Family Health International Job Vacancies: Senior Programs Officer

FHI is a public health and development organization working to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. Our 2,500 staff works in 55 countries conducting research and implementing programs that advance public health and build local capacity to address development problems. Since 1971, FHI has been a global leader in family planning and reproductive health and, since 1986, in the worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. Our research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases. Our partners include US and international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors.
In Nigeria, FHI is currently engaged in providing public health services and undertaking research in HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and reproductive health in partnership with the Government of Nigeria, under funding from the United States aid programs as well as from the Global Fund and private foundations and corporations. To strengthen our operations we are seeking qualified Nigerian candidates for the following positions:
Job Title: Senior Programs Officer
The Senior Programs Officer, under the supervision of the Zonal Manager will provide support/monitoring of project activities to the country and zonal offices.
Key Responsibilities
• Work with the Zonal Manager to provide support and coordinate the FHI Nigeria activities within USAID and PEPFAR guidelines and regulations
• Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
• Assist the Zonal Manager in the development of program strategies, Sub-project documents, work plans and bUdgets
• Supervise the work of the Program Officer and assist the Zonal Manager in the provision of programmatic assistance to local FHI partners in programming HIV/AIDS/STI activities
• Work with the Zonal Manager to oversee technical capacity building activities at the national, state and local government levels and for local implementing agencies
• Remain informed on current programs and research in the STI/HIV field and hone skills by working closely with international prevention specialists
Minimum Requirements
• Masters degree in public health or the behavioral sciences with 5-7 years work experience
• Minimum of 5 years in HIV/AIDS programming
• Experience working with NGOs and CBOs
• Candidates with Bachelor’s degree with 7-9 years experience will be considered
• Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming and project monitoring
Location: Anambra
Method of Application
Interested candidates should forward their suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document by 21st November, 2010: [email protected] for program management Department vacancies.
Only applications sent electronically (I.e. by e-mail) with the job and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please do NOT send more than one application. Failure to follow these instructions will lead to automatic disqualification.
Disclaimer: FHI does not test/interview candidates for a fee and all our tests/interviws are conducted in the country office Abuja or our zonal offices.