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.
Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) - OVC Programme
Ref ID: sfh-96032
Location: North East/North West
- The DCOP will be responsible for managing day-to-day technical activities. S/He will be responsible for collaboration with other stakeholders, including in other states where the Project is implemented.
- The DCOP will also lead the implementation of project activities and will be responsible for the application of lessons learned, innovations, and cutting-edge quality improvement methods and to translate best practices into the improved implementation of interventions.
- The DCOP also supports and back-stops for the COP and will be based in one of the states in North East/North West Nigeria.
The successful candidate provides technical leadership in the following areas:
- Programming for priority OVC sub-populations including CLHIV, HIV-exposed infants, children of PLHIV, adolescent girls, children of FSW
- Parenting skills development
- Organisation and workforce development
- Gender transformative programming
- Programming to support HIV prevention and epidemic control
- MCH and nutrition.
- A minimum of a Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Management Social Work, with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field. A first degree in Medicine or a health-related field is preferred, and a master’s degree will be an added advantage
- A minimum of ten (10) years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health and HIV. This should be inclusive of a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in senior programme management implementing international development activities in Northern Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV/AIDS/ Health activities under a USAID award
- Demonstrated working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for programme management, in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements.
Skills and Competencies:
- The successful candidate must be a person of integrity with excellent technical skills in managing OVC projects and an understanding of programming for CLHIV in Northern Nigeria.
- S/He must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV/AIDS programmes.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Method of Application
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.
- Interested applicants should submit an abstract (50-80 words)
- A 4 page (maximum) research proposal with details on health area of interest. (The proposal should describe the research question, concept, methodology of analysis, timelines and how this research contributes to the mission of SFH and addressing key health issues in Nigeria. The language should be understandable to non-specialist readers)
- Resume or Curriculum vitae
- A bibliography of previous research.
- In addition, applicants must submit a reference letter signed by an academic referee.
- Follow the instructions during application and a confirmation mail will be sent to you upon completion of your application. Please include the names and contact details (including telephone and email addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievement
- All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply