeria.org; Kano: soffmdkan@sfhnigeria.org;
Job Profile: This position will report to the Area Sales Manager of the region. Successful candidates will be responsible for creating demand for SFH products, with emphasis on achieving distribution targets for reproductive health, child survival and family planning products. S/He will also be responsible for planning and implementing various update trainings and clinical presentations for varying cadres of health providers in the region, as well as creating and maintaining a robust distribution channel to ensure quality coverage. S/He will also ensure that service delivery points are well branded.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 First degree in Pharmacy and MUST be registered with PCN.
 Masters degree in Public Health or any related discipline will be added advantage.
 Minimum of one (1) year post NYSC experience in a hospital environment or related to sales/distribution outlet.
 Understanding of the recent advances in Family Planning/Reproductive Health/Maternal and Child Health (FP/RH/MCH)
 Experience in planning and facilitation of training sessions for different service providers (Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacists and Doctors).
 Must have good oral, analytical, interpretive and written comprehension skills, strong sales management skills and willingness to train.
 Must have strong customer orientation and loyalty for long term sustainable sales partnerships.
Candidate is expected to possess good negotiation and communication skills.



Job Title:  Officer, Demand Creation Rep (Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria-ESMPIN)
Locations: Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Gombe, Kano
Ref email: Lagos: soffmdlag@sfhnigeria.org; Ibadan: soffmdibadan@sfhnigeria.org; Abuja: soffmdabj@sfhnigeria.org;
Port Harcourt: soffmdph@sfhnigeria.org; Gombe: soffmdgom@sfhnigeria.org; Kano: soffmdkan@sfhnigeria.org;
Job Profile: This position will report to the Area Sales Manager of the region. Successful candidates will be responsible for creating demand for SFH products, with emphasis on achieving distribution targets for reproductive health, child survival and family planning products. S/He will also be responsible for planning and implementing various update trainings and clinical presentations for varying cadres of health providers in the region, as well as creating and maintaining a robust distribution channel to ensure quality coverage. S/He will also ensure that service delivery points are well branded.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 First degree in Pharmacy and MUST be registered with PCN.
 Masters degree in Public Health or any related discipline will be added advantage.
 Minimum of one (1) year post NYSC experience in a hospital environment or related to sales/distribution outlet.
 Understanding of the recent advances in Family Planning/Reproductive Health/Maternal and Child Health (FP/RH/MCH)
 Experience in planning and facilitation of training sessions for different service providers (Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacists and Doctors).
 Must have good oral, analytical, interpretive and written comprehension skills, strong sales management skills and willingness to train.
 Must have strong customer orientation and loyalty for long term sustainable sales partnerships.
Candidate is expected to possess good negotiation and communication skills.



Job Title:  Assistant Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Locations: One each in Lagos and Ogun states
Ref email to: Lagos: ammeenrlag@sfhnigeria.org; Ogun: ammeenrogun@sfhnigeria.org;

Job Profile: Reporting to the State Programme Manager, the desired candidates will ensure that routine tracking, data collection and documentation are utilised to showcase progress on success of project indicators and interventions. S/He will ensure that data collected from state level implementation are collated and entered expeditiously in web-based DHIS; and summaries included in all field activity quarterly report submissions. S/He will also, oversee the tracking, analysing and reporting of data on the various components of the project. The successful candidate will equally track project performance indicator data related to relevant states, and disseminate M&E data and information regularly to stakeholders. S/He will be required to build the capacity of project partner organisations, CSOs/CBOs and other stakeholders to implement M&E. S/He will take the lead in implementing national and state level surveys in the state. S/He must be able to analyse datasets to provide data to inform programme decisions.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must possess a first degree in Sciences/Medical/Behavioural/Social Sciences or its equivalent in a relevant field. A masters degree in public health or a related field will be of added advantage.
 Must have minimum of 5 years experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation of health and related programmes.
 Must have considerable expertise in mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) M&E and research.
 Must possess the ability to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to inform programming.
 Must have intermediate knowledge of SPSS or STATA or Epi Info/CS Pro knowledge of DHIS, MS-Access or other compatible database software will be of added advantage.
 Must have experience conducting monitoring visits, utilising checklists and other tools, including the ability to develop M&E tools as needed.



Job Title:  Senior Officer, Accounts –Abuja Email: soaccgovforum@sfhnigeria.org;

Job Profile: This is a second level position reporting to the Head - Project Accounting; the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing and booking vendor invoices into SAP. S/He will review all approved retirements for completeness and accuracy and post into SAP, provide schedules to auditors, assist to produce project budget monitoring reports, review common cost journals, assist to prepare quarterly accrual reports, assist to prepare monthly liquidation reports to the donor, prepare annual statutory payment reports and assist with review of Sub-Awardees financials. S/He will also assist to conduct monthly reconciliation of all project bank accounts and financial transactions. S/He will review all transactions posted into donor project books and make corrections where necessary before they are posted for consolidation.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must possess a first degree (BSc/HND) in Accounting or any related field. ACA and/or masters degree is an added advantage.
 Must possess minimum four (3) years post NYSC working experience
 Must possess a broad knowledge of accounting software packages especially SAP.
 Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
 Must possess a high level of integrity and responsibility.


