International / Multinational

Program Lead, Clinical Care 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 position below:

Job Title: Program Lead, Clinical Care

Requisition ID: sfh-54848
Locations: Edo, Enugu, Ekiti, Borno and Gombe
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Duration of Contract: 60 months

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for the management of malaria prevention, treatment and care through the provision of clinical services in the intervention states.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate the clinical service program activities.
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility and community-based strategies to address service delivery gaps.
  • Support Community Service Organisations (CSOs) to establish and strengthen referral mechanisms and linkages between the communities and health facilities.
  • Implement strategies that address the needs of children, especially those under five years of age, and pregnant women, with respect to malaria prevention, treatment and care.
  • Provide support to eligible beneficiaries to access appropriate differentiated models of care.
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners; especially the State Ministry of Health, to ensure that all activities conform with the requirements and regulations.
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested.
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services


  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine.
  • Must possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Public Health / Epidemiology / Medicine / Nursing / Parasitology / Tropical medicine).
  • Possess a minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and management of malaria programming in developing countries including Nigeria. Experience from African countries will be an asset.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of delivering or providing technical assistance for the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated and complicated/severe malaria and prevention including Intermittent Preventive Treatment to pregnant women (IPTp) in accordance with the most current national protocols and treatment regimens.

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Familiarity with analytical tools and ability to translate theoretical concepts into practical approaches for operational work.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English. Knowledge of other Nigerian languages in the intervention State will be an asset.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages especially Excel and DHIS 2.
  • Proficient in reading and generating reports from data. Creativity and Report writing skills, use of infographics will be of advantage to this position
  • Sound interpersonal communication, persuasive communication and presentation skills.
  • Sound advocacy skills, problem-solving and analytical ability.
  • Creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility and openness to change.
  • Team leadership skills and ability to mobilise teams

Compensation & Benefits

  • The compensation package for these positions is based on industry standards and designed to attract, motivate, and incentivize talented individuals.

Deadline: 10th November, 2021.

Method of Application
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.
  • 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 roles are situated are strongly encouraged to apply.

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