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  • Posted on: 12 January, 2012 Deadline: 20 January, 2012
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  • The Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 (PATHS 2), a DFID funded programme in Nigeria, aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor health services for common health problems, focusing on six states and the federal government. PATHS2 is recruiting qualified professional staff to fill positions based in Kano and Jigawa.

    HEALTH FINANCING OFFICER (Kano and Jigawa)

    The Health Financing Officer will work in close collaboration with PATHS2 Healthcare Financing (HCF) Technical Lead to design, implement and monitor state specific HCF activities as per the state priorities but in line with the overall PATHS2 HCF strategy. S/he will ensure that the state HCF strategic approach is in support of the state service delivery strategy and implementation plans. S/he will Produce written concepts, proposals (with budgets), and position papers on state programme HCF that are integrated with overall state programme and in support of improved health service delivery. Also participates in the mentoring of state SMOH counterparts as maybe required by the State Commissioner of Health/relevant Director and approved by the State Team Leader.
     
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Masters Degree in Health Economics, Public Health with specific HCF Modules, Economics, MBA, or other relevant Health System Strengthening studies, plus six (6) years of professional experience in health economics, economic evaluation, health systems strengthening or capacity building programs.

    VOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICER (Jigawa)

    Voice and Accountability Officer will provide support in the coordination of state-level planning and implementation of voice as well as accountability initiatives in Jigawa State. These initiatives are likely to include: strengthening Facility Health Committees and other community-based structures for citizen involvement in the health sector, promoting participatory approaches to policy and strategy development with State Ministries of Health, citizen-lead budget tracking, development and strengthening of issue-based coalitions for advocacy and championing reform, putting in place mechanisms for defining and enforcing patient entitlements.
     
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Masters Degree in governance, social sciences, or a health-related field, plus at least six years of professional experience in the application of social development policy concepts such as voice, accountability, rights-based development, gender equity, social inclusion, and civil society strengthening.

    PROGRAM ASSISTANT (Jigawa)

    The jobholder will assist Program Management staff with responding to administrative and programmatic requests from HQ, donors, country/state offices as well as other PATHS 2 team members, assist with planning technical assistance visits, workshops, and meetings. Coordinate on arrangements for travel undertaken by team members, consultants or colleagues from PATHS 2 HQ. Assist with information research and data assembly for presentations or reports made by team members, follow up with state office on development and submission of work plans and other planning and reporting documents as required.
     
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Should have a minimum of one to Three years work experience in the development sector with excellent programmatic and administrative skills. An advanced degree is preferred in health, communications or other relevant field. Proficiency in a wide range of software packages, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required.
     
    TO APPLY
    In order to be considered for the listed positions, an applicant must submit his/her CV and an application letter that provide details of the applicant’s qualifications for the desired position to: hrjobs@paths2.org
    In the subject line of the email, write the specific job title and location of the position you wish to apply for. Deadline for submission will be 20th January 2012. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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