Programme Assistant Vacancy at Society for Family Health (SFH) - 2 Openings

Posted on: Thu 21-10-2021

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: Programme Assistant

Requisition ID: sfh-93884

Locations: Kano and Jigawa

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Programs

Duration of Contract: 36 months

Job Profile

  • The Programme Assistant will be responsible for coordinating demand generation activities for the project in the State, both physical and virtual.
  • S/He will be the direct line report of the demand generation lead and work with QFPs to ensure that facilities are selected and set up to serve clients, maintain quality standards, lead government and community sensitisation meetings, coordinate adaptation activities, identify and document best practices in adolescent youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH), support the accountability process in compliance with financial rules and regulations, and proactively seek out and report on relevant opportunities for programme scale up, success stories, linkages, and challenges.

Job Role

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Project coordination and implementation.
  • Advocacy and technical support.
  • Data management, analysis and reporting.
  • Budgeting/Workplan and reports.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a First Degree in Health/Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Medical or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Communication Arts
  • A Master's Degree will be an added advantage
  • Must possess a minimum of three years’ post NYSC experience in a relevant field.
  • Must possess sound technical knowledge of reproductive health and modern contraceptive methods with some basic knowledge of MCH/RH services.

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Passionate about ASRH programming, with excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), presentation skills.
  • Attuned to and comfortable with the language, and culture of the state.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
  • Proficient using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spread sheets and database
  • Advocacy skills and mentoring skills and must be innovative, logical, and decisive, with problem solving skills
  • Nimble, flexible and open to adaptive implementation
  • Proactive, open personality and work hands-on with demonstrable leadership skills and an ability to coordinate teams and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Supervisory and mentorship skills.

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.