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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Programme Director and Deputy Dorector at Society For Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading public health non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria, implementing programmes in reproductive health/family
planning, HIV and AIDS prevention, primary health care system strengthening and maternal and child health. SFH works in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Global Fund among other international donors. We seek to recruit qualified persons as a result of growth in the organisation. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

Project: Subject to securing donor funding
Duration of Contract: Full time, fixed-term contract (six years)

Job Profile
  • We are seeking an exceptional leader to provide strategic direction and management oversight for a large malaria programme in Nigeria.
  • The post-holder will make a major contribution to reduce the malaria burden by working with the Nigerian government to strengthen health systems.
  • The post requires understanding of the Nigerian context and the ability to lead a large, complex, DFID-funded programme.
Job Role
  • The programme will deliver targeted institutional, community and policy-related malaria interventions through a consortium.
Key responsibilities are below:
  • Work with the Programme Management Board to develop strategies for the delivery of the programme and oversee their implementation nationally and in relevant states.
  • Coordinate advocacy and public relations activities, forging and maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders across the National Malaria Elimination Programme, Government, Donors and technical and implementing partners in the Malaria sector in Nigeria
  • Ensure on-track delivery of quality, high performing programme, through the development and maintenance of management and quality assurance tools and systems. This will include a typical framework, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems, technical oversight of annual planning and budgeting and ensuring learning informs decisions to improve and adapt programming.
  • Actively manage, supervise and mentor a multi-disciplinary team, promoting an atmosphere in which programme staff can give their best and collaborate to give their best ad collaborate to deliver the programme. Provide management oversight across a broader team and maintain strong relationship with consortium partners.
  • Ensure maintenance of sound financial and administrative practices in line with policies and procedures and those of the donor. Accountable for the development of annual budgets and financial reports, on-going budget monitoring and financial performance.
  • Must possess a minimum of a Master's Degree in a Health related discipline
  • Must possess knowledge of on-going and emerging issues in relation to malaria policy, strategy, institutional and financing arrangement.
  • Must have a minimum of 15 years’ experience managing and implementing health programmes, including solid experience at a senior leadership level.
  • Must have verifiable experience at leading a multi-partner consortium programme.
  • Must possess significant understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural context in Nigeria and relevant key stakeholders in the malaria sector.
  • A thought leader when it comes to ongoing and emerging issues in relations to malaria policy, strategy, institutional and financing arrangements in addition to technical malaria prevention and care demonstrated through publications.
  • Strong client and external liaison skills (including diplomacy and communication skills) with experience of working in complex environments with governments, donors and external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading and managing highly skilled and multidisciplinary technical, financial and administrative teams, overseeing strategies, technical approaches, workplans and budgets.
  • Management, strategic planning and leadership experience, with ability to multi-task, work under pressure, inspire high quality work, demonstrate firm but sensitive leadership, provide support and supervision and empower team members.
  • Evidence of previous experience of managing and controlling a budget in excess of $10 million
  • Experience with implementing DFID programmes preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply
Compensation & Benefits 
The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.

Applicants should forward a one-page application letter (using the position reference as the subject), addressed to the "Director, Human Resources", clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job and current remuneration

  • Applicants should send the application, as well as a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating current telephone numbers, e-mail address and contact details to the email address beside the job you are applying for.
  • Please include the names and contact details (including telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements.
  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • This project is subject to securing donor funding and the precise details of timelines and task are subject to change prior to project start-up.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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