Job Vacancies at Pact West Africa

Pact West Africa is a Non-Governmental Organization with over a decade of experience working in Nigeria to create thriving, resilient communities that are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact West Africa started operations as Pact Nigeria in 2005, and builds capacity of civil society organizations and improves the livelihoods and health of the poor and marginalized in the society. Pact has 46 staff in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:



Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Result and Learning Manager
Location: Gombe
Duration: 2 months

Position Summary

  • The MERL Manager will provide a range of investigative research.
  • S/he will serve as a high-level technical and functional expert/lead to provide a comprehensive report on the PHC's in Gombe state using  data and analyzing the Health system information system which providing an assessment of the critical gaps in the system Advise on exceptionally complex issues regarding health financing, human resource for health and service delivery & assist in the evaluation of the PHCs, highlight interventions that are required and make recommendation on how the state and its PHCs can implement these interventions.
  • This is a local position and is contingent upon award

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in the design of the project Performance Monitoring (Monitoring and Evaluation) Plans.
  • Responsible for the development of relevant M&E tools, and formats for the project.
  • Coordinate regular monitoring visits to Primary Health Care (PHCs) and the PHCDA technical data review meetings to access data quality and use.
  • Provide a comprehensive report on the current state of Health Management Information System (HMIS) and identify the critical gaps.
  • Conduct Supply Chain Assessment of the PHC system especially with regards to vaccines and essential medicines and provide data about the upstream and downstream management and coordination of the various supply chains servicing the PHC system, including the management capacity across the supply chain management system.
  • Develop a situation analysis/report on the Human resource for Health (HRH) by providing in-depth insights into the state’s PHC management capacity to provide evidence to support the state in the development of a PHC management capacity strengthening plan.
  • Investigate and provide report on the systems of health financing across all the PHCs
  • Develop a situation analysis and identify gaps on Service Delivery in the state by providing data about access to basic services in hard-to-reach areas, looking at equity gaps in urban and rural areas and examining factors affecting demand such as cultural norms and practices, perception of quality, cost of care, geographical access.
  • Support in developing an Impact Assessment Report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state PHC system
  • Support in the development of a PHC system strengthening plan based on the results of all the diagnostics carried out.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's or Doctorate Degree in any of the following or related fields: Health Management, Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Evaluation Research, Statistics, or Economics
  • At least 7 years of experience in health-related projects involving primary health care facilities in Nigeria
  • Experience in designing, managing, and implementing results-based MEL activities. Strong preference for those that have led MEL for international donors.
  • Demonstrated technical skills in developing assessment reports and evaluation briefs.
  • Knowledge of the National Health Management Information System
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, with excellent organizational as well as English oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, and ability to work well on a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available statistical software programs.




Job Title: Health Financing Specialist

Duration: 2 months

Position Summary

  • The Health Finance Specialist is responsible for providing support in the areas of health financing, costing and public financial management.
  • The Health Financing Specialist will work with the team to develop health financing approaches tailored to Gombe state and its primary health care facilities in their goal to achieving universal health coverage.
  • This role requires a combination of exceptional analytical skills, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis as well the ability to effectively synthesize and visualize findings, and translate messages for various audiences.
  • This is a local position and is contingent upon award

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development of an investment case for health tailored to Gombe State to resonate with ministries of finance and/or other target agencies;
  • Design and implement state studies to evaluate the cost of specific health interventions and programs;
  • Develop a document that will guide the state ministry of health on budget planning & preparation, budget advocacy, and the development of state health financing strategies, including in-state resource mobilization;
  • Carry out analyses on fiscal space, out-of-pocket spending, benefit incidence, or a state-wide health accounts exercise;
  • Develop a financial resource allocation framework, including budget allocation criteria and a tool;
  • Draft a recommendation/develop the design and implementation of performance-based financing (PBF) systems;
  • Develop a strategy document on public financial management (PFM) for state-level stakeholders.
  • Support in the production of high-quality written reports and presentations, including technical documents, project status reports, and policy briefs.

