Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the position of Senior Health Manager.

IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation.


  • Lead the implementation of health programme in the assigned LGAs and establish effective working relationship with government counterparts at State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), hospital management board and local government offices
  • Develop health programme workplans with health managers and monitor and supervise the health managers in the implementation of health programme in the targeted LGAs
  • In collaboration with monitoring and evaluation sector, set high quality performance indicators, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines
  • Seek and nurture quality partnership with other implementing partners, local organisations and community structure
  • Foster inter-programme linkages, exchange of information and experiences and contribute actively to protection of health programme
  • Collaborate with other sectors, such as nutrition, WASH, women protection and empowerment, and child protection, to ensure holistic service is available in response to needs
  • In coordination with assistant health coordinator, identify opportunities, formulate health programme goals, objectives and intervention strategies
  • Contribute to planning, design, and drafting of new proposal
  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of programme activities in the areas of health systems strengthening and quality improvement
  • Provide leadership in development of HSS and QI framework for partner districts and at facility levels
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision with use of supportive supervision guidelines
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Engage SPHDA and LGA stakeholders to define desired health outcomes and confirm clinical performance standards in alignment with national health service delivery standards and QI processes in different health facilities
  • Assess existing gaps in meeting standards and develop a plan of action to achieve the desired health outcomes
  • Develop and test approaches for quality and performance improvement according to the local context as needed
  • Apply quality standards to ensure health services meet national requirements, as well as meet client expectation
  • Advocate with SPHCDA, LGA and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving health outcomes
  • Contribute to strengthening the referral system at all levels of health system


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field
  • Three years, minimum, of work experience in health system strengthening and health programmes
  • Flexible to travel frequently and work in different locations
  • Demonstrated experience in working with multiple partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of health policy in Nigeria
  • Experience in working in northern Nigeria
  • Female candidates encouraged to apply

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: MUSC Center for Global Health


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