DEPUTY HEALTH MANAGER At Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)

Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-profit and a non-governmental organization founded in 2012 by a group of young researchers, it was incorporated by Corporate Affair Commission (CAC/IT/91613) in 2016. AHSF aims to advance community health care through, research, advocacy, health promotion and education, community development, capacity building, program evaluation; Impact evaluations needs assessment, baselines/midlines/end lines surveys, systems strengthening and service delivery especially for the vulnerable and marginalized population in Nigeria and beyond.

Number of Openings: 1
Location: Maiduguri
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: As soon as possible
Expected Resumption Date: Immediately

Job Summary

  • The Deputy Health Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day field implementation of the health activities
  • He/she will be assisting the Health Manager in carrying out the organizational health activities
  • He/she will be responsible in managing emergency health responses.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • He/she ensures the service safely plans staffing levels and complies with legislation and regulatory requirements
  • He/she undertakes care assessments of people needing care and support, as well as working closely with healthcare professionals and others
  • He/she helps the service to recruit and develop new care workers, supporting, supervising and performance managing them
  • He/she works closely with the Health Manager to ensure that all health-related activities are in order
  • Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy
  • Health program management
  • Provide overall managerial oversight for implementation of the health program activities;
  • Ensure health projects implementation are of high quality and meet the AHSF / MoH / International standards;
  • Support Health Managers to prepare project work plans with clear targets / achievement benchmarks based on project indicators;
  • Provide technical support to health staff and provide them necessary mentoring and trainings as needed to build their capacity and enabling them perform their tasks, including project management skills;
  • Participate in emergency assessments when necessary and develop plans for rapid and appropriate responses in consultation with WASH, protection, nutrition, WPE and others.
  • Program Development / Grant Management
  • In collaboration with Health Managers, develop and expenditure plan, review budget vs. actual expenditure for health grants on a monthly basis and take necessary actions;
  • Ensuring budgets are used appropriately and efficiently and spending is in line with the AHSF financial procedures and donor requirements;
  • Ensure data collection, data compilation, timely preparation and submission of all internal reports including weekly and other associated monthly, quarterly, donor and special reports;
  • Contribute to proposal development and donors’ reporting whenever necessary.
  • Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:
  • Required for all positions with supervisory responsibility, if special considerations are needed (e.g. remote management), make this additive to the base language here.
  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of the team in Nigeria.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.
  • Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing guidance on career paths.
  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health or other Health related field.
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in coordinating, implementing and managing primary and secondary health programs
  • Experience in writing project proposals, concept notes, budgeting and donors’ reports.
  • Have experience in general management including financial and budget management, HR and logistics management
  • Demonstrated Technical Skills
  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments M&E and program implementation.
  • Demonstrated Managerial / Leadership Competencies
  • Skills and experience of remote management and willingness to travel extensively
  • Flexible, diplomatic and have ability and willingness live and work under pressure of workloads.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) and amongst beneficiaries served by Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF).
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors.

Compliance & Ethics:  

  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF). As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. 

Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-gender bias organization and as such Females are strongly advised to apply.


15th January, 2022.

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