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Consultant – Senior Expert, Health Systems and Financing At Options Consultancy Services - Humanitarian Jobs

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Consultant – Senior Expert, Health Systems and Financing At Options Consultancy Services


Company Description

We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.

With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.

As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.

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We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.

Position

Options Consultancy Services seeks a Senior Expert in Health Systems and Financing to lead the design and implementation of a baseline assessment for transitioning specific sexual and reproductive health (SRH) activities funded by Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria (MSION) to the government of Bauchi State.

Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria (MSION) is rolling out a Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) strategy for Bauchi State to encourage more government ownership and commitment towards the provision of sustainable comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services to women, men and young women.

This consultancy is aimed at providing technical support to MSION to assess Bauchi State’s readiness to continue selected MSION’s activities within the next 3-5 years and the necessary support needed to achieve a smooth transition.

The Lead Consultant will be responsible for the design and implementation of the baseline assessment of the requirements (technical, financial and personnel) and existing opportunities in Bauchi for transitioning specific sexual and reproductive health (SRH) activities funded by MSION to the government. The assessment will include but will not be limited to:

  • A detailed SWOT analysis of MSION’s current capacity to deliver against their PSS strategy, aligned with the overall vision across MSI’s global partnership
  • a health financing situational and political economy analysis in Bauchi State,
  • an analysis of the fiscal space available to transition selected partner funded SRH activities to the government and
  • an institutional capacity assessment of MSION, Bauchi State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) to drive the transitioned activities. Based on the findings of the above assessments, the Lead Consultant will develop a roadmap for implementing MSION’s PSS strategy in Bauchi state.

Requirements

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, Health Economics, or related field
  • Technical expertise in health financing, health systems strengthening, and accountability, with knowledge of political economy analysis (PEA), fiscal space analysis (FSA) and organizational capacity assessment (OCA)
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with state government and health MDAs. Experience working with Bauchi State government is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health financing system.
  • Experience conducting applied political economy and health financing analysis
  • Proven ability to facilitate workshops or focus group discussions to generate information and create discussion
  • Experience conducting qualitative research with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate, synthesize and communicate complex ideas verbally, in writing and in other visual formats.

Other information

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, Health Economics, or related field
  • Technical expertise in health financing, health systems strengthening, and accountability, with knowledge of political economy analysis (PEA), fiscal space analysis (FSA) and organizational capacity assessment (OCA)
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with state government and health MDAs. Experience working with Bauchi State government is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health financing system.
  • Experience conducting applied political economy and health financing analysis
  • Proven ability to facilitate workshops or focus group discussions to generate information and create discussion
  • Experience conducting qualitative research with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate, synthesize and communicate complex ideas verbally, in writing and in other visual formats.

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing date for applications is: 22 July 2022
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis commencing from the week of July 18th
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application at your earliest opportunity
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