Chief of Party - Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health

Chief of Party - Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health
Closing Date: 24th May, 2024

Job Type: Full-time/Non-exempt
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Managing Partner
Direct Reports: DCOP/Technical Director, Director – M&E, Director – Finance & Administration
Division/Department: Programs


The Chief of Party (COP) will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight on the project. The COP will be primarily responsible for the achievement of the project’s objectives, ensuring technical and financial integrity, and coordinating project activities with USAID and relevant stakeholders including the Nigerian government, private sector partners, and other donors.


Key Responsibilities

  • The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the Program, including managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective programme management team; providing technical direction, overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results.
  • Act as the primary liaison with USAID, Nigerian health authorities, and other stakeholders, ensuring strong partnerships and effective communication.
  • The COP will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation promptly and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
  • S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements.
  • Strengthen institutional capacity in healthcare financing and human resources management within the Ministry of Health and partner institutions.
  • Lead initiatives to improve recruitment, training, and retention strategies for healthcare workers to address shortages and improve service delivery.
  • Lead the design of innovative healthcare financing models and strategies that increase resource availability and ensure sustainable health funding.
  • Support the development and implementation of policies related to healthcare financing and workforce management in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Oversee project staff and help partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • The Chief of Party will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, manage diverse teams, and deliver results within agreed timelines.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategies for health systems strengthening, aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Advocate for policies that promote equitable access to health services and ensure the effective utilization of resources.
  • Provide technical guidance on health financing mechanisms to improve resource allocation and sustainability of health services.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • MBBS/MD or similar degree with 10 years of relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5-6 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • Or BS/BA in social science, public health, or related field, with a minimum of 11 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 7 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • Master’s degree or higher degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Management, or a related field, and a minimum of 7 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience.


Desired Competencies:

  • Knowledge of implementing USAID grants
  • Considerable experience in designing and implementing Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) and support projects in developing countries.
  • Sound knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues about health systems strengthening projects. Proven skills in management, supervision, and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage/manage and collaborate with a wide range of government, donor, and private-sector stakeholders.
  • Strong managerial and operational leadership skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Power-Bi.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage large program team with diplomacy and firmness.

Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a public health and development consulting firm established by a team with extensive experience in international development and public health programming. We provide technical assistance for health system reforms towards access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. With a network of over 50 global partners and consultants, we develop programmes and provide sustainable solutions for a broad spectrum of health and development challenges.

HSCL is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (2009), the Tanzanian Registry of Companies (2014), the Office of Administration and registration in Sierra Leone (2015) and the Office of the Registration of Companies in Zambia (2016). HSCL has established offices in Nigeria, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and has also done work in several African countries including Cameroun, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritius, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zanzibar. In Nigeria, HSCL with it’s headquarters in Abuja, has offices in Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Borno, FCT, Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara states.


Send a cover letter (no more than a page) and an updated CV in one document to [email protected], stating the advertised position as the subject of your email.