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State Program Officer – Rivers State

Rivers State, Nigeria

Job Description

The State Program Officer will be responsible for the overall program coordination on the RASuDiN project in the State. He/she will coordinate RH/FP activities including service delivery of DMPA-SC in all the service delivery points in the state as well as managing relationship with relevant stakeholders towards ensuring seamless project implementation. He/she will have requisite experience in RMNCH landscape.

Specific Responsibilities

• Coordinate and facilitate RH/FP service delivery (quality and systems strengthening) and other related activities in project anchor sites and respective satellite sites.
• Liaise with State RH/FP team and other relevant government representatives (LGA health team) to facilitate quality improvement/health system strengthening activities
• Facilitate review meetings, addressing gaps, etc. among FP service providers -Government & Community health workers
• Prepare and submit detailed progress reports on project activities on monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual basis to the project coordinator and as necessary
• Developing innovative strategies to strengthen the effectiveness and quality of service provision in their areas of assigned responsibility
• Proactively and efficiently managing the implementation of the project activities within their states of assignment
• Ensure the prudent use of funds in the implementation of project activities as set out in the project plan
• Participating in development, management and review of program activities of Community health workers
• Liaise with other PHCDA, SMOH, CBOS, public and private Health facilities, FP sites/ clinics and other state/community partners in the state
• Monitoring and evaluating progress of initiatives in areas of responsibility.
• Mentor and Support CORPs on service delivery and data collection.
• Participate actively in any other duties assigned by the Programme Manager.

Required Experience

Good knowledge of national health programs, health system, NGOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with stakeholders at all levels.

Must possess hands-on experience in Family Planning Service Delivery.

At least 6 years’ experience on donor funded family planning project in Nigeria.

Excellent writing and oral communication skills, with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power point.

Possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health or Social work will be added advantage.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be Registered Nurse (RN) and/or a Registered Midwife (RM) with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing Science, degree in medicine or related field.

Method of Application

Applicants should complete the online form at:


and ALSO send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document), explaining suitability for the job to programs@arfh-ng.org on or before Monday, 9th August 2021. Please indicate the title of position applied for in the subject line of the email.

Applicants who fail to comply with the above instructions will be disqualified while only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees. Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).


Full Time


3 August, 2021


9 August, 2021

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