Recent Jobs at Palladium International
Recent Jobs at Palladium International

Ongoing Recruitment at Palladium International

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 


Job Title:
 Consultant for Annual Operational Plan for SPHCDA Technical Assistance to Abia
Location:
 Abia

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance. A key pillar for achieving PHCUOR according to the NPHCPDA scorecard, is the availability of comprehensive AOPs that will guide the activities of the SPHCDA.
  • PHC management systems should function in an integrated manner for efficient and effective PHC service delivery. Governance and management systems need to reflect the needs of stakeholders towards achieve strategic goals and objectives of the state. To achieve this, the SPHCB needs a strategic and costed annual operational plan that will guide the implementation and monitoring of its activities. In order to aid supported states in attaining PHCUOR and improving PHC governance and quality of care; HP+ is supporting the states and FCT PHCB to develop costed annual operational plans that clearly articulates mechanisms and activities for improving primary health care delivery in the states.

Objective

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce an Annual Operational Plan that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and implement an effective and efficient PHC system in the state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultants will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors in collaboration with the NPHCDA to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop PHC annual operational plan incorporating the LGA PHC annual plans as well as develop M&E /results/performance framework with clear milestones and targets for the SPHCB.

Specific Tasks

  • Desk-review of planning documents and planning templates used by SPHCDA and LGAs, NPHCDA guidelines and other necessary documents
  • Engage stakeholders at the SPHCDA, NPHCDA and other relevant actors on the development of the plan.
  • Support LGHAs in the development of LGA PHC annual plans, and collate LGHA plans to feed into the state level plan
  • Facilitate the development SPHCB annual operational plan involving key relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate the costing of the developed AOP, adapting NPHCDA and other established protocol.
  • Lead the development SPHCB M&E / results / performance framework with clear milestones and target
  • A report of activities and support focused on lessons learned in the process, including challenges to developing the AOP, solutions to overcoming those challenges, recommendations for changes to the process in future years.

Key Deliverables:

  • 2019 costed AOP for each state (3 states and FCT)
  • Results framework for 2019 AOP
  • Assignment report

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 20 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019.

Requirements 
Required Experience:

  • Experience is developing and costing of Annual Operational Plans is desired

Desired or preferred qualifications:

  • A degree or its equivalent from a reputable University in Medicine, Sciences, Public Health, Public Administration or Numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Science, Statistics, etc
  • Post graduate qualification in Management, Public Health, Public Administration Health Management, Health Economics, or other related fields
  • Certification in and/or professional membership of Health, Management and related bodies shall be an added advantage
  • Proven record of working with state and local levels to guide priority-setting and the development of realistic workplans that reflect those priorities.
  • Planning expertise and experience in budgeting (costing plans).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ conducting similar work in Nigeria.
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops;
  • Good understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria especially the subnational level;
  • Good understanding and expertise in Primary Health Care, and familiarity with prevalent policies and guidelines on PHCUOR and PHC in Nigeria.
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Consultant for Annual Operational Plan for SPHCDA Technical Assistance to Ebonyi
Location:
 Ebonyi

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance. A key pillar for achieving PHCUOR according to the NPHCPDA scorecard, is the availability of comprehensive AOPs that will guide the activities of the SPHCDA.
  • PHC management systems should function in an integrated manner for efficient and effective PHC service delivery. Governance and management systems need to reflect the needs of stakeholders towards achieve strategic goals and objectives of the state.
  • To achieve this, the SPHCB needs a strategic and costed annual operational plan that will guide the implementation and monitoring of its activities. In order to aid supported states in attaining PHCUOR and improving PHC governance and quality of care; HP+ is supporting the states and FCT PHCB to develop costed annual operational plans that clearly articulates mechanisms and activities for improving primary health care delivery in the states.

Responsibilities
Objective:

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce an Annual Operational Plan that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and implement an effective and efficient PHC system in the state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultants will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors in collaboration with the NPHCDA to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop PHC annual operational plan incorporating the LGA PHC annual plans as well as develop M&E /results/performance framework with clear milestones and targets for the SPHCB.

Specific Tasks

  • Desk-review of planning documents and planning templates used by SPHCDA and LGAs, NPHCDA guidelines and other necessary documents
  • Engage stakeholders at the SPHCDA, NPHCDA and other relevant actors on the development of the plan.
  • Support LGHAs in the development of LGA PHC annual plans, and collate LGHA plans to feed into the state level plan
  • Facilitate the development SPHCB annual operational plan involving key relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate the costing of the developed AOP, adapting NPHCDA and other established protocol.
  • Lead the development SPHCB M&E / results / performance framework with clear milestones and target
  • A report of activities and support focused on lessons learned in the process, including challenges to developing the AOP, solutions to overcoming those challenges, recommendations for changes to the process in future years.

Key Deliverables:

  • 2019 costed AOP for each state (3 states and FCT)
  • Results framework for 2019 AOP
  • Assignment report.

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 20 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019.

