Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, etc. We offer professionals, opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.
We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions:
About the Program:
The Phase II segment of the Community component relating to OVC, HBC and CSS service delivery areas in Nigeria is under the oversight of Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) which is hereafter referred to as the Principal Recipient (PR). ARFH seeks the services of experienced and committed individuals with experience in OVC, HBC and Community System Strengthening to work as state programme officers in managing grant implementation in Lagos, Delta, Niger, Nassarawa, Bauchi, Enugu and Kastina States.
About the Job
Each States Program Officer will principally be responsible for supporting project implementation through oversight to CSS & OVC CBOs and support groups in the seven states.
The Program Officers would be responsible for:
providing up to date information relating to current and emerging issues in OVC, HBC & CSS
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
Participating in development, management and review of program activities of CBOs & SGs
Ensuring data quality and transmission to the next level
Liaise with other GF partners in states of implementation
Monitoring and evaluating progress of initiatives in areas of responsibility.
This will involve undertaking periodic visits to program sites within the selected Local Government Areas and Wards in their states.
Achieving and maintaining an effective and efficient level of communication with their networks, other diseases and Program team in their states
Conducting advocacy to different stakeholders in the three diseases areas
Mentor and Support CBOs staff on organisation, financial and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Engage in other duties as may be assigned by the project coordinator
Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a health-related discipline, or the social sciences with 2 - 3 years post-qualification experience in a non-governmental organisation
Good communication and community mobilisation skills
Resident in the states that they are applying to working in
Ready to and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
Ability to work with minimum supervision and exercise of sound judgement and flexibility to achieve agreed outcomes
Ability to communicate fluently in English and the local dialect(s) of the states and localities they would be working in.
Ability to use Microsoft Words, Excel and Power-point packages
All Applicants should title their applications according to their preferred location/State, desired positions and their surnames, e.g. Lagos – Program Officer – Musa Bola Obi.
Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to firstname.lastname@example.org on/or before December 29th 2014. 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. 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).