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Access to quality health care in Nigeria is unbelievably hard. Most times the problem lies in the finance; not many people can afford the exorbitant amount paid for health services, in just a blow. The health insurance scheme is what helps to alleviate this burden.

In Nigeria, the corporate body responsible for providing health insurance for Nigerians is the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). In order to achieve their aim of making sure that every Nigerian has access to quality health care services, the body recruits worthy candidates to dispatch the required services.

The NHIS recruitment does not come annually, but when it comes, it takes hundreds in. However, this post is designed to give you all you need to know about the NHIS recruitment. Read all so that you will not miss the important bits.


Before we plunge head long into the recruitment proper, it is wise we know some things about the body first; so that we will know what we are getting into.

NHIS is an acronym which stands for National Health Insurance Scheme. It is body charged with duty of offering health insurance to Nigerians; to ensure that Nigerians get access to quality health services at the right time.

NHIS as a scheme was launched in 2005 under the NHIS Act of 2004, under the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. Currently, Prof. Mohammed N. Sambo is the Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Healht Insurance Scheme.

To ensure that the aim of the scheme is achieved, NHIS Nigeria developed different programs to cover different segments of the society; to ensure that every nook and cranny is reached. These different programs are:

  • Formal Sector: Under this sector are Mobile Health, Vital Contributors Social Health Insurance and the Formal Sector Social Health Insurance Programme.
  • Informal Sector: Here, there are Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Programmes, Public Private Partnership Social Health Insurance Programmes and the Community Based Social Health Insurance Programmes.
  • The Vulnerable Group: This sector of the NHIS covers the pregnant women, retirees, prison inmates, aged and the children less than five years.

With the above, you can understand that the primary function of the NHIS is to provide access to health care services to every Nigerian, regardless of the status.

Your work in the NHIS will therefore be centered around making sure the goal of the scheme are achived.


Dear reader, we live in a country where the number of available jobs is far way below the number of the unemployed. Therefore, NHIS recruitment is usually very competitive.

If you do not have the complete requirements and probably some additional skill(s), the NHIS dream job may only end in the dream land. So you must meet the below requirements for the NHIS recruitment:

  • Applicants must be Nigerians
  • Interested candidates must be between the ages of 18 to 30 years
  • Applying candidates must also have valid means of identification like voter’s card, driving license, national immigration passport of National identity card.
  • Applicants must be individuals who are ready to push themselves beyond their comfort zones.
  • Applicants must be mentally sound
  • Candidates are required to take and pass the online recruitment qualifying examination.
  • Applicants must also upload their CV and qualification certificates during the application
  • Interested and qualified candidates must visit the NHIS official website (www.nhis.gov.ng) to complete their application.


Both graduates and non-graduates have the chances of being absorbed into the NHIS work system. So interested applicants must have a minimum of the qualifications below in order to stand a chance:

  1. West African School Certification (WASC) or Senior School Certificate (SSC) or National Examination Council certificate (NECO, with credits in not less than 5 subjects of which Mathematics and English must belong.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least second class upper and upper credit respectively. There are usually available positions for OND holders too.


Having known the requirements and accepted academic qualification needed in the NHIS recruitment, the next step to take is to learn how you can apply for the job.

The jib application is simple and it is done online. Simply follow the steps below to apply for the job:

  1. The first step to take is to visit the NHIS recruitment portal at www.nhis.gov.ng
  2. Locate the job advert and click the “Apply” link
  3. Create your profile with your email address and desired password
  4. Verify your email to complete your registration
  5. After creating your profile, login to fill the online application form
  6. Upload the needed documents and submit.

NOTE: The NHIS job is currently not ongoing. You advised by this notice to disregard any information saying that the recruitment is ongoing; it may only be fraudsters.

Again, you must know that the NHIS job can only applied through their official website. They do not have a third-party website therefore. Hence stare clear from such malicious website that may be out to dupe you.


When will the NHIS recruitment start?

The truth is that there has been no official announcement about when the NHIS recruitment will. Currently the NHIS recruitment is not ongoing. Do well to bookmark this website so that we will keep you updated with information regarding the recruitment.

What is the NHIS recruitment closing date?

The NHIS recruitment is yet to be announced. When the recruitment starts, the official closing date will also be made known.

How do I register for NHIS?

To register for the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, you should simply go to their official website at www.nhis.gov.ng and click on REGISTER. Provide your details in the online form and get started with your health insurance.

Does NHIS cover surgery?

Yes, the Nigeria’s health insurance scheme covers all health services including surgery. It breaks the barrier that stops individuals and families from getting quality health services when the need arises.

Is NHIS compulsory in Nigeria?

The Nigeria’s NHIS is both the combination of compulsory and voluntary contributory health insurance scheme, where the targets are both formal sector worker and informal sector workers.

In what year was NHIS established in Nigeria?

The NHIS took shape as a corporate body in Nigeria in the year 2005, under the NHIS Act of 2004.


We come to a point I believe you have taken all you need to know about the NHIS recruitment. Feel free to ask any question or make enquiry if you have any.

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