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Job Alert: Senior Program Officer at AHNI


  • Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is a non-profit organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting global health and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

    To strengthen this operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

    Senior Program Officer

    • Job TypeFull Time
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      5 – 9 years
    • LocationAbuja
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  

    Project: UNHCR
    Contract Type: Fixed Term

    Project Overview

    • UNHCR, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are leading the refugee response effort in Nigeria to ensure that Cameroonian refugees receive protection and assistance. Response efforts are delivered under the overall leadership of the host government and alongside the Refugee Coordination Model.
    • The conflict in north-east Nigeria has resulted in widespread displacement, violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, protection risks and a deepening humanitarian crisis.
    • The crisis continues to uproot lives of thousands of children, women and men and is adding to the long history of marginalization and chronic under-development. In the three most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, 7.7 million people need humanitarian assistance, more than 50 per cent of whom are children. In areas recently retaken by the government vulnerable host populations are in critical need of humanitarian interventions including food, water, sanitation, protection, education, shelter and health services.

    Job Description

    • Senior Program Officer will play coordination role in all in providing oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all UNHCR project activities in the assigned States and AHNi HQ.

    Minimum Requirements

    • BS / BA in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioural Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 7 – 9 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
    • Or MS / MA degree in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioural sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years relevant experience with international development programs.
    • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

    Method of Application

    Use the email(s) below to apply.

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward Suitability Statement (Application) and Resume as a single MS Word document  with the “Job Title and Location” clearly indicated as the subject of the mail.


    • AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    • 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.
    • AHNI does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.


    The salaries of Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) can be found on

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