Chief of Party - Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health

Deputy Chief of Party
Closing Date: 24th May, 2024

Job Type: Full-time/Non-exempt
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Chief of Party
Direct Reports: Director M&E
Division/Department: Programs


Will work closely with the Chief of Party to provide technical and managerial oversight for the program, including the development and implementation of the annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other requests that may come in.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead initiatives to improve recruitment, training, and retention strategies for healthcare workers to address shortages and improve service delivery across the healthcare system.
  • Enhance the capacity of health sector human resource departments in strategic planning and management, including workforce planning, performance management, and professional development.
  • Engage with policymakers and stakeholders to support the development and implementation of policies that improve working conditions, benefits, and career development opportunities for healthcare workers.
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation on time and suggest appropriate adjustments to the Chief of Party.
  • Working closely with the Chief of Party to provide technical and managerial oversight for the Activity, including the development and implementation of the Activity’s annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other requests that may come in.
  • Drafting, editing, and making material contributions to Activity documents, including but not limited to weekly snapshot reports, quarterly and PowerPoint presentations, annual reports, studies, papers, survey instruments, and other operational and MEL-related documentation.
  • Maintaining rigorous focus on the achievement of the Activity’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Assist the Chief of Party in overseeing all USAID technical implementation of health systems strengthening projects.
  • Facilitate planning, evaluation of results, and leveraging of resources to accelerate health systems strengthening impact in Nigeria.
  • Identify and develop priority partnerships to create synergies between health systems strengthening projects and other ongoing related activities in Nigeria, in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and other activity staff.
  • Working closely with COP, technical team, and M&E team to communicate the activity’s successes, best practices, and lessons learned.
  • Coordinate and develop effective relationships with key USAID stakeholders including donors, government officials, etc.
  • Ensure all compliance with USAID regulations and HSCL procedures.
  • Ensure that the quality of program outputs is fully aligned with Health systems strengthening projects and USAID requirements through mentoring, training, and monitoring of staff and partners.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • MBBS/MD or similar degree with 9 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 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 in Public Health, Health Administration, Management, or related field and a minimum of 7 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs, and CBOs is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.


Desired Competencies:

  • Knowledge of implementing USAID project activities.
  • Considerable experience in designing and implementing USAID Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) projects in developing countries.
  • Proven skills in management, supervision, and leadership.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature and research on public health issues.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues.
  • Ability to manage projects, consultants, and stakeholders, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
  • 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, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to intervene with staff 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.