Healthcare Financing & Advocacy Coordinator

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Healthcare Financing & Advocacy Coordinator Job ID: 190000DILocations: Lagos & Duste, JigawaEmployee Status: PermanentRole PurposeThe Health and Finance Advocacy Coordinator will lead on health policy analysis and support the design and implementation of the programme within the right based programming approach.S/he will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery health advocacy and financing strategy within the context of Universal Health Care.  S/he will support the Chief of Party and Project Manager to promote pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of primary health care with focus on improving quality and access to health services and strengthening the health system.S/he will support the Chief of Party in raising the visibility of the Project and raise the profile of Pneumonia among relevant stakeholders.Key Areas of AccountabilityProgramme Quality:Develop and lead policy and research on health financing, health systems and Universal Health Coverage, especially for influencing national processes and discussionsSupport actively in the process of developing the programme short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas.  Particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity.Develop and deliver advocacy strategies to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve health policy changes at national and State levels Assist colleagues to strengthen their knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate governance frameworks, policy research, analysis and advocacy into their work.Monitor trends in the external environment, identifying opportunities to promote the programme and policy advocacy objectivesKeep abreast of the external political and policy environment and create the right opportunities for engagement and influencingCommunication and Representation:Act as SC’s representative at state and national levels with local authorities, partners etc. as required, mainly in events relating to advocacy for child health services.Organise events on health issues, including small and high-level seminars/workshop, national and international days for child health diseases including PneumoniaDevelop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.Organise events for dissemination of important information and messagesDevelop position papers, briefings and policy advocacy messaging to clearly communicate our advocacy goalsSkills and Behaviours (Our Values In Practice)Accountability:Holds Self- Accountable For Making Decisions, Managing Resources Efficiently, Achieving And role modelling Save the Children valuesHolds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achievedAmbition:Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the sameWidely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates othersFuture orientated, thinks strategicallyBuild strong influencing networks among policy makers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agendaCollaboration:Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supportersValues diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strengthApproachable, good listener, easy to talk toCreativity:Develops and encourages new and innovative solutionsWilling to take disciplined risksIntegrity:Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity 

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