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Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) 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) Specialist

Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time


Job Profile

  • Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Specialist (SMCS) will work with Project Director to lead SFH SMC operations and work closely with the State Malaria elimination program (NMEP) to ensure improved quality of malaria case management practices including but not limited to SMC campaign.
  • Participation actively and provided technical input in National Case Management Sub-committee, Malaria Technical Working group, Severe malaria subcommittee, SMC subcommittee.
  • The SMCS provides programme analyst functions and documents it to form the basis of any SMC programmatic innovations that will inform direction.
  • The SMCS prepares the training plan, works to get it approved by the PR and GF and plans the roll-out of the SMC training activities along and campaigns.
  • The SMCS collates the reports of SMC training and campaigns analysing to provide a report submissible to the PR.
  • Provide support to state teams for effective and efficient implementation of SMC programme among others.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Technical role for SMC interventions – Work with Project Director to provide technical leadership for SMC interventions in line with national SMC implementation guidelines.
  • Coordination of SFH SMC Campaign – Work with Project Director to provide oversight roles to SMEPs to implement Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in Adamawa and Kano states. Support the monitoring and supervision of SMC activities implemented by the SMEPs, ensuring that activity reports are submitted timely, and feedback provided to PR
  • Attend Case Management Sub-committee and other Technical Group – Actively participate in at least 80% of all National Case Management Sub-committee, Malaria Technical Working group, Severe malaria subcommittee, SMC subcommittee meetings and provide written feedback to inform directorate involvement in malaria control programme.
  • Financial management – Work with Project Director to support and monitor SMC budget management activities including but not limited to annual budget planning, financial reporting by SMEPs, forecasting and analysis of burn rates. Review actual financial performance against the budget for Adamawa and Kano and explain variances on a regular basis.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned.

Qualifications / Experience
Minimum Qualification:

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management, Social Work with a focus on public health, social sciences. A background in medical sciences will be an added advantage.
  • At least eight years (8) years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibility in malaria program planning, management, and implementation.

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.

SFH offers professional opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

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.