Society for Family Health (SFH) Job Recruitment (8 Positions)

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 positions below:

1) Job Title: Design and Adaptation Lead

Job Code: sfh-05833
Location: Abuja HQ
Job type: Full-time
Duration of Contract: Fixed Term Hire

About Adolescents 360 Amplify Project (A360-A)

  • The project aims to build on the innovative approaches of the Adolescents 360 in designing programs to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls aged 15 – 19, primarily through increasing voluntary use of modern contraceptives in three (3) African countries.
  • The purpose of Adolescents 360 Amplify is to build on the successes of Adolescents 360 used to break down barriers to adolescent access and use of contraception while increasing the voluntary use of modern contraceptives among adolescent girls aged 15 -19 years in 10 Nigerian states.
  • The project intends to use a replicable Human-Centered Design (HCD), Youth Engagement fused with Developmental Neuroscience and Anthropology that allows us to understand how the interplay of adolescent development (biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and sexual), culture and sexual norms affects Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) behavior.

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for coordinating adaptation phase design, ensuring a balanced presence of A360 disciplinary lenses and design rigor.
  • They will also partner with the M&E and Learning Advisor to ensure evidence generation in line with agreed-upon thresholds of evidence and benchmarks of success.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Review the A360 program strategy and identify areas of adaptations
  • Coordinate adaptation phase design, ensuring a balanced presence of A360 disciplinary lenses and design rigor.
  • Support the state teams in the design and adaptations of the components of the program strategy to ensure vertical integration
  • Partner with the M&E and Learning Advisor to ensure evidence generation in line with agreed-upon thresholds of evidence and benchmarks of success.
  • Execute structured capture of insights, insight synthesis, and resulting design decisions leading to the development of prototypes within the project, using tools co-developed by the technical learning team.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a Masters’ degree in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Public Administration, International Development, Political Science, Communications, International Relations, Social Sciences.
  • Must possess a minimum of 7 years post-NYSC experience in Design Adaptations

Skills and Competency required:

  • Ability to solve design challenges quickly and creatively, with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience using Human-Centered Design (HCD) to address various programmatic challenges
  • Advanced knowledge and skill with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Creative thinking and Problem-solving Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision

3) Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Ref Id: sfh-74582
Locations: North West, North Central, South East and South South
Depart: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Job Type: Full-time

Job Profile

  • This position supports project development and implementation by tracking deliverables using appropriate Monitoring & Evaluation tools and processes.
  • S/he will assist the Project Director in ensuring sound project planning, monitoring and evaluation of progress and technical reporting and provide leadership for project evaluations, action planning and performance reporting to donor and other stakeholders.

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

  • Provide clear guidance for M&E data management processes that will enable systematic collection, collation, processing, analysis, and interpretation and use of data,
  • Help define a list of core indicators that enables tracking of progress among different interventions and sub-population groups and collect data on project activities and results and assess the quantity and quality of achievements of targets,
  • Lead on data visualisation and generation of high level analytics to shape project implementation and delivery of impact
  • Establish clear information flow channels between the different implementation levels, donors, and stakeholders,
  • Develop a plan for strengthening the capacity of staff and other implementing partners on monitoring and evaluation of the project,
  • Make a quarterly report to the Project Manager which summarises progress against key output indicators at the project level, with discussion of any specific progress issues as need be
  • Facilitate the regular conduct of data quality audits to verify and authenticate data emanating from the project field activities
  • Support the project team to document best practices and lessons learned from implementation of the project.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Demographics, Anthropology, Social Work, Epidemiology, or related field of study,
  • Must possess at least seven (7) years post-NYSC working experience in project monitoring and evaluation in public health/nutrition or any large social sector programs,
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of M & E techniques and methodologies including knowledge of conducting operations research, household surveys and qualitative assessments, data analysis, data management and interpretation and reporting,
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Nigeria’s health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting,
  • Previous experience in a donor-funded environment, NGO or good understanding of international donor rules and regulations will be an added advantage with ability to manage deliverables within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Experience in mixed-methods research (qualitative and quantitative) across various study designs and ability to use standard M&E and analytical tools and software such as Stata, SPSS, MS Excel etc.
  • Conversant with the culture and working environment in preferred location.

Skills and Competencies:

  • The successful candidate will be a person of integrity with advanced quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • H/She will have strong report writing and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organise, and manage resources for the successful completion of projects.

