Current Job Vacancies at Solina Group

Solina Group comprises four subsidiaries that provide a diverse range of services aimed at improving the effectiveness of our clients including governments, businesses, academic institutions and development institutions. Our focus is on delivering lasting value through the work we do, making us trusted advisors to all our clients and partners.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Associate - Healthcare Financing

Location:
 Nigeria

Role Summary
  • The Program Associate - Healthcare Financing will provide technical guidance and leadership to Solina project teams. This will involve the execution of health financing project activities and development of client deliverables.
  • S/he will collaborate with the teams to carry out project monitoring and evaluation, as well as document and disseminate lessons learned to relevant stakeholders.
Responsibilities
  • Lead the development of detailed concept notes on innovative healthcare financing solutions for Nigeria, and propose concepts to relevant stakeholders and potential funders
  • Provide technical assistance to health financing project teams on data analysis, preparation of reports and presentations, facilitation of meetings/ workshops and other stakeholder convenings, publications for conferences, execution of other project activities and development of all client deliverables as appropriate.
  • Lead the design of protocols for related operations research, monitoring and evaluation and documentation of lessons learned from all ongoing health financing projects
  • Oversee the implementation of innovative approaches to disseminate information and learnings from projects through targeted project communication products and materials to external stakeholders
  • Coordinate targeted capacity building for relevant program associates on health financing concepts and approaches relevant to successfully execute existing bodies of work
  • Carry out any other tasks as deemed necessary by the firm’s management team and Project Directors
Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a second-class upper degree from a reputable University
  • Masters degree in Healthcare Financing, Health Economics, Health Policy, and Management, or Public Health with a health financing focus.
  • 5+ years of experience developing and managing healthcare financing programs for vulnerable populations
  • Existing relationships with Ministry of Health, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, National Health Insurance Scheme and other healthcare financing stakeholders at both National and sub-national levels in Nigeria is a plus
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Excellent, up-to-date understanding of healthcare financing mechanisms, performance-based financing, Basic Health Care Provision Fund, National Health Insurance Scheme, and other risk-pooling or insurance schemes targeting vulnerable populations in Nigeria
  • Good written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to analyze issues and problems systematically, gathering broad and balanced input, drawing sound conclusions and translating conclusions into timely decisions and actions
  • Ability to plan, manage and work in high-pressure situation under tight deadlines
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrates professionalism and a positive attitude at all times
  • Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: 
Communications Specialist
Location: 
Nigeria
Role Summary
  • The Communications Specialist will lead a team that is responsible for initiating, planning, and managing the Solina’s public communications activities
  • S/he will be responsible for promoting and expanding the reach and impact of Solina’s activities and knowledge products.
  • These include many forms of general, scientific and social media communication.

Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a Second Class Upper Degree from a reputable University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations or similar Communications discipline
  • Further relevant postgraduate academic qualification and commensurate work experience will be an advantage
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Demonstrate fluency in research writing and communication through technical writing samples
  • Familiarity with public discourse (from both government and society viewpoints) on development issues
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in policy research, and the role of free and paid for media
  • Keen interest in research-to-policy transition
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information
  • General ability to draft clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in non-technical written and oral form
  • Specific skills in writing press releases and articles/stories for traditional and electronic media
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and other partners
  • Ability to organize and implement training and facilitate group processes
  • Ability to plan, manage and work in high-pressure situations under tight deadlines
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
  • Demonstrates professionalism and a positive attitude at all times
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems, web content management systems, desktop publishing and video/audio editing software
Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute an organizational communications strategy
  • Create scientific manuscripts, reports, proposals.
  • Source, draft and disseminate timely and regular content for various communication platforms which include: company website, social media platforms, newsletters and annual reports
  • In liaison with the Program Managers and Program Directors, carry out frequent media monitoring activities to pick out issues of interest on health policy and prepare timely and accurate responses for pitching to media outlets and sharing on Solina communication platforms
  • Take lead in planning and organizing special events to promote Solina program activities
  • Lead the development and implementation of a social media strategy for Solina aimed at influencing policy and increasing awareness on International Development issues
  • Build the capacity of Solina staff and consultants in developing media friendly information (from technical to non-technical content)
  • Identify new and existing public relations initiatives opportunities to promote organizational program activities
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Head of Human Resources
Location: 
Nigeria
Role Summary
  • The Head of Human Resources (HHR) will lead the formulation of Solina’s HR strategy and manage execution of its HR operational plan to build and sustain a highly talented and motivated workforce
  • S/he will be responsible for driving continuous quality improvement of HR operations to facilitate the achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives.
Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a Second Class Upper Degree from a reputable University
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, or similar discipline. Relevant post-graduate education will be an added advantage
  • 5 years of progressive experience in Human Resources
  • Solid management consulting or HR consulting experience is a plus
  • Professional training/certification in HR or active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks is required.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of HR best practices, Nigerian labor law, and employment legislation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational management skills and demonstrated ability to lead and develop human resources staff members
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work well under pressure and excels at operating in a fast-paced work environment
  • Commendable level of attention to detail and commitment to excellence and quality improvement
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping, and PowerPoint for presentations
Responsibilities
Organizational HR strategy formulation and operational planning:
  • Understand Solina’s strategic objectives, core competencies, and program operations and continually draw its implications for refining the organization’s HR strategy
  • Conduct a continuing study of legal frameworks, policies and best practices regarding HR management and guide Solina’s leadership to incorporate these into the organizational strategic thinking and direction
  • Lead periodic workforce needs assessments in-line with organizational strategic objectives and changes in Solina’s business environment and identify required competencies
  • Lead periodic reviews and refinements of organizational HR policies in-line with organizational strategy
  • Develop and monitor annual costed operational plans to drive agreed HR initiatives
Core HR operations execution and employee relations:
  • Establish and manage the organization’s talent sourcing and recruitment procedures necessary to sustain a highly skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Plan and manage in-house employee training and development programs (including onboarding of new hires), and evaluate the effects on staff capabilities in-line with organizational business goals
  • Lead the implementation of the staff performance management system that includes annual personal development goal setting and tracking for all staff; periodically assess staff performance data and propose options for effective redirection (where necessary) in-line with international best practices
  • Establish and maintain the organization’s systems for compensation and benefits, including analysis and reviews of relevant competitive market research in collaboration with the Head of Finance
  • Lead the implementation of the organization’s occupational health and safety procedures
  • Coordinate employee relations and communication activities (using firm-wide meetings, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters etc.) to continually gauge the levels of employee morale and motivation
  • Conduct investigations on employee complaints or concerns. Report findings and recommendations to the management team to guide action

HR systems optimization and departmental strengthening:
  • Develop an evaluation framework with clear KPIs to track the effectiveness and efficiency of core HR processes (e.g. speed and cost of recruiting), and drive continuous quality improvement
  • Review relevant HR data and prepare periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to review the performance of the department and track the status of HR initiatives
  • Supervise the work of HR officers, provide guidance and mentorship to strengthen their competencies

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Note
  • Attach CV, Cover Letter, Degree Certificates, NYSC Discharge Certificate and technical writing samples in one document. In your application, enter “Head of Human Resources” as position applied for
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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