Abt Associates Job for a Technical Finance Advisor / Health Finance Advisor 10

Abt Associates – The International Health Division is committed to the
improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving
both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy
research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health
finance, and
health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies
that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with
special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS
solutions.

Abt Associates is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Finance Advisor / Health Finance Advisor 10
Req Id: 44521
Location: Nigeria
Job Description

Opportunity

  • Abt Associates seeks a qualified Technical Finance Advisor /
    Health Finance Advisor 10 to support the International Health Division
    in Nigeria.
  • The Abt led 5-year USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance
    project (HFG) provides technical assistance in health systems
    strengthening around the world. In Nigeria, HFG works with four States –
    Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos States to strengthen their
    health systems and boost health outcomes by improving financing for
    health and HIV/AIDS through domestic resource mobilization, enhancing
    governance and supporting health financing reforms.
  • The project anticipates two new streams of work; the Sustainable
    Health Financing (SFI) initiative in Lagos and Rivers state and the HPN
    RMNCH project in Cross River, Bauchi and Sokoto states. These projects
    will aim to increase the mobilization of domestic resources for HIV/AIDS
    and RMNCH activities respectively.
  • HFG seeks a health financing technical advisor on two
    anticipated health financing projects. S/He will work closely with the
    senior health financing technical advisor (SHFA) and chief of party
    (COP) to provide technical contribution towards the design and
    implementation of HFG Nigeria health financing technical assistance.
    S/He shall also contribute to technical strategies and ensure that these
    effectively address priority needs in support of the health financing
    arrangements in our states of operation.
  • While it is anticipated that the health financing technical
    advisor will be able to work with minimal supervision, s/he is expected
    to work closely with the senior health financing technical advisor and
    report to the chief of party.
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Key Roles and Responsibilities
Work closely with the SHFA and COP to:

  • Provide technical assistance and coordinate activities of
    consultants towards successful completion of health care financing core
    diagnostics in supported states;
  • Support formation of health care financing technical working
    groups and provide start-up technical support towards optimal function
    of the TWGs;
  • Contribute to documentation of HFG’s health care financing lessons learned success stories and publishable articles;
  • Write and submit detailed and good quality weekly and monthly activities report using  agreed templates;
  • Contribute to health care financing sections of Abt proposal writing; and
  • Participate in other project related activities as advised by the COP
  • Provide technical support towards the design of evidence based
    and context-appropriate  health care financing policy and strategy at
    both national and state level;
  • Lead evidence based advocacy and technical support towards
    passage of state supported health insurance bill by the State Houses of
    Assembly;
  • Represent HFG at health care financing fora at state and national level including but not limited to health care financing TWGs;

Deliverables:

  • Health Financing core diagnostic reports;
  • Knowledge Management documents including success stories and publishable articles
  • Established Health Financing Technical Working Groups across the states;
  • Workshop reports, Weekly updates, Monthly reports and Quarterly reports

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Master’s degree in Health Systems, Health Economics, Health
    Policy & Management or a related advanced degree relevant to the
    field of Public Health;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact
    professionally with donors, project stakeholders, in-country
    collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization; and
  • Good oral and writing communication skills.
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience and progressively
    increasing responsibility in the area of health care financing in
    Nigeria
  • Good understanding of health care financing policy direction , initiatives, opportunities and stakeholders;
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Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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