[Vacancy] Program Manager at The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

About The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) is a non-profit firm established in December 2013. The organization was established to improve the quality of decision-making and execution in the health sector. HSDF supports key stakeholders at all levels of the government and private sector by providing strong analytical support and deploying innovative frameworks and tools to generate measurable and sustainable results. Our Approach HSDF focuses on evidence, rigor, continuous improvement and results at scale, through substantive engagements that cover conceptual design, long-term strategy and implementation. By doing so, HSDF seeks to address complex and fundamental health system challenges, and ultimately impact the transformation of the health and social sectors in Nigeria and Africa. We focus on improving existing processes and, where necessary, deviate from the status quo to introduce transformative and sustainable processes and ideas.

Job Details:

  • Job Type: Contract, Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 6 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit, Project Management 

Job Summary

  • The Program Manager would be responsible for providing strategic direction to the organization in the development of program strategy, supporting business development activities as well as managing program activities with program teams.
  • The individual must be a business professional and would be responsible for planning and designing programs and proactively monitoring progress, resolving issues, and initiating appropriate corrective action.

Job Responsibilities:

Program Strategy:

  • Organize programs and activities in alignment with the mission and goals of HSDF.
  • Initiate new programs to support the strategic direction of HSDF.
  • Develop strategic and advisory document capturing program activities and achievements projecting the organisation as a thought-leader in the industry.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define program objectives, timelines, and achievement.
  • Develop budget and operating plan for successful implementation of the program.
  • Develop risk assessment techniques and risk mitigating strategies to ensure the attainment of program objectives.
  • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.

Program Management:

  • Define the governance arrangement for programs in HSDF
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programs – focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programs, and outwardly on coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programs and corporate, technical and specialist standards
  • Provide program updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure program goals are achieved.
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.

Business Development:

  • Research and identify mission-aligned grant funding opportunities to develop new and sustain existing programs.
  • Monitor professional journals, follows digital media, and attends relevant workshops and conferences to stay abreast of best practices in program fields for development purposes.
  • Write high-quality grant applications and guide the timely submission of grant proposals ensuring adherence to application guidelines, working with program teams.
  • Develop literary write-ups demonstrating HSDF’s program research and findings for peer and non-peer publication.
  • Develop strategic relationship and partnership with key stakeholders at State, National and International Level.


  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and other program report.
  • Ensure that financial reports are prepared and documented in time aligning with program design and donor requirement.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide tailored program management awareness and training opportunities org-wide, using a variety of methods to drive proficiency in program management.
  • Work collaboratively with project teams to share knowledge and good practice.


The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

Educational/Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable institution.
  • A Master’s or higher degree would be an added advantage.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in program/project management.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation).
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful.
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.

Method of Application

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Deadline: Aug 2, 2023

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