Program Analyst (SPARK)

Project: Northern Nigeria States Routine Immunization Strengthening Project (NNRISP)
Job Type: 4 years
Job Location: Bauchi Borno Kaduna Kano Sokoto Yobe Zamfara


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 currently expanding our footprint to several West and Central African countries. We are building a competent world-class management team to enable us sustainably achieve our strategic growth objectives.

Description and Objectives

SCIDaR, through the Strengthening PHC and Reaching Un-immunized Kids Project (SPARK), is working to improve routine immunization (RI) and public health care (PHC) program indices across the above-named northern states of Nigeria. The Project SPARK aims to provide technical assistance, thought leadership, and day-to-day management support at the state and LGA level for the implementation of the RI MoUs between BMGF, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), and state governments. SCIDaR’s interventions focus on optimizing the institutional and individual capacity of the State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDAs) to effectively manage the RI programs.

Position description

The Program Analyst will provide technical and operational support for the execution of the program or as assigned on other SCIDaR programs. This will involve day-to-day execution of all program workflows.

Technical Responsibilities – Program Support

Program implementation

  1. Support day-to-day execution of the program activities;
  2. Contribute to a program workstream and escalate program challenges to Program Associate;
  3. Gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations;
  4. Ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results;
  5. 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;

Program monitoring and reporting

  • 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;
  • Documenting progress reports and liaising with key stakeholders;
  • Participate in structured mid-term and end-term program evaluations;

Required competencies

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

Education and Experience 

  1. Academic training: Outstanding record of academic achievement with a minimum of a First-Class Bachelors’ degree in International Development, Applied Sciences and Technology, Policy and Strategy Development, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Management or similarly relevant field;
  2. Experience: Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting;

Equal employment opportunity statement

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

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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