Policy Advisor at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Policy Advisor at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading public health non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning; HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment; malaria prevention and treatment; primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. SFH works in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck for Mothers, Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Policy Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Title: Full-time

Job Profile

The Policy Advisor leads on SFH policy and advocacy engagement on health system strengthening initiatives including health financing, Human resources for Health and health service organization agenda geared towards the achievement of universal health coverage in Nigeria.
This includes developing the organisation’s advocacy strategy on these issues drawing from our extensive programme experience over the years, leading the embedment, implementation and review of this strategy working with the broader programme functional areas.

Job Role
The role of the Policy Advisor include:

Policy and advocacy strategy development, embedment, implementation and monitoring
Capacity development of SFH staff, CSOs, networks and coalition partners for policy and advocacy work
lead SFH policy engagement on universal health access and health systems’ with focus on health system financing, Human resource for health and development of service delivery models including public private partnerships
Policy research, analysis and publications
Represent SFH in major policy processes and technical working groups


Must possess advanced university education, preferably a Master’s Degree or a PhD in Health, Governance, Science or Public Policy
Over 5 years’ hands on experience of leading and working in the health advocacy space in Nigeria
Strong experience of health system advocacy issues including health financing and human resource for health
Experience of capacity building on advocacy for civil society and citizens
Experience of working with government, private sector and donors from a critical engagement perspective in the shared quest to achieve universal health coverage
Good understanding of public-private partnerships and health/social development issues in Nigeria
Management experience and ability to work in a collegiate system
Strong analytical ability and report writing skills
Ability to work with a high level of autonomy and flexibility, drawing on previous practice and policies whilst creating new and innovative solutions that enhance SFH’s policy impact

Other required competencies:

Integrity, excellent communication skills, high level interpersonal and relationship management skills, strong leadership skills, ability to work under pressure, result oriented, advanced IT proficiency and highly innovative and creative.

Application Closing Date
21st February, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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