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  • 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.

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

    Technical Specialist 10 / Program Coordinator

     

    Req Id 44542

    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.

    Technical Specialist 10 / Health Finance Advisor

     

    Req Id 44521

    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.

    Method of Application

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

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