Author Topic: Abt Associates Nigeria Job Vacancy for Associate / Operations Research Advisor  (Read 1667 times)


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Abt Associates is currently recruiting for the following position:

Job Title: Associate / Operations Research Advisor
Job ID: 2011-5839   
Location: Nigeria
Category: International Health
Division/Department:    Health Policy and Systems      

Organization Overview:
•   The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.
•   Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.
•   Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:
MA/MBA (7 – 10) years of experience OR PhD (4 – 6) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Responsibilities:
•   Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2) is a six-year, DFID funded project that aims at assisting the government of Nigeria, at the federal and selected states levels, to improve utilization of its own resources to expand access to  and utilization of quality health care services. 
•   PATHS2 has a wide scope of systems strengthening interventions that range from improving  performance of the public sector’s capacity to assume its stewardship role to the introduction of evidence-based, scaleable and replicable service delivery and health financing models at multiple levels of the health system. 
•   In order to allow for measuring the effectiveness, scalability and replicability of these interventions, PATHS2 will develop and  implement an operations research strategy that supports the technical interventions being implemented. 
•   The OR strategy will povide for high quality health systems research evidence both to support the design of interventions (literature reviews, formative research) and larger scale studies to assess the impact of the project’s health system strengthening inputs. 

Skills Prerequisites:
•   Masters Degree or PhD Degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Policy, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration or other relevant field.
•   7-10 post Masters degree or 4-6  post PhD degree years of relevant professional experience in health systems research, quantitative and qualitative research.
•   Seven or more years of international experience, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Past experience in Nigeria is highly desirable.
•   Experience of publishing in international journals
•   Demonstrated experience in data analysis and the use of statistical analysis software.
•   Demonstrated leadership skills.
•   Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.

For more information and online application: Abt Associates Employment Opportunity.

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