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Saturday, 25 April 2020

Society for Family Health (SFH) Recruitment for Health Policy Specialist

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 poisition below:
Job Title: Health Policy Specialist
Req ID: sfh-34167
Location: Abuja
Job Profile
  • This includes developing the organisation’s advocacy strategy on these issues drawing from our extensive programme experience over the years, leading the embedment, implementation, and review of this strategy working with the broader programme functional areas.
  • This position will take a lead in SFH policy and advocacy engagement on health system strengthening initiatives, including but not limited to health financing, human resources for health and health service organisation agenda geared towards the achievement of universal health coverage in Nigeria.
Job Role
The successful candidates will perform the following functions:
  • Develop, implement and monitor policy and advocacy strategies.
  • Develop the capacity of SFH staff, CSOs, networks and coalition partners for policy and advocacy work.
  • Take a lead in SFH policy engagement on universal health access and health systems with focus on health system financing, human resource for health and development of service delivery models including public-private partnerships.
  • Coordinate and participate in policy research, analysis, and publications.
  • Represent SFH in major policy processes and technical working groups.
  • Must be comfortable working with governments, the private sector and donors from a critical engagement perspective in the quest to achieve universal health coverage.
  • Good understanding of public-private partnerships and health/social development issues in Nigeria.
  • Management experience and the ability to work in a collegiate system.
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy and flexibility, drawing on previous practices and policies whilst creating new and innovative solutions that enhance SFH’s policy impact.
  • Must possess advanced university education, preferably a master’s degree or a PhD in health, governance, science or public policy.
  • Must possess a minimum of 8 years’ hands-on experience in leading and working in the health advocacy space in Nigeria.
  • Strong experience of health system advocacy issues including health financing and human resource for health at the senior level.
  • Experience of capacity building on advocacy for civil society and citizens.
Skills and competencies:
  • Excellent Report writing, Coordination and Team Building skills
  • Good Leadership Skills
  • Result- Oriented
  • Innovative
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with  interactive data visualisation tools for presentation will be of added advantage
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of 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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