Health Project Coordinator Job in Nigeria

 First Step Action for Children Initiative (FIRST) is a child focused organization registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission with the headquarters in Makurdi, Benue state Nigeria. The organization has functional offices in Adamawa, Benue and Nasarawa states in Nigeria. The offices are being coordinated by the functional secretariat in Makurdi Benue state headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the program management team.

FIRST Step Action for Children Initiative (FSACI) was founded in 1998 as a community based organization called First Step Foundation Association (FSFA). The organization worked on several projects within the state expanding its scope across many Local Government Areas, and in February 2002 it became registered with the state Ministry of Women Affairs as an NGO. The association was established with a keen desire to assist rural families to improve the quality of lives of their children. Realizing that, young children have very close ties with their mothers in Nigeria, it became expedient to include women on the programs of the association. From the successes recorded, the Board of the organization was encouraged to apply for registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja. On December 19, 2008 the association was formerly registered by the Commission and had its name changed to the present First Step Action for Children Initiative.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Project Coordinator

Location: Mubi North, Adamawa
Employment Type: Full-time

Purpose of Assignment

  • The Health Coordinator provides professional technical assistance and support for project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration/review of project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of the achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Health project goals and strategy.
  • This position will support First Step Action for Children Initiative emergency response delivering critical services to women, girls and Persons with Disabilities.
  • The Health Coordinator will appoint physicians and nurses in clinical roles throughout the intervention to specific tasks as appropriate.
  • This Health Coordinator will conduct assessments and start up activities. The role has responsibilities for recruitment, reporting, coordination, training, identifying gaps in programming and staffing, and any other required duties within as directed by the HoP

Program Management

  • Manage day-to-day International Medical Corps health programs providing direct supervision to medical staff and technical support to non-medical staff related to health programming.
  • Work closely with HoP and field teams to determine the operational needs of the health project/program within the scope of the grants
  • Work closely with the medical clinical supervisors and health teams to ensure high-quality service provision for beneficiaries using nationally or internationally accepted standards
  • Analyze field reports to monitor drug consumption per site and adjust procurement plan and activities in coordination with Medical Clinical Supervisors and procurement & Logistics Officer
  • Implement data management systems ensuring daily data output and reporting
  • Assist in the adjustment of data management systems streamlining data for new projects and local health department
  • Review and provide input for reports in order to analyze trends and adjust programs as needed
  • Work with direct line HoP, field teams and national health/state authorities for outbreak preparedness and contingency planning
  • Work with field teams to ensure continued provision of basic life serving services in case of evacuation or relocation due to insecurity
  • Work with HoP and field teams to plan for future program directions in terms of beneficiary needs
  • Work with HoP and field teams to contribute to concept notes for future funding following donor protocols and formats
  • Work with field teams and logistics to procure drugs in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply based on site consumption while adhering to national drug protocols and program budgets.
  • Deployed personnel are expected to assist with the setup, maintenance and demobilization as required. The Health Coordinator shall also be responsible for disposition of medical equipment, consumables and pharmaceuticals


  • Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in relevant fields with 5 years work experience.

Application Closing Date
3rd March, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resumes and Cover Letters to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.