Requirements    
Required Experience:

  • Experience is developing and costing of Annual Operational Plans is desired

Desired or preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree or its equivalent from a reputable University in Medicine, Sciences, Public Health, public administration or numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Science, Statistics, etc
  • Post graduate qualification in Management, Public Health, Public Administration Health Management, Health Economics, or other related fields
  • Certification in and/or professional membership of Health, Management and related bodies shall be an added advantage
  • Proven record of working with state and local levels to guide priority-setting and the development of realistic workplans that reflect those priorities.
  • Planning expertise and experience in budgeting (costing plans).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ conducting similar work in Nigeria.
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops;
  • Good understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria especially the subnational level;
  • Good understanding and expertise in Primary Health Care, and familiarity with prevalent policies and guidelines on PHCUOR and PHC in Nigeria.
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Consultant for Annual Operational Plan for SPHCDA Technical Assistance to FCT
Location:
 Abuja (FCT)

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance. A key pillar for achieving PHCUOR according to the NPHCPDA scorecard, is the availability of comprehensive AOPs that will guide the activities of the SPHCDA.
  • PHC management systems should function in an integrated manner for efficient and effective PHC service delivery. Governance and management systems need to reflect the needs of stakeholders towards achieve strategic goals and objectives of the state. To achieve this, the SPHCB needs a strategic and costed annual operational plan that will guide the implementation and monitoring of its activities. In order to aid supported states in attaining PHCUOR and improving PHC governance and quality of care; HP+ is supporting the states and FCT PHCB to develop costed annual operational plans that clearly articulates mechanisms and activities for improving primary health care delivery in the states.

Objective

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce an Annual Operational Plan that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and implement an effective and efficient PHC system in the state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultants will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors in collaboration with the NPHCDA to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop PHC annual operational plan incorporating the LGA PHC annual plans as well as develop M&E /results/performance framework with clear milestones and targets for the SPHCB.

Specific Tasks

  • Desk-review of planning documents and planning templates used by SPHCDA and LGAs, NPHCDA guidelines and other necessary documents
  • Engage stakeholders at the SPHCDA, NPHCDA and other relevant actors on the development of the plan.
  • Support LGHAs in the development of LGA PHC annual plans, and collate LGHA plans to feed into the state level plan
  • Facilitate the development SPHCB annual operational plan involving key relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate the costing of the developed AOP, adapting NPHCDA and other established protocol.
  • Lead the development SPHCB M&E / results / performance framework with clear milestones and target
  • A report of activities and support focused on lessons learned in the process, including challenges to developing the AOP, solutions to overcoming those challenges, recommendations for changes to the process in future years.

Key Deliverables:

  • 2019 costed AOP for each state (3 states and FCT)
  • Results framework for 2019 AOP
  • Assignment report

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 20 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019.

Requirements
Required Experience:

  • Experience is developing and costing of Annual Operational Plans is desired

Desired or preferred qualifications:

  • A degree or its equivalent from a reputable University in Medicine, Sciences, Public Health, Public Administration or Numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Science, Statistics, etc
  • Post graduate qualification in Management, Public Health, Public Administration Health Management, Health Economics, or other related fields
  • Certification in and/or professional membership of Health, Management and related bodies shall be an added advantage
  • Proven record of working with state and local levels to guide priority-setting and the development of realistic workplans that reflect those priorities.
  • Planning expertise and experience in budgeting (costing plans).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ conducting similar work in Nigeria.
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops;
  • Good understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria especially the subnational level;
  • Good understanding and expertise in Primary Health Care, and familiarity with prevalent policies and guidelines on PHCUOR and PHC in Nigeria.
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Consultant – Development of Human Resource for Health Policy and Strategy
Location
: Abia

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance.
  • Human Resources for Health (HRH) is one of the nine pillars that the PHCB is being assessed for PHCUOR compliance. It is believed that human resources constitute one of the most important resources in health as it consumes about 70% of the state health budget and therefore demands effective planning and management for PHC system to achieve better health outcomes.

Objective

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce documents and tools that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and manage human resources towards improvement in quality of care at the PHC level. HP+ will hire a total of four consultants, one for each supported state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultant will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop staff nominal roll, Human Resource for Health policy and strategy documents aligning with the guidelines of the NPHCDA to develop a policy/strategy which contains clear mechanisms for recruitment forecasting, redistribution, production, succession planning, capacity building, performance management including rewards and recognition and consequence management.

The Specific tasks of the selected consultant will include:

  • Desk review of relevant documents
  • Stakeholder engagements to obtain relevant information for developing policy documents
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource policy
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource strategic plan
  • Engage stakeholders to obtain relevant information for developing PHC staff nominal roll
  • Facilitate a validation meeting and finalize documents

Key Deliverables
Separately for FCT, Osun, Abia and Ebonyi each of the following 3 documents:

  • Human Resource for Health Policy
  • Human Resource for Health Strategy /plan
  • PHC Staff nominal roll
  • Validated HRH policy and strategy

Overall for the Consultancy:

  • Final consultancy report containing a synthesis of lessons learned across the states, including but not limited to common challenges across the states, solutions found during the process, adaptations across states and lessons learned for other states in Nigeria.

