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Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) Finance Specialist 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: Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) Finance Specialist

Job Code: sfh-31165
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Department: Finance


Job Profile

  • The Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Finance Specialist (SMCFS) will collaborate with the Director of Finance and Operations to oversee SFH SMC Finance and Operations.
  • This role involves close coordination with the State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP) to enhance the quality of malaria case management practices, particularly during SMC campaigns.
  • The SMCFS will play a key role in coordinating accounting, financial and management reporting functions to align with the strategic objectives of the Finance and Operations of the Global Fund (GF) Malaria project and SFH.
  • Responsibilities include reviewing and processing SMC payments, participating in procurement processes, coordinating audit planning and implementation, arranging SMC trainings and orientations, organizing vehicles for SMC activities, preparing budgets, generating monthly financial reports.
  • Additionally, analyze budget versus actual performance, providing explanations for any variances, and perform other tasks directed by the GF Malaria Director of Finance and Operations

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
Financial Accounting:

  • Ensure Reconciliation of all SMC bank accounts are completed by the 7 day of the following month.
  • Ensure that all uncleared transaction aged more than one month on the bank reconciliation report are investigated and appropriate action/corrective measures taken.
  • Reviewing and processing all SMC payment vouchers: Vendor, staff etc
  • Support the processing of SMC Campaign payment.

Donor/ Management Report:

  • Prepare and submit monthly financial report to the principal recipient (CRS) by the 14th of Subsequent Month.
  • Ensure all budget expenditures are coded to their appropriate lines.
  • Monitor of expenditure against budget line

Budget and Program:

  • Participate in Budget development for grant proposal.
  • Participate in all project budget meeting / retreat.
  • Review of monthly burn rate report
  • Provide support in the preparation of GFM quarterly cashflow report.
  • Provide necessary support in the monitoring of GF malaria budget, project disbursement forecast and budget realignment.

External Audit and other financial review of SMC:

  • Assist in preparation of audit schedule as required by external and GFM auditors.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned.

Qualifications / Experience
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of BSC/HND. Accounting or other Social Sciences 8-year post NYSC cognate experience, ACA a must. A post graduate degree will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of eight years (8) years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility in Global fund Audit and Finance.

Other Qualifications and Experience:

  • Managing and coordination of SMC program at state or national scale
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with stakeholders including government at both national and subnational level.
  • Demonstrated ability of previous experience of technical leadership and coordination of SMC activity.
  • 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
  • Collaboration and Influence
  • Project Design & Budgeting
  • Report writing skills.
  • Presentation skills.


  • High interpersonal, communication
  • High level of integrity
  • People management skill
  • Team building
  • Time Management.

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.