Practice Lead, Design for Health at Co-creation Hub (CcHUB)

CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space being designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Practice Lead, Design for Health

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

  • The Practice Lead is responsible for a range of core areas of public health practice, reporting to the CEO.
  • It is also expected that the post holder will contribute to and lead on other programme areas relevant to the wider public health function, including strategy and policy development, expert advice, and collaborative working to develop, commission, and deliver public health programmes across Africa.

Strategic Planning and Management:

  • Lead the strategy to identify, design, develop, deliver and evaluate services and offerings to public and private clients in the areas of HIV, TB, maternal health, epidemiology, and other emerging public health priorities across several African countries.
  • Manage a portfolio of projects and new initiatives- Provide technical direction to support proposals, projects, strategies, and their implementation. Conduct client presentations and reports to present activity results.

Partnerships and Business Development:

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with public and private sector companies/global businesses to gain insights, bring in new opportunities and influence future development priorities.
  • Collaborate and build strategic partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders such as national government agencies, non-government organizations, regional and local governments, private sector organizations, local communities, civil society organizations, and academic institutions.

Design for Health:

  • Collaborate with partners in the public and private sectors to use a design-centered approach to co-create relevant healthcare solutions.
  • Coordinate grant sourcing, budgeting, work plan development, contracting agreements and reporting.

Research, Design, and Innovation:

  • Technical lead, contributor, and reviewer for research, analysis, and design of innovative solutions to solve critical public health issues.

Thought leadership:

  • Analyse, interpret, and present complex data reports and information to contribute meaningfully to intellectual output. Using existing knowledge gathered to contribute to knowledge and foster sector reform thinking.
  • Provide specialist input and subject expertise to ensure appropriate mechanisms and structures are in place for monitoring the performance and quality of programmes against desired outcomes.

Advisory:

  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to senior management, start-ups, and partners on strategies, policies, and program or project initiatives to advance private sector engagement in public health.

Resource Management:

  • Provide direct and indirect leadership to members of the practice, ensuring that team members are organized, trained, and motivated to deliver a high-quality and cost-effective service.
  • Review the performance of the practice staff ensuring that the service provided is in line with the expectations and needs of its stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively support own continued professional development and directly contribute towards team development as part of the company’s learning and development process and policies.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Degree in Public Health, or a related field.
  • At least 6 years of working experience.
  • In-depth understanding of epidemiology, public health practice, health promotion, health economics, and health care evaluation.
  • Good understanding of community engagement, community mobilization and community empowerment to promote health and well-being.
  • Experience undertaking working with Government and Multinational health stakeholders is strongly desirable.
  • Experience in writing proposals, and research write-ups.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into clear insights and recommendations.
  • Knowledge and experience in Human Centred Design.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects.
  • Solid project management skills to oversee a portfolio of projects at different stages in the project lifecycle.
  • A critical thinker, who is, curious, intuitive, and pays attention to details
  • Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills including strategic planning, policy development, and implementing change across different organisational settings.

Our ideal of Practice is:

  • A Leader – People are drawn to your natural leadership style; you are strong, open-minded, and enjoy getting input from your team. You love growing, building, and leading strong teams.
  • A Strong Communicator and collaborator – You have the confidence to communicate with anyone (internal and external stakeholders). You are a social person with strong relationship and network capabilities and enjoy approaching people and working with a wide range of different personalities.
  • Confident – Fearless and resourceful, you are not afraid to take risks. You have the confidence to say “no” when it is right for the company and can stand your ground when necessary
  • Self-Managed – You are able to direct your own work in an efficient and effective way and are prepared to be hands-on with a “get stuff done” personality.
  • Personal Drive –  You are able to demonstrate being self-directed, resourceful, and creative; Able to manage your own time and work autonomously; Able to work on your own initiative with drive and enthusiasm.
  • Agile & Flexible – You’ll get to take ownership of multiple projects, switching between work streams, and you can handle changing priorities and directions.

What We Offer

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare coverage
  • A highly collaborative team environment that will support your professional and personal growth
  • Work alongside great talent.
  • A culture of learning and innovation.
  • Opportunities for career growth and training.
  • Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people.
  • A chance to make a social difference.
  • Overall fun company.

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