Company Profile

The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) is a non-profit firm established in December 2013. The organization 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, rigor, 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.

The Non-Communicable Diseases Division of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and HSDF with support from the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), is rolling out a 3-year project on diabetes in two Nigerian States, Imo and the FCT. The Diabetes Awareness and Care (DAC) project aims to improve knowledge on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, its prevention, risk factors and management in target populations. The project equally aims to improve access to care by strengthening healthcare service delivery for diabetes through strengthening the capacity of health workers, early detection at primary healthcare facilities and two-way referral systems to secondary care for already diabetic patients.

HSDF is seeking to recruit a


Period:       Period covering procurement to delivery/acceptance of procured items (approx. 4-6 weeks)

Expected Start Date: 7th May 2018

This position will serve as the procurement leader, decision-maker, and influencer to our Suppliers. Activities include sourcing, evaluating and selecting suppliers and vendors, negotiating supply contracts, maintain supplier relationships, and monitor quality and timeliness of materials and services supplied.

The Procurement Specialist will ensure that medical/diagnostic items are procured and delivered in compliance with predefined requirements and that devices function correctly to assure the quality of diagnostic processes. This position will work on the definition and resolution of known or anticipated problems in value, quality, feasibility and specifications in the procurement of goods and services while contributing cost savings, partnerships with suppliers and other value-added activities.

The position will also be responsible for the Assurance of Compliance with the Financial and Procurement Procedures- Ensure the existing public procurement legislation meets minimum procurement standards established in HSDFs/FMoH procurement Financial Rules and Regulations at all levels.

This roll is based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree’ in procurement, business administration and other related areas;
  • At least three (3) years of work experience in procurement of medical goods and equipment
  • Knowledge of national rules and legislation in the field of procurement
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Strong communication and reporting skills and ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of the different uses and types of medical/ diagnostic equipment is an added advantage

How to apply

All applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday, 1st of May2018.

To apply, please take the following steps:

Visit for more information on the role.

Prepare a cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to HSDF (2 -page maximum)

Update curriculum vitae

Send cover letter and CV by email to

Please state the job title “Procurement Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

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

Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation