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Associate Director, SRMNH & PHC, Nigeria
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
Country Programs - Nigeria
Grade: Director and Top Executive
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Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:

CHAI has been supporting the Government of Nigeria since 2007. Current programs in Nigeria include HIV Access and Laboratory services, Malaria, Routine Immunization strengthening, Essential Childhood Medicines, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health, Cancer Access, Primary Health Care and COVID-19 technical assistance to the Government.

CHAI is supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria and state Governments to scale up access to effective, high-quality sexual, reproductive, maternal, and newborn health services (SRMNH). This includes providing technical assistance for policy reviews and revisions, program design, implementation support, and capacity building for Government officials to sustain programs. In addition, CHAI’s health financing strategy in Nigeria has expanded to include work in health systems and management, with a focus on building primary health car (PHC) systems towards the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). This work builds on CHAI’s experience in SRMNCH, health financing and workforce.


CHAI is seeking an Associate Director with relevant experience in health financing and primary health care systems, to lead work across strategy, management and operations of CHAI Nigeria’s SRMNH program and emerging primary health care strategy. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding leadership and management skills. The candidate must be able to independently drive the development and implementation of programs, have deep personal commitment to producing results, and have the ability to lead in a challenging professional environment. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, tenacity, independence, humility, passion for the mission, and work ethic.

Based in Abuja, the Associate Director of SRMNH & PHC will work with the Director of Programs and SRH, and the Country Director to ensure the overall success of CHAI’s PHC/SRMNH work in Nigeria. The Associate Director will act as the technical lead for CHAI’s Nigeria team to achieve objectives and maintain strong relations with the Ministry of Health at National and subnational levels. Reporting to the Program Director, the AD will oversee the grant writing, program implementation and management, monitoring and financial management.


  • Lead all aspects of CHAI Nigeria’s SRMNH programs and ensure achievement of primary targets, including program development and implementation, planning, budgeting, forecasting, and monitoring and reporting;
  • Develop and implement adequate management systems and structures to ensure optimal, high-impact program outcomes;
  • Work with SRH Program Managers to set program direction and goals, defining targets and measuring program performance across several focus states and multiple funding streams while establishing aggressive operational milestones and achieving program objectives;
  • Serve as liaison between CHAI’s Nigeria SRH team and the Global SRH and MNH teams, responsible for sharing updates and ensuring progress on Nigeria’s program efforts;
  • Ensure transparency of results for CHAI SRH programs (including financial performance) based on an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and ensure timely reporting of results to partners;
  • Oversee administrative activities related to the SRH program, including program budget management, logistics, and Human Resources;
  • Donor engagement and resource mobilization, securing the next phase of existing grants and new grants. Work will entail donor landscaping, relationship management with donors and partners, and development of successful proposals.
  • Collaboratively design theories of change and results frameworks and execute a cross-country monitoring of work and process evaluation.
  • Stay abreast of the evolving health financing landscape, monitoring key trends in the field, and support learning within the global health financing team and across CHAI.
  • This role requires taking initiative to identify new opportunities and take on other responsibilities as needed and as requested by Director or Country Director.


  • Advanced degree with 8-10 years of experience including experience in the health sector in low and middle income countries.
  • Program management experience, working end to end from strategy development to proposal development, through implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting, as well as program budgeting and operations.
  • Ability to write persuasively using evidence and to explain complex concepts to a variety of audiences including donors and partners as well as senior government officials.
  • Strong facilitator and oral communicator able to explain complex concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, ability to self-motivate and propose new initiatives.
  • Full proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build relationships in a multicultural environment.
  • English language fluency required, French preferred.
  • Exceptional strategic development skills, able to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain, and evolving environments;
  • Strong knowledge and good understanding of the Nigeria health sector with experience working across different program areas and TWGs
  • Understanding and experience of SRH programming at National and sub-National levels
  • Proven ability to effectively build and manage large teams of professionals: demonstrated desire to be a strong role-model and mentor for team members, give high priority to professional growth and development of individuals team members
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
  • Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions, even where credit is due; commitment to ensuring our government partner is the owner of our work together;
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities.


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