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Technical Malaria Director 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: Technical Malaria Director

Job Code: sfh-80738
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Department: PROGRAMS

Job Profile

  • The Technical Malaria Director is a leadership role responsible for providing technical direction, oversight, and strategic guidance for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of malaria control and prevention programs.
  • Reporting to the Deputy Managing Director, the Technical Malaria Director will play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective design and execution of comprehensive malaria interventions.
  • The key accountabilities for this role are technical leadership, program management and capacity building.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership for the development and implementation of innovative and effective malaria control interventions.
  • Shape and implement evidence-based strategies to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise in malaria prevention, case management, vector control, and surveillance.
  • Ensure adherence to global and national malaria policies and guidelines and stay abreast of the latest advancements in malaria research and technology.
  • Integrate innovative approaches to enhance program effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the successful execution of program activities.
  • Develop training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of program staff.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Develop and implement robust monitoring and evaluation systems for malaria programs; identify challenges and propose solutions for improvement.
  • Utilize data for evidence-based decision-making and program improvement.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Advanced Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in designing and implementing malaria control programs.
  • Proven leadership experience in a technical role within the public health sphere.
  • Previous experience working in international or multi-country settings.
  • Familiarity with Global Fund or other international funding mechanisms for malaria programs.

Skills and competencies:

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of malaria control strategies, interventions, and best practices.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate vision into actionable plans.
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire a diverse team towards achieving common goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Results oriented with commitment to achieving tangible and measurable results in malaria control programs.

Other Requirements:

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

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

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.