Vacancy for Health Systems Strengthening Specialist at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) a leading non-governmental public health organization in Nigeria which is charged with the role of implementing programmes in malaria prevention, and treatment, new-born, and child health care is in need of a Health Systems Strengthening Specialist.

We operate in good partnership with the MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation, Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund among other international donors to ensure maximum cooperation.

We are accepting applications from Interested and qualified candidates to fill in the below position.

Health Systems Strengthening Specialist

Job Specification

Job ID: sfh-29934

Location: Abuja (with 30% travel to Northwest and East)

Employment type: Full-time

Category: Programs

Job Profile

The Health Systems Strengthening Specialist at Society for Family Health is charged with the duty of providing technical assistance to government agencies and other stakeholders to help improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the health systems at state and local level in Nigeria as well as improving good access to health services and health information systems, strengthening health financing mechanisms and enhancing capacity of health workers across the globe.

Job Role

The HSSS is to conduct an assessment of the health systems in Nigeria in order to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

They are of the responsibility of developing and implementing health system strengthening plan in collaboration with key stakeholders.

The Health Systems Strengthening Specialist shall ensure to provide technical assistance to the NHIA, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in the design and implementation of health policies and programmes.

The role holder shall render adequate support tlin the development and implementation of health financing mechanisms to increase domestic and innovative resource mobilisation for health.

Role Holder is also meant to always provide regular reports on progress, challenges, and lessons learned to the organisation, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in collaboration.

Qualifications / Experience

Applicants for the Health Systems Strengthening Specialist role shall possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or any related field, a Masters’ degree will be an added advantage.

Applicant is to possess a minimum of at least 7 years of experience in health systems strengthening in any developing countries of the world, preferably in Africa.

Role holder must be well knowledgeable in health systems strengthening frameworks, policies, and strategies.

The Health Systems Strengthening Specialist must have demonstrated experience in capacity building, training, and mentorship of health workers.

Role holder must be well familiar with the Nigerian health system as an added advantage.

Application Closing Date: 5th May, 2023.

Method of Application

All Interested and qualified candidates who meet the requirements for the Health Systems Strengthening Specialist should Click on Apply Here to fill the spaces then click on submit after which you wait for email indicating date for your interview and test.


  • In this organisation all Health Systems Strengthening Specialist applications will be treated in confidence.
  • Interested candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • Also, SFH is an equal opportunity employer of which women are encouraged to apply as we do not discriminate genders.
  • We look forward to accept applications from those who are willing to apply for their interest in working with SFH, however be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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