Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

Job Type

Full Time Contract


Details: Competitive



Application Deadline:



Federal Capital Territory


Malaria Consortium is recruiting for a Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor t to join our team in Abuja, Nigeria.

The position holder will lead the development, working with the project team and STTA, of the donor's strategy on health systems strengthening using malaria as an entry point into the health system at Federal, State and LGA levels. He/She will be the focal point for the DFID health systems programme to ensure coordination and harmonisation

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent skills in public health, and in particular related to malaria
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Management of high performing teams, including ability to delegate efficiently and technically support teams
  • Mentoring and coaching skills with respect to junior staff
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health Officials at all levels of the health system
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Results-oriented attitude to work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with little support
  • Practical organisational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, prioritise and re-prioritise when necessary and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to travel to SUNMAP2 supported states for up to one week at a time to oversee implementation activities
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving mind-set
  • Positive work attitude; a team player

Please note that this role is dependent on Malaria Consortium securing a forthcoming grant and due to the urgency of the role, we are reviewing and interviewing candidates on a daily basis.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply