Job: Chief Medical Officer at The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)


Work’s extent

  • We are looking for a highly motivated, results-oriented physician with strong clinical and programmatic acumen to fill the position of Medical Advisor.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the medical management of all external and internal programs of the WBFA office in Lagos.
  • A candidate with experience in the international NGO sector would be preferred, but more importantly, the candidate will be someone skilled in project management, service delivery, capacity building of WBFA staff and community intervention. Occasional medical duties would also be required of the candidate.

Main responsibilities

  • The Senior Health Officer will be responsible for the supervision and day-to-day management of the health activities of the WBFA office in Lagos.
  • Support WBFA and donor/partner activities and programs with applied medical knowledge and skills in prevention, diagnosis and treatment in accordance with national guidelines and protocols
  • Provide on-the-job support to WBFA and facility staff (where programs are ongoing), including training and skills development as needed
  • In collaboration with WBFA Lagos program staff, coordinate with health stakeholders in Lagos State e.g. Facility CMDs, Commissioner of Health, State Primary Health Development Board, local government authorities and other industry players while maintaining good relations with them,
  • Oversee inventory management of medicines, medical supplies and medical equipment and support WBFA Lagos and Central Office and partner health facilities to prepare timely re-supply requests based on consumption records.
  • Seek and maintain quality partnerships with community structures and support staff in coordinating activities with partner agencies.

Staff management:

  • Monitor and supervise WBFA staff and midwives under their supervision, and ensure work is done correctly and efficiently
  • Regularly monitor staff performance against their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Develop continuing education programs for health personnel and organize training and on-the-job training for health personnel.
  • Investigate staffing issues and healthcare staff concerns and help identify and implement solutions.
  • Determine staffing requirements for field activities and, in coordination with the Country Administrator and HR Manager, assist in staff recruitment.

Grant Management and Reporting:

  • Ensure that medical project activities are implemented according to the work plan and within the allocated budgets.
  • Prepare weekly work plans with health teams.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified discrepancies that affect budget and program compliance.
  • Writing weekly activity reports
  • Oversee and regularly review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with acceptable protocols.
  • Responsible for program data validation and timely submission to M&E on a weekly basis.
  • Work with the M&E team to analyze data on a weekly/monthly basis, feed information back to the program and adapt strategies accordingly.
  • Supports the Country Administrator and HR Manager/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in monitoring and tracking specific indicators
  • Thought leadership and medical diligence / analysis of new partnership and program opportunities.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors such as reproductive health, women’s protection and empowerment, child protection and environmental health to ensure that a holistic WBFA service package is available in response to need.
  • Ensures teamwork and professional relationships between different sectors and government agencies.
  • Works closely and coordinates with WBFA finance and grants staff to ensure activities are completed on time and in grant compliance.
  • Undertake/participate in liaison, coordination and information sharing activities with national NGOs, international organizations, Ministry of Health, donors and community stakeholders.
  • Maintain effective relationships with the Ministry of Health and its MDAs
  • Represent the WBFA at site visits by external guests and visitors to the WBFA office in Lagos.

Skills and experience

  • Degree in medicine and/or surgery from a recognized institution, with a solid background in public health, a master’s degree in public health is an asset
  • Minimum of 3 years of post internship experience in clinical medicine and public health.
  • Experience in supervising health personnel at primary health care level.
  • Have a good understanding of the Nigerian public health system landscape.
  • Ability to work with communities of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated skills and competencies: preferably trained in basic (and comprehensive) emergency obstetric and neonatal care
  • Certificates or Licenses: Must be registered with Nigerian Doctors
  • High level of integrity and reliability with leadership qualities
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

N300,000 (gross monthly).

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