3) Job Title: Manager – Finance and Administration

Ref Id: sfh-08147
Locations: North West, North Central, South East and South South
Depart: Finance & Accounts
Job Type: Permanent

Job Profile

  • The Manager – Finance and Administration will be the lead expert for project financial management as well as for administrative, human resource and logistics management. .
  • S/he will be responsible for overseeing project accounting and finance/budget management including cash flow management, timely donor financial and annual financial reporting using approved templates.
  • S/he will be responsible for managing financial and operational review processes as well as internal and external audit review exercises in compliance with donor financial and standard accounting rules and regulations.

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

  • Manage the accounting, finance, HR, and administration components of the project and ensure consistency with SFH standard operating procedures and policies, donor cost principles and accounting standards and ensure the project needs are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations.
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub-awards/contracts to ensure funds are effectively and efficiently utilised in accordance with donor financial rules for the purpose of actualising the project goals,
  • Develop procedures for monitoring and analysing project budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending,
  • Coordinate monthly requests for funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the project has all necessary funds for operations,
  • Oversee payroll procedures, administer payroll, and monitor employee timekeeping, develop and implement office administrative and personnel systems,
  • Ensure appropriate reporting on financial, HR and other areas to meet donor and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Accounting, Finance, or related field; a master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a qualified Chartered Accountant with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in overseeing financial operations and management of a bi-lateral or multi-lateral donor-funded project in Nigeria or other African countries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project financial budget preparation, commercial negotiations, financial management, internal controls/systems development, accounting, auditing, and reporting, analysing and reporting financial performance, financial forecasting, and budget variance analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience managing operations, including managing people and performance.

Skills and Competencies:

  • The successful candidate will be a person of integrity with excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and organisational skills, a thorough understanding of accounting and donor financial guidelines and rules, international accounting standards and Nigerian tax and fiscal policies.
  • Hands-on experience using an ERP and business management MIS with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Requires a high level of creativity and innovation and the ability to maintain operational efficiency in a fast-paced work environment.

4) Job Title: Project Director

Ref Id: sfh-96132
Locations: Oyo (Ibadan), Plateau (Jos), Kwara (Ilorin), Gombe, Kaduna, Nasarawa (Lafia), Kogi (Lokoja), Kano, Katsina, Calabar and Abia (Umuahia).
Job Type: Full-time

Job Profile

  • The Project Director (PD) will be the principal point of contact with the donor for a nutrition focussed project.
  • S/he will provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction for the project.
  • The PD must be highly analytical and a strategic thinker who ensures an integrated vision among different components and actors and focuses on achieving project deliverables.

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

  • Effective and efficient project management to ensure achievement of project objectives within budget and allotted time frames and set clear objectives and indicators for project activities.
  • Contribute to development of an appropriate and effective nutrition project strategy including proactive planning for responsible exit.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise project activities, evaluating progress through outputs and ensure positive impact for beneficiaries and other stakeholders using both quantitative and qualitative data, and take appropriate action as needed to ensure continued progress.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to applicable time frames and formats.
  • Team management including performance and motivation and provision of continuous guidance and technical support
  • Manage the project budget and ensure good financial management, including accountability and good governance and ensure quality assurance in project implementation
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings, collaborate, and build strong relationships with other implementing partners and stakeholders in the state

Qualifications/Experience

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Administration, Management, Social Work, or a relevant field,
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing, managing, and leading development projects in a developing country. Experience must include two to five (2-5) years prior experience as a Deputy Project Lead, Assistant Director and above in the public service or a similar senior leadership role providing technical direction and oversight for nutrition or related public health projects with a strong focus on field implementation
  • Demonstrated experience of managing projects with a focus on behaviour change would be an added advantage,
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, including government, CSOs and donors

Skills and Competencies:

  • The successful candidate must be a person of integrity with excellent oral and written communication skills, highly analytical, with expert interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills.
  • The person should have deep knowledge of Donors (bilateral and multilateral) operational rules, demonstrated ability manage a project successfully to meet its deliverables, a high level of creativity and innovation, ability to drive team performance to meet targets and able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Must have ability to exercise sound judgment to meet business strategies and develop objectives that align with organisational and project objectives.

5) Job Title: Senior Learning Advisor

Job Code: sfh-14336
Location: Abuja HQ
Job type: Full-time  
Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire

About Adolescents 360 Amplify Project (A360-A)

  • The project aims to build on the innovative approaches of the Adolescents 360 in designing programs to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls aged 15 – 19, primarily through increasing voluntary use of modern contraceptives in three (3) African countries.
  • The purpose of Adolescents 360 Amplify is to build on the successes of Adolescents 360 used to break down barriers to adolescent access and use of contraception while increasing the voluntary use of modern contraceptives among adolescent girls aged 15 – 19 years in 10 Nigerian states.
  • The project intends to use a replicable Human-Centered Design (HCD), Youth Engagement fused with Developmental Neuroscience and Anthropology that allows us to understand how the interplay of adolescent development (biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and sexual), culture and sexual norms affects Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) behavior.

