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Job Title: Technical Officer, Gombe

Job ID: 13-6546

Location: Gombe, Nigeria

Organisation: Management Sciences for Health – MSH Nigeria

Sector: NGO

Grade: I

Center/Office: CLM – General   

Project/Program: PLAN-Health

Overall Responsibilities: MSH is seeking to recruit a technical officer (TO) who will be based in Gombe, Gombe state. The TO will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic support to PLAN Health’s expanding portfolio of work in the state. He/she will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic support required for implementing institutional capacity building and health systems strengthening activities with key stakeholders in the state’s health sector (MOH, SACA and SASCP) in Akwa-Ibom State

Specific Responsibilities:

The Technical Officer’s responsibilities will include the following:

•   Building and managing professional relationships with clients of PLAN Health in the state and providing reliable, high-quality follow through on obligations to these clients.

•   Identifying and documenting in a timely fashion the technical assistance needs of each of the client institutions.

•   Implementing technical assistance in a manner consistent with MSH’s approach and values.

•   Providing advice and guidance on technical matters (related programming strategy) to the leadership of PLAN health.

•   Providing monthly written reports of the current state of programming.

•    Providing hands on support for key interventions and activities.

•   Representing MSH in forums with clients, donors and other key health sector stakeholders in the state

•   Bringing pending needs for planned work or short term technical assistance to the attention of Senior Technical Advisors in a timely manner


•   Graduate degree in international public health, international development, public policy, public administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline.

•   Nigeria-specific experience required.

•   At least 3 years post NYSC work experience in a similar field.

•   Strong practical grasp of health systems strengthening and project management.

•   Fluency in oral and written English. Fluency in Hausa will be an added advantage.

•   Ability to work as a member of a team, and to contribute to developing a new project in a dynamic environment.

•   Proven programmatic, technical, and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of indigenous governmental organizations and NGOs.

•   Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.

•   Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Skill in web design will be a plus.

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