Public Health

Head - Public Health

Lagos   |   Full Time

Helium Health is a full-service healthtech company that provides a suite of solutions for healthcare providers, payers, patients and partners in emerging markets — at the core of which is our SaaS based electronic medical records/hospital management information system (EMR/HMIS).

We are on a mission to accelerate Africa’s transition to a technology and data driven healthcare sector. We are continually increasing our product offerings in order to multiply the value we deliver to our customers and healthcare stakeholders at large (patients, providers, and payers).

We are looking to hire a Head Public Health who will manage strategic partnerships with a range of key partners across the sector including to improve funding for health opportunities in Helium Health. 


Strategy & Donor Sourcing Operations

  • Develop partnerships strategies to deliver on Helium Health’s public health focused goals. Identify and cultivate opportunities for alternative potential funding streams for the organization, locally and globally.

  • Prospect new relationships and partnerships with public health focused funders, foundations donors, trusts, and others.

  • Develop grant management tools and methodology to ensure accurate tracking of opportunities, reporting and adjustments through the project life cycle.

  • Lead the identification and submission of proposals and bids towards public health funding partnerships for Helium Health. Act as lead writer when necessary.

  • Work with the Management Team to develop and expand the fundraising activities of the organization.

  • Work with the rest of the Strategy & Partnerships Team to develop and maintain an extensive data bank of all partners and funders; liaising and expanding networks with current & potential donors and stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the Company’s overall Corporate Strategy through the delivery of high quality services to key stakeholders and partners.

  • Work with the Marketing & Communications team in implementing public health campaigns, community outreach events and & other PR activities.

Partner Management

  • Ensure services are delivered in a manner which is responsive to partner needs, putting in place mechanisms for gathering and acting upon customer feedback and insight. 

  • Liaise with partners to finalize project descriptions, budgets, work plans, and monitoring and evaluation plans.

  • Respond to requests from donors for compliance information and respond to donor compliance questions as needed.

  • Manage engagement by constantly showcasing the impact of the organization’s work. 

  • Ensure the design of interventions is sound and reflective of established need.

  • Collate performance information and produce performance reports.

Programme Design

  • Provide technical support to the Growth Team, on the development and implementation of Public Health programmes, including developing a network across the county.

  • Drive and develop joint business plans with relevant strategic partners, voluntary organisations and community groups.

  • Maintain sound and up-to-date knowledge of the public health sector and draw on good practice for the benefit of the Company and its clients.

  • Develop strategies for advancing the public health outlook and competencies of health facilities within the Helium Health Network

  • Devise a policy framework to guide Helium Health’s push for the inclusion of private health facilities in national health policies, plans and budgets

Business Research and Analysis

  • Interpret trends and data to gain actionable insight that aid the development of public health partnership strategies.

  • Work with R&D and other departments to conceptualize and create new programmes and solutions for Helium Health.


  • 6 - 10 years’ public health experience with an extensive network across public health funding and donor agencies locally and globally.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to engage a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Exceptional fundraising and grant / proposal writing skills. Successful track record of identifying and successfully applying for relevant grants and funds from local, national and international organisations.

  • Experience working with agencies aimed at improving health opportunities in Africa.

  • Programme development and implementation skills, budgeting and resource planning skills.

  • Excellent programme design skills working across a range of disciplines and strategic agendas.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of policy and legislation affecting public health service delivery.

  • Experience of working cooperatively with communities.

  • Willingness to work remotely in neighbourhood venues and to travel to other locations as required for the role.

  • First degree or equivalent experience from a reputable institution. Background in public health related program is an added advantage

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