Senior Health Financing Advisor - Nigeria Integrated Health Program
Palladium Group
Bauchi
6d ago
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    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.

    For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved -

    and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

    Background

    Palladium is recruiting a Health Finance Advisor who will support the USAID / Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) in Bauchi / Kebbi / Sokoto state to support activities related to health financing and domestic resource mobilization for health.

    These responsibilities will require a person with knowledge on state governments budgeting and health finance issues, costing, and economic analysis.

    This is a full-time position based in Bauchi / Kebbi / Sokoto, Nigeria, and reporting to the Bauchi / Kebbi / Sokoto IHP Director with the oversight by Senior Health Financing Advisor in Abuja, Nigeria.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provides health financing expertise / technical assistance to State activities of the project, working with other technical staff and state government institutions as per project requirements.

    Analyses the economic and financing implications of enhanced access and improved quality of primary healthcare servicesProvides guidance to state level MOHs regarding budgeting for service delivery activities and HRH planningCoordinates closely with the Senior Health Financing Advisor and other project technical staff to introduce new payment methods and manage health financing and economics related activitiesProvides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve health financing policy issues or problems.

    Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform financing and policy analysis tasks.Is responsible for the development of activity-

    specific work plans and budgets.Participates in and prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.

    Guides and supports research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of project activities and deliverables.

    Ensures quality of services and compliance per project / program requirements.Organizes as needed project / program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.

    Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and cutting edge ideas into approaches.Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.

    Represent IHP at health financing meetings / events and actively participate in the state health financing Technical Working Group and other relevant technical committees.

    Documents health financing success stories / lessons learned and produce publishable health financing materials including policy briefs and peer-

    reviewed articles.Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Nigerian and regional forums, as necessary.

    Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training :

    Advanced degree (MA, MSc, PhD) in Economics or Health Economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health financeAt least 5 years of health finance experience in NigeriaSound knowledge in Bauchi / Kebbi / Sokoto’s governance and health finance landscapeSound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, economic analysis, cost-

    effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical / econometric analysisKnowledge of relevant literature related to topic areaDemonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skillsAttention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframeProfessional and mature demeanor and conductAbility to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demandsAppropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalentStrong written and oral communication skills for high-

    level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)Fluency in English required, and local languages preferred

    Background

    Palladium is recruiting a Senior Health Finance Advisor who will support the USAID / Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) to support activities related to domestic resource mobilization for health.

    These responsibilities will require a person with knowledge on national and state governments budgeting and health finance issues, costing, and economic analysis.

    This is a full-time position based in Abuja, Nigeria, and reporting to the Technical Lead for Health Systems Strengthening.

    Purpose of Role

    We are recruiting a Senior Health Financing Advisor to provide content knowledge, technical assistance, and support for the development and execution of health financing and economics studies, strategic purchasing analyses, benefit package cost and financing assessments for health financing schemes, budgetary and bottleneck analysis at the State and Federal level.

    Methodologies that may be applied include system of health accounts, resource needs and gap analysis, cost studies, systematic literature reviews, qualitative or quantitative surveys, governance / regulatory assessments, unit costing, and financial feasibility of proposals for expansion of health programs and risk-

    pooling schemes.The health financing specialist will provide technical assistance to country policymakers, conduct studies, and write position papers, reports, and technical briefs to inform relevant audiences.

    The candidate will be required to determine methods and procedures on new assignments and both implement and manage other staff or consultants in carrying them out.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provides health financing expertise / technical assistance to National and State activities of the project, working with other technical staff and host country government institutions as per project requirements.

    Provides remote and on-the-ground technical, managerial, and operational oversight to specific projects and activities in States settings related to areas of core expertise.

    Analyses the economic and financing implications of enhanced access and improved quality of primary healthcare services.Provides guidance to FMOH and state level MOHs regarding budgeting for service delivery activities and HRH planning.

    Coordinates closely with the DCOP and other project technical leads to introduce new payment methods and manage health financing and economics related activities.

    Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve health financing policy issues or problems.

    Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform financing and policy analysis tasks.Is responsible for the development of activity-

    specific work plans and budgets.Participates in and prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.

    Guides and supports research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of project activities and deliverables.

    Ensures quality of services and compliance per project / program requirements.Provide functional guidance to outside vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets.

    Organizes as needed project / program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and cutting edge ideas into approaches.

    Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.Represent IHP at health financing meetings / events and actively participate in the national health financing Technical Working Group and other relevant technical committees.

    Document health financing success stories / lessons learned and produce publishable health financing materials including policy briefs and peer-

    reviewed articles.Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Nigerian and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision.

    Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training :

    Advanced degree (MA, MSc, PhD) in Economics or Health Economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health financeAt least 5 years of health finance experience in NigeriaSound knowledge in Nigeria’s governance and health finance landscapeSound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, economic analysis, cost-

    effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical / econometric analysisKnowledge of relevant literature related to topic areaDemonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skillsAttention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframeProfessional and mature demeanor and conductAbility to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demandsAbility to take initiative and / or respond independently to situationsAppropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalentStrong written and oral communication skills for high-

    level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)Fluency in English required, and local languages preferredAbility and willingness to travel within Nigeria, including to states in the north

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Applicants should send their CV's to : Please specify for which state you are applying.

    Note

    Palladium is an EEO / AA employer and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, and veterans.

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