Bilingual Program Analyst

Project: Polio Africa
Job Category: Bilingual Analyst
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: SCIDaR Abuja Office
Language: English and French

I. Introduction

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is an indigenous nonprofit institution that works to accelerate positive health, social and economic reforms through high-quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation science research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda-setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors. Our work seeks to benefit primarily disadvantaged and under-served populations. We implement transformation programs in Nigeria and are expanding our footprint to several West and Central African countries. We are building a competent world-class management team to sustainably achieve our strategic growth objectives.

II. Description and Objectives
The Bilingual Analyst will provide technical and operational support for the execution of the OBR Project. The OBR Africa project is a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve digital payment systems in the health sector beginning with polio outbreak campaigns. The objective of this project is to deploy innovative digital payment systems to improve
the timely payment of frontline polio campaign workers and reduce the leakage of funds by ensuring direct payment to the campaign workers. On this project, we also provide project management and coordination support to track the progress of the activities of other partners. The activities of the Bilingual Analyst will involve the day-to-day execution of all the program’s

Technical Responsibilities – Program Support
a. Program implementation
i. Support day-to-day execution of the program activities;
ii. Contribute to a program workstream and escalate program challenges to Program Associate;
iii. Gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations;
iv. Ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results;
v. Participate in routine technical problem-solving sessions with the primary client and relevant stakeholders to brainstorm implementation challenges and align on decisions to guide the path forward;
b. Program monitoring and reporting
i. Regularly monitor and review program activities to ensure quality, accountability, and contractual compliance with agreed deliverables and performance indicators as per the scope of work;
ii. Documenting progress reports and liaising with key stakeholders;
iii. Participate in structured mid-term and end-term program evaluations;

III. Required competencies
a. Core requirements
i. Compelling evidence of interest in and commitment to the mission of SCIDaR;
ii. Demonstrated strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and thought leadership abilities;
iii. Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
iv. Demonstrated aptitude for analytics;
v. Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization;
vi. Reliable people manager, able to manage and promote inclusive and diverse teams within the organization;
vii. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
viii. Fast learner, open to learning from peers, subordinates, and supervisors collaboratively and at a rapid pace;
ix. Strong logical reasoning and creative thinking skills;
x. Results-oriented performer experienced in developing and tracking self and team with clear KPIs;
xi. Strong verbal and written communication skills – in English and French.

b. Education and Experience
i. Academic training: Minimum of a Second-Class upper Bachelors’ degree in International Development, Applied Sciences and Technology, Policy and Strategy Development, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Management or a similarly relevant field;
ii. Experience: 2 – 4 years of progressive experience implementing development programs, with a good understanding of data analytics and stakeholder management.

IV. Equal employment opportunity statement
Solina is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

*PS: Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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SCIDaR offers dynamic and rewarding opportunities to individuals who desire to gain experience and develop key professional skills while also working to contribute to SCIDaR’s organizational goals within six (6) months.


Our vision is to become a leading organization working to accelerate social, health, and economic development of under- served populations