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  • ABT Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Technical Specialist 10 / Program Coordinator

     

    Job Ref

    (44542)

    Opportunity
    Abt Associates seeks a qualified Program Coordinator / Technical Specialist 10 to support the International Health Division in Nigeria.

    Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.
     
    In Nigeria, HFG will provide technical assistance to help implement activities in collaboration with Nigerian civil society organizations, appropriate Government of Nigeria (GoN) State Ministries (such as the State Ministries of Health and State Ministries of Economics, Budget, and Planning, State Ministries of Finance), Departments and Agencies (MDAs) such as the Lagos State Agency for the Control of Aids (LSACA) and the Rivers State Agency for the Control of Aids (RivSACA).

    In furtherance to HFG’s previous work in Nigeria, USAID plans to deploy the Sustainable Financing Initiative (SFI) to increase service coverage, strengthen financial protection, and improve access to vulnerable populations. Across its partner countries, SFI will finance activities related to advocacy, tax administration and policy reform, efficiency, innovative financing, and private sector engagement in order to generate domestic resources for HIV and AIDS programming.

    As a result of program expansion, HFG seeks to engage a Program Coordinator that will coordinate program activities in supported states.  The program coordinator is expected to work closely with the CoP to effectively coordinate HFG activities at the state level and provide timely and periodic updates on states related issues. The Program Coordinator will report to the Chief of Party.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Work with the CoP to coordinate field activities to ensure timely implementation of planned activities of HFG Nigeria without compromising quality and efficiency;
    • Ensure an effective collaboration with the communications and Knowledge Management unit to identify and document success stories/lessons learned;
    • Update the progress tracking sheet in partnership with state program coordinators in the priority states;
    • Coordinate all programmatic and administrative activities as it relates to the state program coordinators in the priority states;
    • Participate in work planning and strategic review of documents
    • Carry out other program related activities as requested by the CoP.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Master’s Degree (minimum), in  Public Health, Social Sciences, Business  or other relevant Health Systems Strengthening fields;
    • At least six years of progressive professional experience in Administration, public health, health financing, health economics or pubic finance management;
    • Project support/back-stopping, health and international experience;
    • Organizational skills and leadership capabilities and the ability to lead multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
    • Demonstrated oversight ability that ensures quality, relevance and timeliness;
    • Knowledge about US Government development assistance policy and USAID operational procedures is desirable; and
    • High level of computer proficiency and demonstrated good oral and writing communication skills.

    Minimum Qualifications
    6+ years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Technical Finance Advisor / Health Finance Advisor 10

     

    Req Id 44521

    Opportunity
    Abt Associates seeks a qualified Technical Finance Advisor / Health Finance Advisor 10 to support the International Health Division in Nigeria.

    The Abt led 5-year USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project (HFG) provides technical assistance in health systems strengthening around the world. In Nigeria, HFG works with four States – Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos States to strengthen their health systems and boost health outcomes by improving financing for health and HIV/AIDS through domestic resource mobilization, enhancing governance and supporting health financing reforms.

    The project anticipates two new streams of work; the Sustainable Health Financing (SFI) initiative in Lagos and Rivers state and the HPN RMNCH project in Cross River, Bauchi and Sokoto states. These projects will aim to increase the mobilization of domestic resources for HIV/AIDS and RMNCH activities respectively.

    HFG seeks a health financing technical advisor on two anticipated health financing projects. S/He will work closely with the senior health financing technical advisor (SHFA) and chief of party (COP) to provide technical contribution towards the design and implementation of HFG Nigeria health financing technical assistance. S/He shall also contribute to technical strategies and ensure that these effectively address priority needs in support of the health financing arrangements in our states of operation.

    While it is anticipated that the health financing technical advisor will be able to work with minimal supervision, s/he is expected to work closely with the senior health financing technical advisor and report to the chief of party.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    Work closely with the SHFA and COP to:

    • Provide technical assistance and coordinate activities of consultants towards successful completion of health care financing core diagnostics in supported states;
    • Support formation of health care financing technical working groups and provide start-up technical support towards optimal function of the TWGs;
    • Provide technical support towards the design of evidence based and context-appropriate  health care financing policy and strategy at both national and state level;
    • Lead evidence based advocacy and technical support towards passage of state supported health insurance bill by the State Houses of Assembly;
    • Represent HFG at health care financing fora at state and national level including but not limited to health care financing TWGs;
    • Contribute to documentation of HFG’s health care financing lessons learned success stories and publishable articles;
    • Write and submit detailed and good quality weekly and monthly activities report using  agreed templates;
    • Contribute to health care financing sections of Abt proposal writing; and
    • Participate in other project related activities as advised by the COP

    Deliverables

    • Health Financing core diagnostic reports;
    • Established  Health Financing Technical Working Groups across the states;
    • Workshop reports, Weekly updates, Monthly reports and Quarterly reports
    • Knowledge Management documents including success stories and publishable articles

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Master’s degree in health systems, health economics, health policy & management or a related advanced degree relevant to the field of public health;
    • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience and progressively increasing responsibility in the area of health care financing in Nigeria
    • Good understanding of health care financing policy direction , initiatives, opportunities and stakeholders;
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization; and
    • Good oral and writing communication skills.

    Minimum Qualifications
    6+ years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Program Coordinator/ HFG Nigeria

     

    Req Id 44101

    Opportunity
    Abt Associates seeks a qualified Program Coordinator/ HFG Nigeria to support the International Health Division in Nigeria. The Program Coordinator will work with and report to the Chief of Party.

    Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.

    In Nigeria, HFG will provide technical assistance to help implement activities in collaboration with Nigerian civil society organizations, appropriate Government of Nigeria (GoN) State Ministries (such as the State Ministries of Health and State Ministries of Economics, Budget, and Planning, State Ministries of Finance), Departments and Agencies (MDAs) such as the Lagos State Agency for the Control of Aids (LSACA) and the Rivers State Agency for the Control of Aids (RivSACA).

    In furtherance to HFG’s previous work in Nigeria, USAID plans to deploy the Sustainable Financing Initiative (SFI) to increase service coverage, strengthen financial protection, and improve access to vulnerable populations. Across its partner countries, SFI will finance activities related to advocacy, tax administration and policy reform, efficiency, innovative financing, and private sector engagement in order to generate domestic resources for HIV and AIDS programming.

    As a result of program expansion, HFG seeks to engage a Program Coordinator that will coordinate program activities in supported states.  The program coordinator is expected to work closely with the CoP to effectively coordinate HFG activities at the state level and provide timely and periodic updates on states related issues.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Work with the CoP to coordinate field activities to ensure timely implementation of planned activities of HFG Nigeria without compromising quality and efficiency;
    • Ensure an effective collaboration with the communications and Knowledge Management unit to identify and document success stories/lessons learned;
    • Update the progress tracking sheet in partnership with state program coordinators in the priority states;
    • Coordinate all programmatic and administrative activities as it relates to the state program coordinators in the priority states;
    • Participate in work planning and strategic review of documents
    • Carry out other program related activities as requested by the CoP.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Master’s Degree (minimum), in  Public Health, Social Sciences, Business  or other relevant Health Systems Strengthening fields;
    • At least two years of progressive professional experience in Administration, public health, health financing, health economics or pubic finance management;
    • Project support/back-stopping, health and international experience;
    • Organizational skills and leadership capabilities and the ability to lead multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
    • Demonstrated oversight ability that ensures quality, relevance and timeliness;
    • Knowledge about US Government development assistance policy and USAID operational procedures is desirable; and
    • High level of computer proficiency and demonstrated good oral and writing communication skills.

    Minimum Qualifications
    4+ years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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