Health Financing Technical Advisor (Consultant)

January 5, 2022

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Nigeria
  • Applications have closed

Palladium Group

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives. 
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Health Financing Technical Advisor (Consultant)
Requisition ID: req12708
Location: Abuja
Duration: From January 10, 2022, through to May 2022.  
Project Overview and Role

Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded project that was awarded to Palladium in August 2015 as a five-year, $185 million project; the project was later awarded a two-year extension and $37 million added to its value, making it a seven-year program worth $222 million.
HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health, and maternal health.
It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.
HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization, put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. 
The Technical Advisor, Health Financing (Consultant) will provide technical and coordination support to HP+ national level activities under the guidance of the Country Director.
S(he) will lead the support to the Ministry of Health for the development of a national sustainability plan for HIV, TB and Malaria as well as provide support for Lagos State HIV integration work and support the achievement of project deliverables as contained in the project workplan.
S(he) will also provide technical direction and leadership to the project, working closely with the Country Director to ensure the integrity of high-quality technical work.

Key Responsibilities

Provide analytical support on health financing and economics activities, including desk-based research, literature review, and quantitative analysis.
Lead the support to the Federal Ministry of Health for the development of a financial sustainability plan for HIV, TB and Malaria. The support will include to review the data collection tools for the situational analysis and make recommendations on the DRM strategies to be included in the sustainability plan
Provide technical support to the Lagos state team in HIV Integration, Health Insurance Expansion and DRM efforts
Provide health financing technical advice to the national and state teams
Provide knowledge management support and prepare knowledge management documents on project accomplishments and lessons learned.
Lead the design, preparation and facilitation of roundtable engagements and workshops with stakeholders as necessary (e.g., from Donor, Private and Government agencies).
Develop bi-weekly and quarterly reports of program progress and accomplishments and track program performance
Contribute sections to several reports for USAID and the HP+ website
Conduct other tasks as assigned by the Country Director

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Health Financing, Health Economics, Public Health or other related discipline
At least 5 years’ Experience in Health Systems Strengthening, Health Financing and Project Management
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
Strong program management and supervisory skills.
Track record of engaging government stakeholders
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.
Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness.
Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations
Appropriate skills necessary to conduct research and develop policy briefs
Familiarity and experience with USAID reporting guidelines
Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Health Financing and Economic Analysis (40%):

Experience in health insurance implementation and UHC efforts in Nigeria.
Experience conducting health/economic analysis, research, literature review, quantitative analysis
Relevant work experience with HIV Integration and DRM efforts

Program management and previous work with Federal Ministry of Health and USAID (40%):

Project management experience including health financing
Relevant work experience with the Federal Ministry of Health and its agencies
Relevant work experience with USAID
Relevant educational background

Related Skills (20%):

Ability to meet tight deadlines
Attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills
Strong report writing and presentation skills
Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note: Must be based in Abuja – applicants outside of Abuja will not be considered


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