Date Posted: 09/Jun/2016   Deadline: 30/Jun/2016

Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.


Abt Associates is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:


Position 1: Project Assistant 7 / HFG State Coordinator


Location: Nigeria


Job Description:

The 5-year USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project (HFG) provides technical assistance in health systems strengthening around the world.

The project addresses the financing, governance, operational, and capacity-building constraints that block access to and use of priority population, health, and nutrition services by people in developing countries.

In Nigeria, the HFG project is currently working with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to support sustainability and country ownership of Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS and TB programs.

HFG seeks to hire a State Program Coordinator that will provide technical support and coordinate activities in Rivers, a USAID’s PEPFAR priority state.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

The HFG State Coordinator/Technical Specialist will coordinate HFG's activities on resource mobilization at the state level. The areas of work include public financial management (PFM), resource tracking, and advocacy. HFG will support the implementation of state resource mobilization plans, and the HFG coordinator will track progress and intervene where necessary to facilitate and maintain progress against plans. It is anticipated that the person identified for this role will also be able to provide technical support in the area of PFM to the relevant ministries, departments, and agency (MDA) staff responsible for budgeting, financial processes and reporting:

Coordination of HFG activities in the state (liaising with HIV team in Abuja and Bethesda)

Responsible for engaging, coordinating and communicating with stakeholders and partners working in mobilizing resources for HIV/AIDS in the State;

Mapping of Public Financial Management (PFM) processes and identifying bottlenecks to adequate allocation and release of funds towards HIV/AIDS response financing in particular and health financing in general;

Leading/supporting PFM strengthening across central budget MDAs and HIV/health MDAs in Rivers State;

Conduct a political mapping to identify stakeholders and that can promote budget increase for HIV/AIDS in the State;

Support Rivers State HIV/AIDS Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Technical Working Group (TWG) to carry out its core functions including resource mapping, resource tracking and advocacy;

Support Rivers State health care financing reforms by participating fully in the activitity of Rivers Sate Health Scheme (RSHC) Core Implementation Team (CIT);

Provide operational and technical support towards design and implementation of HFG health financing activities in Rivers State;

Relating with and monitor budget officers in the MDAs to facilitate timely budget release to the MDAs and the line ministries;

Work with the COP to coordinate field activities to ensure timely implementation of planned activities of HFG Nigeria without compromising quality and efficiency; and carry out other activities as requested by the COP.



First degree in Social Sciences/Biomedical Sciences preferred. Master's degree in public health or health economics is desirable;

Five plus (5+) years experience in public sector management or health sector with government or non-governmental institutions;

Progressive experience of health financing program management in Nigeria is essential;

Demonstrated project management and leadership capabilities and the ability to lead multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;

Demonstrated ability to ensure that individuals and teams adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance and timeliness;

Knowledge about US Government development assistance policy and USAID operational procedures is desirable; and

High level of computer proficiency and demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.


Position 2: Country Director, Malaria


Req Id: 38921


Location: Nigeria



The project will focus on four core interventions:

Malaria case management, including malaria diagnosis and treatment for uncomplicated and severe malaria, and iCCM;

Prevention of MIP, including community IPTp (c-IPTp);

National and state health system strengthening; and

Monitoring and evaluation, including malaria surveillance, HMIS, and operational research.

The Country Director provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the entire project.

This position is responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results.;

The Country Director has the final authority within the project team for decisions related to technical, management, resource allocation and personnel issues.

The Country will be accountable for the successful implementation of all aspects of the project. In carrying out these responsibilities the Country Director works in partnership with USAID, national, state and local government agencies and officials, local and community organizations, other partners, and project staff.


Key Responsibilities:

Provide overall strategic leadership and oversight of the project, including overseeing the implementation of all Task Orders

Provides strategic direction and technical leadership to produce project results and deliverables, and overall management of the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project

Functions as the primary liaison between USAID, federal and state ministries of health, and other partners and stakeholders

Creates management systems in line with Abt standard operating procedures consistent with the needs of the project

Designs and oversees an annual project cycle in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle

Works with staff and partners to translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans

Directs and oversees planning and budgeting processes. Prepares quarterly and annual project activity reports as specified in the contract;

Monitors the progress and pace of project implementation, assuring that the full potential of the program is realized through the promotion of high quality work and internal control

Supervises the work and assesses the performance of all long term and short term advisors, consultants and staff

Clarifies roles, delegates responsibilities to senior staff, and clearly communicates expectations for staff contribution to project activities

Manages and supervises project staff and partners in the identification of all the project’s technical assistance needs, development of suitable scopes of work, recruitment of consultants, and execution of technical assistance contracts.



Masters degree in Public Health, international development, or another related field

At least 15 years of demonstrated progressive experience in public health with the ability to negotiate, collaborate and coordinate with a range of * stakeholders in context of complex and shifting priorities

Demonstrated management capacity in Malaria programs with proven ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously in multiple locations

Prior experience successfully implementing donor-funded programs with wide geographic reach.

Significant experience in Nigeria, including thorough knowledge of specific health priorities, is required

Deep knowledge of geo-political, ethnic, cultural, and other factors affecting programming in Nigeria

Ability to liaise effectively with and develop consensus among key stakeholders, including USAID, national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners to assure effective collaboration among stakeholders

Experience developing project vision, aligning key stakeholders around that vision, and assuring that the vision is translated into implementable strategies

Excellent organizational, leadership, analytical, supervisory and team-building skills

Experience building organizational capacity and service delivery.


Method of Application:

All potential job applicants should click on links attached below to Apply:


Position 1: 



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Application Deadline: Not Specified [Apply Speedily].


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