Project Overview and Role :
The UK Support to Health transformation in Nigeriathrough the Lafiya Programme is a flexible, demand-led strategic partnershipwith the Nigerian Federal and targeted State governments designed to addressequity, improve and sustain health outcomes for the most vulnerable States withthe worst health statistics.
The desired objectives of the programme includedfostering 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 tocontributing to ending preventable maternal and new-born deaths.
The programmeoperated at the Federal level; and geographically in five states of - Borno,Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe. Following the ODA cuts, from 0.
7% to 0.5% andthe spend review handrails, the FCDO reprioritisation and business planningexercise beginning in the last quarter of and first quarter of theprogramme had to scale down some key interventions and consider reviewing thegeographic scope going into the next financial years.
and Covid-19 transmission and vaccine hesitancy reduced including improved plansand capacity for emergency preparedness and response in the targeted States :
Output 1 : Advocacy & Accountability - Leadershipand Governance of primary health care services structures or planning anddelivery teams are functional in targeted states (through partnership)
Output 2 : Adequate health workforce for primaryhealth care including RMNCAH service delivery and BHCPF available and sustainedin targeted states
Output 3 : Health information management systemscapacity to support decision-making for primary health care including RMNCAHand BHCPF service delivery in targeted states increased
Output 4 : Health financing and public financialmanagement to strengthen and sustain access to high quality and affordableprimary health care in targeted states increased
Output 5 : Health security and epidemic preparednessand response (EPR) plans developed and operationalized within the targetedstates (by addressing social norms / behaviour change)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities :
During FY22 / 23 Palladium under output 2 seeks the short-term technical services from a suitably qualified facilitator that can mobilise State MOH to improve HRH and SPHCDA to invest in the CHIPS programme and promote quality of care.
Reports to : State’ technical Lead
Location : The State HRH Consultants will be based in Jigawa state
Role orientation based on new focus
Support the state to conduct stipulated HWFR update and advocate for efficient HRH management and improved service delivery with focus on BHCPF.
Support the onboarding of state’s master trainers and support them in training more CHIPS agents.
Advocate and support the onboarding, training, mentoring and performance of CHIPS agent to provide quality community-based preventive, selected curative services and complete referral to BHCPF facilities.
Support the SPHCDA and LGAs to train CHIPS agent on demand creation, service provision and quality monitoring of ASRH services.
Quarterly report (20 pages max) that details out the support provided to the state, highlights of the activities completed, technical assistance provided, changes, challenges, and lessons etc.
State increase it's investment in human resources for health and maintain the minimum HRH requirement in designated BHCPF facilities (of 2 CHEWS, 2 nurses & 2 midwives) to 38%
State has adequate number of trained PHC master trainers for Community Health Influencers Promoters and Services (CHIPS).
Increasing the proportion of CHIPS agents that provide community-based preventive and selected curative RMNCAH services in Jigawa State from 96% to %
Required Qualifications :
Must be an experienced professional in the field of health systems strengthening and particularly exposed to HRH interventions.
Demonstrable capacity to network and negotiates with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health.
Strong skills in health workforce planning and management / human resources forecasting, design, implementation and monitoring of program components, e.
g. health systems strengthening, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination.
Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by FCDO and / or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Northern Nigeria experience.
Experience in coordination and collaboration of stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English required, working knowledge of Hausa and other local languages preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently often within a required timeframe.