• 15 Oct 2022
  • Across Various Locations
  • Fully Remote
  • Full-time
  • sfh-50151


Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading public health non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria, implementing programmes and research in reproductive health/family planning; HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment; malaria prevention and treatment; primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. SFH works in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AIDfonds, Children's Investment Fund Foundation among other international and national donors.  SFH also implements programmes in West Africa. We offer professionals in academia opportunities for further research studies, and competitive remuneration.  We seek to recruit post-doctoral fellows to work with SFH on a part time basis to develop peer reviewed articles, carry out systematic reviews and conduct innovative research in core programme areas.


Position: Post-Doctoral Fellows  

Consultancy Profile:   We are seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows based in Nigeria and Ghana to assist in developing documents on lessons learned and health area-specific research papers/articles. These positions will be responsible for the production of key research papers aimed at addressing health challenges in Nigeria or Ghana in key health areas including:

(a) policy reform for strategic health purchasing and state contributory health schemes;

(b) ASRH and young adult research;

(c) HIV interventions for key affected populations, including PMTCT

(d) Malaria interventions.

The work will be carried out virtually with opportunities for in-person visits as needed. An allowance to help meet the cost of laboratory and /or office space, supplies, and equipment such as software will be available.


Duration of contract: open ended with limited numbers per year.



  • A minimum of five (5) years of hands-on experience in research, including the development of peer reviewed articles and research reports.
  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field.
  • Must be/have been affiliated to an institution of higher education or research within the last three years.


Application Requirements

  • Interested applicants should submit an abstract (50-80 words)
  • A 4 page (maximum) research proposal with details on health area of interest.  (The proposal should describe the research question, concept, methodology of analysis, timelines and how this research contributes to the mission of SFH and addressing key health issues in Nigeria or Ghana. The language should be understandable to non-specialist readers.)
  • Resume or Curriculum vitae
  • A bibliography of previous research.
  • In addition, applicants must submit a reference letter signed by an academic referee


Skills and competencies:

The successful candidate will be a person of integrity with excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, organisational, and cross-cultural skills. Demonstrated ability to be self-managing, a high performer, the capacity to perform and prioritise a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines and to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced environment. Information confidentiality is also a critical skill for this role.

Fellows will be selected based on originality and innovation potential of the suggested research outline (significance for the advancement of knowledge in the area, convincing choice of research methods, clear focus and feasibility of realisation within the requested funding period).


Compensation & Benefits:

The compensation package for these positions is very attractive.


Other information:

On your CV, please include the names and contact details (including telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievement. These vacancies will close 15th October 2022.


All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply.  We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SFH is an equal opportunity employer.


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