Health Financing Technical Advisor at Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL)

Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a health systems and public health consulting firm providing technical assistance for health systems reforms towards universal access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. HSCL has offices in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Health Financing Technical AdvisorLocation: AbujaReports to: The Associate Director - Health Financing, AbujaAbout the ProjectHSCL is a member of the consortium that will be implementing a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Demand Side Financing (DSF) Project in Kaduna and Niger States of NigeriaThe 3-year DSF Project will provide technical assistance and capacity building services to the iwo states for the design and implementation of DSF scheme(s) to improve access to quality Primary Health Care (PHC) services.ResponsibilitiesThe Health Financing Technical Advisor will be responsible for a range of tasks that include, but not limited to the following:Provide technical advisory support to the states' contributory health scheme agencies, healthcare financing Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other necessary stakeholder platformsProviding technical support to the government and partners on various aspects of health financing schemes, including technical presentations at TWG meetings, review of facilitation materials, and quality assurance of policy proposals developed by the team membersSupport Kaduna and Niger states as well as the federal government counterparts in the design and implementation of health financing schemes, with a focus on strategic purchasing, sustainable financing and efficient administration mechanismsProvide ongoing mentoring and capacity-building through small group technical seminars, periodic training activities and other approaches - on strategic purchasing and other health financing components to state stakeholders and consortium staff as needed.Work with the consortium at all levels on all technical aspects of the schemeProvide technical advice during health financing policy dialogue with government and non-governmental stakeholders to reinforce the role of demand side financing and strategic purchasing in overall health financing policy framework, design and implementation of state health insurance schemesAnalytical support to enrollment, claims, and utilization data analysis for PHC servicesSynthesize global and Nigerian evidence regarding health systems and financing reforms and translate into actionable recommendations and evidence briefsProvide expert technical guidance for commissioned research and analysis to inform scheme design and implementation, including synthesizing and interpreting existing analyses for the TWG, guidance to formulate research questions for new analyses, quality oversight of research methods and analysis, support to drafting final research reportsDraft progress summaries, policy briefs, and technical reports as requestedCommunicating results orally and in writing to a variety of policy audiencesAct as the analytical expert at development partners and government counterpart meetings taking place in the states, and in Abuja, as requested. 

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