Director of Programmes needed at Society for Family Health

Job title : Director of Programmes

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : May 01, 2024

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Job Profile:

The SFH-KP-CARE-2) is a country-led program working with Key KPs, communities and relevant state structures to optimize access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for KPs in 8 states of Northern Nigeria (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara). The Director of Programs (DOP) will have responsibility for the technical content of service delivery encompassing KP prevention services (social/behavior change communication, pre-exposure prophylaxis, condom/lubricant programming, STI management, and other evolving prevention technology/techniques), case finding (partner notification services, risk profile-based testing, and other testing modalities applicable to Key Population case finding), treatment (including differentiated community ART care delivery model using the OSS and DSD model and strategy, TLD regimen protocol, FP integration, and TB services integration), viral load services within a community setting (including considerations for use of self-administered viral load sampling kits, optimization of viral load cascade and other efforts necessary for achieving measurable community viral suppression).

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Lead the technical content of service delivery encompassing KP preventions services, case findings, treatment and viral load services.
  • Technical Coordination of all Outputs/RAs and Programme Advisors
  • Track and document outcomes of programme implementation and communicate trends to the Programme management for decision making.
  • Integrate Quality into all program activities and services provided by the project. 
  • Conduct weekly meeting with all Advisors to get updates on progress in the field, challenges arising, emerging opportunities and discuss solutions, support to states on ways to ensure compliance with program strategies and Quality of Care at the state level.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the annual work plan in collaboration with the DSI and DFO.
  • Lead the development of quarterly and annual reports for the technical unit of the project.
  • Provide technical support to the states’ Programme Advisors through the State Team Leads.Provide technical updates, feedback on the progress of the program by states, key challenges or deviations from set targets, and support as needed during Strategic Management meetings.
  • Support the research team in the development of survey/research protocols and tools.
  • Lead in the optimisation of key programme strategies and document shifts as well as trade-offs.
  • Lead in the development of knowledge products and organise national/global knowledge dissemination


Minimum Qualification:

  • Must possess a medical Degree (MBBS, MBChB, or MBBCh) from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of master’s degree in public health would be an added advantage.

Other Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years medical experience in providing integrated HIV care for clients.
  •  Three years’ experience in the direct provision of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) services in an integrated community healthcare setting.
  • Knowledge of global and national HIV treatment standards and licensure requirements. · Leadership/mentoring skills and good interpersonal skills. ·
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using MS office packages including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook among others.
  • High level of integrity.  Must possess good relationship management/ advocacy skills.
  • Must possess good report writing, data interpretation and presentation skills

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