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for strategizing, implementing, and coordinating all A360 Nigeria learning activities.
  • Their responsibilities will include supporting the design of tools and systems for knowledge management; leading information and lessons learned dissemination, and providing organizational development support to the core team.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Design tools and processes for rapid, ongoing technical learning, suited to programme team work plans and deliverables.
  • Conduct process documentation of country-based design work.
  • Facilitate and document action point reviews regularly to ensure structured, team-wide pause, reflection, and learning.
  • In collaboration with the learning, M&E, and marketing leads, develop and execute prototyping assessment protocols including rubrics for assessment and standards/templates for documentation of prototypes, ensuring alignment with agreed-upon thresholds of evidence and methodological rigor.
  • Document prototyping including methods, prototype characteristics, and assessment results.
  • Develop dynamic prototype ‘report cards’ tailored to the country context to ensure documents are ready for external audiences’ engagement and critical learning exchange.
  • In line with the project technical documentation guidelines, support development of technical publications (grey literature) reflecting the project process and learning publications that go beyond surface promotional publications, to critically examine technical strategy and its implementation.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Social Science or related field and 8 years of related work experience; OR Master’s degree in relevant social science or related field and 5 years of related work experience

Skills and Competency required:

  • Expert knowledge in learning and project management practices in international development.
  • Experience in donor-funded projects
  • Proven ability to manage and support complex portfolios.
  • Advanced knowledge and skill with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Strong report writing skills and abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision

6) Job Title: Health Economist

Ref Id: sfh-80044
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time
Depart: Health Financing
Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire

About Adolescents 360 Amplify Project (A360-A)

  • The project aims to build on the innovative approaches of the Adolescents 360 in designing programs to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls aged 15 – 19, primarily through increasing voluntary use of modern contraceptives in three (3) African countries.
  • The purpose of Adolescents 360 Amplify is to build on the successes of Adolescents 360 used to break down barriers to adolescent access and use of contraception while increasing the voluntary use of modern contraceptives among adolescent girls aged 15 -19 years in 10 Nigerian states.
  • The project intends to use a replicable Human-Centered Design (HCD), Youth Engagement fused with Developmental Neuroscience and Anthropology that allows us to understand how the interplay of adolescent development (biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and sexual), culture and sexual norms affects Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) behavior.

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for reviewing the impact of A360 Nigeria’s interventions on state funding, helps the project understand national and state targets including the funding mechanism that is linked to them.
  • This individual will also support in identifying creative funding solutions such as service-level agreements with PPMVs to provide services to adolescents.

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

  • Reviews the impact of A360 Nigeria’s interventions on state funding,
  • Lead in conducting economic analyses and providing evidence for the project initiative.
  • Coordinate the studies for analysis of the impact of user charges and its implications on health care utilization in facilities for the project to inform advocacy
  • Analyze the resource allocation pattern to the sector and suggest ways to enhance the value for money while also analyzing the adequacy of the resource allocation.
  • Support in identifying creative funding solutions such as service-level agreements with PPMVs to provide services to adolescents.
  • Supports the project to understand national and state targets including the funding mechanism that is linked to them.
  • Support the States Ministry of Health to build a business case for ASRH programming including conducting cost-effectiveness and/or cost-benefit analysis, modeling impact of investments on mortality, morbidity and health status as well as benefits outside the health sector
  • Contribute to scientific writing and production of reports.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a first degree in the relevant field (Health Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, Statistics, or other Social Sciences)
  • Must possess a minimum of 7 years post-NYSC experience in the health sector and in health economics.

Skills and Competency Required:

  • Strong economic, statistical and econometric skills, including experience with detailed, high-level data analysis and sampling
  • Sound communication and technical writing skills
  • Good knowledge of the Nigerian and state health system and key health system actors.
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision
  • Cognate experience in providing technical assistance to government at national or sub-national levels is an advantage.

7) Job Title: Research and Learning Coordinator

Req ID: sfh-08012
Location: Ogun
Department: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Duration of Contract: Fixed Term Hire

About Adolescents 360 Amplify Project (A360-A)

  • The project aims to build on the innovative approaches of the Adolescents 360 in designing programs to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls aged 15 – 19, primarily through increasing voluntary use of modern contraceptives in three (3) African countries.
  • The purpose of Adolescents 360 Amplify is to build on the successes of Adolescents 360 used to break down barriers to adolescent access and use of contraception while increasing the voluntary use of modern contraceptives among adolescent girls aged 15 -19 years in 10 Nigerian states.
  • The project intends to use a replicable Human-Centered Design (HCD), Youth Engagement fused with Developmental Neuroscience and Anthropology that allows us to understand how the interplay of adolescent development (biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and sexual), culture and sexual norms affects Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) behavior.

