State Program Officer (SPO)

  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)
  • Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Jan 03, 2018
Full time NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Description

The State Program Officer (SPO) shall, under the direct supervision of the State Team Lead, carry out the following activities:


Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of Programme activities in the project states.
  • Works with the State Team Lead to ensure that all necessary implementation documents are understood by the implementers
  • Ensures HIV Testing Services (HTS) are conducted in line with the required National Standards
  • Develops monthly work plan and ensure the work plan is carefully implemented
  • Provides direct oversight/supervision to Community Testers and ensure adherence to implementation guidelines in assigned LGAs of operation
  • Prepares monthly programmatic reports and share with the State Team Lead to review before submission to ARFH Abuja Office.
  • Assist in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks and recommend appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Takes initiative in conducting researches to project impacts to the outside world
  • Ensures cordial relationship is created between community and facility players through continuous advocacy to facilitate achievements of grant objectives
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned from the country office

Job Requirement(s)


  • Successful candidates must be very knowledgeable in community interventions especially community HIV testing and have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point). Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.



  • Similar experience with donor funded programs especially Global Fund CSS grant will be an added advantage. Such an individual must be ready to work in a team and must have excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail.


  • Applicants must have a minimum qualification of University degree/HND in Sciences or Social Sciences with a minimum of 3 years post NYSC professional experience in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis or Malaria project implementation.

Knowledge, Skills & Attribute

  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English language are also required.


Program Management, General-Other: Project-Program Management



Application Method

Interested and qualified candidate should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in only one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job to:


  • Interested candidates must indicate the Position and State being 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.
  • Candidates must also provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Additional Information

Location: Rivers, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna
Type of Appointment: Full Time
Duration: Eighteen (18) months