Senior Governance Advisor (Consultant), Nigeria IHP

December 22, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Palladium Group - Abuja

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: Senior Governance Advisor (Consultant), Nigeria IHP
Requisition ID: req17687
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Based: Deliverable-based
Duration: 6 Months (Dec 01, 2022 – May 31, 2023)
Terms of Reference: Senior Governance Advisor to Support IHP Ebonyi
Purpose

The overall purpose of the assignment is to provide technical assistance to the Integrated Health Program (IHP) Ebonyi State Director and the team to ensure effective program implementation and achievement of results. This will be accomplished by identifying and addressing barriers and bottlenecks to the implementation of the IHP FCT Fiscal Year (FY) 23 workplan.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct an assessment to identify challenges and barriers to effective implementation of the IHP Ebonyi priority areas, including Primary Healthcare (PHC) financing, Financial Risk Protection Reforms, PHC policy implementation, and PHC services delivery, and propose solutions for addressing the barriers.
Conduct a brief Political Economy Analysis (PEA) to inform the design of effective strategic approaches for removing the identified barriers.
Develop an action plan for implementation of the proposed interventions to remove bottlenecks and ensure activities and interventions move forward according to the program objectives and targets.
Effectively engage government and other stakeholders to address barriers to implementation, including through effective negotiation, and conflict resolution.
Support the State Director and team members on the process of building, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with key stakeholders, including with public, private, and non-profit sectors to meet organizational strategic objectives; ensure IHP’s optimal participation and visibility at external events; and facilitate effective stakeholder engagement for mutually supportive cross program messaging and representation.
Support advocacy to relevant stakeholders aimed at addressing issues on governance, health financing, and COVID-19 response in FCT.
Support State Director and the team in negotiating the political landscape for efficient implementation.
Provide a detailed consultancy report indicating approaches, successes, challenges encountered and implications for the state and IHP.
Provide success story ideas with brief story board for IHP FCT6 documentary.

Methodology

Engage with Ebonyi State Director to agree on a plan of action and expectations.
Work closely with the Director, Project Management, and the technical team on the consultancy scope execution, including the identification of challenges impeding project implementation, and devising strategies, mechanisms, and solutions to resolve the bottlenecks for fast tracked project implementation.

No.

Deliverable

Means of Verification

Deadline (Approximate)

Total Payment Amount (NGN)

1

a .Introductory meeting with IHP and key stakeholders
b. Workplan developed
c. Assessment conducted, barriers and solutions identified.

Consultancy workplan
Approved final assessment report

Approved action plan

December 31, 2022

10%

2

a. Action plan to address the identified barriers and bottlenecks developed.
b. Advocacy plan* with an implementation plan developed.
c. A brief PEA conducted.

Approved action plan
Advocacy plan and implementation plan
PEA report

January 10, 2023

15%

3

a. Phase 1 of the action plan and advocacy plan implemented.
b. Ideas on success stories proposed.

Approved progress report (progress against each of the action plan activities)
Ideas on success stories  

 January 10, 2023

15%

4

a. Phase 2 of the action plan and the advocacy plan implemented.
b. Ideas on success stories proposed and a brief story board for IHP Ebonyi documentary provided.

Approved progress report (progress against each of the action plan activities)
deas on success stories and a brief story board

February 28, 2023

 15%

5

a. Phase 3 of the action plan and the advocacy plan implemented.
b. Ideas on success stories proposed.

Approved progress report (progress against each of the action plan activities)
Ideas on success stories 

 March 31, 2023

 15%

6

a. Phase 4 of the action plan and the advocacy plan implemented.
b. Ideas on success stories proposed.

Approved progress report (progress against each of the action plan activities)
Ideas on success stories 

April 30, 2023

15%

7

a. Phase 5 of the action plan and the advocacy plan implemented
b. Final consultancy report developed.
c. Ideas on success stories proposed.

Approved progress report (progress against each of the action plan activities)
Ideas on success stories
Final consultancy report

May 31, 2023

15%

Additional Information:

The advocacy plan and the action plan shall be precise and specific. For instance, in the case of the advocacy for health financing, the plan shall include areas such as: (1). 
Health finance transparency, (2). Release of approved health budget including Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) counterpart funds, (3) assent of the Federal Health Insurance Scheme (FHIS) bill by the President, (4) creation of constituency projects to facilitate the appropriation and release of funds to cover vulnerable populations and (5). Integrating the State health AOP budget into the health budget and the State budget through advocacy with the governor and legislature.

Required Qualifications

The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and Master’s in Public Health, Health Policy or International Relations.
He/she should have significant experience working with and/or within the government, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the related field.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note

Final payment is contingent on the submission of any of the deliverables and approval by Chief of Party.
This is a fixed price contract and payment is dependent on accomplishment of deliverables and within the set time. No price change is expected after contract is signed. IHP will not pay for cost of deliverable that is not delivered well and on time.

To apply for this job please visit palladium.csod.com.

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