Basic Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Health Economics, Economics, or Public Health with a health financing focus;
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in health financing and health economics;
  • Experience working with ministries of health, Primary Health Care Development Agencies and finance, donors and implementing agencies, and strong communication skills to knowledgeably and effectively interact with key actors.
  • Established track record of carrying out analytical work and preparing high-quality technical reports, policy briefing materials, and presentations.
  • Strong quantitative skills and research capacity, proficiency in Stata or another statistics software is highly desirable, or maybe substituted by exceptional command of Excel;
  • Strong and compelling writing skills;
  • Fluent command of English; working proficiency in Hausa is desirable;




Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Result and Learning Assistant

Duration: 2 months

Position Summary

  • The MERL Assistant will provide support to the Program team with the implementation of MERL and Program activities.
  • This is a local position and is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities
Monitoring, Evaluation, Result and Learning role:

  • Support the planning and implementation of surveys for the project.
  • Support the conduct of baseline mapping and analysis activities in the PHC’s.
  • Support in standardization of MERL tools and methodologies.
  • Assist in the updating of databases.
  • Support in collating and analyzing of data.
  • Support in the development of an impact assessment report.
  • Conduct data entry activities.
  • Support in conducting supply chain assessment of the PHC system.
  • Assist with desk review of existing assessments reports, identify and fill in gaps
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Program Role

  • Assist with preparation and submission of timely and quality activity reports, including field notes and success stories, to effectively capture lessons learned on the ground from the projects.
  • Assist with desk review of existing assessments reports, identify and fill information gaps.
  • Contribute to the review and tracking of all deliverables and milestones.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring work plans and budgets, as well as associated deliverables and results/outputs.
  • Ensure project progress against targets for capacity development performance indicators is regularly tracked in centralized M&E systems. 

Minimum Requirements

  • B.Sc in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics, Community or Public Health with at least 2 years of experience working in NGOs in the same capacity.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and any statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, EPIINFO, etc.);
  • Experience with data form design, collection and data entry;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large quantities of data and convert it into understandable results.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large amount of information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and maintain diplomatic and productive relations with the team; resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to work in a changing and challenging environment.
  • Possess positive attitude, Self-motivated, independent, can deliver results under stress and timely manner, team worker, confident in dealing with people.




Job Title: Project Director

Duration: 2 months

Position Summary

  • The Project Director will provide overall technical leadership in quality improvement with a special focus on Health Systems Strengthening as a member of the central technical team.
  • Coordinates technical work and advances program quality with attention to assessed gaps in the states PHCs.
  • Specifically identify critical gaps and provide recommendations on health system strengthening as it applies to PHCs and its linkages with other sectors of the health system.
  • This is a local position and is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in the design of the project Performance Monitoring (Monitoring and Evaluation) Plans
  • Provide technical leadership and technical assistance in developing a PHC system strengthening plan with a menu of phasing options for future programming and funding options.
  • Lead in the assessment of current gaps in utilization and needs in the PHC’s facility infrastructure improvement.
  • Develop a PHC system strengthening plan with a menu of phasing options for future programming and funding options along all six PHC system pillars.
  • Develop a PHC service delivery plan.
  • Provide technical support in investigating systems of health financing across all the PHCs
  • Provide technical recommendation on Human Resource for Health (HRH) in the state
  • Lead in the conduction of an Impact Assessment Report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s PHC system.
  • Provide support with technical review on PHC assessment and evaluation documents developed by the principal investigator and the team
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested
  • Oversight of research staff conducting in-depth assessments of program activities

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences, or a related Degree relevant to the field of Public Health.
  • At least eight years demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas: health policy development and operationalization; quality improvement at health care facilities in Nigeria, capacity building among local organizations and/or host country government at various levels; health workforce and professional leadership development; program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office), preference for a person with familiarity with mobile technology and an interest in technological innovations in public health practice.
  • Ability to work independently, previous supervisory experience, and manage a high volume work flow
  • A collaborative style, but an ability to get things done and deliver programs in a timely manner.




How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume / CV and Cover Letter on their suitability to: using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email.


  • All CV's/resume/applications Must be in either word format or PDF.
  • Applicants Must indicate the position applied for on the Subject of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age


Application Deadline  7th September, 2020.

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