Associate Director, Health Systems and State Coordination Job in Nigeria

 We are an indigenous non-profit and non-governmental organization with Head Office in Abuja and field offices in several locations across Nigeria.  We are in the business of saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for people living with; and affected by HIV. It is an organization built on strong core values, we believe strongly in commitment, innovation, inspiring leadership, and partnerships.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Associate Director, Health Systems and State Coordination

Location: Central Office, Abuja

Grant duration: Subject to availability of funds and exceptional grant performance

Do You Have What It Takes To Join Us?

  • We are in search of innovative, creative, and self-motivated talents with outstanding skills and proven track records in the advertised position.
  • A reliable individual who is committed, audacious, accountable, and passionate (females and HIV community members are strongly encouraged to apply) with strong core values to work with our highly experienced team at our Head and state offices in the following capacities.
  • A reliable executor who is flexible and can hit the ground running in aiding the organization achieve its goals as it aligns with saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for the most vulnerable. If this typifies you, kindly read on:

Job Summary

  • We are in search of an innovative, creative, self-motivated and dynamic Director of Health Systems and State Coordination who will be a key member of the senior management team and will oversee the implementation of government engagement, program quality improvement, state operations and program sustainability in all the supported states.
  • The position is responsible for coordination and execution of all program activities in the states and brings professional credibility to organizational capability and reputation in program implementation.
  • The post holder shares in the overall responsibility for the management of the program including direction, supervision, and evaluation of State program managers. As leader of state programs, the incumbent represents the organization’s values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership to unit team members and state teams to ensure operational support to health facilities, including the availability of human resource for health and execution of gender sensitive programming to ensure the delivery of high-quality HIV services
  • Provide leadership and oversight to state teams on government and other stakeholder engagement to enhance ownership and sustainability of the HIV response
  • Facilitate the conduct of quarterly strategic review meetings of stakeholders- including government, health providers, CSOs, program beneficiaries and the organization’s project staff- across the 4 supported states
  • Provide technical oversight to supported states in the implementation of State Managed HIV response to deepen local ownership and sustainability of the HIV response
  • Strengthen the integration of HIV services into broader health interventions within the health system to enhance program ownership and sustainability
  • Supervise the mainstreaming and integration of gender into the HIV continuum of care and ensure in the implementation of the minimum package of care for survivors of gender-based violence
  • Provide guidance to State teams to ensure the provision of technical assistance to the State Health Insurance Agencies to increase enrolment and coverage of PLHIV in appropriate and affordable service packages
  • Support states to ensure the provision of technical assistance to the SMOH for the efficient deployment, distribution, training and retraining of human resource for health across supported health facilities
  • Coordinate technical, operational and logistical support for implementation of the national clinical mentorship program across the 4 supported states
  • Develop and implement plans for mentoring and supportive supervision of health facilities implementing comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care programs
  • Coordinate the implementation of QI and QA activities across supported health facilities
  • In coordination with Clinical services and Strategic Information units, review and provide operational feedback to thematic leads and program managers on implementation issues, and develop strategies for improving and enhancing program support services
  • Helps build capacity of facility personnel to better implement their role in the technical planning, management and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and other health programs;
  • Develop and retain talent and align appropriate skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to the requirements of different roles within the unit.  
  • Leads development and/or updating of departmental standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Plays a leadership role in defining and implementing departmental performance metrics, i.e., key performance indicators for compliance, project effectiveness, as well as efficient and effective engagement of short-term hires.
  • Provides executive program status reports and presentations on ongoing and completed projects.  Including periodic executive summary reports on program activities, budget and status.
  • Oversees direct reports and their work to ensure appropriate, thorough implementation plans are completed and implementation activities are undertaken
  • Any other duties as assigned by the CEO

Qualifications and Experience

  • Requires Post graduate (Masters’ Degree) in Public Health, Development or other Social Sciences and 10 years management experience of health programs preferably HIV interventions
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants (e.g., CDC/PEPFAR and other donor grants);
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically;
  • An in depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS;
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others; Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Commitment to and understanding of the organization’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Proven track record/abilities to manage large-scale, cross-functional business process improvement strategies, plans, activities and teams
  • Expert knowledge of best-practice project management and change management methodologies, tools and techniques
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, as evidenced through previous work experience and results achieved; capable of effective and efficient development, management and tracking of large-scale projects
  • Superior partnering skills, exceptionally strong and highly effective working relationships with internal & external partners/stakeholders
  • Excellent leadership skills; can manage larger-scale teams, develop individual skills and abilities, while driving teams to meet or exceed targets & goals

Application Closing Date
16th July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Send their current CV and Suitability Statement (not more than 200 words indicating position and location) in Microsoft Word format to: using the JOB TITLE, LOCATION AND APPLICANT FULL NAME (e.g "COM01 Abuja, ADESUWA NWACHUKWU") as the subject of the email.


  • It is important to apply via the link and the mail, as applications sent to ONLY the email address will be considered invalid.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process
  • Qualified Locals and residents of this location are encouraged to apply
  • Applications are reviewed in the order of arrival, and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.