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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: May 18, 2022
  • ARFH is one of the leading indigenous non-profit organisations in Nigeria committed improving the quality of life of underserved and vulnerable communities by promoting access to quality health care and harnessing community capacities for sustainable development. Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is a national, non-governmental organiz...
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    Program Officer

    Reports to:          Program Manager

    Specific Responsibilities of a Program officer

    • Develop creative and innovative approaches to expand access to the use of quality G-ANC and RMNCH services by the under-served communities
    • Identify technical assistance requirements and coordinate provision to TA so that service providers will tender quality RMNCH services
    • Conduct training needs and equipment/supplies and commodities needs assessment to address the identified needs for improved quality of service delivery
    • Conduct field visits to all project sites to monitor and review project progress
    • Support and strengthen collaborative approach within the project to integrate other services to G-ANC including malaria in pregnancy
    • Liaise with relevant Program Officers to facilitate/participate in RMNCAH+N meetings to ensure coordination of G-ANC and related activities with and among all partners
    • Give report on capture G-ANC data in quarterly reports
    • Plan, conduct and supervise training activities to sub-grantees and service providers
    • Advise the SPM on necessary changes needed to improve quality coverage and acceptance of service


    • B.Sc  Nursing , RN / RM Degree with extensive  Clinical Nursing and Midwifery experience  or M.B.B.S Degree
    • 3 - 5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in coordinating projects and managing a wide range of stakeholders.
    • Experience working in diverse fields - RMNCAH+N, Malaria and immunization program.
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian public and private health sectors
    • Familiarity with different sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria
    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Excellent computer, management, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
    • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
    • Good understanding of local language
    • Mature, responsible, and able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
    • Strong interest in RMNCAH community programs.

    Competencies / Attributes:

    • Advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel.
    • Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services, including program strategies and indicators.
    • Good analytical and trouble shooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
    •  Advanced oral and written communication skills.
    • Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
    • Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.

    Applicants should fill the Google Form  and send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to on/or before Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.


    Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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