Technical Advisor, Operations Research at the West African Centre for Public Health and Development (WACPHD)


West African Centre For Public Health and Development (WACPHD) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization and an affiliate of Institute for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba (IGPH/UoM) Winnipeg Canada. 

WACPHD  is fully  incorporated with Nigeria’s Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC), with a full legal entity status to do business independently, and on behalf of IGPH University of Manitoba within Nigeria and the west African sub-region. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Advisor, Operations Research

Location: Lagos
Duration of Engagement: 1 Year

Role Overview

  • To effectively reduce HIV, including HIV/TB co-infection, as well as institutionalize health system reforms The United States Government (USG), through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), supports the Government of Nigeria (GON) to implement interventions, across the HIV/AIDS care continuum and strengthen the health system to deliver high-quality services.
  • As part of the effort in this regard, the USAID/Nigeria office recently engaged a consortium to implement the Achieving HIV Epidemic Control in the several State of Nigeria. WACPHD, as part of the Consortium, will be implementing the Operations/Implementation Research component of the ACE grant in lot 6- comprising Lagos, Edo and Bayelsa.
  • To facilitate the development of a comprehensive Operations Research strategy within the ACE lot 6 mandate, WACPHD needs the services of a Technical Advisor, Operations Research to lead the WACPHD’s Operations Research component of the response. This position will function within the regional implementing office (Lagos) and will coordinate/oversight all operations and research activities in Bayelsa, Edo and Lagos State.

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Oversee the conceptualization, design, planning and implementation of each Operations Research domain throughout the project.
  • Accountable for results and delivery in all aspects of the project’s Operations Research.
  • Chief liaison officer between UoM and other consortium team partners at the regional office and will be directly involved in the everyday operationalization of the Operations Research component of the ACE project.
  • Provide technical support on all areas of the ACE program, including operations research, to the regional and ACE in-country implementation teams, as well as all project partners in Bayelsa, Edo, and Lagos.
  • Ensure final validation of the data before transmission to the GoN National Data Repository or DHIS platform.
  • Manage the Learning Sites at the regional and state offices.
  • Generate periodic/routine evidence briefs, factsheets, etc. using validated ACE project data.
  • Compile routine technical/activity reports and update the consortium and other stakeholders on the IR component of the project.
  • Work with the partnering CBOs/HAIN GTD/Ltd data teams across the 3 states to manage project data and derive usable information for all stakeholders.
  • Review and check data from all the states as it is being dropped on the cloud server at the country office.

Qualification / Requirements

  • MPH or MSc, in Public Health, with a functional knowledge of medical statistics. A PhD degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience in managing project research portfolios.
  • Strong understanding of data analysis, with proficiency in Excel, SPSS, Stata, etc.
  • The ability to facilitate training and other capacity-strengthening efforts, especially in Research is highly required.
  • The ability to work in a team is highly required.
  • The ability to communicate ideas clearly is required.
  • The ability to speak local dialects is an advantage.
  • Knowledgeable and versed in project management, especially in managing donor-funded projects.
  • Delivery of results in very challenging moments, especially meeting short notices/deadlines, is required.
  • Certifications in relevant areas/fields, fellowship, and membership in professional institutions, relevant to public health research is an advantage.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Applicants should apply by going to the to fill out an online recruitment form and upload a one-page application letter along with your CV, the highest level of qualification, and NYSC discharge certificate (where applicable)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • No relocation allowance is provided for this position
  • WACPHD considers equality for all to be a fundamental human right. We actively promote diversity and inclusion, while condemning all types of unlawful and unjust discrimination based on age, disability, gender, and sexual orientation.’

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