Capacity Building Officer / Lead at an Indigenous Non-profit and Non-governmental Organization

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We are an indigenous non-profit and non-governmental organization with Head Office in Abuja and field offices in several locations across Nigeria. We are in the business of saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for people living with; and affected by HIV. It is an organization built on strong core values, we believe strongly in commitment, innovation, inspiring leadership, and partnerships.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Capacity Building Officer / Lead

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time

Do You Have What It Takes To Join Us?

  • We are in search of innovative, creative, and self-motivated talents with outstanding skills and proven track records in the advertised position.
  • A reliable individual who is committed, audacious, accountable, and passionate (females and HIV community members are strongly encouraged to apply) with strong core values to work with our highly experienced team at our Head and state offices in the following capacities.
  • A reliable executor who is flexible and can hit the ground running in aiding the organization achieve its goals as it aligns with saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for the most vulnerable. If this typifies you, kindly read on.

Team Purpose

  • The Kano state team will lead the implementation of the GANC deployment funded by BMGF through TA Connect.
  • The team will be required to ensure the translation of the project goals and objectives into actionable and innovative outputs that will optimize performance.
  • This will be hinged on system thinking, capacity building, innovation, competitiveness, and scientifically proven, evidenced-based programming anchored by dynamic and committed professionals in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Working closely with the OPTIONS UK and Kano State Government actors, the team will be responsible for ensuring the deployment completes the desired training and technical assistance activities within the timeline of the grant and with fidelity to global best practices and international standards in line with funders’ requirements.

Job Purpose

  • The incumbent will be a seasoned health professional with documented experience and capacity to lead and coordinate training/capacity building activities for various categories of trainings across the State and the documentation of critical outputs from engagement with critical stakeholders.
  • He/she is responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring expanded GANC/PNC implementation activities in Kano state.
  • S/he will support the Kano state government to carry out the rapid assessment and activation of designated GANC/PNC sites, supporting capacity building, and developing implementation plans to enroll more women into GANC/PNC clinics.
  • They must also provide leadership on RMNCAH+N high impact interventions, gender and culturally sensitive approaches to improve uptake and access to GANC/PNC services, technical support in developing and implementing strategies, and technical assistance to strengthen linkages between sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health services, and GBV intervention and community awareness programs.
  • They must also provide medical and technical expertise for RMNCAH+N scale up, strengthen in-facility service provision of nutritional screening and immunization support, contributing to the development of guidelines and standards to support program implementation.
  • This role will require close collaboration with the state activities for improving the health and wellbeing of priority populations in the state.
  • The Capacity Building Lead will also lead technical, programmatic and administrative support to the grant, including but not limited to technical writing, data analysis, facilitating financial requests and ensuring the judicious use of all available resources with the submission of timely and concise reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Kano GANC Capacity Building Lead will provide technical oversight to all aspects of grant implementation including rapid site assessments, site activation, capacity building, quality improvement activities and documentation of implementation outputs.
  • Will provide technical support for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities, strategies and policies around RMNCAH+N with particular focus on integrating post GBV support services into maternal and child health in designated sites across Kano state.
  • The incumbent will provide lead strategic state engagement, resource allocation, development of monthly and quarterly workplans and performance monitoring in conjunction with the OPTIONS GANC lead for Kano.
  • The project lead will ensure the grant enjoys a high level of stakeholder engagement and support by providing high level coordination and engagement with the Kano State Ministry of Health (KSMoH), the Kano State Primary Health Care Board (KSPHCB), Community gatekeepers, religious leaders and other key stakeholders for smooth implementation.
  • The Capacity Building Lead will oversee the administrative aspects of state implementation of the grant including developing logistic plans and ensuring timely retirements of financial transactions, leading partnership and networking collaboratives for sustainable resource mobilization and accountable allocation of funds for optimal program achievements.
  • He/She will ensure routine analysis and utilization of gender disaggregated data to identify gaps in access and uptake to ultimately improve service delivery of high impact interventions for GANC/PNC models of care in Kano state.
  • The Kano GANC Capacity Building Lead will provide technical supervision state-led cohesive approaches and interventions geared towards holistic improvement of maternal and newborn outcomes in Kano State in line with the state RMNCAH+N priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned as necessitated by program needs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Seasoned health professional with an advanced Degree in Nursing / Midwifery, Medicine, or related Public Health field.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ post NYSC clinical experience in RMNCAH Experience, with at least 1 year of supervisory, management or leadership responsibilities.
  • Robust clinical experience in maternal and child health service provision in Nigeria.
  • Work experience and familiarity with GoN structures in Kano state will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in providing group Antenatal and Post Natal Care Services
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Superior proficiency in the use of Microsoft office applications and remote conferencing software.
  • Comfortable and proficient in coordinating and facilitating training and capacity building exercises.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Ability to speak a Hausa, Arabic or French will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
1st May, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Submit their current CV and Suitability Statement (not more than 200 words indicating position and location) in Microsoft Word format to: using the JOB TITLE, LOCATION AND APPLICANT FULL NAME as the subject of the email e.g. Senior Associate Knowledge Management and Communications – COM01 – Abuja – ADESUWA NWACHUKWU.


  • It is important to apply via the link and the mail, as applications sent to ONLY the email address will be considered invalid.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Qualified women and locals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified Locals and residents of this location are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are reviewed in the order of arrival, and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.