Operations Director

Shared Services
Posted 7 months ago

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health interventions education and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi is an allied organization to Family Health International (FHI360) with co-existing and mutually supportive interest in advancing the collective goals of the people and communities served. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country we are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:


Basic Function: The Operations Director will report directly to the Managing Director and oversees the Administration, Procurement, Internet Technology, and Contract and Grants departments, day-to-day operations of the organization, overseeing the administrative staff, and making sure that the HQ and State offices run smoothly.

Minimum Recruitment Standards: 

  • Setting the organization’s strategic goals by working with the Managing Director and Senior Management Team.
  • Resource mobilization includes but is not limited to fundraising and grants application from donors.
  • Adequately planned, budgeted, monitored, and key performance indicators are reported regularly to ensure the achievement of results.
  • Putting in place policies and procedures for recruiting, managing, and retaining volunteers
  • Ensuring healthy relationships and communications between all departments/units and projects in the organization
  • Overseeing the Internet Technology unit and ensuring efficient integration of appropriate IT solutions into the organization’s operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:


  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations.
  • Deep understanding of AHNi’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good.
  • Consistently works within internal processes and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives.

Project Management

  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues.
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities.
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget.

Technical Skills

  • Strong experience in administrative and Programs management at a higher level.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor requirements, expectations, grant management, new business development, and change management.

People Management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback.
  • Ability to mentor others.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A graduate or master’s degree in a related field is required.
  • At least 8 (eight) years of experience working as a senior-level manager in a program in a developing country.
  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience in all components of administrative and management operations.
  • Progressive working experience with managing technical teams.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to work well in a team.
  • Demonstrated experience in producing quality English-language communications products, such as progress reports, case studies, and research protocols.
  • Experience interacting with developing country governments, international organizations, other bilateral donor and civil society representatives, and senior-level government officials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with civil society organizations, and state and local government counterparts.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs, and CBOs is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

Method of application: Interested and Qualified candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: AHNi-PCTJobs@ahnigeria.org

Vacancy closes: Friday, 17th March 2023

Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Disclaimer: AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview 

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