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  • Posted on: 11 November, 2010 Deadline: 22 November, 2010
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  • Society Family for Health (SFH) is the largest social marketing organization and local non-profit organization in Nigeria, with sixteen regional offices across the country and over 350 staff. SFH implements diverse public health interventions in HIVIAIDS, reproductive health, and maternal and child heaith. SFH's activities range from product sales and distribution to behavior change communication, advocacy, research, and community mobilization. SFH's donor platform includes DFID, the Global Fundfor HIVIAIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, USAID, and numerous other donors.  

    MEASUREMENT SPECIALIST- NIGERIA 

    The consortium of organizations comprised of the Society for Family Health (SFH) - Nigeria, Population Selvices International (PSI) BBC World Service Trust and Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), organized under an upcoming 5 year USAID Cooperative Agreement entitled, Expanding SocIII Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMP1N), seeks candidates for the position of Behavior Change Communications Specialist. The Society Family for Health will be the prime recipient of ESMPIN. This posi'don will sit within the strucrure of one of the consortium partners. The position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. Please note: this position is contingent on funding. 
    The MS will be responsible for providing performance monitoring oversight of the ESMPIN as well as strengthening the capacity of the SFH Family Planning (FP) and Research Departments in the areas of performance monitoring and research. 
     
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    duties include but are not limited to: 
    •Refining, implementing and evaluating measurement indicators and targets 
    •Data collection and analysis to determine the results of FP/RH/MNCHIMalaria social marketing programs 
    •Developing research designs for FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria including study designs, questionnaire development, analysis and dissemination 
    •Working closely with USAID/Nigeria in finalizing/refining appropriate indicators, and with staff at all levels of the ESMPIN in design and ilnplementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation plan 
    •Training country-level researchers and strengthening capacity to design studies, oversee data collection, and analyze results; 
    •Establishing networks of information collection and sharing, and strengthening overall monitoring and evaluation capacity 
    •Providing technical assistance to the research team on using mapping activities to measure coverage and access to SFH products, as well as helping to enhance reporting of SFH field activities through mapping 
     
     
    QUALIFICA TIONS: 
    •Minimum 5-8 years experience in one or more large-scale social marketing and BCC program 
    •A Master's degree or higher in 'public health, international development, research or a related degree is required 
    •Demonstrated ability to select appropriate measures acceptable to USAID for the project to measure outputs, trends and outcomes in social marketing 
    •Experience in collecting and analyzing FPIRHlMNCHlMalaria social marketing and BCC data to improve program implementation and cost-effectiveness 
    •Experience in the design, management, analysis, and dissemination of behavioral research in public health, especially FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria 
    •Experience in training, monitoring and supervising all levels of program and service delivery staff in collection. interpretation and reporting and use ofFP/RH/MNCH/Malaria social marketing and BCC data 
    •Fluency in English required; and 
    The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-eultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment; excellent team work skills and a demonstrated capacity to produce results. 


    BEHAVIOR CHANAGE COMMUNICATIONS SPECILIST -NIGERIA

    The consortium of organizations comprised of the Society for Family Health (SFH) - Nigeria, Population Services International (PSI) BBC World' Service Trust and Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), organized under an upcoming 5 year USAID Cooperative Agreement entitled, Exranding Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN), seeks candidates for the position of Behavior Change Communications Specialist.
    The Society Family for Health.wiII be the prime recipient of ESMPIN. This position will sit within the structure of one of the consortium partners. The position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria .please note: this position is contingent on funding.
     
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES: duties include but are not limited to: 
    •Oversee the development, management and implementation communication strategy to increase use of products and practic of health behaviors 
    •Oversee implementation communication strategy to effectively influence behavior change at the individual,community and political levers 
    •Oversee and manage a wind veriety of interventions from mass media advertising campaigns to small group and interpersonal communications 
    •Effectively collaborate with all key partners and stakeholders throughout the life of the project 
    •Oversee the development and harmonization of program massages,IEC materials and related training curriculum
    •Develop in coordination with partners a mass media dissemination and monitoring plan 
    •supervise a team of project staff and create professional opportunities
     
     
    QUALIFICATIONS: 
    •Minimum 5-8 years experience in two or more large-scale social marketing and BCC programs 
    •Masters degree in public health or other relevant health or behavior change communications discipline 
    •Experience with implementing BCC in the context of FP/RH/MCH/Malaria and behavior change interventions at different levels within a developing country 
    •Demonstrated technical expertise in a relevant mix of designing, managing and evaluating health programs through social marketing, as well as small group and IPC activities that have led to correct and sustained use of methods, services and socially-marketed products 
    •Familiarity with the different cultural, social and religious identities in Nigeria and/or iii a similar African setting 
    •Excellent organizational, teamwork and multitasking capabilities; 
    •Fluency in English required; and 
    •Demonstrated ability to produce results 
    The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-eultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment; excellent team work skills and a demonstrated capacity to produce results.
     

    CHIEF OF PARTY-NIGERIA
     
    SFH seeks dynamic candidates for the position of Chief of Party. This position will provide leadership and management to an upcoming 5 year USAlD Cooperative Agreement entitled, the Expanding Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN) which SFH ' is leading a consortium of partners. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will report to the SFH Managing Director. Please note: tbis position is contingent on funding. 
     
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES: duties include but are not limited to: 
    •Oversee the development, management and implementation of a FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria prevention BCC program as well as a BCC program targeting at-risk populations in Nigeria 
    •Oversee the development and management of a local capacity building strategy for local Nigerian partner organizations and government counterparts to implement effective, evidence-based prevention interventions, particularly in the area of BCC programming. 
    •Collaborate closely with the SFH and PSI Research Department and PSI regional researchers to ensure programs are designed and managed based on documented evidence 
    •Oversee the management of sub-awardees as well as the training of consortium members, peer educators, and community leaders. 
    •Serve as the primary liaison with USAID for the project in close coordination with the SFH Managing Director (MD) and other relevant staff 
    •Effectively collaborate with all key partners and stakeholders throughout the life of the project 
    •Manage partner relationships relevant to ESMPIN, including partnerships with local and international organizations 
    •Supervise a team of project staff and create professional development opportunities in coordination with the Managing Director, HR manager and other relevant staff 
     
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    •Graduate level business, public health degree or other relevant degree 
    •At least 7-10 years of demonstrated success in managing and applying program and staff leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills to complex social marketing and BCC programs.
    •Demonstrated success in implementing FP/RH/MNCH/Malaria social marketing and BCC programs in two or more developing countries with preference given to those with experience in Nigeria and/or other African countries 
    •Proven experience in sub grantee management and developing technical capacity of government agencies, consortium members and other relevant stakeholders in evidenced based programming and BCC techniques. 
    •Demonstrated management and supervisory capability in leading large and complex field-based projects involving staff of diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds 
    •Experience interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies. 
    •Fluency in English required 
    The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment. 
    Preference will be given to candidates with experience monitoring, reporting and/or evaluating large donor funded public health or social marketing programs; knowledge of USAID and the international donor community; and a proven record of excellent management and interpersonal skills.

    Method Of Application

    For more information, please visit our website at, http://www.sfhnigeria.org
    Deadline for application is November 22, 2010. 
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