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Senior Organizational Development Advisor At Management Sciences For Health

Date Posted: 20/May/2014
Deadline: 26/May/2014
Overall Responsibilities

Management Sciences for Health is a sub-grantee on a new five-year Associate Award in Nigeria for the MEASURE Evaluation Phase III Project. Through this USAID/Nigeria-funded award, MSH will provide leadership and organizational development technical assistance to support the implementation and sustainability of M&E policies and procedures leading to improved health outcomes.


Seconded to the project’s John Snow, Inc. office in Abuja, the Senior Organizational Development Advisor will serve on a core team of technical experts and work with M&E teams in local institutions to develop skills in leadership, management, systems thinking, change management, communication, decision-making, and improve planning and implementation.

Specific Responsibilities
  1. Represent the MEASURE  project at all levels of Nigerian government (Local, State, and Federal) with multiple stakeholders (committees, technical working groups, administrative bodies) to support the development of a rational structure for policy and decision-making, aligning the needs of all stakeholders, assessing the needs and gaps in the M&E system, planning for future enhancements to that system, and mobilizing resources for M&E. 
  2. Establish technical strategic direction for the leadership and OD component of the project and continuously seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to address organizational challenges and opportunities in efforts to strengthen M&E systems.
  3. Contribute to and support the design and implementation of assessments of organizational/ management systems.  Track monitoring indicators and perform regular evaluations of progress versus indicators.
  4. Lead and facilitate MSH’s Leadership Development Program within the scope of MEASURE Nigeria’s programs. Design and provide OD-related technical assistance, including workshop facilitation and on-site coaching and mentoring to teams of central and local health sector agencies to strengthen their leadership and organizational effectiveness capacity.
  5. Identify technical assistance requirements to be filled by local consultants.
  6. Develop scopes of work for local consultants, orient, manage and monitor their work for timely and effective deliverables and results.
  7. Develop annual work plan for implementation of outputs and achieving results.
  8. Ensure high-quality, evidence-based, results-oriented reporting and data for decision-making for the activities undertaken.
  9. Perform other duties as may be assigned.


  1. Minimum of a Master’s level education in organizational development, public administration, management, social sciences or a related field.
  2. Minimum of 8 years overall work experience with a minimum of 3 years of experience in capacity development and institutional strengthening, with some knowledge of M&E policies, processes and procedures.
  3. Demonstrated experience (as evidenced through previous positions) building and maintaining professional and productive relationships with senior-level government officials.
  4. Knowledge of and experience in leadership development, management and public sector systems (preferably in health) capacity development and M&E in Nigeria desirable.
  5. Proven experience providing organizational capacity development technical assistance to public health institutions, programs or projects.
  6. Strong facilitation skills.
  7. Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  8. Fluency in English is required.
  9. Good organizational and networking skills.
  10. Strong initiative and self-motivation with minimal supervision required.
  11. Computer literacy with competence in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  12. Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
  13. Willingness to travel within the country, sometimes to remote locations.

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