Medical Adviser

Posted: 17-04-2023


DAMIEN FOUNDATION (DFB) is a non-profit humanitarian medical organization affiliated with Damien Foundation Belgium (DFB) and is supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) in Oyo, Osun, Kwara, Ondo, Ogun, Ekiti, Edo and Lagos States.  As the Sub Recipient (SR) to Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) and Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) on Tuberculosis project under Global Fund Grant, DFB has been vested with the responsibility of implementing Active TB case finding programme across the above-mentioned States.

In order to strengthen the implementation of the Global Fund TB Grant program in Lagos State, Damien Foundation Nigeria (DFB) is seeking for qualified person to fill up the position as indicated above under its LSMOH Grant.


This role is located in Lagos State.

Job purpose

To support the strategic program management of the grant and provide up to date information and analysis of data to demonstrate progress and trends

Contract type

Full time (100%), permanent, contract renewable annually.

Reporting to

Program Manager

Key contacts

Senior Management Team, Program department, Administration and logistics department, Finance department, State Program Team, TBLSs and Service Providers.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide technical support for grants implementation which includes monitoring of activities, data quality, tracking the progress of activities and informing staff capacity building initiatives.
  • Monitor  the key project performance indicators (KPI) throughout the duration of the projects and report monthly to the Program Manager.
  •  Propose strategies to increase data use and demand amongst Program staff.
  • Assist Program staff in clarifying project information needs.  
  •  Supervise M&E Officers and field officers and give weekly update on field activities to the Program Manager.
  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.
  • Patterns in key project performance indicators data and performance reports in order to make recommendations to Program staff.
  • Ensure that donor, partner, and Senior Management data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Implement and participate in program and project evaluations
  • Support Grants Manager in reviewing donor reports to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time for this grant/program.
  •  Assist Program Development/Grants Management in establishing log frames,  M&E work plans, and targets during the drafting donor project proposals as well as throughout project implementation.
  • Review and analyze weekly reports to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and to enhance quality of reporting.
  • Use available and developed managerial (tracking) tools for monitoring ,evaluating and reporting.
  • Ensure reports of all activities are reviewed before printing and properly filled.
  • Collation of all reports and ensures timely submission to the donor agency and other stakeholders.

Person specification

  • Applicants must have a degree in Medicine (MBBS or MBChB)
  • Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is desirable
  • At least 5 years progressive experience working in Tuberculosis-related programmes/projects in Nigeria
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in related health fields and programs in developing countries
  • Working experience with GFATM-supported projects or any other donor funded programs is desirable.
  • Experience with private, public and community health practice is desirable
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, SPSS/Epi-Info or STATA
  • Age: Not more Than 45 years
  • Applicant's experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed

Terms and conditions


Permanent, full time (100%), subject to 3 months probationary period

Salary scale:

In line with Grant’s Salary Structure

Annual leave:

21 days plus statutory public holidays falling in the period of employment


Full-time 8 hours per day.

Work base:

This role is located in Lagos State; however, staff may be asked to support the grant in any of the Damien Foundation’s coverage states.

Application process and deadlines

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter in with position applied for as subject via link below:

  • your CV (maximum 6 A4 pages) and
  • A cover letter (maximum 1 A4 page) explaining your interest in the role and how you meet the specification for the role.