National Programme Manager – Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child & Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) at Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)


  • ARFH is one of the leading indigenous non-profit organisations in Nigeria committed improving the quality of life of underserved and vulnerable communities by promoting access to quality health care and harnessing community capacities for sustainable development.
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      1. National Programme Manager – Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child & Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)
      2. Knowledge & Communications Officer
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    National Programme Manager – Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child & Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 10 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the National Program Manager will ensure effective technical lead of family planning programming implementation activities of the grant, contribute to operations and technical reviews of FP strategies in relevant areas of programming and ensure it reflects strategic plans at national level as well as donor priorities.

    Specific Job Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical support through oversight visits, coaching, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to direct reports (staff) and partners on the project.
    • Coordinate and facilitate RH/FP service delivery (quality and systems strengthening) with special emphasis on DMPA-SC 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.
    • Coordinate training activities at the site level with oversight from the Quality Improvement Team Lead & Advisor.
    • Establish, monitor and report on FP commodity availability and security in the project facilities.
    • Provide leadership in the development of annual work plans as well as state level monthly/quarterly implementation work plans for partners on the project.
    • In collaboration with the leadership of partner organizations, identify key process weaknesses and capacity gaps with potential to hinder effective delivery of quality programme implementation.
    • Incorporate remedial actions in technical assistance and capacity building plans.
    • Oversee the quality implementation and support of ongoing programming based on robust grant management and monitoring and evaluation systems.
    • Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities, reports, security, procurement, HR and financial grant management protocols.
    • Provide guidance to senior program staff to ensure that data on FP is used effectively for advocacy and realignment of project implementations as necessary.
    • Oversee donor and internal narrative reporting, ensuring that all reports are of high quality and meet the standards of ARFH and donor requirements.
    • Ensure mentorship for program staff in order to maintain a high standard of capacity for the implementation of quality programming. Oversee performance evaluation process for all the projects staff.
    • Support to establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations on all programming aspects and to meet community needs.
    • Establish and maintain relationship with the relevant coordination bodies and line ministries to promote advocacy priorities on the Family planning project.
    • Represent the organization with governmental bodies, stakeholders and donors.
    • Prepare relevant reports including quarterly, half –year and end year reports, positive results achieved on the project and lessons learnt and ensure they are shared with stakeholders including the donor in a timely manner.
    • Coordinate project review meetings, project monitoring and evaluation, reporting and documentation.
    • Participate in development process of donor proposals – log frames, narratives and budgets – based on sector and ARFH’s priorities.
    • Promote the integration of FP into RH programmes and other relevant units including HIV/AIDS in the facilities.
    • Ensure the prudent use of funds in the implementation of project activities as set out in the project plan.
    • Ensure adherence to project policies and guidelines on all the component parts with specific focus on Quality Improvement/Health System Strengthening.
    • Coordinate all quality improvement activities closely with site based managers.
    • Play complimentary roles in coordinating RH/FP activities
    • Participate actively in any other duties assigned by the CEO


    • Applicants must possess a Medical background (MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing with expertise in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and skill set in Family Planning Program) with Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.
    • Minimum of 10 years’ working experience on donor funded Family Planning, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health projects in Nigeria with good knowledge of epidemiology and significant understanding of clinical and community based health projects.
    • Must have excellent skills in project/grant management, project monitoring, use of data to improve project implementation, project finance skills/documentations and quality project reporting.
    • Ability to relate effectively with development partners, Civil Society Organizations and Ministry of Health at national and state levels, strong skills in leadership, organizational/institutional capacity strengthening, interpersonal relations and written/oral communication.
    • He/she should also have proficiency in computer packages such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Experience and good understanding of international donor regulations, principles and procedures is desirable.

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    Knowledge & Communications Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 4 – 5 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp


    • The Knowledge & Communications Officer, under the supervision of the Program Manager would oversee the organization’s communication programs, prepare media briefings and engagements, be responsible for the organization’s knowledge & communication interface with different target audiences, handle the organization’s social media platforms, liaise with the media – Print, Electronic and Online and double as the Public Relations focal point for the organization.

    Specific Job Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective knowledge and communications strategy based on target audience.
    • Write, edit, and distribute content including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization’s / project’s activities, products and/or services to the public.
    • Prepare, edit and ensure that contents and updates meet acceptable editorial standards prior to publishing
    • Work with relevant teams to identify, highlight donor success stories, lessons learnt and best practices
    • Work with the media to create publicity and visibility for project activities implemented at respective locations across the country
    • Respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews.
    • Collate program activities reports for the organization’s website
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists and maintain a media database.
    • Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the organization, and coordinate publicity events as required.
    • Post events and reports on the organization’s website and social media handles.
    • Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.
    • Manage conflict as it arises and escalate to management.
    • Support the preparation of the organization’s quarterly newsletter and write Annual Reports
    • Participate actively in any other duties assigned by the CEO.


    • The candidate is required to possess a good First Degree in the Social Sciences, Mass Communication or Journalism. Master’s Degree in relevant field is an added advantage.
    • 4-5 years’ relevant work experience.
    • Knowledge in the use of desktop publishing software (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, FrameMaker, PageMaker, etc.).
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Good time management and organizational skills.
    • Must be tech savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite usage, content management system software, and social media platforms management.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Apply using the application link;
    Send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job to: Please indicate the title of the post applied for in the subject line of the email.


    • 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 including their functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
    • 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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