Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa Project Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa Project Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa.

Our vision is enhancing healthier and safer communities, while our mission is to collaborate with partners to promote comprehensive and sustainable interventions for public health, support military medicine and health diplomacy for peace, stability and development of communities.

Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR, Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services.

HIFASS is therefore seeking the employment of the position below to support the existing government health systems with necessary equipment, materials and infrastructure to improve healthcare provisions to refugees and host communities in Taraba State:


  • The Incumbent will provide technical and programmatic leadership and support to implement high quality care and support activities for the Refugees.
  • S/he will also ensure proper management and timely implementation of the UNHCR funded assistance project as per the required standards.
  • Collaborating and liaising with key stakeholders to ensure adequate and timely project briefs and reporting is done.
  • The Incumbent will facilitate and monitor the delivery of primary health care services including reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services to refugees.
  • Oversee the project implementation for the Health and Assistance to Refugee project in Taraba State.
  • Support the government health services to develop policies and standard operating procedures such as infection control, waste management etc. to improve health care services.
  • Responsible to ensure that all interventions meet acceptable HIFASS standards.
    Supervise all HIFASS project staff in Taraba State.
  • Develop sustainable capacity building plans to strengthen government health systems in and around the refugee host local government areas to enable them provide better services to refugees and host communities.
  • Collaborate with office of State Primary Health Care Board, LGA councils, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Social Welfare;
  • Ensure the core Project Documents (Project Partnership Agreement and Budget) are strictly adhered to and updated to reflect the project progression;
  • Manage and continuously monitor the project budget and ensure timely procurement and expenditure is maintained to avoid under or over spending;
  • Ensure that the required and budgeted project volunteers are recruited in timely manner, and
    trained for the job in close collaboration with HIFASS HR;
  • Represent HIFASS at relevant inter-agency coordination and donor meetings;
  • Manage all aspects of the project (human resources, finance, logistics, security, reporting etc) in the most efficient and effective manner;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies or Economic Development. Higher/Master degree in social sciences, humanities, development studies or economic development will be added advantage;
  • At least 7 years professional experience in the humanitarian or development sector;
  • Excellent knowledge of the project management cycle and experience managing complex projects;
  • Previous experience working in the Humanitarian context (Health and nutrition);
  • Ability to communicate technical information in an easy to understand, informative and collaborative manner;
  • Good knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards, UN/UNHCR IASC policy or other accountability measures/standards;
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently and open to scrutiny;
  • Knowledge of local institutions.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English and able to communicate in any of the local languages in Taraba State.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV to "The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS)" via: specifying the "Job Title" on the Subject of the mail.


    Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Taraba State.
    Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in one PDF format, Cover Letter and CV together in one Word format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in Abuja. By 5th October, 2019

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