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Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a health systems and public health consulting firm providing technical assistance for health systems reforms towards universal access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. HSCL has offices in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Health Financing Technical Advisor
Location: Abuja
Reports to: The Associate Director – Health Financing, Abuja

About the Project

  • HSCL is a member of the consortium that will be implementing a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Demand Side Financing (DSF) Project in Kaduna and Niger States of Nigeria
  • The 3-year DSF Project will provide technical assistance and capacity building services to the iwo states for the design and implementation of DSF scheme(s) to improve access to quality Primary Health Care (PHC) services.

Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing mentoring and capacity-building through small group technical seminars, periodic training activities and other approaches – on strategic purchasing and other health financing components to state stakeholders and consortium staff as needed.
  • Work with the consortium at all levels on all technical aspects of the scheme
  • Provide technical advice during health financing policy dialogue with government and non-governmental stakeholders to reinforce the role of demand side financing and strategic purchasing in overall health financing policy framework, design and implementation of state health insurance schemes
  • Analytical support to enrollment, claims, and utilization data analysis for PHC services
  • Synthesize global and Nigerian evidence regarding health systems and financing reforms and translate into actionable recommendations and evidence briefs
  • Provide expert technical guidance for commissioned research and analysis to inform scheme design and implementation, including synthesizing and interpreting existing analyses for the TWG, guidance to formulate research questions for new analyses, quality oversight of research methods and analysis, support to drafting final research reports
  • Draft progress summaries, policy briefs, and technical reports as requested
  • Communicating results orally and in writing to a variety of policy audiences
  • Act as the analytical expert at development partners and government counterpart meetings taking place in the states, and in Abuja, as requested.
  • The Health Financing Technical Advisor will be responsible for a range of tasks that include, but not limited to the following:
  • Provide technical advisory support to the states’ contributory health scheme agencies, healthcare financing Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other necessary stakeholder platforms
  • Providing technical support to the government and partners on various aspects of health financing schemes, including technical presentations at TWG meetings, review of facilitation materials, and quality assurance of policy proposals developed by the team members
  • Support Kaduna and Niger states as well as the federal government counterparts in the design and implementation of health financing schemes, with a focus on strategic purchasing, sustainable financing and efficient administration mechanisms

Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of the Nigerian health system, key health system actors, and state governments
  • Previous experience at the state-level strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to provide on-the-job capacity building, coaching and facilitation of trainings
  • Ability to develop policy briefs, and other advocacy materials, as well as the ability to construct evidence-based arguments and speak to, and demonstrate, strong technical knowledge in health financing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and one or more of the following statistical languages: SPSS, Stata, SAS, and/or R.
  • Ability to engage in technical and policy discussion with representatives of the government and other development partners
  • Proven abilities to set priorities, multi-task, and work independently without daily supervision
  • Experience executing analyses using medical claims and/or other health financing program data is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated and collaborative technical expert, who is closely familiar (through work) with Government of Nigeria (GON) healthcare financing reforms and has excellent analytic, communication skills and some stakeholder management experience
  • Master’s Degree in relevant field (Health Financing, Health Economics, Public Health, Public/Social Policy, Public Administration or similar)
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience that demonstrates expertise in health financing (specifically strategic health purchasing and/or provider payment mechanisms) and quantitative and qualitative research
  • Strong writer and oral communicator; able to lead the production of highly professional work products
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover Letters and updated CV to: info@hscgroup.org

 

Job Title: State Team Lead – Nigeria State-Led Strategic Purchasing (SP) For Family Planning (FP) Project
Location: Lagos
Reports to: The Project Manager

About the Project

  • HSCL with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is implementing a Nigeria State-Led Strategic Purchasing for Family Planning project in Lagos State
  • The project involves the provision of technical assistance to state actors to strengthen the strategic purchasing function of the State Health Insurance Scheme for family planning services from private providers, in order to increase access and uptake of family planning services in Lagos State.

Responsibilities
The State Team Lead (STL) will be responsible for the following tasks:

Health Financing:

  • Support the development and implementation of a work plan for technical assistance to the state based on results of the scoping assessment
  • Conduct a needs assessment for family planning (FP) services in the state to identify critical gaps in the benefit package for FP by the LSHS.
  • Based on results from needs assessment, support the state to re-design the benefit package for FP and design an approach for scaling up or phasing the inclusion of FP services in the benefit packages for the scheme based on quantitative analysis of an expanded package
  • Review and refine frameworks, processes and tools for the scheme including the operational guideline, service delivery models/networks, enrollment, strategic purchasing (SP) and claims management processes with a focus on the FP component for the scheme to reflect implementation realities
  • Support the state to develop and implement a roadmap for the operationalisation of the LSHS – which should enable the implementation of the FP component of the scheme
  • Support the state to develop frameworks for the selection of Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) who will be contracted for the management of FP and other Reproductive Maternal New-born and Child Health (RMNACH) services including enrollment, SP and claims management for the scheme
  • Assess capacity of existing structures, processes and skills of relevant staff relevant agencies and develop and implement strategies/plan to address capacity gaps through on the job mentoring and supervision and training workshops
  • Develop a maturity matrix to track progress of capacity transfer and competency of state actors to carry-out functions of the TPA
  • Support the development of quality assurance for M&E systems for the scheme and facilitate linkage reporting to state HMIS
  • Deliver progress summaries, policy briefs, and technical reports as requested
  • Represent the firm at meetings with key government stakeholders and development partners within and outside Lagos.

Stakeholder and Risk Management:

  • Develop and update stakeholder and project risk management plan to reflect implementation realities
  • Facilitate engagements and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders both government, partners
  • Participate in activities implemented by sub-grantees on demand creation and provider readiness on the project.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop and implement a performance management system to track results.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate qualification in Health Economics, Health Financing, Public Health or similar fields
  • At least 7 years demonstrated experience in implementing Health Financing/Health Insurance programs
  • Experience implementing family planning programs will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management and capacity building
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation for projects
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian health sector and health financing
  • Knowledge/work experience in the Lagos state or its environs landscape.

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover Letters and updated CV to: recruitment@hscgroup.org

Application Deadline 12th February, 2019.

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