Position: Health Financing Advisor
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creating 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 over 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.
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.
Palladium is recruiting a Health Finance Advisor who will support the USAID/Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) in Bauchi/Kebbi/Sokoto state to support activities related to health financing and domestic resource mobilization for health. These responsibilities will require a person with knowledge on state governments budgeting and health finance issues, costing, and economic analysis. This is a full-time position based in Bauchi/Kebbi/Sokoto, Nigeria, and reporting to the Bauchi/Kebbi/Sokoto IHP Director with the oversight by Senior Health Financing Advisor in Abuja, Nigeria.
- Provides health financing expertise/technical assistance to State activities of the project, working with other technical staff and state government institutions as per project requirements.
- Analyses the economic and financing implications of enhanced access and improved quality of primary healthcare services
- Provides guidance to state level MOHs regarding budgeting for service delivery activities and HRH planning
- Coordinates closely with the Senior Health Financing Advisor and other project technical staff to introduce new payment methods and manage health financing and economics related activities
- Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve health financing policy issues or problems.
- Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform financing and policy analysis tasks.
- Is responsible for the development of activity-specific work plans and budgets.
- Participates in and prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
- Guides and supports research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of project activities and deliverables.
- Ensures quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements.
- Organizes as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
- Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and “cutting edge” ideas into approaches.
- Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.
- Represent IHP at health financing meetings/events and actively participate in the state health financing Technical Working Group and other relevant technical committees.
- Documents health financing success stories/lessons learned and produce publishable health financing materials including policy briefs and peer-reviewed articles.
- Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Nigerian and regional forums, as necessary.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience Required
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 or health economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance
- At least 5 years of health finance experience in Nigeria
- Sound knowledge in Bauchi/Kebbi/Sokoto’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 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 demeanour and conduct
- Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands
- Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent
- Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
- Fluency in English required, and local languages preferred
Palladium is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, and veterans.
How to Apply
Interested? Please submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org Please specify for which state position you are applying. Applications close on July 23rd, 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted