Health Promotion Technical Assistant (Consultancy)

August 2, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

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 foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Health Promotion Technical Assistant (Consultancy)
Job ID: req14865
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Project Overview and Role

The UK Support to Health transformation in Nigeria through the Lafiya Programme is a flexible, demand-led strategic partnership with the Nigerian Federal and targeted State governments designed to address equity, improve and sustain health outcomes for the most vulnerable States with the worst health statistics. 
The desired objectives of the programme included fostering an enabling environment for UHC policy reform and implementation, institutional management capacity building and health system strengthening. This required the full engagement and participation communities with a view to contributing to ending preventable maternal and new-born deaths. 
The programme operated at the Federal level; and geographically in five states of – Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe, and in targeted LGAs with the State. Following the ODA cuts, from 0.7% to 0.5% and the spend review handrails, the FCDO reprioritisation and business planning exercise beginning in the last quarter of 2020 the programme had to scale down some key interventions and consider reviewing the geographic scope going into 2022-2023 financial year. 
The programme will also contribute to improved Covid-19 vaccine access, early recovery and health security improved in targeted States. The programme now focuses on contributing to two intermediate outcomes: 1.) Morbidity amongst women, newborns, children and adolescents significantly reduced in targeted states and 2.) Covid-19 transmission and vaccine hesitancy reduced including improved plans and capacity for emergency preparedness and response in the targeted States by delivering the following five outputs:

Output 1: Leadership and Governance of PHC Services structure or teams (planning and delivery) functional in targeted states
Output 2: Adequate health workforce for PHC including RMNCAEH and BHCPF service delivery available and sustained in targeted States
Output 3: Health Information Management Service capacity to support decision-making for PHC including RMNCAEH and BHCPF service delivery in targeted States
Output 4: Health financing and public financial management to strengthen and sustain access to high quality and affordable PHC in targeted States
Output 5: Increased Health Security and EPR plans developed and operationalised within the targeted States.

Available evidence indicates that Health Promotion is an effective tool for galvanising individual and collective health actions aimed at preventing diseases, improving the health and wellbeing of the populace as well as ensuring a healthier society for all. 
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in collaboration with Development Partners developed and produced the National Health Promotion Policy (NHPP) in 2006 with the aim of strengthening the health system and improving the health status of Nigerians.
The revised NHPP (2019) mandates the Health Promotion Division (HPD) of the Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) to coordinate Health Promotion activities at the Federal, State, Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Community levels in Nigeria. 
It is a formidable contributor to the achievement of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Universal Health Coverage; thereby improving the health and well-being of the Nigerian populace.
Lafiya programme will be supporting Health Promotion Division of the Department of Family Health, FMOH with a short-term technical assistant to support assessment of health promotion capacity in JKK States (Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna)) in the development of their strategic plan.
Location: The Short-Term Technical Assistant (STTA) will be based in Abuja and work with the Health Promotion Division, FMOH, to conduct health promotion capacity assessment and strategic plan development in JKK States, starting with Jigawa State.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:

Harmonize the HPD and BA-N assessment tools for data collection.
Support the adoption or adaptation of the National Health Promotion Policy.
Conduct assessment of health promotion capacity at State and in LGA levels including data collection using the harmonized tool.
Conduct analysis of data collected at State level and from LGA Health Promotion Officers and present findings to the State & LGA Health Promotion Officers, Organisation of People with disabilities (OPD) and relevant CSOs.
Working with the State and LGAs Health Promotion Officers, Organisation of People with disabilities (OPD) and relevant CSOs, develop state specific Health Promotion Strategic Plans including an implementation framework based on assessment findings.
Document the process of NHPP domestication in Jigawa State and provide comprehensive report of assignment.

Deliverables:

Health Promotion Division and Breakthrough Action- Nigeria (BA-N) assessment tools harmonized.
Adoption or adaptation of National Health Promotion Policy supported.
Assessment of health promotion capacity at State and in LGA levels including data collection using the harmonised tool conducted.
Analysis of data collected at State level and from LGA Health Promotion Officers conducted and findings presented to the State & LGA Health Promotion Officers, Organisation of People with Disabilities (OPD) and relevant CSOs.
State Health Promotion Strategic Plan including an implementation framework based on assessment findings developed in collaboration with State and LGA Health Promotion Officers, Organisation of People with disabilities (OPD) and relevant CSOs.
Process of NHPP domestication documented for Jigawa State and HPD, FMOH.
Comprehensive report of assignment submitted.

Required Qualifications

At least Master's Degree and post qualification experience in Public Health, Biostatistics, Health Information Management or related fields.
Progressive working experience in health promotion information management, must have been part of the process of development of the National Health Promotion Policy for national level programming in Nigeria.
Technical skills and experience in institutional and systems strengthening, with emphasis on mainstreaming participatory methodologies and strategic sustainability.
Has proven experience with logical frameworks and other strategic planning and M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory).
Advance knowledge and skills in MS office and statistical software packages like SPSS, STATA and the use of such apps like ODK or related data collection instruments.
Technical skills and experience in facilitation of the development of policy and strategic documents, human resource development, capacity building and supervision.
Knowledge of Nigerian health system and proven experience building national and sub-national capacity of government, service providers and civil society organisations.
Strong performance management skill set.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Must be able to work under pressure.
Basic knowledge about research.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at: [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss. 

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