Senior Officer, Behaviour Change Communication Technical Adviser, Enugu,Society for Family Health (SFH)

Senior Officer, Behaviour Change Communication Technical Adviser, Enugu,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 international 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.


The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership to the Enhancing Nigeria’s Response to HIV and AIDS (ENR) Programme HIV prevention strategy at state level, working as part of the wider ENR state team and providing support to the State Agency for the Control of AIDS. S/He will provide technical assistance to the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (SACA and State Ministry of Health (SMOH) on theories, strategies and approaches for HIV prevention, including use of data for priority setting, approaches to designing and implementing combination prevention including PMTCT and targeted support to SACA to coordinate state HIV prevention response. At an operational level, the successful candidate will provide hands-on-support to the front line service providers including CSOs, community drama teams and Interpersonal communication (IPC) conductors to implement evidence informed HIV prevention activities as outlined in the ENR strategy at community level. Under the supervision of the State Programme Manager, the successful candidate will build the capacity of key government staff, CSOs, community volunteers (IPC conductors) and ENR staff at the local and state level in HIV prevention behaviour change activities.


Must have a first degree in the social or biological sciences.
Must have at least three (3) years post NYSC proven experience in HIV prevention and other health communication areas.
Must have proven experience in using evidence in designing and implementing community level interpersonal communication activities as well as some experience in designing messages, IEC material and mass media campaigns.
Must have some experience in the emerging issues in HIV prevention including combination prevention, PMTCT and working with both the general population as well as Most at Risk populations.
Must have experience in planning and facilitation of training for different cadres of staff in research and of transferring skills and or working with government and CSOs.
Must have excellent report writing skills and good inter-personal, communication and presentation skills.

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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