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Program Officer at Lafiya Telehealth (Jigawa)

Lafiya Telehealth is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered telehealth platform that connects patients with doctors remotely, we have built a robust end-to-end telemedicine platform that gives patients the best remote consultations as patients can now get the best remote doctor-patient experience.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Jigawa

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 will be preferred and an added advantage, ideally if based in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including budget development, event planning, and coordinating multiple partners and stakeholders.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to solve problems and resourcefulness.
  • Based in Nigeria with the ability to travel periodically to Jigawa and Kebbi state. Ideally, based in Jigawa.
  • Fluency in Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • Understand the cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability of northern Nigeria.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.


  • This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing and high-impact organisation. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a track record of people and project management experience.
  • Lafiya Nigeria can offer a competitive non-profit salary. We would look to offer between NGN1,500,000 - NGN3,000,000 as annual compensation. The exact job title and compensation will depend on the experience and career stage of the successful applicant.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send the following document to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Application Document

  • A cover letter expressing why you would want to work for Lafiya Nigeria and what you would bring to the team.
  • A CV.
  • Your intended start date if you are offered the role.

Note: We will appoint any outstanding candidate immediately, so early applications are encouraged

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