Society for Family Health (SFH) Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

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Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1) Position: Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) Liaison Officer (based in Abuja)
Contract Duration: 11 Months (with option for renewal)
Job Profile:  The PCN Liaison Officer (PCN LO) will be responsible for establishing and nurturing good working relationship between the Project and the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) to enable the attainment of the strategic objectives of the Project. S/He will coordinate the project related PCN activities and support PCN in the translation, planning, coordination, and execution of all project.
Job-role: The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
  • Ensuring proper communication as well as cooperation between the project and PCN and other related entities.
  • Coordinate project related activities and provide advice to PCN on the project’s purpose, objectives, timelines, policies, and activities.
  • Support PCN in the development of activity plans based on programme outputs amongst others.
  • Facilitate cross synergy of all related PCN – Project program activities
  • Promote and Disseminate project activities within the PCN system / Pharmacy Community.
  • Interface and support consortium members on the project in ensuring that all activities have strong PCN buy-in and active participation.
  • Liaise with the Deputy Managing Director Operations and the Project Director in all high-level advocacies and meetings with a wide range of stakeholders, including Government, other consortium partners, Implementing Partners, and internal stakeholders within SFH to achieve project and organisational deliverables.
  • Assists PCN to establish positive relationships with FMOH, Reproductive Health Units, media, etc and other stakeholders.
  • Act as the focal person for the project at PCN activities and events including representing the project at some meeting/platforms where necessary.
  • Ensure the visibility and credibility of IntegratE brand within the PCN system and the pharmacy / PPMV community.
  • Support the project management team in documenting programmatic achievements on monthly, quarterly and annual basis as well as document and publish best practices.
  • Support the project team in developing at least one human interest story or success story every quarter. This must be well documented and presented as part of the quarterly report.
  •  Support the project team in the production of at least one newsletter every quarter. This will be publishable newsletter and will be uploading same on the SFH/IntegratE website.
  • Take on other roles and responsibilities as will be assigned by the project director.
Qualifications/Experience:
  • Must possess a first degree in Pharmaceutical science. Master degree in public health or related will be an added advantage.  
  • Must be registered with pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN).
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in family planning programmes in a donor-funded environment.
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of laws and regulation guiding the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria.
  • Must have in-depth experience in developing, requesting, and using technical assistance and other capacity-building tools to catalyse problem-solving within institutional settings.
  • Previous experience in system strengthening role will be an added advantage.
Skills and competencies: 
  • High level of integrity
  • Knowledge of family planning
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Team-building skills
  • Ability to multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Application Closing Date
26th June, 2020.


2) Position: Human Resource/Operations Consultant– (based in Abuja)
Contract Duration: 4 Months (with option for renewal)
Job Profile: The human resource/operations consultant will develop and administer all human resource initiatives and provide operational support to the project. S/He will develop and implement various systems and maintain positive relationships with consortium partners, stakeholders, and internal staff. S/He will prepare and review HR budgets and ensure HR initiatives are cost-effective while implementing HR policies and maintaining internal HR systems. The Consultant will oversee operational activities and ensure operations are carried out in an appropriate cost-effective manner and are cost-effective. 
Job-role: The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
  • Develop human resources model specific to the organisation.
  • Advise management on the administration of human resources and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring all operations are carried on in an appropriate, cost-effective way
  • Improving operational management systems, processes and best practices
  • Helping the organization’s processes remain legally compliant
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and make recommendations to Management Team for improvement of organisation’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Oversee and manage a performance management system that drives high performance.
  • Manage the talent acquisition, interview and selection processes and conduct due diligence checks as required
  • Review and update HR and project standard operating procedures and policies to nurture a positive working environment.  
  • Compensation and compliance management
Qualifications/Experience:
  • Must possess a bachelor’s level degree (BSc. /BA) in Human Resources Management, Humanities or Social Sciences. Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must Possess a minimum of 8 years’ hands-on experience spanning core human resource management, operations management and management consulting. 
  • Proven working experience as an HR/operations manager or executive with extensive knowledge of HR and labour laws and best practises
  • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Good working knowledge and hands-on experience using an HR MIS and databases
  • Must be a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)
Required competencies:
  • People-oriented and results-driven with ability to develop strategy.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong client and external liaison skills (including diplomacy and communication skills) with experience of working in complex environments with governments, donors and external stakeholders.
  • Management, strategic planning and leadership experience, with the ability to multi-task, work under pressure, inspire high-quality work, demonstrate firm but sensitive leadership, provide support and supervision and empower team members.
  • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications.
  • Attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skill, able to manage diverse relationships, be culturally sensitive, and maintain a respectful demeanour in the context of working within the international development sector;
  • Works well under pressure and meets deadlines;
  • High level of integrity and responsibility.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.
Application Closing Date
19th June, 2020.

