Health Finance Advisor
Palladium Group
Sokoto, Nigeria
5d ago
source : Fuzu

Project Overview and Role

  • The Health Finance Advisor is a full-time position to support the State IHP Director in the awarded USAID / Nigeria funded project entitled Nigeria Integrated Health Program.
  • Required Qualifications

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

  • Advanced Degree (MA, M.Sc, PhD) in Economics or Health Economics with academic specialization in Health Financing or commensurate work experience in health finance
  • At least 5 years of health finance experience in Nigeria.
  • Sound knowledge in State / Kebbi / Sokoto‚Äôs governance and health finance landscape
  • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, economic analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical / econometric analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
  • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct.
  • Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands
  • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required).
  • Fluency in English required, and local languages preferred.
  • Primary Duties and 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 services
  • Provides guidance to state level MOHs regarding budgeting for service delivery activities and HRH planning.
  • Coordinates closely with the Senior Health Financing Advisor and other project technical staff 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.
  • 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.
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