Director of Programmes at Society for Family Health (SFH)


Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey.

  • Experience 7 years
  • Location Abuja

Job Profile:

Key Population Community HIV Services for Action and Response (KP CARE 2) is a country-led program working with Key Populations (KPs) communities and relevant state structures to optimize access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for KPs in 6 states in Northern Nigeria. The Director of Programs (DOP) will have responsibility for the technical content of service delivery encompassing KP prevention services (social/behavior change communication, pre-exposure prophylaxis, condom/lubricant programming, STI management, and other evolving prevention technology/techniques), case finding (partner notification services, risk profile-based testing, and other testing modalities applicable to Key Population case finding), treatment (including differentiated community ART care delivery model using the OSS strategy, TLD regimen protocol, FP integration, and TB services integration), viral load services within a community setting (including considerations for use of self-administered viral load sampling kits, optimization of viral load cascade and other efforts necessary for achieving measurable community viral suppression).

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • S/He will work with the program team to develop and/or review annual work plans, standard operating procedures (SOP) for the provision of ART services to key populations.
  • S/He will coordinate the provision of ART services to key affected populations in line with current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and national guidelines both at the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) and through mobile community ART services.
  • S/He will oversee clinical HIV treatment protocols in each clinical department to reflect the needs of the target population and ensure consistency of treatment services throughout the OSS and other differentiated models of care.
  • S/He will provide effective program management and technical direction to Program Advisors, clinicians, health service providers, community volunteers, and case managers at the OSS as well as mobile ART teams through the state Program Advisors.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • A first degree in Medicine is required.
  • A minimum of master’s degree in public health, health administration, or management social work with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field, or a post graduate fellowship.
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health and HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support. This should be inclusive of a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in technically designing and managing programs related to key populations and HIV in Africa.
  • The 7 years should also be inclusive of a minimum of 3 years of experience in the management of a USG-funded activity, including program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience, and competency in working with PLHIV and KP-led Community-Based Organizations for HIV case finding using effective approaches such as index case tracking and elicitation, social and sexual network testing strategy to improve HIV positivity yield, and linkages to care.
  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity with comprehensive HIV & AIDS programming in general and key populations to achieve accelerated epidemic control in resource-constrained settings

Skills and competencies:

  • Result driven with strong budgeting and risk management, and understanding of HIV programming in the Sahel region of West Africa.
  • In-depth analytical, presentation, and documentation skills
  • Key populations programming skills
  • Behavior change communication experience
  • Database management skills
  • Interpersonal communication, team building and collaboration skills
  • Integrity, and attention to details
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use of infographic software to do compelling presentations
  • Advanced knowledge of the development and presentation of lessons learned briefs, peer reviewed articles, training materials and resources for sharing program data and advocacy purposes.

Compensation & Benefits:

The compensation package for these positions is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented young professionals.

Closing Date:

This vacancy closes 11:59pm (WAT) on Friday August 26, 2022.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Society for Family Health (SFH) on sfhnigeria.simplicant.com to apply

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