Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is a leading Non-Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organization established in 1989 by two eminent and reputable Nigerians who are the most prominent advocates of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and Family Planning (FP) programming in Nigeria. ARFH, a Nigerian fully indigenous, Non- Governmental, and Not-for-Profit organization had implemented projects across the 36+1 states of Nigeria on cross cutting programs including Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition Investment Case (RMNCAH+N), Family Planning (FP), Global fund grants on HIV, TB and Malaria as Prime & Sub recipient, USAID grants on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) among others.
ARFH since inception consistently contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of rural poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. ARFH has been at the fore-front of Health & community system strengthening, Human resource for health development in Nigeria, supporting the Government of Nigeria to advocate and domesticate health policies into implementation e.g. its task-shifting and task sharing policy through capacity building for all cadres of health care providers including Physicians, Nurse midwives, and CHEWs.
ARFH has its headquarter in Ibadan and operational offices in Abuja, Lagos, and collaborate with State Ministry of Health across the 36 states plus FCT. Our mission is to initiate, promote and implement in partnership with other organizations, developmental, HIV & AIDS, TB, SRH, and family planning program and interventions for young people and adults through capacity building, technical assistance, operations research, and evaluation to improve the quality of life in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: National Programme Manager - Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child & Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), with focus on Family Planning (FP)
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the National Program Manager will ensure effective technical lead of family planning programming implementation activities of the grant, contribute to operations and technical reviews of FP strategies in relevant areas of programming and ensure it reflects strategic plans at national level as well as donor priorities.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Provide technical support through oversight visits, coaching, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to direct reports (staff) and partners on the project.
- Coordinate and facilitate RH/FP service delivery (quality and systems strengthening) with special emphasis on DMPA-SC and other related activities in project anchor sites and respective satellite sites.
- Liaise with State RH/FP team and other relevant government representatives (LGA health team) to facilitate quality improvement/health system strengthening activities.
- Coordinate training activities at the site level with oversight from the Quality Improvement Team Lead & Advisor.
- Establish, monitor and report on FP commodity availability and security in the project facilities.
- Provide leadership in the development of annual work plans as well as state level monthly/quarterly implementation work plans for partners on the project.
- In collaboration with the leadership of partner organizations, identify key process weaknesses and capacity gaps with potential to hinder effective delivery of quality programme implementation.
- Incorporate remedial actions in technical assistance and capacity building plans.
- Oversee the quality implementation and support of ongoing programming based on robust grant management and monitoring and evaluation systems.
- Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities, reports, security, procurement, HR and financial grant management protocols.
- Provide guidance to senior program staff to ensure that data on FP is used effectively for advocacy and realignment of project implementations as necessary.
- Oversee donor and internal narrative reporting, ensuring that all reports are of high quality and meet the standards of ARFH and donor requirements.
- Ensure mentorship for program staff in order to maintain a high standard of capacity for the implementation of quality programming. Oversee performance evaluation process for all the projects staff.
- Support to establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations on all programming aspects and to meet community needs.
- Establish and maintain relationship with the relevant coordination bodies and line ministries to promote advocacy priorities on the Family planning project.
- Represent the organization with governmental bodies, stakeholders and donors.
- Prepare relevant reports including quarterly, half –year and end year reports, positive results achieved on the project and lessons learnt and ensure they are shared with stakeholders including the donor in a timely manner.
- Coordinate project review meetings, project monitoring and evaluation, reporting and documentation.
- Participate in development process of donor proposals - log frames, narratives and budgets - based on sector and ARFH’s priorities.
- Promote the integration of FP into RH programmes and other relevant units including HIV/AIDS in the facilities.
- Ensure the prudent use of funds in the implementation of project activities as set out in the project plan.
- Ensure adherence to project policies and guidelines on all the component parts with specific focus on Quality Improvement/Health System Strengthening.
- Coordinate all quality improvement activities closely with site based managers.
- Play complimentary roles in coordinating RH/FP activities
- Participate actively in any other duties assigned by the CEO
- Applicants must possess a Medical background (MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing with expertise in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and skill set in Family Planning Program) with Master's degree in Public Health or related field.
- Minimum of 10 years’ working experience on donor funded Family Planning, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health projects in Nigeria with good knowledge of epidemiology and significant understanding of clinical and community based health projects.
- Must have excellent skills in project/grant management, project monitoring, use of data to improve project implementation, project finance skills/documentations and quality project reporting.
- Ability to relate effectively with development partners, Civil Society Organizations and Ministry of Health at national and state levels, strong skills in leadership, organizational/institutional capacity strengthening, interpersonal relations and written/oral communication.
- He/she should also have proficiency in computer packages such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Experience and good understanding of international donor regulations, principles and procedures is desirable.
Application Closing Date
30th November, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job to: [email protected] Please indicate the title of the 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 including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
- Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply.
- ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).