State Program Associates at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) – Adamawa, Yobe and Borno

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek applications from qualified persons for the position in a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) project in the capacity below:

Job Title: State Program Associate

Locations: Adamawa, Yobe and Borno States
Slot: 3
Reports to: The Program Coordinator.

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Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and facilitate RH/FP service delivery (quality and systems strengthening) and other related activities in project anchor sites and respective satellite sites.
  • Liaise with State RH/FP team and other relevant government representatives (LGA health team) to facilitate quality improvement/health system strengthening activities
  • Collaborate with local partners and facilitate review meetings, addressing gaps, etc. among FP service providers
  • Prepare and submit detailed progress reports on  project activities on monthly quarterly, bi-annual or annual basis to the project coordinator
  • Developing innovative strategies to strengthen the effectiveness and quality of service provision in their areas of assigned responsibility
  • Proactively and efficiently managing the implementation of the project activities within their states of assignment
  • Ensure the prudent use of funds in the implementation of project activities as set out in  the project plan
  • Participating in development, management and review of program activities of Supervisors and Voluntary Health Agents
  • Liaise with other PHCDA, UNFPA, CAMP officials, Host Communities and other state/community partners in state
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress of initiatives in areas of responsibility.
  • Undertaking daily visits to project IDP camps to ensure continuing service delivery by community-based agents
  • Conducting advocacy to different stakeholders in the state
  • Mentor and Support Supervisors and Voluntary Health agents on service delivery and data collection.
  • Participate actively in any other duties assigned  by the project coordinator


  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Nursing, or Registered Nurse/Midwife, Degree in Medicine or related field
  • Possession of a master degree in Health or Social work will be an advantage, with job at least 2 years experience on donor-funded family planning project in North-East Nigeria
  • Good knowledge of national health programs, health system, NGOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with stakeholders job at all levels
  • Must possess hands-on experience in Family Planning Service Delivery.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Must possess effective community mobilization skills
  • Must be resident in the states that they are applying to work in
  • Ready to and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and exercise of sound judgment and flexibility to achieve agreed outcomes
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and the local dialect(s) of the states and localities they would be working in.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Words, Excel and Power-point packages

Application Closing Date
19th October, 2016.

Job Application Method

Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to:  Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • All Applicants should title their applications according to their preferred location/State, desired position and their surnames, e.g. Adamawa – Program Officer – Musa Bola Obi.
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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