Career Openings at the Society for Family Health (SFH)


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 below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Ref Id: sfh-74582
Locations: North West, North Central, South East and South South
Depart: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Job Type: Full-time

Job Profile

  • This position supports project development and implementation by tracking deliverables using appropriate Monitoring & Evaluation tools and processes.
  • S/he will assist the Project Director in ensuring sound project planning, monitoring and evaluation of progress and technical reporting and provide leadership for project evaluations, action planning and performance reporting to donor and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Provide clear guidance for M&E data management processes that will enable systematic collection, collation, processing, analysis, and interpretation and use of data,
  • Help define a list of core indicators that enables tracking of progress among different interventions and sub-population groups and collect data on project activities and results and assess the quantity and quality of achievements of targets,
  • Lead on data visualisation and generation of high level analytics to shape project implementation and delivery of impact
  • Establish clear information flow channels between the different implementation levels, donors, and stakeholders,
  • Develop a plan for strengthening the capacity of staff and other implementing partners on monitoring and evaluation of the project,
  • Make a quarterly report to the Project Manager which summarises progress against key output indicators at the project level, with discussion of any specific progress issues as need be
  • Facilitate the regular conduct of data quality audits to verify and authenticate data emanating from the project field activities
  • Support the project team to document best practices and lessons learned from implementation of the project.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Demographics, Anthropology, Social Work, Epidemiology, or related field of study,
  • Must possess at least seven (7) years post-NYSC working experience in project monitoring and evaluation in public health/nutrition or any large social sector programs,
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of M & E techniques and methodologies including knowledge of conducting operations research, household surveys and qualitative assessments, data analysis, data management and interpretation and reporting,
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Nigeria’s health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting,
  • Previous experience in a donor-funded environment, NGO or good understanding of international donor rules and regulations will be an added advantage with ability to manage deliverables within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Experience in mixed-methods research (qualitative and quantitative) across various study designs and ability to use standard M&E and analytical tools and software such as Stata, SPSS, MS Excel etc.
  • Conversant with the culture and working environment in preferred location.

Skills and Competencies:

  • The successful candidate will be a person of integrity with advanced quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • H/She will have strong report writing and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organise, and manage resources for the successful completion of projects.

Job Title: Manager – Finance and Administration

Ref Id: sfh-08147
Locations: North West, North Central, South East and South South
Depart: Finance & Accounts
Job Type: Permanent

Job Profile

  • The Manager – Finance and Administration will be the lead expert for project financial management as well as for administrative, human resource and logistics management. .
  • S/he will be responsible for overseeing project accounting and finance/budget management including cash flow management, timely donor financial and annual financial reporting using approved templates.
  • S/he will be responsible for managing financial and operational review processes as well as internal and external audit review exercises in compliance with donor financial and standard accounting rules and regulations.

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Manage the accounting, finance, HR, and administration components of the project and ensure consistency with SFH standard operating procedures and policies, donor cost principles and accounting standards and ensure the project needs are being met in terms of accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations.
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub-awards/contracts to ensure funds are effectively and efficiently utilised in accordance with donor financial rules for the purpose of actualising the project goals,
  • Develop procedures for monitoring and analysing project budgets, which allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending,
  • Coordinate monthly requests for funds, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the project has all necessary funds for operations,
  • Oversee payroll procedures, administer payroll, and monitor employee timekeeping, develop and implement office administrative and personnel systems,
  • Ensure appropriate reporting on financial, HR and other areas to meet donor and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Accounting, Finance, or related field; a master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a qualified Chartered Accountant with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in overseeing financial operations and management of a bi-lateral or multi-lateral donor-funded project in Nigeria or other African countries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project financial budget preparation, commercial negotiations, financial management, internal controls/systems development, accounting, auditing, and reporting, analysing and reporting financial performance, financial forecasting, and budget variance analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience managing operations, including managing people and performance.

Skills and Competencies:

  • The successful candidate will be a person of integrity with excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and organisational skills, a thorough understanding of accounting and donor financial guidelines and rules, international accounting standards and Nigerian tax and fiscal policies.
  • Hands-on experience using an ERP and business management MIS with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Requires a high level of creativity and innovation and the ability to maintain operational efficiency in a fast-paced work environment.

Deadline: 28th August, 2020.


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