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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 27, 2022
  • In 1965, Clark Abt expressed a single, noble goal-to create a world free of war and poverty. The visionary set to work establishing Abt Associates. Over the next half century, the company became known as a bold, innovative and effective agent of social change, committed to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. Today, Abt ...
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    Senior HRIS Advisor, Health Workforce Management

    Job Description

    Organization Overview

    Abt Associates (Abt) is a mission-driven global leader in research, evaluation, and program implementation in the fields of international development, health, and social and environmental policy. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. Serving both the public and private sectors, Abt supports participatory governance processes that empower citizens and promote accountability and transparency across sectors. Our impact is felt in responsive and inclusive institutions, empowered communities, equitable access to public services, improved mobilization, and management of financial resources, and enhanced enabling environments for economic growth and opportunity.


    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Workforce Management (HWM) activity supports establishing a cost-effective, well-trained, and motivated health workforce in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Ebonyi states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Banyan Global implements the project in collaboration with Abt Associates, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Solina Health. The project also collaborates with local experts, universities, training institutions, federal and state governments, and the private sector and provides support via targeted grants under contract (GUCs). This approach will help address the shortage of skilled healthcare workers within Nigeria’s primary health care (PHC) system.

    Abt Associates Inc. leads HWM’s Intermediate Result (IR) Two (2) with the objective of strengthening the human resources information system (HRIS) for effective recruitment, deployment and retention of health workers. Working with the Department of Health Planning, Research, & Statistics (DHPRS) of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the Abt team provides technical assistance to develop and equip the HRIS and its users to provide data for decision-makers that inform evidence-based HRH planning, management and addressing of inequities and inefficiencies. The activity will support ongoing efforts by collaborating with the FMOH’s DHPRS to link the supported priority states to the National Health Workforce Registry (NHWR) and build local capacity to use the information for decision-making.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Abt HWM Project Management Director, the Senior HRIS Advisor will: 

    • Lead the implementation of the nationally adopted health workforce registry at the state level;

    • Support project states and the FMOH DHPRS in the use of HRIS data to inform decision-making;

    • Design and manage assessments and HRH tools, e.g., HRH profiles, to inform HRH management;

    • Identify linkages with other databases and information systems to ensure interoperability;

    • Support the development and maintenance of processes for data integrity;

    • Manage a team of state-based HRIS specialists and work closely with the Home Office team to determine and engage short-term technical assistance, quality assurance, and overall sound technical project delivery;

    • Serve as a leader in HRIS in Nigeria and within the HWM management team

    • Additional responsibilities as assigned and approved within the Abt team

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Post-graduate degree or higher in public health, health systems, human resources, information systems, or another related field.

    • Familiarity with the Government of Nigeria’s HRIS needs and efforts to maintain the Health Workforce Registry.

    • Professional experience interacting with representatives from ministries of health, the private sector, civil society organizations, national health professional councils, and non-governmental organizations.

    • Direct experience with HRIS system administration, maintenance, and reporting.

    • Demonstrated ability to develop high-quality reports and deliverables, especially for USAID and donor clients.

    • Experience managing teams and building capacity across staff, especially with team members across multiple locations.

    • Experience effectively delivering project results in an environment with multiple implementing partners, with strong preference for experience doing so as part of a consortium

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and extensive experience with other MS applications.

    • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communication skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to ABT Associates on to apply

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