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for leading adaptive implementation processes for A360 A Nigeria, spearheading periodic qualitative data collection, and ensuring systematic routine adaptive management reviews.
  • They will work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to ensure linked, routine analysis considering standard quantitative performance data and qualitative datasets. They will lead to adaptations assessment, documentation, and coordinate dissemination locally.

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

  • Lead adaptations assessment, documentation, and coordinate dissemination locally.
  • Monitor data and database to support the improved availability of data and the use of data for process monitoring and evaluation for programme planning, evaluation, policy, and advocacy at the national and state levels.
  • Responsible for supporting field teams on data entry to ensure all fields are appropriately filled in the DHIS platform from the source document.
  • Responsible for conducting data cleansing activities on incoming data in the DHIS platform.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to all users for timely data entry and provide feedback.
  • Identify data errors and support field teams to correct the error immediately.
  • Responsible for solving discrepancies by contacting authorized users for information, comparing indicators, and data variables.
  • Support M&E Specialist to maintain database and conduct routine maintenance as needed to ensure data integrity.
  • Report any issue related to data and data quality to M&E Specialist to proffer solution.
  • Coordinate Data Quality Assessment with Coordinator/ M&E Specialist to determine new approaches and resolutions for data quality issues.
  • Maintain project team confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Secure information by completing database backups.
  • Maintain operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Support data analysis for program decisions.
  • Work as part of a team in order to achieve a common goal
  • Provide progress reports on a monthly basis.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a first degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Public Policy, Statistics, or other Social Sciences).
  • Must possess a minimum three (3) years post-NYSC experience in a similar field
  • Must possess sound technical knowledge and experience of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design

Skills and Competency Required

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills.

8) Job Title: Research and Learning Coordinator

Req ID: sfh-05808
Location: Kaduna
Department: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire

About Adolescents 360 Amplify Project (A360-A)

  • The project aims to build on the innovative approaches of the Adolescents 360 in designing programs to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls aged 15 – 19, primarily through increasing voluntary use of modern contraceptives in three (3) African countries.
  • The purpose of Adolescents 360 Amplify is to build on the successes of Adolescents 360 used to break down barriers to adolescent access and use of contraception while increasing the voluntary use of modern contraceptives among adolescent girls aged 15 -19 years in 10 Nigerian states. The project intends to use a replicable Human-Centered Design (HCD), Youth Engagement fused with Developmental Neuroscience and Anthropology that allows us to understand how the interplay of adolescent development (biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and sexual), culture and sexual norms affects Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) behavior.

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for leading adaptive implementation processes for A360 A Nigeria, spearheading periodic qualitative data collection, and ensuring systematic routine adaptive management reviews.
  • They will work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to ensure linked, routine analysis considering standard quantitative performance data and qualitative datasets. They will lead to adaptations assessment, documentation, and coordinate dissemination locally.

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

  • Lead adaptations assessment, documentation, and coordinate dissemination locally.
  • Monitor data and database to support the improved availability of data and the use of data for process monitoring and evaluation for programme planning, evaluation, policy, and advocacy at the national and state levels.
  • Responsible for supporting field teams on data entry to ensure all fields are appropriately filled in the DHIS platform from the source document.
  • Responsible for conducting data cleansing activities on incoming data in the DHIS platform.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to all users for timely data entry and provide feedback.
  • Identify data errors and support field teams to correct the error immediately.
  • Responsible for solving discrepancies by contacting authorized users for information, comparing indicators, and data variables.
  • Support M&E Specialist to maintain database and conduct routine maintenance as needed to ensure data integrity.
  • Report any issue related to data and data quality to M&E Specialist to proffer solution.
  • Coordinate Data Quality Assessment with Coordinator/ M&E Specialist to determine new approaches and resolutions for data quality issues.
  • Maintain project team confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Secure information by completing database backups.
  • Maintain operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Support data analysis for program decisions.
  • Work as part of a team in order to achieve a common goal
  • Provide progress reports on a monthly basis.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a first degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Public Policy, Statistics, or other Social Sciences).
  • Must possess a minimum three (3) years post-NYSC experience in a similar field
  • Must possess sound technical knowledge and experience of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design

Skills and Competency required

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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