State Programme Manager at Society for Family Health (SFH) - 3 Openings

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Society for Family Health (SFH) is a leading non-governmental public health organisation in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS treatment, malaria prevention, and treatment, primary health care system strengthening, non-communicable diseases and maternal, newborn, and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers, the Global Fund and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors. SFH offers professional opportunities for achieving your personal goals in driving change in health interventions, an excellent working environment, and competitive remuneration.

We are recruiting passionate, self-motivated and highly qualified individuals to fill the underlisted vacant position, in response to organisational expansion into new geographies:

Job Title: State Programme Manager

Requisition ID: sfh-54208
Locations: Kano, Jigawa and Nasarawa
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Duration of Contract: 36 months

Job Profile

  • The project aims to develop innovative approaches for designing programmes for improving the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls (15 – 19 years), primarily through increasing use of voluntary uptake of modern contraception.
  • The purpose of the role of the State Programme Manager is to support the state to integrate the models for ASRH into state systems while informing the coordination and implementation of the project core objectives in improving uptake of modern contraception among adolescents within the state.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate the implementation of the project in the State through the use of replicable user centered design approaches.
  • Strategic technical assistance to State agencies in ASRH health system strengthening.
  • Responsible for coordinating monitoring & evaluation activities at the field level for the project and provide assistance to the M&E specialist at the HQ.
  • Preparation of analytical reports, human interest stories and case studies for the project.
  • Using the National tools and an electronic MIS system, the State Programme Manager will support evidence informed programming, and will oversee and coordinate data collection for the project in the Region.
  • Pool, analyze and disseminate field level programmatic data to end users.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a First Degree in Sciences, Arts, or related field of study.
  • A Master's Degree in Public Health, Policy or related fields will be essential to this position  
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years post-NYSC working experience in health and family planning programmes.

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Technical knowledge and understanding of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health policies and programming in Nigeria and be comfortable with working with a range of stakeholders.
  • Data management and reporting skills.
  • Creative writing skills to write and develop success stories and human- interest stories.
  • Social dialogue and advocacy skills for fostering enabling environment for programme implementation
  • Familiar with the language and culture of the state
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
  • Must have a continuous drive for learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Must be excellent at report writing and possess strong M&E skills.
  • Demonstrable problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Leadership and positive influence, and flexible thinking.

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation package for this position is based on industry standards, and designed to attract, motivate, and incentivize talented individuals.

Application Closing Date
3rd November, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply. This advert will be open for two weeks from the date of publication.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • SFH is an equal opportunity employer, therefore women are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are residents in the states where the role is situated are strongly encouraged to apply.