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 30 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019. A total of four consultants will be hired with one consultant working per State including FCT.

Requirements
Required Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing technical guidance in human resource for health planning and development in Nigeria preferred.
  • Experience in supporting PHC strengthening reforms related toon Human Resources for Health analysis, policy and plans
  • Understanding of the Nigerian Health system, national and state level policies and guidelines related to HRH, and the PHC system, including the challenges and barriers facing the country around HRH planning and implementation.
  • Understanding of the nature and functioning of public sector organizations especially the health sector
  • Knowledgeable on HR information and database management systems and processes
  • Excellent report writing skills and good computer skills.

Desired or preferred qualifications:

  • A university degree or equivalent in Public Health Administration, HR, Medical Education, Project/Program Management or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training in areas such as HRH, health financing, data management.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Consultant – Development of Human Resource for Health Policy and Strategy
Location:
 Ebonyi

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.
  • It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.
  • The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance.
  • Human Resources for Health (HRH) is one of the nine pillars that the PHCB is being assessed for PHCUOR compliance. It is believed that human resources constitute one of the most important resources in health as it consumes about 70% of the state health budget and therefore demands effective planning and management for PHC system to achieve better health outcomes.

Objective

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce documents and tools that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and manage human resources towards improvement in quality of care at the PHC level. HP+ will hire a total of four consultants, one for each supported state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultant will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop staff nominal roll, Human Resource for Health policy and strategy documents aligning with the guidelines of the NPHCDA to develop a policy/strategy which contains clear mechanisms for recruitment forecasting, redistribution, production, succession planning, capacity building, performance management including rewards and recognition and consequence management.

The specific Tasks of the selected consultant will include:

  • Desk review of relevant documents
  • Stakeholder engagements to obtain relevant information for developing policy documents
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource policy
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource strategic plan
  • Engage stakeholders to obtain relevant information for developing PHC staff nominal roll
  • Facilitate a validation meeting and finalize documents

Key Deliverables
Separately for FCT, Osun, Abia and Ebonyi each of the following 3 documents:

  • Human Resource for Health Policy
  • Human Resource for Health Strategy /plan
  • PHC Staff nominal roll
  • Validated HRH policy and strategy

Overall for the consultancy:

  • Final consultancy report containing a synthesis of lessons learned across the states, including but not limited to common challenges across the states, solutions found during the process, adaptations across states and lessons learned for other states in Nigeria.

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 30 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019. A total of four consultants will be hired with one consultant working per State including FCT.

Requirements  
Required Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing technical guidance in human resource for health planning and development in Nigeria preferred.
  • Experience in supporting PHC strengthening reforms related toon Human Resources for Health analysis, policy and plans
  • Understanding of the Nigerian Health system, national and state level policies and guidelines related to HRH, and the PHC system, including the challenges and barriers facing the country around HRH planning and implementation.
  • Understanding of the nature and functioning of public sector organizations especially the health sector
  • Knowledgeable on HR information and database management systems and processes
  • Excellent report writing skills and good computer skills.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications

  • A university Degree or equivalent in Public Health Administration, HR, Medical Education, Project/Program Management or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training in areas such as HRH, health financing, data management.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Consultant for Annual Operational Plan for SPHCDA Technical Assistance to Osun
Location:
 Osun State

Project Overview and Role   

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance. A key pillar for achieving PHCUOR according to the NPHCPDA scorecard, is the availability of comprehensive AOPs that will guide the activities of the SPHCDA.
  • PHC management systems should function in an integrated manner for efficient and effective PHC service delivery. Governance and management systems need to reflect the needs of stakeholders towards achieve strategic goals and objectives of the state. To achieve this, the SPHCB needs a strategic and costed annual operational plan that will guide the implementation and monitoring of its activities. In order to aid supported states in attaining PHCUOR and improving PHC governance and quality of care; HP+ is supporting the states and FCT PHCB to develop costed annual operational plans that clearly articulates mechanisms and activities for improving primary health care delivery in the states.

Objective

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce an Annual Operational Plan that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and implement an effective and efficient PHC system in the state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultants will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors in collaboration with the NPHCDA to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop PHC annual operational plan incorporating the LGA PHC annual plans as well as develop M&E /results/performance framework with clear milestones and targets for the SPHCB.

Specific Tasks

  • Desk-review of planning documents and planning templates used by SPHCDA and LGAs, NPHCDA guidelines and other necessary documents
  • Engage stakeholders at the SPHCDA, NPHCDA and other relevant actors on the development of the plan.
  • Support LGHAs in the development of LGA PHC annual plans, and collate LGHA plans to feed into the state level plan
  • Facilitate the development SPHCB annual operational plan involving key relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate the costing of the developed AOP, adapting NPHCDA and other established protocol.
  • Lead the development SPHCB M&E / results / performance framework with clear milestones and target
  • A report of activities and support focused on lessons learned in the process, including challenges to developing the AOP, solutions to overcoming those challenges, recommendations for changes to the process in future years.

