Hiring Organization: Management Sciences For Health – MSH


MSH seeks to recruit a HR management consultant for its USAID US President’s Malaria Initiatives for States Project (PMI-S), Nigeria
The project focuses on supporting malaria services through key technical interventions including, prevention, case management (diagnosis and treatment), health systems strengthening, improving health information systems, and private sector engagement
This position will be based at the MSH central office in Abuja and is only available to Nigerian Nationals.

General Objectives of the Consultancy

The main objective is to support PMI-S Project Human Resources Team in recruiting, running day to day HR tasks, maintaining records and reporting updates.

Detailed Tasks for the Consultant
The consultant is to undertake the following tasks:

Supporting the Director of Finance and Administration-DFA (PMI-S) in maintaining the entire PMI-S project HR system.
Take lead in the full recruitment process working closely with the country HR manager. This will include preparing advertisements, shortlisting, background checks and onboarding new hires.
Assist the HR team in calculation and updating staff leaves balances, other benefits
Ensure that strong internal control systems are adhered to, and that MSH’s Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance practices are well understood by all staff on the project.
Provide project management with HR perspective on potential impacts of issues and actions affecting project staff.
Assist DFA/ Lead to conduct regular and thorough risk assessments in the project, and to monitor success of risk mitigation and risk control activities.
Monitor and ensure compliance with country labor law, donor and MSH HR Policies and procedures.
Develop and implement new staff orientation and on-boarding plans.
Mentor and build capacity of existing HR staff on the project.

The assignment will have the following deliverables:

Subject to meeting and acceptance by MSH of assigned tasks, the maximum number of paid days cannot exceed 66 days.
The standard work week is 40 hours per week. This statement of regularly scheduled work hours is not intended to limit the hours you may work in a particular week.
Monthly time sheet and a detailed report of activities and tasks completed during the calendar month.

Minimum Requirements and Competences

Master’s Degree in HR / Management or related field.

Work Experience:

Seven years progressive or consulting experience in management of HR systems for organizations in Nigeria
This should include at least 04 years of HR experience at a senior level; Experience with US funded projects will be an advantage. NGO experience is required.


Fluency in English and knowledge of other local languages is an asset.


Excellent communication skills including presentation, writing and research.
Strong analytical skills and creativity.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and able to meet deadlines.
Good judgement, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion, with sensitivity to different cultures.
Flexibility to be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.
Ability to learn and grow in a fast-paced, multi-tasking global working environment.
Experience working within a team environment and providing suggestions and creative and innovative ideas.
Knowledge of Nigeria labor laws.

Terms and Conditions

The initial duration of the consultancy shall be 66 workdays. The standard work week is 40 hours per week. This statement of regularly scheduled work hours is not intended to limit the hours you may work in a particular week.
The consultant shall be paid a consolidated daily rate pay as per consultancy guidelines and shall not be eligible for any other allowances and increment in pay.
This consultancy shall not be considered as permanent for any reasons whatsoever.
During the duration of the contract, the consultant shall keep all official information i.e., obtained or collected strictly confidential.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Management Sciences For Health – MSH on msh.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com to apply