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New Job Openings at the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) is a non-profit firm established in December 2013. The organization was established to improve the quality of decision-making and execution in the health sector. HSDF supports key stakeholders at all levels of the government and private sector by providing strong analytical support and deploying innovative frameworks and tools to generate measurable and sustainable results.

HSDF is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Systems Director 
Job Code: HSS001
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Health Systems Director will lead the Health Systems Strengthening team (HST). Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director is expected to be a thought leader with a broad range of experience and expertise who can manage multiple work streams, exercise discretion, and be accountable for delivering results with aggressive timelines.
  • The Director will manage a project with three (3) state offices and project staff, as well as a team in Abuja. S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership and facilitation; team and project management; research, knowledge management and communication; and new business development.
  • S/he will ensure high impact results and guarantee excellent client relationships with Federal and State government officials and development partners. The Director will also ensure full compliance with all grant contractual agreements and HSDF policies, while also ensuring good value for donor and HSDF funds.
  • This role is based in Abuja, Nigeria with travel to Kaduna. Niger and Nassarawa States.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in relevant health technical areas (health systems design and reform, public health, health economics and financing, public policy, public administration, business administration) or related field
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, Relevant work experience includes government, development agency, high- performing NGOs, management consulting, or other business advisory services.
  • Expertise and experience in one or more of the following; health systems design, healthcare service delivery, primary health care, or health financing.
  • Significant experience in stakeholder/client management. preferably with federal, state and/or local government leadership.
  • Structured thinker with strong analytical skills and demonstrable expertise in conceiving, developing, and executing on complex programs in demanding environments.
  • Excellent people manager, with a track record of mentoring and coaching teams, building and managing relationships/partnerships and forging consensus.
  • Strong writer and oral communicator with demonstrated experience presenting and facilitating National level forums.


Job Title: State Programme Manager 
Job Code: HSS002
Location: Niger

Job Description

  • This role will lead a full range of program planning and analytical work in Niger State.
  • This role is directly responsible for the Shugabanci project in Niger State in the areas of Stakeholder management, Project management, and general administration.
  • S/he will also provide technical assistance to the State (Support the SPHCDA and State Ministry of Health (SMOH), to implement priority interventions and activities outlined in the project Memorandum of Understanding.
  • This role is based/n Niger State.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public health, Health systems, Public administration, Public finance, Organisational development, the Social sciences, or related field; a Masters degree or higher qualification is an added advantage
  • At least five years experience in program management or advisory services
  • Significant experience in stakeholder/client management. preferably with federal, state and/or local government leadership.
  • Proven cultural, social and political sensitivity of working in Nigeria at different levels of government, business, or the non-profit sector.


Job Title:Deputy State Programme Manager 
Job Code: HSS003
Location: Kaduna

Job Description

  • This role will support a full range of program planning and analytical work in Kaduna State. This role supports the Shugabanci State Programme Manager in Kaduna State in the areas of Stakeholder management, Project management, and general administration.
  • S/he will also provide technical assistance to the State (Support the SPHCDA and State Ministry of Health (SMOH), to implement priority interventions and activities outlined in a project Memorandum of Understanding.
  • This role is based in Kaduna State.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public health, Health systems, Public administration, Public finance, Organisational development, the social sciences, or related field: a Masters or higher qualification will offer a distinct advantage
  • At least five years experience in program management or advisory services
  • Significant experience in stakeholder/client management. Ideally, candidates will have extensive experience of working or engaging federal, state and/or local government leadership.
  • Proven cultural, social and political sensitivity of working in Nigeria at different levels of government, business, or the non-profit sector.


Job Title: Organizational Development Advisor 
Job Code: HSS004
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The role will be responsible for the assessment of SPHCDA organisationat health, capacity and effectiveness, working with state officials to design and implementation strategies to address gaps, as well as, link the OD Initiatives to broader SPHCDA corporate goals; and measure the progress and success of the initiatives.
  • This role is based in Abuja, Nigeria with travel to Kaduna, Niger and Nassarawa States.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Public administration, Public policy, Law, Political science, Human-resources management, the Behavioural sciences (sociology, psychology), Management or any related field (advanced degrees or a relevant, recognised professional qualification will be an advantage);
  • Minimum general experience of seven (7) years with at least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in public policy implementation, organisational development, capacity building of public organisations or human-resources management, or advisory services in those areas. Experience in institutional reform, particularly in the public sector, or in the social sector (health or education) would be highly preferable.
  • Good understanding of state civil service policies, procedures, and norms, especially those relating to human resource management, inter-agency relationships, and/or public-sector reform.
  • Good interpersonal skills and deep relationships and networks with senior public officials and members of parastatal boards and ability to advocate for difficult reform.
  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to prepare written documents/make presentations in a clear, concise style.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Submit their cover letters and updated curriculum vitae in English to: humanresources@hsdf.org.ng Please state the job code and title on the subject line of your email.

Note

  • Qualified candidates with a good command of English and the relevant local languages are encouraged to apply.
  • All applications will be treated in confidence.
  • However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 24th February, 2017.

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