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Latest Vacancies at the 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 position below:


Job Title: Interpersonal Communication Agent (IPCA)

Ref No: sfh-17135
Location: Imo
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Programs

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate Behavioural Change Communication(BCC) activities in the selected communities.
  • Conduct community outreach activities within selected communities.
  • Lead the advocacy engagements with community stakeholders.
  • Provide support for data collection from communities of implementation
  • Prepare monthly report of community activities.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a CHEW Certificate or a National Diploma (ND) or its equivalent in Social/Behavioural/ Medical/Sciences or a related field of study.
  • Must possess a minimum of 1 year experience in community and health-related interventions, especially in behaviour change communication and management of health-related plans. Experience in advocacy / IPCA will be added advantage.
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience, and competency in working local communities and community leaders.
  • S/he must reside in the community of implementation.
  • S/he must be able to speak the local language of the state of interventions – Hausa
  • S/He must be conversant with the norms and values of the community.

Skills and competency required:

  • The successful candidate will be a person of integrity with excellent analytical, interpersonal, advocacy and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication, report writing, and data interpretation skills.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets and database.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Community Health Extension Worker

Location: Yobe
Job Type: Full Time

Job Profile

  • The Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) will provide appropriate, relevant healthcare services at the PHCs as well as community health education and outreach services as designed by the project.

Job Role
The successful candidates will perform the following functions:

  • Support the delivery of quality health services around HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, Syndromic Management of STIs, Reproductive Health, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition, etc., for inhabitants of assigned Local Government areas.
  • Provide outreach and mobile health services to various communities in the state in line with existing protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure patient care provided at the facility is in accordance with PHC National guidelines for patients.
  • Support advocacy visit to the stakeholders (PHCC, MCHC and community leaders etc.) Support open community meeting and provide feedback to community members/stakeholders on the CHIPs project.
  • Support in the identification, selection and listing of CHIPs Agents for the Project
  • To support health promotion and community mobilisation to improve community knowledge on health issues and eventual increase in demand for services.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly supervisory visits in the field to ensure the provision of quality home base services to pregnant women, Neonate and their families by CHIPs agent.
  • Support the generation of information at health facilities and community levels on the services provided in line with the National Health Management Information Systems (NHMIS)
  • Prepare and submits monthly reports.
  • Motivate patients/clients to take responsibility of their health and overall well being.
  • Works to reduce cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and facilities.
  • To perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Management.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Community Health Extension Worker with 3-5 years of working experience in a hospital setting.
  • Must possess a current license to practice from the relevant body
  • Must be a certified Community Health Extension Worker from a recognised school of Health Technology.
  • Must possess a current practice license from the relevant regulating body.
  • Conversant with the culture and working environment in North-East Nigeria.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Good counselling skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good coordination skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 13th March, 2020.

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