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Director – Technical and Programme 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 – Technical and Programme

Job Code: sfh-22124
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Department: PROGRAMS


Job Profile

  • The Director Technical and Programme (DTP) will work with the Project Director to actualize SFH Global Fund Malaria grant in line with SFH policy ensuring grant implementation is technically sound and programmatically operational to meet set out objectives in line with national guidelines in current preventive and treatment approaches, research, communication, ITN and SMC programme including campaigns.
  • The DTP provides analysis of project – scope and focus, schedule, structure, and documents evidence. Identify and resolves implementation bottleneck to improve implementation outcomes.
  • Provide leadership to the team, clarification as needed and feedback to the executive management in the absence of the Director.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of supportive supervisory visits/Program Audit and provide support in the management of SBCC and the implementation of SFH IPC in line with Global Fund agreed deliverables, providing technical linkage with other partners in the development of effective support to the national program working groups/teams.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Identification of implementation bottlenecks and provision of workable solutions to obviate program challenges and hindrances.
  • Provide leadership to the team, clarification as needed and feedback to the executive management in the absence of the Director.
  • Technical role for Malaria control interventions – Provide technical leadership for malaria control interventions in line with national prevention and treatment guidelines, as well as SFH organizational strategic plan.
  • Programme coordination – Provide leadership for the overall planning and roll out of grant programme implementation – design, reviews, documentation and evaluation. Coordination smoothly project implementation with effective leadership to resolve programmatic issues with adequate support to the PD
  • Attend Malaria Technical Group meetings (IVM and Case Management) – Actively participate in at least 80% of all IVM Subcommittee, ITN Expert Group and Case Management meetings and provide written feedback to inform directorate involvement in malaria control programme.
  • Coordination of SFH ITN, SMC Campaign and SBC – Provide technical and programmatic leadership for sound implementation of SFH ITN and SMC mass campaigns, as well as the SBC implementation.
  • Field team coordination – Provide coordination of SFH GF Malaria field team performance insuring adherence to SFH ethics and programme delivery in line with organization and donor policies and guideline
  • Coordinate directorate appraisals – Ensure directorate confirmation with SFH annual appraisal for staff – identify competency gaps and propose capacity building plans mid- term and annual appraisals within frame as specified by HR. Identify staff developmental and training needs and recommend staff development and training approaches including coaching and formal training courses.
  • Financial management – Support Director finance Support budget monitoring through the conduct a variance analysis to enhance program effectiveness. Support finance in the production of all financial and other management/technical reports periodically required for performance management, target monitoring, and programming design and development.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualification:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, Health Administration, Management, Social Work with a focus on public health, social sciences.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility in malaria program planning, management, and implementation.

Other Qualifications and Experience:

  • Managing and leading large development programmes involving multiple partners, stakeholder.
  • Demonstrated ability of previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.

Skills and Competencies required:

  • Problem solving and analytical ability
  • Strategic influence and drive for results
  • Collaboration and Influence
  • Strategic Orientation.


  • Drive for continuous learning and knowledge sharing
  • High interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Customer Impact.

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

Application Closing Date
Friday; 5th 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.