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Job Vacancies at Society for Family Health (SFH)


Job Vacancies at Society for Family Health (SFH)
Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:


Job Title: Human Resource / Operations Consultant

Ref Id: sfh-57036
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Type: Full-time
Department: Human Resources
Contract Duration: 4 Months (with option for renewal)

Job Profile

  • The human resource/operations consultant will develop and administer all human resource initiatives and provide operational support to the project.
  • S/He will develop and implement various systems and maintain positive relationships with consortium partners, stakeholders, and internal staff.
  • S/He will prepare and review HR budgets and ensure HR initiatives are cost-effective while implementing HR policies and maintaining internal HR systems.
  • The Consultant will oversee operational activities and ensure operations are carried out in an appropriate cost-effective manner and are cost-effective.

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Develop human resources model specific to the organisation.
  • Advise management on the administration of human resources and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring all operations are carried on in an appropriate, cost-effective way
  • Improving operational management systems, processes and best practices
  • Helping the organization’s processes remain legally compliant
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and make recommendations to Management Team for improvement of organisation’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Oversee and manage a performance management system that drives high performance.
  • Manage the talent acquisition, interview and selection processes and conduct due diligence checks as required
  • Review and update HR and project standard operating procedures and policies to nurture a positive working environment.
  • Compensation and compliance management.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s level degree (BSc / BA) in Human Resources Management, Humanities or Social Sciences. Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must Possess a minimum of 8 years’ hands-on experience spanning core human resource management, operations management and management consulting.
  • Proven working experience as an HR/operations manager or executive with extensive knowledge of HR and labour laws and best practises
  • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Good working knowledge and hands-on experience using an HR MIS and databases
  • Must be a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).

Required competencies:

  • People-oriented and results-driven with ability to develop strategy.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong client and external liaison skills (including diplomacy and communication skills) with experience of working in complex environments with governments, donors and external stakeholders.
  • Management, strategic planning and leadership experience, with the ability to multi-task, work under pressure, inspire high-quality work, demonstrate firm but sensitive leadership, provide support and supervision and empower team members.
  • Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, research, negotiation, and verbal communications.
  • Attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skill, able to manage diverse relationships, be culturally sensitive, and maintain a respectful demeanour in the context of working within the international development sector;
  • Works well under pressure and meets deadlines;
  • High level of integrity and responsibility.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply




Job Title: Nutrition Advisor

Ref Id: sfh-05758
Location: Kano, Kano

Job Profile

  • This position will support the design and implementation of high-quality nutrition interventions for the project and provide technical oversight nutrition programming activities in the across the 44 LGAs in Kano

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Monitor nutrition interventions implemented by the Project to ensure strategy and plans are followed.
  • Provide programme technical support through frequent field visits to LGA’s and CSOs offices, presenting a report with recommendations.
  • Ensure CSOs develop quality timely work plans and budgets according to the frequency requested by the project.
  • Support training of CSO Project Nutrition Officers on nutrition or other related topics.
  • Participate in technical meetings related to nutrition programmes, and document as well.
  • Monitor and ensure accountability and participation mechanisms for adults and children are for the project.
  • Observe principles of child rights programming in all activities related to nutrition programming including design, analysis, implementation and M& E with a particular focus on gender and diversity, children’s participation.
  • Support CSO partners to produce timely high-quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
  • Provide information and other communication materials for effective support of other departments by meeting service requirements.
  • Contribute to policy development relating to nutrition and ensure consistency with SFH Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award Project.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training and support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the line manager.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A minimum of a post-graduate level or equivalent in Public Health and/or Nutrition.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of specialised experience in nutrition programming in the context of HIV including IYCF.
  • Demonstrable ability to acquire a high level of thematic expertise on priority issues within nutrition.
  • Demonstrable capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and work plans.
  • S/He should have experience working and collaborating with government health ministries and agencies, technical and implementing partners, donor agencies, etc
  • Demonstrable experience in budget formulation and monitoring.
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.
  • S/He must be able to write and speak the local language of the state of intervention (Hausa).

Skills and competencies:

  • High level of integrity
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong initiative and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Coordination and team-building skills
  • Ability to multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Application Deadline  19th June, 2020.


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