Key Deliverables:

  • 2019 costed AOP for each state (3 states and FCT)
  • Results framework for 2019 AOP
  • Assignment report

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 20 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019.

Requirements
Required Experience:

  • Experience is developing and costing of Annual Operational Plans is desired

Desired or preferred qualifications:

  • A degree or its equivalent from a reputable University in Medicine, Sciences, Public Health, public administration or numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Science, Statistics, etc
  • Post graduate qualification in Management, Public Health, Public Administration Health Management, Health Economics, or other related fields
  • Certification in and/or professional membership of Health, Management and related bodies shall be an added advantage
  • Proven record of working with state and local levels to guide priority-setting and the development of realistic workplans that reflect those priorities.
  • Planning expertise and experience in budgeting (costing plans).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ conducting similar work in Nigeria.
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops;
  • Good understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria especially the subnational level;
  • Good understanding and expertise in Primary Health Care, and familiarity with prevalent policies and guidelines on PHCUOR and PHC in Nigeria.
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Consultant – Development of Human Resource for Health Policy and Strategy
Location
: Abuja (FCT)

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance.
  • Human Resources for Health (HRH) is one of the nine pillars that the PHCB is being assessed for PHCUOR compliance. It is believed that human resources constitute one of the most important resources in health as it consumes about 70% of the state health budget and therefore demands effective planning and management for PHC system to achieve better health outcomes.

Objective

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce documents and tools that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and manage human resources towards improvement in quality of care at the PHC level. HP+ will hire a total of four consultants, one for each supported state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultant will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop staff nominal roll, Human Resource for Health policy and strategy documents aligning with the guidelines of the NPHCDA to develop a policy/strategy which contains clear mechanisms for recruitment forecasting, redistribution, production, succession planning, capacity building, performance management including rewards and recognition and consequence management.

The specific tasks of the selected consultant will include:

  • Desk review of relevant documents
  • Stakeholder engagements to obtain relevant information for developing policy documents
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource policy
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource strategic plan
  • Engage stakeholders to obtain relevant information for developing PHC staff nominal roll
  • Facilitate a validation meeting and finalize documents

Key Deliverables
Separately for FCT, Osun, Abia and Ebonyi each of the following 3 documents:

  • Human Resource for Health Policy
  • Human Resource for Health Strategy /plan
  • PHC Staff nominal roll
  • Validated HRH policy and strategy

Overall for the consultancy:

  • Final consultancy report containing a synthesis of lessons learned across the states, including but not limited to common challenges across the states, solutions found during the process, adaptations across states and lessons learned for other states in Nigeria.

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 30 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019. A total of four consultants will be hired with one consultant working per State including FCT.

Requirements
Required Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing technical guidance in human resource for health planning and development in Nigeria preferred.
  • Experience in supporting PHC strengthening reforms related toon Human Resources for Health analysis, policy and plans
  • Understanding of the Nigerian Health system, national and state level policies and guidelines related to HRH, and the PHC system, including the challenges and barriers facing the country around HRH planning and implementation.
  • Understanding of the nature and functioning of public sector organizations especially the health sector
  • Knowledgeable on HR information and database management systems and processes
  • Excellent report writing skills and good computer skills.

Desired or preferred qualifications:

  • A university Degree or equivalent in Public Health Administration, HR, Medical Education, Project/Program Management or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training in areas such as HRH, health financing, data management.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Consultant-Development of Human Resource for Health Policy and Strategy
Location:
 Osun

Project Overview and Role 

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ mandate is across the global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. The Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
  • In Nigeria HP+ as part of it support, is working with Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCB) to strengthen and advance the health policy priorities particularly in the area of achieving Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) compliance.
  • Human Resources for Health (HRH) is one of the nine pillars that the PHCB is being assessed for PHCUOR compliance. It is believed that human resources constitute one of the most important resources in health as it consumes about 70% of the state health budget and therefore demands effective planning and management for PHC system to achieve better health outcomes.

Objective

  • The Objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance to HP+ 3 supported States and FCT Primary Health Care Board SPHCB to produce documents and tools that will foster PHCB ability to plan, develop and manage human resources towards improvement in quality of care at the PHC level. HP+ will hire a total of four consultants, one for each supported state.

Scope of Work:

  • The consultant will work with the Senior Governance Advisor and State PHC Advisors to support the SPHCDAs in Abia, Osun, Ebonyi states and FCT to develop staff nominal roll, Human Resource for Health policy and strategy documents aligning  with the guidelines of the NPHCDA to develop a policy/strategy which contains clear mechanisms for recruitment forecasting, redistribution, production, succession planning, capacity building, performance management including rewards and recognition and consequence management.

