Technical Specialist 11 / Health Financing Specialist SHOPS Plus at Abt Associates

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Technical Specialist 11 / Health Financing Specialist SHOPS PlusJob ID: 51384Location: Nigeria Job Description:Abt Associates seeks a Health Financing Specialist to support a TB services project in Nigeria under SHOPS Plus. SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other priority health areas.In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will build the capacity of private providers to detect, diagnose, treat and report tuberculosis cases in Lagos and Kano States.The project aims to  increase availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain an optimal mix of public private mix (PPM) models for TB care.Key Roles and ResponsibilitiesProvide technical support of health-financing interventions, with emphasis on facilitating removal of financial barriers to access network services for TB patients.Lead SHOPS Plus Nigeria initiatives to sustain optimal public-private mix (PPM) models for TB care, in line with the national health financing strategyFacilitate linkages between patients and public and private insurance schemes, pre-payment programs, and other financing mechanisms to render private services more affordable.Document evidence and lessons learned around successful approaches for purchasing health services that improve access to essential health services.Provide technical input regarding health financing activities and topics for work plans and progress reports.Develop presentations and reports, budgets and monitor program or activity expendituresMonitor compliance with USAID regulations and policies of Abt

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