Deputy Project Lead at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey.

Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier lives.

Working with the private and public sectors, SFH adopts social marketing and behaviour change communication to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviours.
Job ID: sfh-53607

Job Profile

The Deputy Project Lead will be responsible for providing oversight for the programmatic and administrative coordination of the Project strategies for implementation.
S/He will support the strategic development of plans and innovative approaches to suit the local context in line with the overall project design.

Job Role

Develop work plans for key programme activities and ensure timely achievement of deliverables.
Lead and participate in the process of developing evidence-based tools and materials required to implement the DISC project.
Support the project team in developing the Nigerian specific strategic implementation plan in line with the overall project design.
Develop an advocacy strategy for engagement with key stakeholders to leverage, disseminate project findings and overall sustainability of project approach, etc.
Provide support to the marketing social media team in the deployment of the projects social media and digital mobile technology platform as required for implementation.
Coordinate the field implementation approach of the project and lead the field team in achieving set deliverables.
Represent the project and SFH at relevant technical working or general group meetings
Coordinate the adaptation and development of training curricula and capacity building guides for field personnel.
Coordinate the supervision of field personnel to address skill and capacity gaps as well as address local challenges.
To provide support for routinely conducted quality assurance activities to ensure and guide adherence to project approaches.
Support the MIS team in the follow-up and tracking of project related indicators recorded at the health facility, in community, across the social media and mobile technology platforms, etc.
Coordinate the timely procurement and dispatch of relevant project equipment, assets, tools and materials required for program and field implementation.
Perform other programmatic, operational and admin functions as assigned by the Project Lead.

Qualifications / Experience

Must possess a degree in Health, Biological, Social Sciences. Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
Must possess a minimum of eight (8)’ experience which should include three (3)years’ experience in a  leadership responsibility in the health development sector
Experience of grants/contracts management in an NGO is an added advantage.
Demonstrate leadership experience in coaching and mentoring staff.
Has experience working and collaborating with government health ministries and agencies, technical and implementing partners, donor agencies, etc

Skills and competency required:

Good program management skills
Problem-solving and innovation skills
Good interpersonal relationship skills
Excellent report writing skills
Good leadership and coordination skills
Good interpersonal communication skills
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
High level of integrity.

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