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State Program Officer - Prevention And Mitigation At Association For Reproductive And Family Health (ARFH)

Date Posted: 22/Aug/2014
Deadline: 26/Aug/2014

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Prevention, Care and Support of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. Prevention, Care and Treatment, and Social Marketing, etc We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. We seek applications from qualified candidates in our USAID funded grant; aimed at Strengthening integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

State Program Officer - Prevention and Mitigation
Slot: 2


  • Provide technical assistance in project implementation and assign responsibilities to (Gift) staff in the States, taking into cognizance skills and ability of such staff to perform up to expectation.
  • Involved in advocacy activities and work in partnership with the State and LGA, SACA, LACA, Health Management Board, CBO and other influential partners.
  • Participate in meetings with the State Ministry of Health, Consortium partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead the preparation of State' programmatic and M&E reports and ensure timely submission of complete and effective documentation and reports to the Deputy Director, Programs.
  • Review reports from project team and ensure that they correctly reflect project performance the field.
  • Lead and maintain contact with government agencies, donors, partners and other stakeholders on behalf of the organization in the States.
  • Plan, organize, conduct and evaluate trainings and participate in the review and development of training material.
  • Ensure that project transactions are kept within the limits of the budget, and grant funds are expended inefficient and effective manner.


  • Preference will he given to candidates with Medical degrees, MD, B.Sc. in Health Management Social Sciences, Public Health or related field, Higher degrees such as MPH with 5-7 years post national youth service corps experience at the community level will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, CBOs and strong background in HIV Care and Support, Care and support programming for vulnerable children, HIV/Reproductive health and TB/HIV Integration are highly desirable.
  • Preference will be given to candidates from the project selected State and with demonstrated relevant previous experience.

Method of Application
Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job to: [email protected] Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as for three professional referees. Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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