M & E Officers, Senior Program Officer, Strategic Communications Officer and Accountant needed in Child and Family Health.



A new health project supporting civil society organizations to advocate for fulfilment of promises in the domains of policy, finance and regulatory standards for Routine Immunization, Primary Health Care under one Roof; and Ending childhood Killer Disease, has the following vacancies in its Abuja Office. Government officials in health, national planning or finance are encouraged to apply and take up the SPO position taking leave of absence.

Strategic Communications Officer

Main Responsibilities

  • Design evidence based advocacy materials website, social media, newsletter, brochures, and communication materials.
  • Create and manage content (images, video and written) for the project’s website.
  • Organize social media events around child and family health Issues and financing. Support online advocacy.
  • Develop and expand community and outreach efforts.
  • Work with the media and design a project media strategy.
  • Design templates for consultants’ reports and presentations.
  • Design, create and manage advocacy campaigns.
  • Monitor online traffic to the project’s website
  • Monitor trends in Social Media conversations and trends on issues in child and family health.
  • Analyse, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • Command of the English language, excellent writing skills and ability to draft and edit complex substantive material rapidly and accurately.
  • Working Knowledge of at least 2 Nigerian languages.
  • Ability to evaluate research findings and complex evidence, and develop communications messages and audience.
  • Bachelors Degree in Communications, Marketing, New Media or Public Relations
  • Ability to manage complex series of competing priorities; ability to prioritize.   Knowledge of the public health issues in the field of child and family health.
  • Proven working experience in social media or related field.
  • Excellent writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills.
  • Demonstrable social networking, experience and social analytics tools knowledge.
  • Knowledge of web design, web development.
  • Strong graphic design skills.
  • Positive attitude, good team player, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability.
  • Highly flexible and ability to set priorities.
  • Knowledge of Search Engine optimisation systems.

M&E Officer

Main Responsibilities

  • Monitor grant and sub-grant activities and ensure that the organization’s project complies with funder’s performance reporting requirements.
  • Develop training programs for sub-grantee NGOs.
  • Develop Terms of Reference for consultants.
  • Develop and manage the project’s management information system.
  • Conduct background research on child and family health policies-and finance.
  • Produce research reports, issue briefs and policy papers.
  • Promote the use of harmonized and scientific data collection techniques involving sub-grantees and project partners.
  • Update and manage the centralized information database.
  • Develop dashboard and score cards.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • First degree in the Social Sciences (Political Sciences or Sociology), Statistics, or in Medicine with a Masters in Public Health or Development Studies.
  • Three to five years of experience working on M&E in social accountability or public health programming.
  • The ability to translate public health policy data into technical outputs.
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient use of SPSS, STATA, Epi-info.
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on activity monitoring, data management including data collection, analysis and storage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including the ability to write dear, brief and scientific reports.
  • Respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.

Senior Program Officer Main Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with government officials in the health sector.
  • Provide on-going supervision, leadership and technical support and guidance to all program staff.
  • Develop and implement capacity building programs for sub-grantee CSOs.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with sub-grantee heads
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of reports.
  • Supervise the Implementation of grantee and sub-grantee work-plans.
  • Provide direction and monitor grantee and sub-grantee staff in their implementation of the work plans.
  • Develop and monitor implementation of the advocacy strategic plan.
  • Support the collection, analysis and dissemination of project data and information for program review and information dissemination.
  • Supervise the developed quarterly work-plans and financial pipelines in line with program implementation plans.
  • Model, promote and uphold core values of the project.
  • Ensure compliance in operations functions and funder’s requirements.
  • Ensure communication flow and functional coordination amongst sub-grantees and project activity areas.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health; Political Sciences; Health Economies or Development
  • Studies; PhD holders are strong advised to apply.
  • Strong background in public health advocacy or public policy analysis.
  • Eight (8) years and above cognate experience in government public health system.
  • Knowledge of the child and family health policy making and programming.
  • Experience in conducting advocacy or receiving health advocacy teams.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Experience in project management, including donor relations and staff supervision.   Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with sub-grantee staff, funders and other stakeholders.
  • Government officials in finance, national planning or public health wishing to take up this position during a one year leave of absence are encouraged to apply.

Positions in sub-grantee organizations

Accountant -1 Position

Job Title: Accountant

Report to:   Programme Director.

Tasks:       Making budgets; keeping accounts; bank reconciliation

Experience:  2 – 3 years

Location:     Bida, Niger State

Hours of Work: 9am-5pm

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Degree/HND in Business Management, Accounting or Finance.
  • 1-2 years ‘experience as an accountant Knowledge of non-profit accounting.
  • Professional qualifications with ICAN, ACCA or any other equivalent professional qualification will be added advantage.

M&E Officer- 2 Positions

  • Job Title: M&E Officer
  • Reports to: Program Director
  • Tasks: Data collection & tracking, report writing, measuring program performance
  • Experience: 2-3years
  • Location: 1 in Bida, Niger State and 1 in Abuja, FCT
  • Hours of Work: 9am – 5pm

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • First Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Social Science, International Development or related field (Post-graduate degree will be an added advantage)
  • 2-3 years’ experience in data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge and experience of national Maternal Newborn and Child Health policies

Method of Application

Qualified candidates are invited to apply via email submitting a CV as an email attachment. They should then submit a 3 paragraph letter of application in the email content page (not as an attachment). The 3 paragraph application must provide key information on your suitability for the position. Please insert the position applied for as the subject of the email. Forward to: childandfamhealth@gmail.com on or before 5th February 2018. Qualified candidates are advised to submit an early application as the positions are to be filled immediately. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF CERTIFICATES. Only shortlist candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified individuals.