Latest Job Vacancy at Society For Family Health for Village Health Worker, Officer (Gates Project)

Society For Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading public health NGOs in Nigeria, implementing programmes in reproductive health, HIV&AIDS prevention, and maternal and child health. SFH works in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the British Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, among other international donors.

We require competent candidate for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Officer, Village Health Worker (Gates Project)
Location: Gombe
Job Summary

  • We seek to recruit qualified persons due to new programme initiatives and growth. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

Job Profile

  • This position reports to the State Project Manager. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the training, mentoring and supervising of Village Health Workers (VHWs) to ensure quality home base care practice on maternal and neonatal health (MNH) in Gombe State.
  • S/He must carry out advocacy visit to local government areas (LGAs) and other stakeholders and lead in the mobilization and sensitization of community members and VHWs.
  • In addition, s/he will be responsible for the organisation and conduct of quarterly review meetings among VHWs and volunteers.

Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:

  • First degree in Sciences/Medical/Biological Sciences/Public Health or its equivalent in a relevant field is required.
  • Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills, and experience in managing VHWs will be of added advantage.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation, and knowledge of community mobilisation techniques will be essential to this position.
  • Must possess minimum one (1) year post NYSC experience in a health facility or an NGO.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in Hausa is very relevant to this position.
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidate.


  • Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a one-page application letter (using the position reference as subject), addressed to this email: [email protected] clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job, current remuneration, as well as a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae indicating clearly your valid telephone numbers, e-mail address and current contact address.

Application Deadline: 3rd May, 2017.

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