Wednesday, 12 September 2012


NHIS Recruitment (Apply Now)

Position:  Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
Reference no.: EXEC 02

Candidates that suit the vacant position are hereby required to apply accordingly.

The candidate will be responsible for the following
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and manage performance of the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • Managing the Schemes budgeting process, make recommendations regarding proposed capital expenditure to the board and ensure that a framework of effective controls exist which enable risks to be assessed and managed
  • Managing the day to day administration of the Scheme including policy execution and the general direction and supervision of the staff of the Scheme
  • Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Health Care Facilities (HCFs) operating under the scheme
  • Financial Management of the NHIS pool of funds
  • Linkages and collaborations with all arms of government (Federal and States), NGO’s, Development partners and other stake holders
  • Carrying out such other functions as necessary and expedient for the purpose of achieving the objectives of the Scheme in accordance with NHIOS Act 1999
  • Developing and Implementing Social Health Insurance Programmes to facilitate universal coverage for all Nigerians and legal residents
  • Promoting and regulating all private health insurance plans in the country
    Maintaining effective regulation over Health
  • Establishing a culture of collaboration and integration that enhances the provision of excellent patient care in the NHIS and improved patient satisfaction

The candidate must possess the following
  • The candidate must possess a basic degree from a recognized university either in actuarial sciences or medical/health sciences plus one or more of the following :
    Post graduate qualification in a specialty or branch of insurance, particularly, health insurance
  • Post graduate Fellowship or qualification in any field of medicine, Dentistry, Heath Sciences, Public Health and Management
  • Post graduate qualification in Health Economics/Health Financing
  • Applicants should be in the age range of 40 – 55 years
  • Ability to lead and inspire others towards high levels of performance in achieving organizational goals and a passion for achieving the Scheme’s vision 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders and commercial enterprises to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems by understanding issues and making systematic and rational judgments based on the relevant information.
  • A minimum of (15) years experience, at least 10 of which should be in the insurance industry, the National Health Insurance Scheme or in a Health Maintenance Organisation at a Senior Management level or a Consultant to the industry
  • Relevant experience and skills in the health sector and vast experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Proven experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Ability to develop financial plans, manage resources, analyse and interpret financial data
  • Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Application Method
Click the following link to apply
Applications for the role of Executive Secretary (EXEC 02), National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) should be supported with a write-up (Microsoft Word Format of no more than 1,000 words, on the applicant’s Action Plan and Roadmap for the attainment of the vision and mission of the NHIS.

Application Deadline: 22nd October, 2012
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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