Chief Executive Officer at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), Lagos, Nigeria

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria – Our client is a nonprofit alliance of companies and non-governmental organisations – is a business-led platform that mobilises private sector’s resources and capabilities and leverages same to support the improvement of Nigeria’s healthcare system.

Consequently, the organisation desires to see a Nigeria where everyone has equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare and wellness. Recognising that the government cannot do it alone, the organisation adopts a coordinated, nationwide multi-stakeholder approach to create transformative health outcomes. Launched in 2010 with a signed partnership agreement, initially focusing on Polio and Malaria, the Alliance has evolved into a high-level platform for the mobilization of business and corporate leaders towards improving health outcomes.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01167
Location: Lagos
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent


  • We are currently leading the operationalisation of a private-sector driven initiative which entails delivering, at least, one Primary Healthcare Centre (“PHC”) in each of Nigeria’s 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) at global standards, to provide universal health access for low-income citizens residing in rural and urban areas. The organisation remains committed to working with businesses on infectious diseases, supporting them in the post-COVID era, helping to strengthen health systems and protect vulnerable populations.
  • A focus on partnerships and fostering relationships, building solutions to development challenges: The organisation has strong relationships and partnerships with some of the most important stakeholders in both the Nigerian and global health spaces. From corporations at the cutting edge of new innovations to combat infectious diseases to large multilateral institutions and local partners, our partners look to us to build a neutral space to come together and push important policy agendas forward. The organisation serves as the focal point for a number of private sector groups, and is working to help companies navigate in the COVID-19 era. Their work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and GAVI over the last 6 years is one of the cornerstones of their engagement on supply chain and health quality improvements. The organisation also serves as the backbone organisation for the Corporate Alliance on Nigeria Health Innovation Marketplace (NHIM), a convergence platform to identify, showcase and spur health innovations in Nigeria.
  • A Nigerian vision with global outlook: Following strategic steps to expand the reach of the organisation to make a meaningful impact on Nigeria, a country with one of the most abysmal set of health indicators, the organisation also seeks to support the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) in replicating its mandate across other African countries. Additionally, the Alliance seeks to positively place the organisation’s brand on the global community as well as enter more strategic alliances with donor/multilateral agencies.
  • The company has been ahead of the curve when it comes to engaging corporations in critical conversations around their role as a conduit of good health and wellbeing for their employees, greater community, and the country at large. They continue to play an integral role in translating the work and importance of businesses to stakeholders in other sectors who may need help understanding the importance of private sector input in the work they do, and for businesses who want support in navigating the health landscape, ensuring meaningful and integrated contributions and solutions. With the support of BMGF, its corporate and founding members viz: Aliko Dangote Foundation, Access Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, Stanbic-IBTC Bank Plc and about 40 other corporate and institutional partners, the company is mobilizing private sector’s innovation and capabilities in strengthening the Primary Healthcare segment of the health value chain in Nigeria.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO of articulates the organisation’s vision and drives its strategic approach to fulfilling its mission to mobilise, harness and leverage the power, reach, resources, innovation and capabilities of the business community to improve health and save lives in Nigeria. The CEO will work with the Board to implement the organisation’s strategy and direction for 2021 – 2025.
  • The CEO is the external face of the organization and serves as an advocate, expert speaker and point of engagement with leading organisations in the private, non-profit and international agency sectors.
  • She/he is responsible for setting strategies, implementing Board directives and overseeing all organisational operations including programming, fundraising and business development, staff management/development and financial oversight.

Major responsibilities Include:

  • Vision, strategy and board management: Lead the implementation of a new four-year strategic plan to enhance the organisation’s impact and effectiveness, particularly within the context of the current public health environment, and ever-increasing need for close collaboration between public and private sectors. Actively engage the Board to provide guidance and support in the areas most critical for organisational success (operational, financial, advocacy). In collaboration with current Directors, strategically build the Board to add depth in specific areas related to the organisation’s recently developed strategy and direction, recruiting and orienting two to three new Board members, partners and influencers.
  • Financial & operational leadership: Build up financial resources to enable growth, impact and investment aligned with mission. Lead on revenue generation and fundraising, evaluating existing revenue sources, recruiting new donors and introducing new business opportunities and revenue streams. Ensure organisational stability and year-on-year growth of revenue and reserves. In collaboration with the organisation’s management team, be transparent and accountable for organizational budgeting and/or expense management, ensuring that cost, revenues and cash are in desired balance. Sustain a culture that drives performances and rewards productivity.
  • Effectiveness as the focal point/backbone organisation for health focused coalitions in Nigeria: Direct, lead and motivate organisation’s program staff to effectively design and deliver programs and activity streams, to support key grantee roles with BMGF and other partners/donors. Seek out and develop additional programmatic initiatives that will advance the company’s mission through these grants (ARC and NHQI) and others.
  • Mobiliser of citizens’ actions to improve public healthcare delivery: Through the convening power of the Alliance and its members/partners, together with straightening research capabilities, reinvent the way healthcare is understood, delivered, and accessed in Nigeria, as well as lead advocacy for enhanced policy formulation and execution due to expected greater public accountability. Sustain and enhance the organisation’s eminence through building productive relationships with other senior leaders of key stakeholder institutions (government, multilateral/donor agencies, international NGOs, local CSOs, communities).


  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.

Additional Information:

  • This organisation is an Equal-Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates for this position.
  • The position is based in Lagos. Relocation costs are not covered.

Salary is commensurate with experience and industry standard.

Application Closing Date
25th November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online