 3) Knowledge Management and Communications Advisor (based in Bauchi)
Job Profile: The position will be responsible for communications and knowledge management activities across the programme using different approaches to influence a wide variety of government, donor, media, community stakeholders and share evidence and case studies from the programme implementation. S/He will work closely with technical staff to develop compelling materials to support advocacy, communications and knowledge management efforts with identified Government stakeholders and other external agencies.
Job-role: The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
  • Develop compelling communications materials for the project based on lessons learned and experiences from the project for print and online
  • Support in the preparation of timely program reports (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) for the project, SFH Members and the donor, ensuring utmost quality in collaboration with M&E and other technical staff.
  • Develop case studies, success stories for the project and ensure that these meet USAID and SFH child safeguarding policies.
  • Work within USAID marking and branding agreement on for the project to ensure that USAID visibility and branding guidelines are adhered to where relevant and appropriate to the context
  • Explore opportunities to communicate about the project with a wide variety of state and national level stakeholders, using innovative methods.
  • Prepare reports, factsheets, newsletter, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed. Ensure strong procedures are set in place to document programme learning.
  • Lead internal communications about the project and ensure availability of project page on SFH Nigeria website and regularly update project information on the website page, Twitter and other approved media platforms.
  • Review and approve key messages points, press releases, and other media materials produced by the programme, ensuring compliance to agreed protocols.
  • Support development of  the knowledge management strategy for the key populations project, focusing on short- and long-term objectives and related to wider issues on the project in collaboration with the relevant Technical staff
  • Support development of project-wide communication strategy and creative briefs that will guide the development of media messages and materials
  • Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies, as necessary.
  • Identify and maximise opportunities to raise the visibility and profile of the programme, both internationally and in-country.
  • Develop strategic relationships with other Country Office programmes, partner agencies engaged in knowledge management and Social Protection policy framework.
  • Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Build the capacity of staff from SFH and partner agencies in knowledge management and communications.
  • Where required, represent SFH at various policy forums and KM opportunities at national and international levels.
  • Liaise closely with staff in the Policy and Communication units at SFH and coordinate with other SFH members where and when necessary
  • Develop good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision-making structures and how to influence them.
  • Undertake a range of communications and KM activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of SFH’s policy recommendations.
  • Build systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence-based KM and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop knowledge management and communication strategies for key advocacy/communications messages.
Qualifications/Experience:
  • A minimum of a first degree in social science, communication or related field of study. Masters degree in public, communication or related field of study will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of in designing and developing knowledge management systems, organisational development, organizational/systems change management.
  • Demonstrate experience in communications, advocacy and policy development/research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key population and community-based programming in Nigeria
  • Previous experience working with key populations project will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple diverse groups across teams
  • Demonstrated strength and experience providing technical assistance, writing technical reports, and policy briefs targeted to decision-makers
  • Ability to work on multiple technical areas on the projects at one time
  • S/He must be able to write and speak the local language of the state of intervention (Hausa).
Skills and competencies: 
  • High level of integrity
  • Project management skills
  • Key population programming skills
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills as evidenced by publications or cover letter
  • Coordination and team-building skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Application Closing Date
26th June, 2020.

