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Senior Consultant, Family Planning Financing, PROPEL Health – FCT

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Last update: Apr 6, 2023 Last update: Apr 6, 2023

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Deadline: May 6, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Nigeria
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Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience:Min 10 years
Date posted: Apr 6, 2023

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Project Overview and Role:

PROPEL Health, a USAID-funded five-year $100 million project awarded to Palladium, aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation; adequate, predictable, and sustainable health financing; enhanced government stewardship, transparency, and accountability; and use of evidence-based advocacy approaches at global, national, and subnational levels to promote best practices.

In Nigeria, PROPEL Health expects to collaborate with the Government of Nigeria at federal, state, and local levels to provide technical assistance to co-develop and implement the integration of family planning (FP) in Nigeria’s comprehensive package of primary healthcare (PHC) services and the national health insurance scheme. The activity will look to leverage platforms and collaborations established through the ongoing Integrated Health Program (IHP-Nigeria), and will focus in one state, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Palladium is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Senior Consultant who would lead the development of national-level policy documents to support the integration of FP in Nigeria’s comprehensive package of PHC services and the national health insurance scheme. The Senior Consultant will report to the Director, Health Systems in Palladium’s Health Policy, Financing, & Governance Portfolio, and is expected to engage with USAID/ Nigeria, Government of Nigeria agencies at the federal and state level, as well as with CSO coalitions in the area of FP to accomplish the work. Additional technical support will be available through another Consultant and from PROPEL Health global technical experts.

Deliverable-based Responsibilities:

1. Technical Report (approx. 20-30 pages, not including annexes): Situational analysis of FP financing and integration at the national and sub-national (FCT) level. Due: July 30, 2023
The Senior Consultant is expected to lead the development of this technical report, and coordinate the different activities with the second consultant. Some potential activities will include:
• Providing technical guidance and support to conduct desk review of the current challenges to integration of FP into PHC services and the national health insurance program in Nigeria.
• Providing technical guidance and support to conduct costing studies to estimate the financial requirements and funding gaps for FP integration.
• Identifying and mapping the key stakeholders and conducting key informant interviews.
• Conducting analysis of the existing policy environment for FP integration.
• Providing technical guidance and support to develop the technical report, including reviewing and finalizing.

2. Technical Report (approx. 30-40 pages, not including annexes): National Blueprint to provide operational guidance to state-level planning efforts for integration of FP into PHC services/ national health insurance program, closely resembling similar work done for Nigeria’s HIV program (please review). Due: December 30, 2023
The Senior Consultant is expected to lead the development of this technical report, and coordinate the different activities with the second consultant. Some potential activities will include:
• Engaging with stakeholders to identify a comprehensive package of FP services that should be integrated.
• Identifying the appropriate provider payment mechanisms.
• Providing technical guidance and support to conduct costing studies to support development of a package of FP services in the short, medium, and long term, as well as identifying the optimal provider payment amounts to stimulate demand.
• Outlining the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders.
• Establishing coordination mechanisms with timelines.
• Providing technical guidance and support to develop the technical report, including reviewing and finalizing.

3. Working with the Director, Health Systems in Palladium’s Health Policy, Financing, & Governance Portfolio to engage with and strengthen multisectoral platforms that can contribute to the development of these policy documents, like the National Health Financing Technical Working Group (TWG), the National FP TWG, and the FCT Health Financing TWG, as well as CSO coalitions like the Health Sector Reform Coalition and the Advocates.

4. Any other relevant tasks to accomplish the activity goals, as determined by the Director, Health Systems in Palladium’s Health Policy, Financing, & Governance Portfolio.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in public health, health financing, international development, health policy and planning, or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience:
• 10+ years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of family planning and national public health insurance in Nigeria (preferred) or regionally.
• Proven experience of working in the development of policies and programs in collaboration with government agencies and CSOs in Nigeria.
• Understanding of areas relevant to PROPEL Health’s mandate such as policy, health financing, governance, and advocacy.
• Established global and regional professional networks related to family planning and/ or health financing.
• Strong track record of producing demonstrable results.
• Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with national counterparts, academia and development partners.

Languages

Fluency in English required

Evaluation Criteria:
Technical (Interview) – 40%
Knowledge and Experience - 40%
Cost- 20% Interested individuals must submit their proposed daily rate along with applications.

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.

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