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  • Vacancy at Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)

  • Posted on: 30 January, 2015 Deadline: 4 February, 2015
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  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing Programs for improving Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Prevention, Care and Treatment, and Social Marketing, etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. We seek applications from qualified candidates on a short term contract for the following position on our HIV Global Fund Grant.

    About the Program:

    The Global Fund Round 9 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 and HBC interventions to work as state programme officers in managing grant implementation in four selected States.

    State Program Officers


    About the Job

    Each States Program Officer will principally be responsible for supporting project implementation through oversight to OVC CBOs and Support Groups in the four states.

    Responsibilities: The Program Officers would be responsible for:

    • Providing up to date information relating to current and emerging issues in OVC and HBC projects
    • 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 and state partners in states of implementation
    • Monitoring and evaluating progress of initiatives in areas of responsibility.
    • Undertaking periodic visits to program sites within the selected Local Government Areas and Wards in their states.
    • Conducting advocacy to different stakeholders in the state
    • Mentor and Support CBOs staff on organisation, financial and Monitoring & Evaluation.
    • Engage in other duties as may be assigned by the project coordinator

    Position Requirements

    • 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 judgment 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

    Method of Application

    All Applicants should title their applications according to their preferred location/State, desired positions and their surnames, e.g. Benue – 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 on/or before  4th of February, 2015. Pleaseindicate 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).

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