Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care job opening at FHI 360 – Maiduguri, Borno State

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FHI 360

Position: Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care

Industry: Company Nonprofit / Human Development

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a position in Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care based in Maiduguri, Borno State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

FHI 360 is a globally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through comprehensive and integrated development solutions. With a multidisciplinary team of experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology, FHI 360 is committed to addressing today's complex developmental challenges. Operating in more than 70 countries, the organization focuses on creating lasting impact through locally driven solutions.

The role of Assistant Technical Officer (ATO), Primary Health Care (PHC) at FHI 360 involves providing essential medical services to vulnerable populations in Maiduguri, Borno. The ATO-PHC will triage, examine, diagnose, and treat patients at the health facility. Additionally, the role requires building the capacity of the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) clinic in-charge to undertake leadership and project management tasks, including proposal writing for government support.

Key responsibilities include working as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing accurate diagnosis and treatment, participating in community health programs, maintaining patient records, and ensuring adherence to infection prevention and control standards. The ATO-PHC will also engage in continuing professional development and report compilation.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the Nigerian clinical setting, excellent interpersonal skills, proficiency in English and Hausa, and the ability to travel extensively within the region.

Job Detail


  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Provide accurate diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients.
  • Assess patients and refer them for specialized health care as required.
  • Participate in the delivery of quality health care in a primary health care setting.
  • Adhere to relevant codes of conduct and ethics.
  • Participate in outreach and community health programs.
  • Provide health education to patients.
  • Maintain accurate patient care records, including consumables and instruments used.
  • Organize regular support supervision visits with BSPHCDB and LHGA staff.
  • Collaborate with technical and M&E teams to collect baseline data.
  • Stay informed on current programs and developments in Clinical Management.
  • Compile and submit periodic reports.
  • Ensure infection prevention and control standards are maintained.
  • Engage in continuing professional development, including training and mentoring.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care position at FHI 360:


  • Knowledge of the Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of social, political, and ethical issues.
  • Ability to work well with others and maintain compatibility among project staff.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with Borno State government development plans related to the health sector.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the region.

Education Requirements

  • MB.BS, MD, or equivalent with a valid practicing license.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-3 years post NYSC relevant experience in emergency and constrained settings.
  • INGO experience is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs/CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.


  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle high workloads and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively.

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Assistant Technical Officer, Primary Health Care at FHI 360:


NGN 1,800,000 - 2,400,000 per-Year.

Job Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid leave
  • Travel allowances

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based incentives
  • Annual bonus

Date posted: June 19, 2024

Posted on: Maiduguri


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FHI 360 is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in Maiduguri, Borno.