Program Manager, Group Ante-Natal Care (G-ANC) Project at Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)

Posted on: Fri 29-07-2022

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 its inception consistently contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of rural poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. ARFH has been at the forefront of Health & community system strengthening, Human resources 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 headquarters in Ibadan and operational offices in Abuja, Lagos, and collaborates with the 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 programs 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: Program Manager, Group Ante-Natal Care (G-ANC) Project

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Program Manager will be responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and accountability of the Lagos State Group Antenatal Care Deployment with support from the TA Connect/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Project.
  • She/He will work in collaboration with the key State stakeholders, multiple local and international actors and implementing partners to improve access to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) services and support state-wide institutionalization of the G-ANC model.

She/He will be responsible for:

  • Technical skills in Obstetrics care and Managing the G-ANC program
  • Leading ARFH’s technical team for efficient planning, financing, delivering and monitoring of high-quality services to the Lagos State government.

Specific Responsibilities

Strategic Planning:

  • Oversees the program budget and development of annual work plans, semi-annual reports, and other reports as needed to ensure all project deliverables are of high quality and produced in a timely manner and within the approved budget.
  • Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and assessing an integrated package of interventions to increase coverage and utilization of high-quality RMNCH interventions at the household, community, and health facility levels in collaboration with key national and state stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Degree in Medical Field - MBBS, B.Sc, Nursing or related medical disciplines.
  • O& G and, MPH / experienced Midwife with work experience in Lagos will be an added advantage.

Required Experience:

  • 5 - 7 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in coordinating projects and managing a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the social welfare context and health system in Nigeria, and preferably in Lagos state
  • Successful experience in implementing RMNCH projects and familiarity with USAID/BMGF programs preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian Health system including government planning and budgeting processes at Federal and state levels
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health officials at all levels of the health system.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook and advanced skills in the use of analytical tools
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of RMNCH Indicators
  • Contribute to the use of information management tools such as dashboards to support decision-makers at the local government and state levels to make better use of data.
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in health services delivery
  • Fluency in English.

Application Closing Date

31st July, 2022.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


Send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter in only one attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability for the job to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • 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).
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.