Amina joined the firm as a contract staff while still in school studying to complete her Master’s Degree in Biochemistry. Upon completion of the Master’s Program and following a review of her excellent work output, she was immediately absorbed into the firm’s workforce.
She started off as the MEL analyst on the first-of-its-kind government capacity-building program (the Leadership Development Academy) designed for the National Primary Health Care Development Agency-NPHCDA. She transitioned from that to lead the service delivery thematic area for the firm’s routine immunization strengthening program across 6 northern Nigerian states (the Northern Nigerian Routine Immunization Strengthening Program – NNRSIP), where she directly supported 2 of the 6 NNRISP states (Kaduna and Sokoto) and eventually went on to eventually manage and coordinate all high-level client engagements for the NNRISP program across all six (6) states.
Since joining SCIDaR, she has enjoyed the creative flexibility that the firm affords its staff – the freedom to challenge norms, propose alternate solutions and the support to implement these innovative solutions and actively learn throughout the process.
Currently, Amina leads two projects at the firm – the Nigeria HPV policy and advocacy research project that focuses on generating evidence that will be used to catalyse policy and advocacy changes needed to support the successful introduction of the HPV vaccine in Nigeria; and the PHC management capacity strengthening project in Kano that focuses on developing and implementing a targeted suite of interventions to address PHC management capacity gaps, and strengthen PHC service delivery to improve access to quality PHC services in Kano State. Her work directly contributes to SCIDaR’s mission to improve health outcomes through rigorous research, capacity development, and dissemination of insights.