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Employment Opportunities at Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) is a not-for-profit foundation incorporated in 2013 with a mission to improve the quality of decision making and execution in the health sector through a focus on results at scale, providing analytical support, driving innovation, and substantive engagement with key stakeholders. HSDF is a platform for the implementation of effective ideas and innovative solutions and strives to address complex health systems and developmental challenges through a focus on evidence, rigor and continuous improvement whether in line with or diverging from the status quo.

HSDF works with the Federal and State Governments to improve the effectiveness of health service delivery to strengthen the performance of health systems and ensure a focus on results and outcomes

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Data Analyst 

Requisition ID: 401
Location: Abuja or Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The Data Analyst would support the program teams in developing data collection tools, analyzing and presenting data to different audiences, ensuring appropriate data warehousing, quality control and improving data collection and management systems.
  • The Data Analyst will also focus on developing and coordinating systems and processes that engage and solicit data management and reporting analytics across program teams.
  • The individual must be a business professional and would be responsible for a diverse set of data analytics-related tasks which must be performed with decisiveness and accuracy for effective business performance.

The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

Educational/Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, computer science, management information systems, or related field or equivalent related experience with a minimum of 2 years work experience.
  • A Master’s or higher degree in data science, statistics, economics, geography or environment-related fields, with a strong quantitative and computational background is an added advantage.
  • Work experience as a Data Analyst or in a related field

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good working knowledge of modern statistics, scripting and programming languages such as STATA, R, and/or Python and associated software libraries.
  • Familiarity with SQL, database systems, and the management of data in enterprise environments is an advantage.
  • Knowledge in managing and designing the reporting environment, including data sources, security and metadata
  • Demonstrated expertise in ability to transform raw data into meaningful analysis, including proven ability to collect, synthesize, and draw actionable conclusions from available data
  • Familiarity with relational databases
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the national health data management platforms (e.g. DHIS 2.0, NNRIMS etc.)
  • Possesses the ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze, interpret and integrate data information from varied sources into clear conclusions and recommendations.
  • Has strong writing and data presentation skills, including data visualization.
  • Ability to produce quality work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work remotely yet collaboratively with others in a participative management environment, working independently as well as working in a team.
  • Must be able to take initiative where appropriate, proffer solutions to bottlenecks and challenges
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports in the development of data collection tools for program implementation.
  • Supports the retrieval, review and validation of data, survey, interview scripts, reports and other documentation submitted from stakeholders across different projects.
  • Contribute to codifying the lessons learned from HSDF-supported activities
  • Drives and leads appropriate and accurate analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Supports development of business use cases and translation into analytical models
  • Develop diverse communication materials (including presentations), targeting different audiences.
  • Recommends system enhancements to improve processing, distribution, data flow, collection, and database editing procedures for various projects.
  • Supports data warehousing and identifying and revising reporting requirements; supports initiatives for data integrity and normalization.
  • Supports the evaluation, documentation and automation of data management and curation processes, including data ingestion, transformation, quality control and dissemination.
  • Observes and documents global data best practices

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Grants Writer / Communications Consultant

Requisition ID: 364
Location: Abuja or Lagos
Employment Type: Part-time
Type: Consultant (engaged on an as-needed basis)
Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer

Job Summary

  • The Grant Writer/Communications Consultant will prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research. S/he will have the responsibility to familiarize themselves with the organization’s programs, goals and financial needs. S/he will also look into potential funding sources and assess corporate fit.
  • The individual will have primary responsibility for the identification, research, review, writing and submission of grant proposals. The Grants Writer will also drive knowledge management and documentation efforts and ensure all proposals are kept track of.
  • S/he must be a business professional and will be responsible for a diverse set of research, administrative and communication-related tasks which must be performed with decisiveness and accuracy for effective business performance.

Job Responsibilities
Grant Writing:

  • Conducts extensive research; liaises with Program Team Leads for accurate and pertinent information for or the development of grant proposals, including program reports and financials.
  • Maintains proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programs; displays adherence to organization’s mission.
  • Writes high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents.
  • Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials.
  • Establishes and maintains personal contact and relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assists Program Leads in writing periodic reports in compliance with grant requirements.

Communication and Knowledge Management:

  • Assist Program Teams in producing materials and reports, including peer-review publications, first-hand testimonies, success stories, project qualifications, etc. in different forms – written and video, pictures, etc.
  • Drafts proactive and reactive press lines and communication pieces for our different communication channels, including our website, intranet, newsletters, media and social networks.
  • Ensures all materials are adapted for the different target groups and stakeholders.
  • In coordination with Program Teams, organize internal workshops to disseminate donor guidelines and strategies, and integrate into program delivery activities.
  • Maintains a robust repository of up-to-date content to support grant proposals, materials, program reports and other requisite records in a knowledge management portal
  • Generates queries and reports; exports and other data as needed; ensures quality and confidential controls.

The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

Educational / Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in English or Communications, from a recognized Institution.
  • 7+ years of experience with at least 2 years in a middle management role. Should have 2+ years of grant writing experience or writing/communications certification.
  • Experience should include extensive research, writing and publishing research/papers in the health and social sector; experience working with a large development organization (USAID, DFID, WHO, AfDB) is required.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in the health and social sector.
  • Excellent research communications skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Exceptional organizational skills that reflect the ability to seamlessly multitask and prioritize multiple tasks across cross-functional teams, with excellent attention to detail, time management.
  • Possesses essential knowledge and expertise in grants application, fundraising, budget management, project financial reporting, measuring and reaching income goals, and other related technical skills.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to monitor own work performance and performance of the team.
  • Should be a strong decision-maker
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and other software skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and project management ability.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Public Health Bio-statistician

Requisition ID: 381
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Contract
Reports to: Public Health Advisory, Team Lead
Duration: 6 months

Job Summary

  • The Public Health Biostatistician will be responsible for the application of standard statistical methods for conducting analyses and preparing reports for relevant target audiences.
  • This role will support all aspects of design, analysis, and result interpretation for relevant studies undertaken within programmes under the purview of the Public Health Advisory unit, support reports, scientific publications and articles for publication. Support will be extended to other units as required.
  • This role will be responsible for study design, data management, and implementing quality control measures. In addition, responsibilities will include conducting interim analyses as well as developing final analysis plans, implementing the actual data analysis, and providing results files and reports that detail the statistical interpretation of study findings. The responsibilities also include documenting lessons learned from activities in a way that guides programme improvement.

Programme Execution – Central and State-based operations:

  • Provide technical support for the attainment of programme/project goals and objectives.
  • Build capacity of 3 Advisory team members to develop proficiency in higher-level data analysis.
  • Conduct statistical analysis and prepare reports.
  • Utilize specialized computer/statistical software to address statistical and mathematical questions/issues related to Public Health research projects.
  • Present and interpret the result of research findings in the form of reports and records, including detail and summary tables, graphs, and charts.
  • Manage data for database storage and analysis (i.e. retrieve, clean, and/or reformat data) per the organization’s data management policies.
  • Calculate medians quantities, percentiles and coefficients of correlation.
  • Translate statistical results into real-world and policy applicable options for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Participate in providing ongoing thought partnership, knowledge transfer, and guidance to Partners.
  • Support in the identification of barriers or gaps in program implementation and service delivery, and proffer solutions to address them.

Partner mobilization, coordination, and communications:

  • Support in the development of clear advisory and update guides for communication of research outputs with partners.
  • Interface in conjunction with other team/HSDF members with external stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Perform analysis, including statistical analysis, of the Diabetes Awareness and Care (DAC) project baseline and end-line assessments.
  • Write the report section (to ready for publishing standard) for a minimum of 2 papers/articles on both the DAC project baseline and end-line assessment.
  • Train 3 Advisory members on higher-level data analysis and support integration of skills into routine project data analysis by developing a DAC project analysis plan.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • 5 years of experience in analysis and presentation of statistical data.
  • Graduate degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Public Health, Biology or other closely related fields.
  • Doctoral-level degree with a focus in statistics, biostatistics or related field.
  • Experience in statistics relevant to Public Health, including conception, execution and interpretation of statistics.
  • Knowledge of public health principles and practices.
  • Strong ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely (verbally and written) for a wide range of audiences (technical and non-technical) with differing needs.
  • Ability to balance methodological rigor with practical concerns and pace or work.
  • Scientific report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Collaborative work style and strong work ethic.

Key Capabilities:

  • Able to conduct statistical analysis on large data set and prepare reports.
  • Must have published in no less than 2 peer-reviewed articles in the last 2 years.
  • Proficiency in the use of STAT, SPSS, Phyton, R or any other tool for data analysis.

This position generally requires an individual with strong exemplary experience in the application of statistical approaches and use of statistical analytics tools/software to public health programming, team-work, strong verbal and written communication skills and a passion for concrete impact in the health sector in Nigeria.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 31st January, 2021.

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