Program Lead - Community Based Activities Vacancy at Society for Family Health (SFH) - 5 Openings

Posted on: Wed 27-10-2021

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a leading non-governmental public health organisation in Nigeria, implementing programmes in malaria prevention, and treatment, Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS treatment, primary health care system strengthening, non-communicable diseases and maternal, newborn, and child health care. SFH ignites the power of health system thinking and market shaping to transform health outcomes. An emerging pan African organisation, we provide a partnership platform to communities, donors, the private sector and government to co-create and implement actions that create real and measurable impact at individual, family, society and country level.

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: Program Lead - Community Based Activities

Requisition ID: sfh-58906

Locations: Edo, Enugu, Ekiti, Borno and Gombe

Employment Type: Full-time

Department: Programs

Duration of Contract: 60 months

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for co-ordinating and mobilising for all programmatic activities in the communities in the intervention states. The role will manage community entry and exit strategies to ensure that all intervention outreaches to the beneficiary communities are successfully implemented.
  • The position will lead the planning and execution of outreach actions and activities with government, Civil Society/Community Based Organisations, allies, and partner organisations.

Job Role

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive community-based activities strategic plan to grow and deepen the Project’s relationship with government, Faith-Based and partner organisations including CSOs/CBOs.
  • Collaborate with Program and Policy teams in the evaluation and improvement of Community Outreach intervention, including the development of internal systems to support the collection and input of data.
  • Participate in the identification of capacity gaps of outreach providers and coordinate training and other capacity-building initiatives for Outreach teams.
  • Provide orientation, coaching and mentoring of CSOs/CBOs in service delivery, including record keeping and reporting.
  • Collaborate with partners and community stakeholders to ensure synergies in the implementation of Community based activities.
  • Review community-based activity service materials in line with accepted national and international standards
  • Document & disseminate best community-based activity practices.
  • Collaborate in sharing of programme knowledge, best practices, and impact of the intervention through various media/ communication channels
  • Develop/review tools for data collection, supervision, and referral to the health facility for continuity of service.
  • Continually evaluate the operation of team/function to ensure on-going effectiveness and impact of project community-based activity efforts.
  • Participate in the development of social behaviour change materials and activities.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Social / Behavioural / Medical Sciences / Sciences or related field of study.
  • Must possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Public Health / Epidemiology / Medicine / Nursing / Parasitology / Tropical Medicine).
  • Possess a minimum of 7 years of experience on a similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience of planning and management of malaria programming in developing countries including Nigeria. Experience from other African countries will be an asset.
  • Deep experience with community-based approaches for malaria prevention and control including behaviour change communication in accordance with the most current national protocols.

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Familiarity with analytical tools and ability to translate theoretical concepts into practical approaches for operational work.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English. Knowledge of other Nigerian languages in the intervention States will be an asset.
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in managing high level information, minimizing financial risks and problem solving.
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent Advocacy skills
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Technical knowledge of malaria programming.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Coordination and team-building skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the demonstrated ability to engage and influence others
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent MS Office skills (including Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.) and knowledge of database management.

Compensation & Benefits

The compensation package for these positions is based on industry standards, and designed to attract, motivate, and incentivize talented individuals.

Application Closing Date

10th November, 2021.

Method of Application

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.
  • 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 roles are situated are strongly encouraged to apply.