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Health Insurance Technical Specialist at Abt CONSULTANCY

Abt CONSULTANCY

Health Insurance Technical Specialist (Two Positions)

Technical support to Contributory Health Management Agencies for the roll-out of the Rivers State Health Insurance Scheme and Kano State Contributory Health Management Scheme.

Program Activity: Consultancy to provide technical support to Rivers State Health Insurance Scheme and Kano State Health Contributory Management Agency to ensure effective implementation of the State Health Insurance and Contributory Schemes

Background

This USAID funded reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) project is aimed at mobilizing domestic, resources for HIV/AIDS, TB and RMNCH services while ensuring transparency, accountability, and impact. The implementation of the SHIS has been identified as a sustainable way of ensuring adequate financing and efficiency in HIV and TB service delivery. The project further recognizes the need for organizational and technical capacity to effectively implement the SHIS in the three states, giving rise to the need for technical expertise in these areas and health insurance operations to facilitate effective take off and institutionalization of processes that will guarantee optimal functioning of the health insurance schemes and delivery of services to enrollees

The following are the specific tasks of the consultant:

  • Design/technical review of State Health Insurance Schemes (SHIS) policy documents including SHIS laws, operational guidelines, benefits packages.
  • Design and Implementation of technical processes and tools required for SHIS establishment, operation and roll out:
  • Provide technical assistance in the development of a quality assurance systems for the SHIS and performance management
  • systems for health insurance operations; and Capacity building for staff, including mentoring on the technical operations of the SHIS;
  • Three independent consultants are required; each to be resident in each of the three states from the period of operation

Period of Performance: April 1st – July 31st 2018

Skills and Expertise Required

The consultant should possess the following

Qualifications and required Experience

  • A good first degree or its equivalent from a reputable University, in Medicine, Sciences, or numerate disciplines such as Actuarial Science, Statistics, Insurance, etc;
  • Postgraduate qualification in Management, Public Health, Health Management, Health Economics, Insurance or other related fields; Certification in and/or professional membership of Health, Management and Health Insurance related bodies shall be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the health insurance space or other related fields
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building workshops; especially for health insurance implementation;
  • Good understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria especially at subnational level;
  • Experience carrying out similar assignments In Nigeria particularly at the sub-national level; and

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae as a single documents to hfgnigeriajobs@abtassoc.com not later than 10th April 2018. Technical Support Consultant should be used as the subject of the email. Information on the HFG Project can be accessed at HFGProject.org

Technical support to Contributory Health Management Agencies for the roll-out of the Rivers State Health Insurance Scheme and Kano State Contributory Health Management Scheme.

Roles and Responsibilities The consultants are expected to contribute to the I successful establishment and operations of the Rivers State Health Insurance Scheme and Kano State Contributory Health Management Scheme respectively. This will be done by working with the agencies and State Ministries of Health (SMOH)to put in place necessary structures and processes that will guarantee optimal functioning of the health insurance schemes and delivery off services to enrollees.

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