Deputy Chief of Party,Abuja,Society for Family Health (SFH)

Deputy Chief of Party,Abuja,Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading public health non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria,
implementing programmes in reproductive health, HIV & AIDS prevention, and maternal and child health. SFH works in
partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the British Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) among other nternational donors. We seek to recruit highly qualified persons as a result of growth in our organisation. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.


This is a Senior Management position reporting to the Project Chief of Party. S/He will manage the day-today operations of the project, ensure achievement of project deliverables, and manage project reporting. The DCOP will serve as the project gender champion, and will also be responsible for project documentation on best practices and lessons learned. The successful candidate will co-supervise State Programme prevention
teams, and working within other related SFH HQ collegiate system, deliver high level technical, institutional and mentoring support to the regional USAID SHiPs for MARPS response to the HIV epidemic. In addition, the post holder will provide support to the COP in the management of operational budgets, and co-manage relationship with external partners from NACA, MDAs, networks and others. S/He will ensure programme
integration within the organisation and across implementing partners and wider stakeholders. S/He will support the management of resources towards ensuring value for money and enhancing accountability. S/He will also provide technical support to ensure standard quality and value for skills transfer, training and mentorship within the Project.


Must possess a first degree in the Social/ Biological/Health or Medical Sciences, and have an MPH
or other related post graduate degree. A certificate in Gender related studies is of added advantage.
Must have at least ten (10) years progressive experience in the public health or social development
sector (of which at least 5 must have been in a senior management role) preferable in the areas of
skills and knowledge transfer both at individual and organisational levels. Management experience
in a USAID funded project will be of added advantage.
Must have proven experience working in similar organisation with in-depth understanding of
project management tools such as logical frameworks, performance management systems and
organisational development indicators.
Must have in-depth experience in developing, requesting and using technical assistance and other
capacity building tools to catalyse problem solving within an institutional setting.
Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, training and report writing skills are very
important to this position.

Compensation & Benefits

The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.

Method of Application

A one page application letter (using the position reference as subject), should be addressed to the Assistant Director-HR, clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job, current remuneration, as well as a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
indicating clearly your valid telephone numbers, e-mail address and current contact address should be sent latest by the 30th of April 2013 to the email address beside the job you are applying for based on your desired location. Candidates without the
minimum requirements need not apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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