The Advocacy Project in Child and Family Health Current Opportunities [4 Positions]

Posted on :

15 Jan, 2018

Category :

NGO Jobs in Nigeria

The Advocacy Project 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, is recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Strategic Communications Officer
Main Responsibilities

  • Design evidence based advocacy materials website, social media, newsletter, brochures, communication materials
  • Create and manage content (images, video and written) for the projects 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
  • Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns

Minimum Required Skills and 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


Job Title: Accountant
 Bide, Niger
Reports to: Programme Director
Hours of Work: 9am – 5pm

  • Making budgets, keeping accounts, bank reconciliation.

Minimum Required Skills and Experience

  • 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


Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation 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 and 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


Job Title: 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 develop quarterly workplans and financial pipelines in line with program implementation plans
  • Model, promote and uphold core values of the project
  • Ensure compliance in operations functions and funders requirements
  • Ensure communication flow and functional coordination amongst sub-grantees and project activity areas

Minimum Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health; Political Sciences; Health Economics or Development Studies; PhD holders are strong advised to apply
  • Strong background in public health advocacy or public policy analysis
  • 8 years and above cognate experience in government public health system
  • Knowledge of the child and family health policy making and programming
  • Experience 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 Oudook)
  • 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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a CV as an email attachment and 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 to: [email protected] using the position applied for as the subject of the email.


  • Qualified candidates are advised to submit an early application as the position is to be filled immediately.
  • Do not attach copies of certificate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified individuals

Application Deadline  5th February, 2018.

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