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Saturday, 25 April 2020

Society for Family Health (SFH) Recruitment for Community Mobilisation Advisor

Company Description:
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.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Community Mobilisation Advisor

Location:
 Lagos
Job Profile
  • He/she will work closely with the State team to document best practices and lessons learnt and to document and disseminate programme outcomes.
  • Reporting to the Programme Team Leader, this position will be responsible for mobilising civil society, coordinating, monitoring and supervising the project community activities in the states in addition to working closely with CSO partners and other stakeholders in the implementation of a TB programme.
Job-Role
The successful candidates will perform the following functions:
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of community mobilisation team in all the project field locations, including the preparation of the terms of reference, facilitation of recruitment and monitoring of work/results.
  • Ensure collaboration with the National and State TB Coordination Authorities and other sectors of active engagement with civil society, PCN, SMoH, NAPPMED, NGOs, State TB Programmes improving the effective leadership of communities, including TB patients and KPs, within strategic planning, policy development, social dialogue, service delivery, data collection and monitoring of rights and policies, programmes and funding flows.
  • Analyse collected information from the target locations and prepare summaries, briefing notes, implementation plans and roadmaps.
  • Provides technical and strategic guidance in community mobilsation; supporting the programme’s field-based teams to meet their objectives and expected technical quality standards and facilitates the implementation of evidence-based strategies.
  • Lead design of an advocacy, communication and social mobilisation strategy and ensures local needs, priorities and initiatives are integrated into the programme plans.
  • Ensure the integration of community mobilisation activities into communication and advocacy campaigns and initiatives.
Qualifications/Experience
  • Experience with DOTS Expansion and Enhancement activities
  • Significant experience in geospatial hotspot mapping, line-listing, targeted screening and provision of treatment services.
  • In-depth knowledge/experience engaging with national and sub-national networks of TB patients, people living with HIV and key populations.
  • Competent in engaging with non-traditional partners, social networks, socio/political and youth movements to promote social change.
  • Able to easily link with key population groups for community-based services
  • MBBS with a Master's Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences.
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in public health and health systems programs with emphasis on TB program implementation of which 7 years must be with a donor-funded project and 5 years managing a team of professional staff.
  • Deep knowledge of demand creation for TB services and Programme management
  • Experience promoting public-private partnerships. Experience coordinating the implementation of project activities by participating PPMVs, CPs, private clinics and public sector health providers
  • Good experience in advocacy, community and social mobilization collaboration and partnerships development.
Skills and competencies:
  • Excellent Report writing skills
  • Leadership, coordination and Team Building skills
  • Result- Oriented and innovative
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good working knowledge of USAID programme guidelines
  • Ability to mobilise social capital for TB control
  • Sound knowledge of local communities and language
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills
Application Closing Date
1st May, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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