4) Position: Nutrition Advisor (based in Kano)
Job Profile: This position will support the design and implementation of high-quality nutrition interventions for the project and provide technical oversight nutrition programming activities in the across the 44 LGAs in Kano  
Job-role: The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
  • Monitor nutrition interventions implemented by the Project to ensure strategy and plans are followed.
  • Provide programme technical support through frequent field visits to LGA’s and CSOs offices, presenting a report with recommendations.
  • Ensure CSOs develop quality timely work plans and budgets according to the frequency requested by the project.
  • Support training of CSO Project Nutrition Officers on nutrition or other related topics.
  • Participate in technical meetings related to nutrition programmes, and document as well.
  • Monitor and ensure accountability and participation mechanisms for adults and children are for the project.
  • Observe principles of child rights programming in all activities related to nutrition programming including design, analysis, implementation and M& E with a particular focus on gender and diversity, children’s participation.
  • Support CSO partners to produce timely high-quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
  • Provide information and other communication materials for effective support of other departments by meeting service requirements.
  • Contribute to policy development relating to nutrition and ensure consistency with SFH Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award Project.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training and support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the line manager.
Qualifications/Experience:
  • A minimum of a post-graduate level or equivalent in Public Health and/or Nutrition.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of specialised experience in nutrition programming in the context of HIV including IYCF.
  • Demonstrable ability to acquire a high level of thematic expertise on priority issues within nutrition.
  • Demonstrable capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and work plans.
  • S/He should have experience working and collaborating with government health ministries and agencies, technical and implementing partners, donor agencies, etc
  • Demonstrable experience in budget formulation and monitoring.
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.
  • S/He must be able to write and speak the local language of the state of intervention (Hausa).
Skills and competencies: 
  • High level of integrity
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong initiative and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Coordination and team-building skills
  • Ability to multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Application Closing Date
17th June, 2020.


5) Position: Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) Liaison Officer (based in Abuja)
Contract Duration: 11 Months (with option for renewal)
Job Profile:  The PCN Liaison Officer (PCN LO) will be responsible for establishing and nurturing good working relationship between the Project and the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) to enable the attainment of the strategic objectives of the Project. S/He will coordinate the project related PCN activities and support PCN in the translation, planning, coordination, and execution of all project.
Job-role: The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
  • Ensuring proper communication as well as cooperation between the project and PCN and other related entities.
  • Coordinate project related activities and provide advice to PCN on the project’s purpose, objectives, timelines, policies, and activities.
  • Support PCN in the development of activity plans based on programme outputs amongst others.
  • Facilitate cross synergy of all related PCN – Project program activities
  • Promote and Disseminate project activities within the PCN system / Pharmacy Community.
  • Interface and support consortium members on the project in ensuring that all activities have strong PCN buy-in and active participation.
  • Liaise with the Deputy Managing Director Operations and the Project Director in all high-level advocacies and meetings with a wide range of stakeholders, including Government, other consortium partners, Implementing Partners, and internal stakeholders within SFH to achieve project and organisational deliverables.
  • Assists PCN to establish positive relationships with FMOH, Reproductive Health Units, media, etc and other stakeholders.
  • Act as the focal person for the project at PCN activities and events including representing the project at some meeting/platforms where necessary.
  • Ensure the visibility and credibility of IntegratE brand within the PCN system and the pharmacy / PPMV community.
  • Support the project management team in documenting programmatic achievements on monthly, quarterly and annual basis as well as document and publish best practices.
  • Support the project team in developing at least one human interest story or success story every quarter. This must be well documented and presented as part of the quarterly report.
  •  Support the project team in the production of at least one newsletter every quarter. This will be publishable newsletter and will be uploading same on the SFH/IntegratE website.
  • Take on other roles and responsibilities as will be assigned by the project director.
Qualifications/Experience:
  • Must possess a first degree in Pharmaceutical science. Master degree in public health or related will be an added advantage.  
  • Must be registered with pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN).
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in family planning programmes in a donor-funded environment.
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of laws and regulation guiding the practice of pharmacy in Nigeria.
  • Must have in-depth experience in developing, requesting, and using technical assistance and other capacity-building tools to catalyse problem-solving within institutional settings.
  • Previous experience in system strengthening role will be an added advantage.
Skills and competencies: 
  • High level of integrity
  • Knowledge of family planning
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Team-building skills
  • Ability to multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Application Closing Date
26th June, 2020.

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