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Director of Health Franchise and Chain Development 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 a passionate, self-motivated, and highly qualified individual to fill the position below:


Job Title: Director of Health Franchise and Chain Development

Job Code: sfh-80107
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Department: Programs


Job Profile

  • The Director of Health Franchise and Chain Development (DHFCD) is a senior leadership role with a primary responsibility for leading and advancing the strategic growth, development, and operational excellence of health-related franchises and chains within the organization.
  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the DHFCD will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing initiatives that drive expansion, innovation, and improved healthcare delivery.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Health Franchise and Chain Growth Strategy aligned with organisational objectives and identify and assess opportunities for the expansion of health-related franchises and chains.
  • Lead business development efforts to establish new health-related franchises and chains.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships and collaborations to enhance the organization’s health network.
  • Oversee the operational aspects of health franchises and chains to ensure consistency, quality, and adherence to healthcare standards.
  • Implement best practices to drive operational efficiency and enhance healthcare outcomes.
  • Develop and manage budgets related to health franchise and chain development.
  • Monitor financial performance and implement strategies for revenue growth in the healthcare sector.
  • Foster a culture of healthcare innovation within the organization, exploring new models and technologies for improved health services.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends and advancements in the healthcare industry.
  • Build and lead a high-performing team dedicated to health franchise and chain development.
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities to team members.

Qualifications / Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health/Allied Health areas Science, Business, Public Health, or a relevant field AND an advanced degree (e.g., MHA, MPH preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in health franchise and chain development, business development, or a related field.
  • Proven leadership experience in strategic planning and execution to drive business expansion and enhance healthcare outcomes within the healthcare industry.

Skills and competencies:

  • Proven ability to formulate and execute growth strategies and exceptional business development and negotiation skills in healthcare delivery.
  • Strong financial acumen with experience in budgeting and financial management in healthcare.
  • Effective leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team focused on healthcare outcomes.
  • Track record of driving operational excellence and improving healthcare service delivery.
  • Visionary Leadership, team building and results orientation in Healthcare – focus on achieving measurable and impactful results in healthcare service delivery.

Other Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel occasionally, as needed.
  •  Adherence to the organization’s code of conduct and values

What we offer
Compensation & Benefits:

  • The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.
  • SFH offers opportunities for each person to bring their skills, expertise, creativity and innovative ideas to the organisation and in turn find a place for continuous professional development, exposure and genuine impact.
  • Our organisation thrives on innovation; therefore, we value professionals who are always bringing innovation to their work.
  • We believe that as solution providers, innovation is a non-negotiable requirement for us to maintain our leadership position in the industry.
  • This is an opportunity for professionals who are already established in their chosen field and now desire to move into the development sector where SFH operates or to join SFH’s winning team.
  • We welcome professionals with high intellectual capacity, coupled with a top-notch level of integrity, a track record of success and innovation on previous jobs and a passion for work in the humanitarian/development space.
  • We are seeking employees for new business initiatives in line with our new strategic focus.

Application Closing Date
Wednesday; 3rd January, 2024.

How to Apply
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.