Senior Officer, Research - Abuja, Nigeria Job

at Society for Family Health in Abuja (FCT) | Posted under Research & Statistics Jobs

Job Title: Senior Officer, Research
Location(s): Nigeria (One year fixed term contract based in Abuja)
Employer: 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, HIV/AIDS prevention, and maternal and child health.

Job Profile:
• This is the equivalent of a senior officer reporting to the project manager.
• The successful candidate will provide strategic and operational leadership of the UAFC Monitoring & Evaluation strategy at the National level; provide strategic technical assistance to the project manager on theories, strategies and approached for monitoring and evaluation at both state and national levels.
• S/He will support the implementation of UAFC M&E activities and provide direct support to CSOs and other partners in implementing various approaches outlined in UAFC M&E strategy and research agenda.

The desired candidate:
• First degree in Sciences/Medical/Behavioural/Social Sciences or its equivalent in a relevant field is required.
• Possession of a Masters degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage.
• Minimum of 3 years experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation of health programmes.
• Considerable expertise in mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) M&E and research. S/He must possess ability to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to inform programming.
• Intermediate knowledge of SPSS or STATA or Epi Info/CS Pro is required
• Knowledge of DHIS, MS-Access or other compatible database software will be of added advantage.
• Experience with conducting monitoring visits utilising checklist and other tools, including ability to develop tools as needed.
• Must possess excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Power point.
• Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills.
• Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
• Must possess a high level of integrity and responsibility.

Compensation & Benefits: The compensation package for these positions is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.

Method of Application:
A one page application letter addressed to the Deputy Director-HR, 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 should be sent latest by the 23rd of January 2014 to the email address beside the job you are applying for.

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


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