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Health Communication Coordinator, Novartis NCD Project At Society For Family Health (SFH)

Date Posted: 19/Oct/2019
Deadline: 25/Oct/2019

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.

Health Communication Coordinator, Novartis NCD Project

Department: Programs
Contract Duration: One-Year  

Job Profile

  • The Health Communication Coordinators will be responsible for coordinating all communication, community mobilization, and demand creation.
  • He/She would ensure targets are met within the stipulated timeframe while ensuring standards are not comprised.
  • He/She represents SFH on Project related matters at state levels with government ministries, agencies, and all other stakeholders.

The successful candidates will perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate the implementation of project activities.
  • Establish close collaboration and working arrangements with stakeholders.
  • Prepare monthly reports and quarterly reports.
  • Lead/Manage external communications between the project and state stakeholders.
  • Represent SFH at NCD meetings and provide timely reports on all meetings.
  • Efficiently manage the routine data collection and data management for the project in the assigned location.
  • Conduct regular supervisory visits to all participating Hospitals, Community Pharmacies and Patent Proprietary Medicine Vendors in project locations.
  • Carry out any other responsibility assigned.


  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Social Sciences with a focus on public health. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 (three) years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health, Programming and Project Management. This should be inclusive of a minimum of 2 years’ experience in social and behaviour change communication (SBCC).
  • Must have experience in coordinating project management meetings with state stakeholders, implementing partners and other NGOs.
  • Previous experience in a donor-funded environment will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competency required:

  • The successful candidates will be a person of integrity with excellent analytical, interpersonal, social and behaviour change communication skills.
  • A health programming professional with good experience in diplomacy and relationship management. Ability to coach, mentor and develop capacity in staff.
  • Should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Location: Kaduna   Application Link
Location: Imo   Application Link

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