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Health Finance Advisor

Sokoto, Nigeria.

The Health Finance Advisor is a full-time position to support the State IHP Director in the awarded USAID/Nigeria funded project entitled Nigeria Integrated Health Program. 

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Provides health financing expertise/technical assistance to State activities of the project, working with other technical staff and state government institutions as per project requirements. 

Analyses the economic and financing implications of enhanced access and improved quality of primary healthcare services 

Provides guidance to state level MOHs regarding budgeting for service delivery activities and HRH planning 

Coordinates closely with the Senior Health Financing Advisor and other project technical staff to introduce new payment methods and manage health financing and economics related activities 

Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve health financing policy issues or problems. 

Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform financing and policy analysis tasks. 

Is responsible for the development of activity-specific work plans and budgets. 

Participates in and prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and white papers. 

Guides and supports research, data collection, policy formulation, training 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. 

Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and “cutting edge” ideas into approaches.  

Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.  

Represent IHP at health financing meetings/events and actively participate in the state health financing Technical Working Group and other relevant technical committees. 

Documents health financing success stories/lessons learned and produce publishable health financing materials including policy briefs and peer-reviewed articles.  

Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Nigerian and regional forums, as necessary.  

Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training: 

Advanced degree (MA, MSc, PhD) in economics or health economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance  

At least 5 years of health finance experience in Nigeria

Sound knowledge in State/Kebbi/Sokoto’s governance and health finance landscape 

Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, economic analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical/econometric analysis 

Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area 

Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills 

Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe 

Professional and mature demeanor and conduct 

Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands 

Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent 

Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required) 

Fluency in English required, and local languages preferred 

Company Overview:

About 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 governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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