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  • Posted: May 10, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • In 1965, Clark Abt expressed a single, noble goal-to create a world free of war and poverty. The visionary set to work establishing Abt Associates. Over the next half century, the company became known as a bold, innovative and effective agent of social change, committed to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. Today, Abt ...
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    Senior HIV Advisor, LHSS Nigeria


    • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
    • LHSS’s Nigeria activity will support the Government of Nigeria in three states (Nasarwa, Plateau and Zamfara) to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery.
    • The project will also support HIV/AIDS and TB financing in Lagos State. The activity has five objectives:
      • Increase financial risk protection
      • Improve population health coverage
      • Increase number of fully functional facilities
      • Increase utilization of state health insurance schemes for HIV/AIDS and TB services
      • Increase government funding for HIV/AIDs and TB services.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    The Senior HIV Advisor will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Lead efforts to increase utilization of health insurance schemes and state-level advocacy efforts to increase funding and expenditures, with a focus on vulnerable populations and social inclusion
    • Coordinate efforts with current implementing programs and build upon efforts of previous implementing partners
    • Work in close collaboration with state government, including the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Lagos SMOH’s AIDS and STI control program (SASCP), and other appropriate stakeholders
    • Oversee planning and procurement for HIV commodities
    • Assess and strengthen capacity of states in public financial management and domestic resource mobilization for HIV and TB
    • Lead creating and implementation of strategy to operationalize HIV testing and TB diagnostic services and development of an integrated system for tracking enrolment and delivery of HIV services.
    • Strengthen the capacity of civil society partners with the objective of strengthening their sustainable role in HIV and TB responses.
    • Within the LHSS project, the Senior HIV Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will be supported by LHSS home office-based technical expertise.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced Degree in Public Health, Management, Medicine, Health Administration, or other relevant field. 
    • Demonstrated expertise in strengthening health systems, including social health protection schemes and domestic resource mobilization.
    • Experience managing HIV activities for USAID programs or other implementing partner Demonstrated leadership and management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, state and national offices and officials, and other development partners
    • A proven, successful record of achieving results.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively and independently.
    • Strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills required.
    • Proficient English writing/speaking skills required.

    Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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