Executive Assistant to the Director at the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

The Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) is a not-for-profit foundation incorporated in 2013 with a mission to improve the quality of decision making and execution in the health sector through a focus on results at scale, providing analytical support, driving innovation, and substantive engagement with key stakeholders. HSDF is a platform for the implementation of effective ideas and innovative solutions and strives to address complex health systems and developmental challenges through a focus on evidence, rigor and continuous improvement whether in line with or diverging from the status quo.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Director

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The Executive Assistant to the Director will provide high quality and responsive administrative and technical support services to the Director and ensure smooth management of day-to-day affairs as instructed.
  • The Executive Assistant will be required to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Technical Support:

  • Supports the Director in the organization and execution of programs by reviewing papers and proposals, conducting research, and following up with actions on matters including chasing responses and triggering follow-up action
  • Sources, investigates and clarifies technical documents, information and data, then produces accurate analysis and relevant figures required to make useful decisions for the Director
  • Prepares relevant information for the Director such as draft reports, presentations, letters, memos, etc.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders in relevant program areas and network with stakeholders relevant to the organization, in support of the Director.

Administrative Support:

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgment letters, meeting minutes, personal correspondence, planning and organizing meetings, and other tasks that facilitate the Director’s ability to effectively lead the company.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director.

The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

Educational/Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. A Master’s degree is an added advantage. 6+ years’ experience supporting C-Level Executives.
  • Experience in working in a similar position is required. Experience in a non-profit organization and/or health sector experience is an advantage

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Exceptional organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail and time management
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board trustees, external partners and donors, etc.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Good data collection and analytical skills.
  • Expert-level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability and emotional maturity Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

Application Closing Date
4th December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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