Banyan Global

Health Governance Specialist, USAID/Nigeria Health Workforce Management Activity

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Banyan Global is recruiting for Full time Health Governance Specialist, USAID/Nigeria Health Workforce Management Activity

Job Description


Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: health, finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, and evaluation and learning.

Banyan Global is recruiting for a Health Governance Specialist for an upcoming, five-year USAID-funded health workforce management project in Nigeria. The position is full-time and based in Abuja with travel to Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory.


  • Provide overarching technical assistance, across the project, to strengthen governance aspects of the activity work plan, to include strengthening governance frameworks of state and local government area (LGA) level human resources for health (HRH) units and coordination platforms.
  • Provide technical assistance in the implementation of approaches focused on increasing efficiencies within government operations and decreasing government’s reliance on external funding.
  • Promote multi sectoral partnership and leadership to strengthen governance and accountability at the state level to use resources transparently, enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring, and produce results in HRH strengthening.
  • Develop strategies to increase sensitivity to gender equity and female empowerment; and be accountable for ensuring that gender and capacity development activities are integrated into all project activities.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Desired Course
Health Education
Desired Skills
health systems
Other Requirements


  • Post-graduate degree or higher in public health, health systems, health policy and planning, or other related field.
  • Proven success in designing and implementing sustained health systems policy reforms from program initiation to closeout.
  • Professional experience interacting with government at the highest level and provision of technical assistance to promote health systems governance improvement.
  • Familiarity with ongoing Government of Nigeria efforts aimed at addressing the HRH crisis in the country.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team.

Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply to the position through our website,

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About Banyan Global
Banyan Global is a development consulting firm, founded on the principle that integrating expertise and experience from the development community and private sector will achieve a broad and lasting impact. Our unique team comprises seasoned private sector and international development professionals. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Banyan Global maintains staff around the world. Banyan Global is a women-owned small business....
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