Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor at Palladium

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved- and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Family Planning/Health Financing AdvisorLocation: AbujaDuration: A term of 12 months initially, to be extended based on sufficient program resourcingProject Overview and RoleHealth Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health.It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.HP+ is starting up a new field program in Madagascar with a strong focus on health financing.Purpose of RoleThe HP+ Nigeria Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor is a full-time position to support the HP+ Nigeria Country Director in implementing finance-related activities under the HP+ Nigeria workplan.The Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor will provide content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation, and support for the development and execution of economic analyses, health finance policy analyses and strategies, and costing assessments.Methodologies that may be applied include cost-effectiveness studies, unit costing of health interventions, health budget and expenditure surveys, and feasibility or policy analyses of proposals for community-based and social/universal health insurance programs.The Family Planning/Health Financing Advisor will provide high-level technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Healthcare Financing and Advocacy Technical Working, the state-level Family Planning Advocacy Working Groups, and policymakers in Nigeria, and will write reports, and policy and technical briefs to inform relevant audiences.The candidate may be required to manage local consultants to carry out activities.ResponsibilitiesPosition Descriptions:Provides health economics, health finance and costing expertise/technical assistance to the program, technical staff and administrators as per project/program requirements.Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform costing and policy analyses.Develops, reviews and/or prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations, briefs and posters.Guides and supports protocol development, research, data collection, policy formulation, training, technical working groups and capacity building efforts in support of project activities and deliverables.Ensures quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements.Organizes as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia. 

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