FHI 360 HRH Specialist Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

FHI 360 HRH Specialist Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Specialist to provide technical leadership to an anticipated DFID-funded, five-year Health Investment Programme in Nigeria. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Will be responsible for designing and executing the overall HRH strategy for the project and support the Team Leader/Deputy Team Leader to track the achievement of project results for HRH under the DFID contract;
  • Develop strategic alliances with federal ministries and agencies, state ministries of health, and health committees and technical groups on HRH, along with international partners, donors, foundations working to advance health systems strengthening and HRH in Nigeria from the national level to the local government level;
  • Support the Government of Nigeria in assessing, reviewing, and updating relevant strategies, policies, and guidelines related to HRH;
  • Provide technical support to the Federal and State Ministries of Health, the NPHCDA, state health care development agencies, and other relevant agencies in rolling out interventions such as workforce development, including pre-service training (PSE); support to human resource information systems (iHRIS); HRH leadership strengthening; task shifting; human resource management & planning, and HRH monitoring and evaluation (M&E);
  • Support capacity development activities to operationalize the National Health Care Act;
  • Support capacity development of the FMoH and SMoH to integrate HRH activities in their objectives and programs to improve healthcare outcomes and service delivery in each state;
  • Support research and build in-country learning around strengthening health systems in Nigeria;
  • Support the development of metrics for HRH, and provide technical support for the integration of appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems at all levels of Ministry of Health.


  • Master’s degree, or its international equivalent or higher in public health, health program planning and management, or other relevant field preferred;
  • At least five years of professional experience in managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas of
    health policy and administration, service delivery models, health management, assessment of health systems, and supervision of activities and teams;
  • At least five years of professional experience in managing DFID and/or international development organization projects and staff;
  • Proven experience in successful implementation of programs designed to strengthen the health sector at national and decentralized government levels;
  • Specific technical expertise in at least one health systems strengthening technical area (e.g., health financing, health management information systems, human resources for health, supply chain, quality improvement, leadership & governance, etc.). Specific expertise in HRH preferred;
  • Proven experience in DFID programmatic and financial regulations and reporting per DFID guidelines preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Hausa and other local languages will be an advantage;
  • Experience in working with key stakeholders in Nigeria, particularly in the North and Northeast regions strongly desired.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th May, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 HRH Specialist Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

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