Pact Nigeria Fresh Recruitment [3 Positions]

Posted on :

5 Apr, 2017

Category :

Healthcare Jobs in Nigeria, Masters Level Jobs in Nigeria

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects across the country in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.

Pact is seeking highly experienced and qualified candidates to fill in the positions below for the upcoming State2State $38,000,000 USD project which will increase effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected states and local governments in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Capacity Development Lead

Position Summary

  • The Capacity Development Lead will provide leadership, oversight and support on all capacity development activities on the project, as well as support the Pact Nigeria office in the area of partner liaison and opportunity development as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and development of capacity development materials, manuals and methodologies/strategies ensuring its successful implementation
  • Design training interventions with relevant modules on capacity development including design and customization to suite the target audience
  • Plan, measure and monitor the project’s capacity development objectives
  • Design and development of assessment tools, including organizational assessment to build sustainable institutions
  • Develop and implement annual capacity development plan with Pact Nigeria CD teams
  • Provide support with technical review of proposals; budget planning and financial oversight of partners
  • Provide quality control and support to technical leads efforts to achieve greater program impact through the successful pursuit of larger and more strategic funding opportunities
  • Ensure all activities align with Pact’s technical quality standards for capacity development
  • Implementation, maintenance and management of knowledge and information sharing systems within and outside pact, maintaining and enhancing the sources and methods for capturing knowledge
  • Facilitate, Train, coach and mentor partners.
  • Manage the mentorship program for Interns.
  • Develop and manage communities of practice to enhance collaboration and cross learning
  • Relationship management of key stakeholders.
  • Supervision and enhancement of internal capacities within the organization and among our partners.
  • Contribute to global capacity development strategy and its implementation

Minimum Qualification

  • Master’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Public Administration, Journalism, Communications or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant professional experience, with 5 years of experience directly managing staff.
  • Comparative experience in LGA capacity building, with specific experience in public outreach, service delivery and/or public information
  • Experience in working directly with CSOs, with a focus on provision of technical advice and/or capacity building.
  • Managed project budgets of comparable size.
  • Able to work independently and show initiative; establishes goals and priorities and is able to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
  • Display initiative and the ability to manage complex political situations; consistently approaches work with a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office and with stakeholders; demonstrates commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work Competent in usage of MS Office software programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • The post requires considerable cultural and political sensitivity.
  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; is able to communicate complex technical issues and ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Job Title: CSO Development Specialist – Northeast and Northwest, Nigeria

Position Summary

  • The CSO Development Specialist will organize, design and implement trainings and mentor multiple CSOs, building their capacity to advocate for citizens services and work directly with the State and Federal government (S)he will coordinate closely with other senior project staff to assist in designing and implementing the full program effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with other senior project staff on program planning and implementation
  • Represent Pact in interactions with donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Ensure accurate and detailed reporting to Pact and the donor.
  • Oversee the review and improvement of Project’s capacity building manuals, materials and methodologies;
  • Manage the development and implementation of training interventions in relevant technical areas such as networking, budget advocacy, communications, strategic planning, program management, fundraising, etc;
  • Support partner organizations in the development of their own training interventions by ensuring quality control and providing training of trainers support;
  • Provide follow up technical assistance and ongoing mentoring to organizations with a particular focus on organizational development, skills building, and implementation of strategic plans;
  • Work with project staff to collaboratively plan, measure and monitor Project’s organizational capacity building efforts;
  • Coordinate with project staff on sub grant solicitation, selection and implementation.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Education, Sociology, Law, Development, Business/Public Administration or related field. Master degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of six years relevant experience in providing technical assistance to large donor-funded and capacity development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with large grant-making programs and working with local partner organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of strengthening the capacity of local organizations.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Job Title: Health Sector Expert – Northeast and Northwest
Location: Nationwide

Position Summary

  • The Health Sector Expert will provide technical assistance and oversight on all health sector activities on the project. S/He will ensure LGAs, health managers in national and local levels, development partners and other stakeholders utilize the right practices in planning, decision-making and policy making.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, technical assistance and capacity building in health systems strengthening (HSS) and quality improvement of State and Ward level health systems
  • Develop, refine, and roll-out health service delivery tools and approaches for the project, ensuring compliance and alignment with best evidence based practice and national policies.
  • Monitor implementation and quality of technical health activities in all project areas and develop action plans to address identified gaps.
  • Work with other project officers, government officials and facility level personnel to develop and implement capacity building exercises for local civil society and government partners to improve their work and performance.
  • Inform and improve health indicators at program and portfolio levels in order to strengthen the capturing and communication of health outcomes and impact.
  • Establish strategic plans along with the practice leaders and provide regular updates to the management team in terms of the progress made.
  • Maintain strong relationships with government partners, implementation partners and other influencers.
  • Will provide technical/programmatic inputs in reference to eHealth, public healthcare, healthcare standards, healthcare interventions, best practices, quality improvement, etc. to the team to ensure quality deliverables.
  • In coordination with the team, provide technical support and assistance to project in the design, development, and implementation of health systems strengthening and financing.
  • Lead or contribute to the development of briefing notes, strategy documents, guidelines, curriculum, and toolkits on key health system themes and priorities.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualification

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in public health or social sciences, or a related degree relevant to the field of public health.
  • At least seven years demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas: health policy development and operationalization; quality improvement at health care facilities in Nigeria, capacity building among local organizations and/or host country government at various levels.
  • Ten or more years of experience with strong quality improvement and broad expertise in all six HSS building block areas preferred.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office), preference for a person with familiarity with mobile technology and an interest in technological innovations in public health practice.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.
  • A collaborative style, but an ability to get things done and deliver programs in a timely manner.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Application Closing Date: 18th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: [email protected] All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Positions contingent on award.

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