Health Experts

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 20 January 2019
  • Nigeria
  • Closing on 28 February 2019
  • Current

Job Description

Call for Health Experts in Nigeria

Abt Associates is seeking long-term International Health experts for a health systems strengthening programme in Nigeria, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). We are looking for a range of expertise with proven experience in the following technical areas in Nigeria at the institutional level:

  • Health systems strengthening - Ref. number 01
  • Health financing – Ref. number 02
  • Public financial management – Ref. number 03
  • Health governance – Ref. number 04
  • Institutional and individual capacity building – Ref. number 05
  • Advocacy and accountability – Ref. number 06
  • Health information systems and data – Ref. number 07
  • Private sector health – Ref. number 08
  • Family planning – Ref. number 09
  • Gender, equity and social inclusion – Ref. number 10
  • Monitoring, evaluation, research and learning – Ref. number 11

Abt Associates is looking for experts with proven experience delivering health impacts in complex and challenging operational environments. Candidates will need to convey this impact through their applications and have clear examples to illustrate this impact. The individuals should also be value driven, in alignment with Abt Associates: being committed to excellence, mission-driven, global in their outlook, collaborative and holding themselves accountable through the work they do.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree qualified in a related field, preferably Masters
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills are required
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

General Professional Experience:

  • Experience working within the Nigerian health sector, with demonstrable impact
  • Experience liaising with and supporting the Federal Ministry of Health, state ministries of health and/or Local Government Authorities in Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and Yobe
  • Experience working with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and/or civil society organisations to strengthen health outcomes in Nigeria
  • Experience with donor-funded programmes, specifically DFID, is preferred

Please submit your CV and covering letter through our website: Applications MUST be made directly through our website otherwise they will not be reviewed.

In your covering letter, please tell us about your technical and subject matter expertise so we can align capabilities to further our mission – to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

We are looking for candidates who ideally are Nigerian, have the right to reside, or do reside in Nigeria. The length of the programme is 8 years and will be due to start in November 2019.

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

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