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Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor at Palladium Group

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: Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor

Duration: A term of 12 months initially, to be extended based on sufficient program resourcing

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+ has a mandate across 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.
  • HP+ is starting up a new field program in Madagascar with a strong focus on health financing.
Purpose of Role
  • The HP+ Nigeria Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor is a full-time position to support the HP+ Nigeria Country Director in implementing finance-related activities under the HP+ Nigeria workplan.
  • The Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor will provide content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation, and support for the development and execution of economic analyses, health finance policy analyses and strategies, and costing assessments.
  • Methodologies that may be applied include cost-effectiveness studies, unit costing of health interventions, health budget and expenditure surveys, and feasibility or policy analyses of proposals for community-based and social/universal health insurance programs.
  • The Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor will provide high-level technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Healthcare Financing and Advocacy Technical Working, the state-level Family Planning Advocacy Working Groups, and policymakers in Nigeria, and will write reports, and policy and technical briefs to inform relevant audiences.
  • The candidate may be required to manage local consultants to carry out activities.
Position Descriptions:
  • Provides health economics, health finance and costing expertise/technical assistance to the program, technical staff and administrators as per project/program requirements.
  • Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.
  • Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform costing and policy analyses.
  • Develops, reviews and/or prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations, briefs and posters.
  • Guides and supports protocol development, research, data collection, policy formulation, training, technical working groups 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.
  • Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
  • Advanced degree with significant experience preferred. PhD or MA in Economics or Health Economics, or MPH with significant coursework in health economics and finance.
  • At least 8 years of experience in public health, health economics, health finance, and policy formulation related to developing countries, or experience in other fields related to the duties described above.
  • Strong program management skills and supervisory skills are highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
  • Experience translating/communicating data for decision making and policy reform
  • 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.
Further Role Requirements:
  • This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria and is open to candidates who can demonstrate that they are legally able to work in Nigeria.
  • There are no moving expenses or expatriate allowances associated with the position.
Applications Close Date
22nd December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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