The specific tasks of the selected consultant will include:

  • Desk review of relevant documents
  • Stakeholder engagements to obtain relevant information for developing policy documents
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource policy
  • Hold a workshop/meeting for the development of human resource strategic plan
  • Engage stakeholders to obtain relevant information for developing PHC staff nominal roll
  • Facilitate a validation meeting and finalize documents

Key Deliverables
Separately for FCT, Osun, Abia and Ebonyi each of the following 3 documents:

  • Human Resource for Health Policy
  • Human Resource for Health Strategy /plan
  • PHC Staff nominal roll
  • Validated HRH policy and strategy

Overall for the consultancy:

  • Final consultancy report containing a synthesis of lessons learned across the states, including but not limited to common challenges across the states, solutions found during the process, adaptations across states and lessons learned for other states in Nigeria.

Duration:

  • The expected period of performance for this assignment is 30 days per consultant per state between the period of April and May 2019. A total of four consultants will be hired with one consultant working per State including FCT.

Requirements
Required Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing technical guidance in human resource for health planning and development in Nigeria preferred.
  • Experience in supporting PHC strengthening reforms related toon Human Resources for Health analysis, policy and plans
  • Understanding of the Nigerian Health system, national and state level policies and guidelines related to HRH, and the PHC system, including the challenges and barriers facing the country around HRH planning and implementation.
  • Understanding of the nature and functioning of public sector organizations especially the health sector
  • Knowledgeable on HR information and database management systems and processes
  • Excellent report writing skills and good computer skills.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • A university degree or equivalent in Public Health Administration, Hr, Medical Education, Project/Program Management or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training in areas such as HRH, health financing, data management.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 27th March, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Health Financing Advisor – Nigeria Integrated Health Program 
Location: 
Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is recruiting a Senior Health Finance Advisor who will support the USAID/Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) to support activities related to health financing for universal health coverage. These responsibilities will require a person with knowledge on national and state governments as well as the private health sector participation. This is a full-time position based in Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel to 3-5 states, and reporting to the Technical Lead for Health Systems Strengthening.
  • 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 activities.  Areas of expertise include fiscal space analysis, budget tracking, bottleneck analysis, system of health accounts, resource needs and financing gap analysis, domestic resource mobilization, risk pooling and health insurance, designing costed packages of services and strategic purchasing. Methodologies that may be applied include systematic literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative surveys, governance/regulatory assessments, innovative financing and financial feasibility of proposals for expansion of health programs and risk-pooling schemes.
  • The Senior Health Finance Advisor will provide technical assistance to and build capacity of country policymakers, state program managers and decision-makers; design and or 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.

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.
  • Designs and executes the overall health financing strategy for the project and support the MEL team to track the achievement of project results for health financing under the USAID contract.
  • Provides remote and on-the-ground technical, managerial, and operational oversight, capacity building and mentoring to specific projects and activities in States settings related to areas of core expertise.
  • Works with the national and state level actors to establish and or strengthen multi sectoral health financing technical working groups (TWGs) to institutionalize ongoing health financing reforms.
  • Provides technical advisory support to the state’s contributory health agencies, state health trust fund agencies, and other relevant stakeholder platforms.
  • Analyzes the economic and financing implications of implementing enhanced health systems, increasing access to and improving quality of primary healthcare services, including integrated reproductive/family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria.
  • Provides expert technical guidance towards the design and effective implementation of state contributory health schemes for improved revenue generation, increased risk pooling and shift to strategic purchasing.
  • Provides technical support to the National Steering Committee of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) to ensure funds flow through the NHIS and NPHCDA gateways to the states.
  • Provides guidance to NPHCDA, FMOH and state governments regarding budgeting and for service delivery activities and HRH, and innovative financing.
  • Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform financing and policy analysis tasks. Conducts health financing core analytics, expenditure analyses, economic evaluations and develop resource mobilization plans for sustainable health financing systems.
  • Participates in and prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
  • Organizes and facilitates as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings. Is responsible for the development of health financing activity-specific work plans and budgets.
  • Ensures quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements.
  • Provide functional guidance to outside vendors/grantees working on health finance related tasks to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements
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, health economics, relevant social sciences or public health with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance
  • At least 5 years of health finance experience and broad knowledge in Nigeria’s 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 and state of the art interventions 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
  • Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations
  • 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 (Hausa) preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time within Nigeria, including to states in the north

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 29th March, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Technical Advisor, Health Financing (Insurance Integration) 
Location:
 Abuja
Duration: A term of one year, with a possibility of renewal.

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health.
  • It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.
  • HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano.
  • These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.

Responsibilities    
Overall Responsibilities:

  • The Technical Advisor, Health Financing will be responsible for taking the primary lead on insurance integration for HP+ Nigeria activities on Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs. (
  • S)he will work with the larger team for co-design and implementation at the national level and in Lagos and Kano States.
  • The Technical Advisor, Health Financing will technically supervise and collaborate with the Program Coordinator at the national level, State Coordinators and PFM Consultants at state level to ensure delivery of outputs per project workplan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical oversight for the data collection activities for current user fee burden for people living with HIV and provide technical support to analysis and report writing.
  • Provide technical support to the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to develop language for inclusion of HIV testing and treatment services in the National Health Insurance Law.
  • Lead technical support to the NHIS, NACA and the National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) in co-design of a national blueprint for integration of HIV and TB services in state health insurance schemes.
  • Provide technical support to the development of state-specific roadmaps for integration of HIV and TB Services into the Kano and Lagos States’ Health Insurance Schemes in line with the national blueprint.
  • Participate in co-design and development of an outcome-based provider payment model for TB at the state level.
  • Participate in design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.

Requirements
Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, or other related discipline.
  • At least eight (8)years of relevant work experience in health financing policy, health financing reforms and capacity building. Demonstrated expertise in HIV/AIDS, TB and health insurance.
  • Sound understanding of TB, HIV epidemic and programs in Nigeria.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.

Excellent interpersonal skills:

  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Technical Advisor, Health Financing (DRM and PFM activities)
Location:
 Abuja
Duration: A term of one year, with a possibility of renewal.

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
    • International Development
    • Strategy Execution Consulting
    • Impact Investment
    • Training and Events
  • We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.
  • Palladium is a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano.
  • These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.

Responsibilities
Overall Responsibilities:

  • The Technical Advisor, Health Financing will be responsible for taking the primary lead on Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) support for HP+ Nigeria activities on Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs. (S)he will work with the larger team on DRM and PFM at the national level and in Lagos and Kano States. The Technical Advisor, Health Financing will technically supervise and collaborate with the Program Coordinator at the national level, State Coordinators and PFM Consultants at state level to ensure delivery of outputs per project workplan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead in conduct of intensive public expenditure reviews for HIV and TB financing at the national level with development of recommendations to improve budget expenditure efficiency.
  • Provide technical support as necessary to support HIV and TB budget allocation and execution activities at the national level.
  • Provide technical support to the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to develop a DRM Strategy identifying sources of funds, including national and state sources across tax-based, insurance, private sector sources and projected external partner resources. As a sub-activity to the formulation of the Strategy, support NACA to develop language for inclusion of HIV testing and treatment services in the National Health Insurance Law.
  • Provide technical assistance to NACA in design of strategies to ensure private sector participation and maximization of contributions, particularly for financing the AIDS Trust Fund.
  • Participate in co-design and development of an outcome-based provider payment model for TB at the state level.
  • Participate in design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.

Requirements
Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, or other related discipline.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in health financing policy, health financing reforms and capacity building. Demonstrated expertise in PFM and resource mobilization an advantage.
  • Sound understanding of TB, HIV epidemic and programs in Nigeria. Significant experience in HIV/AIDS, TB programming; health insurance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Senior Public Financial Management (PFM) Consultant 
Location: 
Kano
Expected LOE: 140 days

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano. These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.

Responsibilities
Consultant’s Responsibilities:

  • Working in close collaboration with the Kano State Coordinator for the HP+ HIV and TB Activity, the Senior PFM Consultant will provide technical support including, but not limited to:
    • Lead in conduct of intensive public expenditure reviews for HIV and TB financing at the state level with the development of recommendations to improve budget expenditure efficiency.
    • Provide technical support as necessary to support HIV and TB budget allocation and execution activities at the state level.
    • Provide technical inputs when required to the development of national blueprints for TB and HIV integration in health insurance schemes and the development of a state-specific roadmap for integration of TB Services into the Kano State Contributory Healthcare Scheme (KSCHS).
    • Participate in design and development of an outcome-based provider payment model for TB at the state level, as necessary.
    • Provide technical inputs as necessary to the development of a state-specific roadmap for integration of HIV Services into the KSCHS.
    • Participate in design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Diagnostic briefer on TB budget allocation and execution for Kano State.
  • Diagnostic briefer on HIV budget allocation and execution for Kano State.
  • Budget tracking briefers on TB for Kano.
  • Budget tracking briefers on HIV for Kano.
  • Detailed public expenditure analysis on TB for Kano.
  • Detailed public expenditure analysis on HIV for Kano.
  • Inputs to Kano State-specific roadmap for integration of TB services into the KSCHS in line with developed national blueprint.
  • Inputs to Kano State-specific roadmap for integration of HIV services into the KSCHS in line with the national blueprint.

Requirements    
Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, or other related discipline; Masters preferred.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience -in public financial management.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS, TB programming; health insurance an advantage.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Sound understanding of TB, HIV epidemic and programs in Nigeria
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian health system and health insurance schemes; familiarity with KSCHS preferred.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: State Coordinator 
Location:
 Kano
Duration: A term of one year, with a possibility of renewal.

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health.
  • It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.
  • HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano.
  • These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.

Responsibilities
Overall Responsibilities:

  • The State Coordinator, Sustainable Health Financing is a full-time position in Kano State responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the HP+ Nigeria Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs activity.
  • Specifically, the incumbent should demonstrate familiarity with organization and status of the Kano State Contributory Healthcare Scheme (KSCHS) and access to key stakeholders and decision makers in the state, with ability for advocacy and leadership to develop and strengthen partnerships and coordination to achieve a sustainable and state-owned impact.
  • S/he will work closely with principal staff from the State Ministry of Health (SMoH), KSCHS, Regional and State offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other relevant institutions to ensure successful implementation of the workplan.
  • S/he will work closely with the State PFM Consultant and collaborate with the Technical Advisors and Program Coordinator at the national level to ensure to ensure delivery of Kano State-related outputs per project workplan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership and management for HP+ Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs activity in Kano State.
  • Lead in the engagement of major decision makers and other stakeholders in the State.
  • Lead in the conduct of high-level advocacy actions as required in the state.
  • Ensure adequate visibility is given to program activities in the state.
  • Provide technical support as necessary to support development of national blueprints for HIV and TB integration at the state level.
  • Participate in co-design and development of an outcome-based provider payment model for TB at the state level.
  • Support the conduct of assessments of current user fees among PLHIV with a view to informing the design of interventions to reduce or eliminate these fees in the future.
  • Review inputs from the State PFM Consultants and collaborate to finalize on consultants’ deliverables.
  • Provide financial and administrative leadership to project activities at the state level
  • Participate in design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.

Requirements
Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, Communication or a related technical degree
  • Experience in Health Economics/Financing in Nigeria.
  • Sound understanding of TB, HIV epidemic and programs in Nigeria.
  • Significant experience in HIV/AIDS, TB programming; health insurance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Evidence of a strong track record of successfully engaging with key decision makers in the state; familiarity with the SMOH, KSCHS preferred.
  • Strong program management and supervisory skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Senior Public Financial Management (PFM) Consultant – Lagos
Location:
 Lagos

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health.
  • It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano.
  • These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.

Responsibilities   
Consultant’s Responsibilities:
Working in close collaboration with the Lagos State Coordinator for the HP+ HIV and TB Activity, the Senior PFM Consultant will provide technical support including, but not limited to:

  • Lead in conduct of intensive public expenditure reviews for HIV and TB financing at the state level with the development of recommendations to improve budget expenditure efficiency.
  • Provide technical support as necessary to support HIV and TB budget allocation and execution activities at the state level.
  • Provide technical inputs when required to the development of national blueprints for TB and HIV integration in health insurance schemes and the development of a state-specific roadmap for integration of TB Services into the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHIS).
  • Participate in design and development of an outcome-based provider payment model for TB at the state level as necessary.
  • Provide technical inputs as necessary to the development of a state-specific roadmap for integration of HIV Services into the LSHIS.
  • Participate in design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Diagnostic briefer on TB budget allocation and execution for Lagos State.
  • Diagnostic briefer on HIV budget allocation and execution for Lagos State.
  • Budget tracking briefers on TB for Lagos.
  • Budget tracking briefers on HIV for Lagos.
  • Detailed public expenditure analysis on TB for Lagos.
  • Detailed public expenditure analysis on HIV for Lagos.
  • Inputs to Lagos State-specific roadmap for integration of TB services into the LSHIS in line with developed national blueprint.
  • Inputs to Lagos State-specific roadmap for integration of HIV services into the LSHIS in line with the national blueprint.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, or other related discipline; Masters preferred.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in public financial management.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS, TB programming; health insurance an advantage.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Sound understanding of TB, HIV epidemic and programs in Nigeria
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian health system and health insurance schemes; familiarity with LSHIS preferred.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills. Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: State Coordinator
Location
: Lagos
Duration: A term of one year, with a possibility of renewal

Project Overview and Role

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano. These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.

Responsibilities
Overall Responsibilities:

  • The State Coordinator, Sustainable Health Financing is a full-time position in Lagos State responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the HP+ Nigeria Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs activity.
  • Specifically, the incumbent should demonstrate familiarity with organization and status of the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHIS) and access to key stakeholders and decision makers in the state, with ability for advocacy and leadership to develop and strengthen partnerships and coordination to achieve a sustainable and state-owned impact.
  • S/he will work closely with principal staff from the State Ministry of Health (SMoH), LSHIS, Regional and State offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other relevant institutions to ensure successful implementation of the workplan.
  • S/he will work closely with the State PFM Consultant and collaborate with the Technical Advisors and Program Coordinator at the national level to ensure to ensure delivery of Lagos State-related outputs per project workplan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership and management for HP+ Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs activity in Lagos State.
  • Lead in the engagement of major decision makers and other stakeholders in the State.
  • Lead in the conduct of high-level advocacy actions as required in the state.
  • Ensure adequate visibility is given to program activities in the state.
  • Provide technical support as necessary to support development of national blueprints for HIV and TB integration at the state level.
  • Participate in co-design and development of an outcome-based provider payment model for TB at the state level.
  • Support the conduct of assessments of current user fees among PLHIV with a view to informing the design of interventions to reduce or eliminate these fees in the future.
  • Review inputs from the State PFM Consultants and collaborate to finalize on consultants’ deliverables.
  • Provide financial and administrative leadership to project activities at the state level
  • Participate in design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.

