Apply for Program Officer at Lafiya Nigeria, Location Kano

Lafiya Nigeria is a global health non-profit organisation that offers an innovative solution to strengthen the social infrastructure of Nigeria by empowering women through access to contraception. We work with Nigerian female health professionals to spread awareness of the benefits of family planning in their local communities, and they are also last-mile delivery agents of contraceptives. We operate in far-to-reach communities that otherwise do not have access to contraceptive products and information.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Kano
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit, Project Management
  • The Officer will be expected to manage and deliver work plans on a day-to-day basis as part of a small and efficient team, working closely with the Kebbi-, Sokoto- and Jigawa- based Program Officers.
  • Our workforce planning is deliberately lean in structure and agile in our ways of working to deliver our ambitious plans.


Reporting to the core team of Lafiya Nigeria, the Program Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the core team, build and maintain partnerships and relationships with program partners, such as non-profits, federal agencies and community organizations, in order to expand resources, raise funding and educate the public about the work of the project.
  • Contribute to developing project Implementation Plans, training manuals/curricula and research projects.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring annual work plans, program initiatives and budget development.
  • Support effective project management, and coordination and provide support to partners on the project implementation procedure, data management and effective financial management.
  • Provide support as needed, the preparation and timely submission of detailed reports by the partners on project activities on a quarterly and annual basis in compliance with project requirements.
  • Support the development of annual, quarterly donor and government report writing, including management and updates.
  • Participate in project monitoring and supportive supervision of partners, project sites and communities.
  • Manage staff and volunteers as the team grows.
  • Provide support to all programme activities for the state
  • Assist in the collection of data to inform and support Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research related activities.
  • Represent Lafiya Nigeria at various meetings, technical working groups and relevant forums.
  • Submit a monthly report to the co-founders.

Key Qualifications

  • As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Lafiya Nigeria and be driven by the mission.
  • The candidate should demonstrate a passion for family planning interventions and global health.
  • Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated ability to perform consistently at a high level.


  • Minimum of 3 years of professional work experience on a global health project in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including budget development, event planning, and coordinating multiple partners and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience in writing technical reports.
  • Strong commitment to Lafiya Nigeria’s mission, purpose and values.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; fluency in the English language is essential and fluency in Hausa is desirable.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to solve problems and resourcefulness.
  • Based in Kano state.

Method of Application

Send CVs to

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter expressing why you would want to work for Lafiya Nigeria and what you would bring to the team.
  • A CV.
  • If you are referred by someone in our network, mention this in your email.