Job Title:  Senior Officer, Health Communications (one each in Abuja and Enugu State)
Ref email to: Abuja: hcwhpabuja@sfhnigeria.org; Enugu: hcwhpenugu@sfhnigeria.org;
Job Profile: Reporting to the Territorial Manager, the successful candidate will lead the FP/RH communication and mobilisation activities and participate in all interventions at the regional level. With the support of the Territorial Manager and Field Operations Programme Coordinator (FOPC), s/he will coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of all FP demand creation community based activities within the designated territory. S/He would work with other programme divisions to provide the evidence base to inform the design and implementation of the project.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must have a first degree in Health/Biological/Social/Behavioural Sciences, Pharmacy or Communication Arts. A masters degree will be of added advantage
 Must have a minimum of three (3) years post NYSC working experience in an NGO or similar organisation at the field level.
 Must be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
 Must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the people within the state.
 Must be excellent at report writing and possess strong M&E skills.
 Must possess good knowledge of and experience with modern family planning methods.



Job Title:  Senior Officer, Programmes Locations: One each in Rivers State and Abuja
Ref email: Rivers: soffprguafcrivers@sfhnigeria.org;
Abuja: soffprguafcabj@sfhnigeria.org

Job Profile: Reporting to the Territorial Manager at the state level and Programme Manager at HQ respectively, the successful candidate will support the Territorial and Project Managers in effective and timely project implementation. S/He will plan, coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of key project deliverables such as female condom product distribution, awareness and demand creation, and will liaise with other SFH divisions/units, to carry out logistics/planning for female condom project events. With the support of the Territorial Manager, s/he will support the development of female condom IEC and promotional materials, participate in partner meetings and document decisions reached at such meetings.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must have a first degree in Health/Biological/Social/Behavioural Sciences, Pharmacy or Communication Arts.
 Must have a minimum of three (3) years post NYSC working experience in an NGO or similar capacity at the field level.
 Must be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
 Must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the various target populations within the state/FCT.
 Must be excellent at report writing and possess strong programme monitoring skills.
 Must possess good knowledge of, and experience with modern family planning methods, including female condoms.


Job Title:  Officer, Sexually Transmitted Infections-(Abuja & Lagos)
email: Abuja: offstiabj@sfhnigeria.org; Lagos: offstilag@sfhnigeria.org

Job Profile: This position reports to the Territorial Managers of the respective States. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and administrative support and assist to coordinate implementation of GF HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) interventions in the State. S/He will work with the Territorial Managers to implement STI program strategies in all selected health facilities within the State. S/He will work with the State Government and other partners to ensure compliance with National Guidelines in the provision of quality STI services. In addition, s/he will provide support in ensuring timely submission of quality reports of STI intervention activities to Global Fund on monthly and semester basis respectively. The successful candidate will also be required to work with GF HIV project team to provide support in the development of budgets and work plans for all GF HIV activities within the State.

Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must possess a first degree in Sciences/Medical/Biological Sciences/Public Health or its equivalent in a relevant field is required.
 Must possess minimum 1 year experience in implementing HIV/STI related activities in specific communities.
 Must possess ability to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programme data.
 Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
 Must have cognate skills in computer applications.
 Must possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills.


Job Title:  Sales Representative (One each in Abuja and Port Harcourt)
Ref email to: Abuja: salesrepabj@sfhnigeria.org; Port Harcourt: salesrepph@sfhnigeria.org
Job Profile:
This is an Officer position reporting to the Area Sales Manager at the Region. Successful candidate will be responsible for creating demand for SFH products and achieving sales targets for SFH over the counter products. Primarily responsibilities will include merchandizing channel management, and branding of outfits.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must possess a first degree in any discipline.
 Must have a minimum of one (1) year post NYSC working experience in an FMCG or Pharmaceutical environment.
 Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft word and Excel packages.
 Excellent listening, and communication skills, training and report writing skills are very important to this position.
 Must show demonstrable willingness and ability to adjust quickly to rapidly changing priorities, multiple demands and complex situations.
 Must have the ability to support and manage trade channel members.
 Good understanding of the business terrain will be an added advantage.


