Trainee Associate at Centre for Health Economics and Development – 4 Openings

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CHECOD is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization created in 2010 to promote greater and more effective utilization of indigenous health professionals in national development and to develop capabilities in health economics in the region. Our aim is to provide technical assistance and support to action-oriented interventions on health and economic issues that constrain the equitable delivery of quality health services.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Trainee Associate

Location: Abuja
Positions: Four (4)
Employment Type: Full-time
Level: Entry level
Job Duration: Full-time, 12 months initially
Start Date: 1 March 2022



Trainee Associate at Centre for Health Economics and Development



Overview of the Role
  • Our Trainee Associate Program at CHECOD offers recent graduates professional experience in health economics and financing, priority setting, health policy and planning, and other areas of CHECOD’s core competencies.
  • This career development program is for 12 months and is an entry-point for a career at CHECOD. Trainees must be resident in Abuja throughout the duration of the Program.
  • As our Trainee Associate, you will pass through series of rigorous trainings which will develop technical and productivity skills. You will also be exposed to our previous and current work so you gain sufficient knowledge of our core program areas. You will then use these skills and new knowledge on exciting projects with government health institutions and development partners.

The Program Has Four Main Components:

  • Understanding core concepts in health economics and financing, policy and planning through courses and readings. You will regularly present what you have learnt using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Understanding and applying methods for estimating health expenditure, costing healthcare services, and healthcare planning. You learn the software we use daily like Stata, Microsoft Excel, HAPT/HAAT, and OneHealth Tool.
  • Preparing activity or technical reports (or publications) on projects that are based on concepts and methods above. You will use Microsoft Word and reference management software (Mendeley or Zotero).
  • Learning transferrable skills that help you become more productive at work. You will be familiar with collaborating in OneDrive, team communication, video conferencing, and task management.


Selection Criteria

This is an entry-level role so previous work experience is not required. However, all applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor’s in a relevant area (Health / Medical, Economics, Social Sciences, Statistics, other quantitative disciplines)
  • Graduated with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) higher than 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent.
  • Completed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – exceptional corp members may contact us to explore options.
  • Strong command of the English language – we will test your written communication skills.
  • The ability to learn new concepts and find data or information from web resources.


Remuneration and Travel
  • The base monthly payment for this role is between NGN90,000 to NGN120,000.
  • This payment is different from earnings that trainees may have from contributing to projects. This role may involve some travelling.
  • About 10-20% of the duration of this Program may be spent on projects outside Abuja.


Application Closing Date
11th February 2022.


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


  • We may favour applicants who graduated with first-class, distinction, or other equivalent grades at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • We will also favour applicants with a commitment to continuous learning and gaining skills as demonstrated by:
    • Having taken a course, completed a professional certification, or done training on generic research skills.
    • Being proficient in use of Stata, Excel, or a programming language
    • Being proficient in graphic design or data visualization.

To apply for this job please visit careers.checodafrica.com.

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