Senior Organizational Development Advisor in Abuja, Nigeria

Healthcare / Medical
NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

MSH believes health is a human right, realized progressively through access to health care for all and healthy living conditions. Healthy people and communities contribute to economic vitality and political stability.

MSH’s values inform our daily work and include integrity, excellence, vitality, collaboration, and empowerment


Specific Responsibilities

Represent the MEASURE project at all levels of Nigerian government (Local, State, and Federal) with multiple senior-level 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. 

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.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.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.

Identify technical assistance requirements to be filled by local consultants.Develop scopes of work for local consultants, orient, manage and monitor their work for timely and effective deliverables and results.Develop annual work plan for implementation of outputs and achieving results.

Ensure high-quality, evidence-based, results-oriented reporting and data for decision-making for the activities undertaken.Perform other duties as may be assigned.



Minimum of a Master’s level education in organizational development, public administration, management, social sciences or a related field.

Significant relevant experience in areas directly related to capacity development and institutional strengthening (minimum of 8 years of overall work experience).

Demonstrated ability to operate successfully as a sole practitioner for OD in a complex partnership environment (as evidenced through previous positions).

Experience in collaborating with partners on activities that require providing coaching and performance feedback, both on an individual and organizational level.

Experience in building and maintaining professional and productive relationships with senior-level government officials that facilitate organizational change management and develop and strengthen their leadership and organizational effectiveness capacity.

Knowledge of and experience in leadership development, management and public sector systems (preferably in health) capacity development and M&E in Nigeria desirable.

Proven experience providing organizational capacity development and capacity assessment technical assistance to public health institutions, programs or projects.Strong facilitation skills.

Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

Fluency in English is required.

Good organizational and networking skills.Strong initiative and self-motivation with minimal supervision required.

Computer literacy with competence in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.

Willingness to travel within the country, sometimes to remote locations.

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