Job Title:  Manager, Sexually Transmitted Infections-Abuja email: mgrstiabj@sfhnigeria.org

Job Profile: This position reports to the Director, Global Fund HIV. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing technical, logistics, administrative support and oversight on the implementation of GF HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) intervention in two pilot States. S/He will work with the GF HIV project team to manage implementation of STI program strategies in all selected health facilities within the two pilot States. S/He will work with the HIV and AIDS Division of the Federal Ministry of Health, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, State Ministry of Health, State Agency for Control of AIDs, and other partners to ensure compliance with National Guidelines in the provision of quality STI services. In addition, s/he will provide support in ensuring timely submission of quality reports of STI intervention activities to Global Fund on monthly and semester basis respectively. The successful candidate will also be required to work with GF HIV project team to provide support in the development of budgets and work plans for all GF HIV activities.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must possess a first degree in Sciences/Medical/Biological/Public Health or its equivalent in a relevant field is required.
 Must possess a post graduate degree in relevant field or Masters in Public Health.
 Must possess minimum seven (7) years experience in areas of HIV/STI programming and project implementation.
 Must possess the ability to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programme data.
 Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
 Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation.
 Must possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills.


Job Title:  Programme Officer, Abuja Ref email: progoffabj@sfhnigeria.org
Job Profile: This position reports to the Deputy Director, ENR Programme. The successful candidate will ensure the successful implementation of the project by coordinating all programme administration related activities at the head office, including the logistics of meetings, retreats and conferences. S/He will assist in the development of curriculum, training plans and provide general administrative support for the project. S/He will offer assistance in areas of strategic organisational development to the ENR division and would also be required to manage all ENR assets in the location.
Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
 Must possess a first degree in sciences/Medical/Behavioural/Biological Sciences
 Masters degree in Public Health or any related discipline will be added advantage.
 Must have completed NYSC with a valid discharge certificate.
 Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills and good writing and documentation skills.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision with high level of integrity and responsibility.
 Must be computer literate with high proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint packages.


Job Title:  Senior Officer, Health Communications (African Health’s Market for Equity-AHME)-Ogun State Ref email to: soffhccahmeogun@sfhnigeria.org;

Job Profile: Reporting to the Territorial Manager (TM) in Lagos State, the successful candidate will lead in the mobilization of women and men of reproductive age to access service within SFH franchise facilities and performs documentation and dissemination of monthly activities at the field/regional level. S/He will work with and support the activities of interpersonal communication agents in the state for active client mobilization to facilities. S/He would work with technical service and other program directorate to provide evidence based information to inform the design and implementation of the project. S/He will also support the participation of the facilities in the CBHIS in the state.

Qualifications/Experience: Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
  Must have a first degree in Health/Biological/Social/Behavioural Sciences, Pharmacy or Communication Arts. A masters degree will be of added advantage
 Must have a minimum of three (3) years post NYSC working experience in an NGO or similar organisation at the field level.
  Must be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
 Must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the people within the state.
  Must be excellent at report writing and possess strong M&E skills.
 Must possess good knowledge of and experience with modern family planning methods.


Job Title:  Senior Officer, Field Office Program Coordinator (African Health’s Market for Equity-AHME)-Ogun State Ref email to: sofffopcahmeogun@sfhnigeria.org;

Job Profile: Reporting to the Territorial Manager in Lagos State, the successful candidate will work with the Health Communication Cordinator (HCC) to ensure that all SFH Franchise service delivery activities and/or interventions are implemented in a timely manner at the regional level. With the support of the TM, franchise and other team members, the FOPC will work with stakeholders to identify and select facilities for interventions, conducts clinic support days/Supervisory Support Visits (SSVs) as a means of capacity building for the providers and ensuring quality of care to women, children and their families. S/He will maintain a database of all Social Franchise service areas. S/He ensures availability of all SFH products in franchise facilities and maintains database of franchise of related facility service.

Qualifications/Experience:
Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:
  Must possess a medical (MBBS/MBChB) or Nursing degree (B.Sc Nursing) with current registration with appropriate national regulatory bodies. A Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) or health promotion/management will be of added adavantage.
 Must have a minimum of three (3) years post NYSC working experience in international health and/or family planning programmes.
  Must be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
 Must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the people within the state.
 Must be excellent at report writing and possess strong M&E skills.
 Must possess good knowledge of and experience with modern family planning methods.

Compensation & Benefits: The compensation package for these positions is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.


Method of Application:
 A one page application letter (using the position reference as subject), addressed to the Deputy Director-HR, clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job, current remuneration, as well as a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae indicating clearly your valid telephone numbers, e-mail address and current contact address, should be sent latest two (2) weeks from the date of this advert to the email address beside the job you are applying for. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 *SFH is an equal opportunity employer. EFEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

For more information on these vacancies at Society for Family Health (SFH), visit http://sfhnigeria.org/news/announcements/232-sfh-vacancies-march-2014-closing-20-march

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