Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. We seek applications from qualified persons for the following position under the Global Fund Malaria Grant- New Funding Model.
Background
It is estimated that more than three hundred thousand deaths per annum are caused by malaria in Nigeria. Malaria is responsible for 60% of outpatient visits to health facilities, 11% of maternal deaths and 30% of hospitalization among under 5 children.  Ninety Seven percent of the over one hundred and eighty million population is at risk of malaria infection.
Nigeria has adopted the use of LLINs as an intervention for malaria vector control in the country as part of the Integrated Vector Management Strategy. So far over 60 million LLINs have been distributed in country through mass campaigns between 2009 and 2013. About 3 million LLINs have also been distributed through the continuous distribution channels.
However, one major challenge is getting individuals and communities to sleep inside these nets, even beyond the LLIN distribution periods. Efforts have been made through advocacy, communication and social mobilization to empower people for decision making and action. This often requires working on socio-cultural beliefs to facilitate shifts in mind-sets, and ultimately increase the utilization of malaria interventions and services including LLINs.
However, despite this huge effort, the LLIN use in-country remains unacceptably low. To change this low net use situation, NMEP and CRS  through Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) plans to conduct a post campaign BCC intervention, intended to promote and sustain a culture of net use in Edo state,  South-South, Nigeria.
Association for Reproductive and Family Health has been selected as the BCC consultant to implement post campaign BCC activities in Edo state.
To implement the above activities, ARFH will engage the services of short-term consultants for the following roles:

  1. Social Behaviour Change Communication ( SBCC) Specialist

The SBCC specialist will be based in Edo state and reports to the State Program Officer. Ensure high level advocacy is carried out at the state, LGA and Community level based on National Malaria ACSM guidelines. Will be involved in developing and implementing innovative SBCC strategies for ARFH during the post LLIN campaign BCC activities.
Task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to:

Qualification:
Successful candidate will have:

2.Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E) Officer
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be based in Edo State and reports to ARFH State Program Officer. The M & E Officer will primarily be responsible for collection, collation and storage of activity data to ensure accountability of programs implemented by ARFH during the BCC campaign. The M&E Officer will develop the M&E plans for the consultancy and ensure program indicators; monitoring formats, databases, data analysis, and reporting are maintained and harmonized. S/He will also track the progress of key indicators and provide timely reports.
The task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to;

Qualification:
The successful candidate will have:

3.Social Behaviour Change Communication ( SBCC) / Logistic Assistant
The SBCC/ Logistic assistant will be based in Edo State and reports to SBCC officer. He/She will assist SBCC officer to organize advocacy visits and community sensitization during the BCC campaign implementation. The SBCC/ Logistic assistant will ensure that procurement of items follow organizational procurement policy
The task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to;

Qualification:
The successful candidate will have:

4.Finance Officer
The Finance officer will be based in Edo state and will report to the Senior Finance Officer. Ensure daily documentation of project financial processes and compilation of retirement documents. Project involves working at state, LGA and Community level.
The task and responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to;

Qualification:
The successful candidate should have:

Time Frame   : The duration of this consultancy is 60 days and engagement is immediately.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their cover letter indicating their suitability for the position applied for with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: programs@arfh-ng.org. The position title and location must be expressly stated as the subject of the email.
Deadline for submission of application is Wednesday, 27th September, 2017. 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).

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