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Organizational Development Advisor in a Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

Job Opportunities with the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

Company Profile

The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) is a non-profit firm established in December 2013. The organisation was established to improve the quality of decision-making and execution in the health sector. HSDF supports key stakeholders at all levels of the government and private sector by providing strong analytical support and deploying innovative frameworks and tools to generate measurable and sustainable results.

HSDF focuses on evidence, rigour, continuous improvement and results at scale, through substantive engagements that cover conceptual design, long-term strategy and implementation. By doing so, HSDF seeks to address complex and fundamental health system challenges, and ultimately impact the transformation of the health and social sectors in Nigeria and Africa. We focus on improving existing processes and where necessary, deviate from the status quo to introduce transformative and sustainable processes and ideas.

HSDF is responsible for the implementation of, Shugabanci, the State Partnership to Strengthen Nigeria’s Primary Health Care (PHC) System. The aim of this project is to support states’ efforts in implementing a set of health-systems strengthening and service delivery interventions that will collectively transform health-system performance and accelerate progress towards state PHC goals. Ultimately, Shugabanci will contribute towards attaining universal coverage of basic health interventions at State level. HSDF’s work will focus on strengthening the core health system elements of primary health care in Kaduna and Niger states by 1) providing technical assistance to the States in governance, financial management, and performance management to enhance their ability to provide effective and sustained stewardship of the system, and 2) engaging with other stakeholders in PHC service delivery and support.

HSDF is seeking to recruit the following

Position: Organizational Development Advisor (Job Code: HSS004)

The role will be responsible for the assessment of SPHCDA organisational health, capacity and effectiveness, working with state officials to design and implementation strategies to address gaps, as well as, link the OD Initiatives to broader SPHCDA corporate goals; and measure the progress and success of the initiatives. 

This role is based in Abuja, Nigeria with travel to Kaduna, Niger and Nassarawa States.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, law, political science, human-resources management, the behavioural sciences (sociology, psychology), management or any related field (advanced degrees or a relevant, recognised professional qualification will be an advantage);
  • Minimum general experience of seven (7) years with at least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in public policy implementation, organisational development, capacity building of public organisations, or human-resources management, or advisory services in those areas. Experience in institutional reform, particularly in the public sector, or in the social sector (health or education) would be highly preferable.
  • Good understanding of state civil service policies, procedures, and norms, especially those relating to human resource management, inter-agency relationships, and/or public-sector reform.
  • Good interpersonal skills and deep relationships and networks with senior public officials and members of parastatal boards and ability to advocate for difficult reform.
  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to prepare written documents/make presentations in a clear, concise style.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

All applications must be submitted on or before 24th February 2017.

To apply, please take the following steps:

Visit: http://www.hsdf.org.ng/vacancies/ for more information on the roles.

Submit cover letters and updated curriculum vitae in English by email to humanresources@hsdf.org.ng.

Please state the job code and title on the subject line of your email.

Qualified candidates with a good command of English and the relevant local languages are encouraged to apply.


All applications will be treated in confidence. However, shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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