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State Programme Officer DMPA – SC [Lagos State]

Lagos, 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

State Program Officer- (1 position)

Location – Lagos State.

Specific Roles

  • 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 community health workers on service delivery and data collection.
  • Participate actively in any other duties assigned by the Programme Manager.

Required Experience

Applicants must hold a degree in medicine, be Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM) with Bachelor Degree in Nursing Science or related field. Possession of a master’s degree in Public Health or Social work will be added advantage.

Must possess hands-on experience in Family Planning Service Delivery. Excellent writing and oral communication skills, with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power point.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant is expected to have a minimum of 6 years’ experience on donor funded family planning project in Nigeria with good knowledge of national health programs, health system, NGOs and collaborative relationship and liaison with stakeholders at all levels.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org on/or before  January 21, 2021. Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email.

In addition, applicants should fill the job application form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoE6DcvoYq2_V8CLt-MRwdoASZCdqeu4Sip7rEOL9RAj2Ubg/viewform?usp=pp_url

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


14 January, 2021


21 January, 2021

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