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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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  • 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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    State Program Officer

    State Program Officer - Niger State

    Reports to the Program Manager

    Specific responsibilities:

    • Coordinate and facilitate RH/FP service delivery (quality and systems strengthening) and other related activities in project anchor sites and respective LGAs.
    • Liaise with State FP team and other relevant government representatives (LGA health team) to facilitate quality improvement/health system strengthening activities
    • Facilitate review meetings, addressing gaps, etc. among FP service providers -Government & Community health workers
    • Prepare and submit detailed progress reports on project activities on monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual basis to the project coordinator and as necessary
    • Developing innovative strategies to strengthen the effectiveness and quality of service provision in their areas of assigned responsibility
    • Proactively and efficiently managing the implementation of the project activities within their states of assignment
    • Ensure the prudent use of funds in the implementation of project activities as set out in the project plan
    • Participating in development, management and review of program activities of Community health workers
    • Liaise with other PHCDA, SMOH, CBOS, public and private Health facilities, FP sites/ clinics and other state/community partners in the state
    • Monitoring and evaluating progress of initiatives in areas of responsibility.
    • Mentor and Support CORPs on service delivery and data collection.
    • Participate actively in any other duties assigned by the Programme Manager.

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must be Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM) with BSc in Nursing, degree in medicine or related field. Possession of a master’s degree in Public Health or Social work will be added advantage, with 6 years’ experience on donor funded family planning project in Nigeria with good knowledge of national health programs, health system, NGOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with stakeholders at all levels. Must possess hands-on experience in Family Planning Service Delivery. Excellent writing and oral communication skills, with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power point

    Method of Application

    Applicants should complete the online form at https://forms.gle/U862qvJwvFLorEV19 and ALSO send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document), explaining suitability for the job to programs@arfh-ng.org on or before  Friday February 28th, 2020. Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email. 

    Applicants who failed to comply with the above instructions will be disqualified while 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.  Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.

    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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