25th September 2017 Uncategorised 0 Comments

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.


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:

  • Carry out along with ARFH and state team advocacy to relevant stakeholders
  • Under the technical direction of the Program officer, will ensure standard SBCC tools and materials are utilized through lifespan of project.
  • Assist the ARFH and state team in providing support on crosscutting issues, providing TA to the ACSM branch of SMEP in line with project priorities.
  • Assist the team to develop creative initiatives to ensure that project goals are met.
  • Ensure documentation of all SBCC activities, meeting reports, training, and workshops, and also contribute to the development of project weekly reports.
  • Ensure the appropriate cadre of personnel are short listed and trained.
  • Able to represent ARFH at relevant platforms related to the project in the state.
  • Ensure that all project BCC documents and other information required for program implementation and reporting are prepared and submitted on time and in compliance with the requirements of the grant.
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation staff to track progress towards the delivery of programme outputs, paying special attention to the objective of documenting the success (e.g. significant change stories) with a view to providing evidence of outcomes and demonstrate value for money.


Successful candidate will have:

  • At least a first degree or equivalent in Social sciences or Liberal Arts or other related field. A masters in Communication or Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years post-National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) experience, some of which should be in malaria program management, advocacy, and capacity building.
  • Good interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Excellent creative instincts and the ability to originate new ideas.
  • Ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision.
  • A full command and up to date knowledge of both written and spoken English, and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent grounding in SBCC programming and in-depth understanding of capacity building approaches.
  • Computer literacy especially of Microsoft office with ability to generate quality report for activities.

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;

  • Ensures timely collection and collation of quality data
  • Provide feedback on implementation progress and collate end process data.
  • Work closely with the team to ensure timely and quality data entry, analysis and interpretation.
  • Training of recruited community volunteers on the tools for data collation during BCC campaign.
  • Supportive Supervisory visits with ARFH to LGAs during House hold visit and community dialogues in order to ensure implementation according to set guidelines.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least a First degree in International Development, Statistics, Public Health, Demography or related subject, with previous experience working in public health projects.
  • At least 4 years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability and Learning.
  • The ability to represent ARFH in relevant forums and working groups at state level.
  • Proficient and demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts including knowledge of Global Fund or USAID grant requirements will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in data collection, collation, statistical analysis, participatory fieldwork methodologies and report writing.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, SPSS or other statistical packages.
  • Excellent team, budget, project management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English including local languages.

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;

  • Support the SBCC officer and team in advocacy visits at the state, LGA and communities
  • Will ensure that all evidence for activities carried out are appropriately filed.
  • Assist during the training process with logistics and collation of attendance sheets for participants.
  • Assist in carrying out supportive supervisory visits with ARFH team to LGAs during house hold visit and community dialogues in order to ensure implementation according to set guidelines.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least a BSc/HND in Social sciences, Arts or related subject, with previous experience working in development projects.
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in the SBCC and/ logistics in development projects.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft office packages.
  • Excellent team, budget, project management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English including local languages and familiarity with local terrain.

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;

  • The role of the Finance Officer is to assist the Project team in providing complete financial services of ARFH program office in line with operating contractual obligations and donor requirement. S/He will administer and maintain comprehensive reporting and budgeting systems.
  • Provide team and ARFH program office with timely financial information to enable all levels to make timely operational decisions.
  • This also includes documenting financial transactions and payment vouchers for activities carried out.
  • Compile retirement documents and submit to program office timely.
  • Monitor the day to day financial and project banking transactions including cash deposit and withdrawals.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all accounting files, track and follow -up on advances and ensure timely reconciliations.
  • Maintain adequate filing storage of such documents.
  • Provide support to staff as regards finance issues and assisting internal auditors with queries.
  • Check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with organisation policies and related law, prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Degree or Higher Degree in Accountancy or related discipline.
  • Experience in administrative support, posting financial data to ledgers, preparing invoices, billings and/or vouchers, reviewing and maintaining account balances.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years post NYSC, previous experience working with NGOs and International Donor-Funded program will also be added advantage.
  • Strong Numeracy Skills.
  • Excellent Reporting Skills.
  • Strong Budgeting and Financial Analysis Skill.
  • Attention to details and ability to meet deadlines.

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: 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).