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Society for Family Health (SFH) has published an employment notification for experienced professional who wants to make career in SFH. Society for Family Health has required an Senior Officer (Behaviour Change Communication Technical Adviser) in Enugu, Nigeria.

Position Description:
The job holder will provide strategic leadership to the Enhancing Nigeria's Response to HIV and AIDS (ENR) Programme HIV prevention strategy at state level, working as part of the wider ENR state team and providing support to the State Agency for the Control of AIDS. Candidate will provide technical assistance to the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (SACA and State Ministry of Health (SMOH) on theories, strategies and approaches for HIV prevention, including use of data for priority setting, approaches to designing and implementing combination prevention including PMTCT and targeted support to SACA to coordinate state HIV prevention response. At an operational level, this role will provide hands-on-support to the front line service providers including CSOs, community drama teams and Interpersonal communication (IPC) conductors to implement evidence informed HIV prevention activities as outlined in the ENR strategy at community level. Under the supervision of the State Programme Manager, the successful candidate will build the capacity of key government staff, CSOs, community volunteers (IPC conductors) and ENR staff at the local and state level in HIV prevention behaviour change activities.

Requirements:
  1. You must have a first degree in the social or biological sciences.
  2. You must have at least three (3) years post NYSC proven experience in HIV prevention and other health communication areas.
  3. You must have proven experience in using evidence in designing and implementing community level interpersonal communication activities as well as some experience in designing messages, IEC material and mass media campaigns.
  4. You must have some experience in the emerging issues in HIV prevention including combination prevention, PMTCT and working with both the general population as well as Most at Risk populations.
  5. You must have experience in planning and facilitation of training for different cadres of staff in research and of transferring skills and or working with government and CSOs.
  6. You must have excellent report writing skills and good inter-personal, communication and presentation skills.
Compensation & Benefits:
The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.

How to apply?
A one page application letter (using the position reference as subject), should be addressed to the Assistant Director-HR, clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job, current remuneration, as well as a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating clearly your valid telephone numbers, e-mail address and current contact address should be sent to: enugu-soenrbccta@sfhnigeria.org latest by the 30th of April 2013. H/She without the minimum requirements need not apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SFH is an equal opportunity employer.

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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