Society for Family Health (SFH) Job Vacancy for Research Field Supervisors

Society for Family Health (SFH) is recruiting to fill the vacant job positions of Research Field Supervisors in Gombe state Nigeria. Applications are open to candidates interested and have passion in public health development.

Company Profile

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a renowned public health non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Nigeria. The Society for Family Health (SFH) has implemented numerous programmes in Malaria prevention and treatment; Reproductive Health/Family Planning; HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment; maternal, newborn and child health care and strengthening primary health care system.

SFH is partnering with the federal and state governments in Nigeria to execute most of its programs. Other international agencies it partners with include: the Global Fund, Department for International Development (DFID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Merck for Mothers, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Children Investment Fund Foundation amongst other international contributors.

The NGO offers professional career advancement opportunities, competitive remuneration, and a good working environment. As a result of organizational growth, the NGO wishes to recruit qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions.

Job Details

Research Field Supervisors – (based in Gombe)
Job Location: Gombe State, Nigeria
Project: Gates2 MNCH Project
Duration of Contract: Full-time Contract, Two (2) Months
Number of Persons – Ten (10) Persons  

Job Description

The candidate when employed will be responsible for providing support, data management and quality assurance for the CRADLE device study of the Gates2 MNCH project in Gombe State, Nigeria.

Job Role

The following are the duties attached to this job position
  • Assemble and enter quantitative data
  • Validate and ensure that there is quality through review of registers, other primary data collection tools, and backchecks
  • Collect quantitative data and total findings weekly
  • Train village health workers on data collection and correct application of blood pressure monitoring devices
  • Hold frequent meetings with VHWs and visit health facility to resolve data management issues that may arise on the field
  • Be available to work in any of the following wards and their localities; Akko, Balanga, and Gombe LGAs
  • Support the project in terms of informed decision making as it affects the CRADLE study
  • Support the remaining routine data collection, reporting, information, dissemination  and implementation information gotten from the CRADLE study

Required Qualifications/Experience

Applicants are required to possess the following qualifications and experiences
  1. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, development studies, health sciences, or other related fields
  2. Must have at least one (1) year cognate experience in the conduct of FGDs and KIIs
  3. Must possess passion for field work and research and demonstrable experience in managing data collection workers
  4. Being able to speak the Hausa language fluently and the ability to communicate data findings and ideas clearly to different audiences would be an added advantage
  5. Must be able to use Micro Soft office package
  6. Required be resident in Gombe state.

Job Compensation & Benefits

The remuneration for these positions are very attractive and tailored towards attracting, motivating and retaining productive candidates.

How to Apply

The method of application is online. Candidates are required to visit the Society for Family Health website at When the page opens click on vacancy, then click on the advertised job suitable to you after which you will be taken to a new page where you can apply.

Applicants are advised to follow the instructions carefully. A confirmation mail will be sent to you when you submit your application. Also required are the names and contact details including telephone number(s) and e-mail addresses of your three referees.

All applications will be treated with full confidentiality and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Society for Family Health (SFH) is an equal opportunity employer and women are very mush encouraged to apply for this position.

Application Deadline/Closing Date

Application for this advert will close on March 31, 2019.

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