Requirements
Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, Communication or a related technical degree
  • Experience in Health Economics/Financing in Nigeria.
  • Sound understanding of TB, HIV epidemic and programs in Nigeria.
  • Significant experience in HIV/AIDS, TB programming; health insurance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Evidence of a strong track record of successfully engaging with key decision makers in the state; familiarity with the SMOH, LSHIS preferred.
  • Strong program management and supervisory skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 31st March, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Finance Manager – Nigeria IHP
Location: 
Sokoto
Reports to: State Finance and Administration Director
Duration: 5 years

Project Overview and Role  

  • Palladium seeks a Finance Manager for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program, an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems. It will focus its support for service delivery in six intervention areas: family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal/newborn health, and treatment of childhood pneumonia/diarrhea. It has a strong emphasis on monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • This program will work closely with state-level government officials to support established state-level Health and Development Plans, build capacity, and promote ownership of interventions, systems, and results. Specific interventions will need to be tailored to local contexts and will be fully developed at state and Local Government Area (LGA) levels. Through agreements with individual states, its potential breadth is the entire country with an emphasis on the north.
  • The Finance Manager is a full-time position to support the State Finance and Administrative Director in the awarded USAID/Nigeria funded project entitled Nigeria Integrated Health Program. The Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth processing of financial information. The role encompasses oversight of the financial operations and finance employees.

Responsibilities

  • Support senior level finance and operations staff to ensure that project deliverables are met;
  • Review financial and operational content for appropriate project reports.
  • Support the annual workplan process and other strategic planning processes
  • Assists in overseeing overall financial system implementation including controls and standards for IHP state offices
  • Reviews and maintains strong system of internal controls to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Examines financial documents such as payroll, vouchers, invoices, delivery notes, purchase orders and other documents to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and validity of financial data
  • Monitors disbursement of funds from the project bank account(s) to ensure compliance with Palladium’s financial policies and procedures
  • Works with finance team and technical leads to manage and forecast cash needs for Nigeria offices
  • Regularly reviews cash management practices, develop, and provide feedback on cash risk mitigation strategies

Requirements

  • University graduate and Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or other relevant masters-level degree.
  • CPA, Chartered Accountancy, other relevant professional certification, or additional 8 years of relevant professional experience accepted as alternative to Master’s Degree.
  • At least 8 years of work experience in broader finance and operations management with an international organization and USG contracts preferred (including office management, HR, finance, IT, and logistics);
  • Experience directly managing finance and administration staff persons;
  • Proven problem identification and resolution experience with budgeting, forecasting, banking, tax authorities, foreign currency transactions, and other related issues;
  • Capacity and/or experience in designing and implementing Value for Money standards and decision-making;
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times;
  • Cross-functional team player;
  • Results oriented and attention to detail;
  • Proven experience in managing expenditures within budget.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 3rd April, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor – Nigeria Integrated Health Program
Location
: Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Nigeria Integrated Health Program is an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems. It will focus its support for service delivery in six intervention areas: family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal/newborn health, and treatment of childhood pneumonia/diarrhea. It has a strong emphasis on monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • This program will work closely with state-level government officials to support established state-level Health and Development Plans, build capacity, and promote ownership of interventions, systems, and results. Specific interventions will need to be tailored to local contexts and will be fully developed at state and Local Government Area (LGA) levels. Through agreements with individual states, its potential breadth is the entire country with an emphasis on the north.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the federal advocacy efforts with key stakeholders and facilitates adoption of the idea of an integrated approach to RNMCH services and country ownership in ensuring the decrease of maternal and under-five mortality
  • Advocates and facilitates development of supporting policies and regulations as necessary and appropriate
  • Provides expertise on gender and social inclusion to support policy development, adjustment, adoption, and implementation
  • Coordinates advocacy efforts under the integrated approach with USG partnering projects to ensure value added of such efforts for quality of care, improvements to the national environment as well as questions of access, country ownership, and commitment both at the federal and state levels
  • Advocates with federal, state, LGA, and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving RMNCH health outcomes
  • Promotes integrated approach to improving reproductive, maternal, and child health and to decreasing maternal and under-five mortality
  • Advocates with federal and state governments and private sector for increased and sustained financing for family planning, reproductive, maternal, and child health programming
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree required and relevant experience in advocacy, policy analysis, gender, women’s empowerment, human rights is highly desirable
  • Proven coalition building, evidence-based advocacy (not advocacy)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the institutional, legal and policy frameworks at national and local level that impact on the status of women in Nigeria
  • An influential communicator, with excellent written and verbal skills in both English and Hausa (required)
  • Evidence of good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to network effectively, with the ability to develop a wide range of relevant contacts
  • Comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary team with the integrated approach to RNMCH+N service delivery.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 19th April, 2019.