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Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a health systems and public health consulting firm providing technical assistance for health systems reforms towards universal access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. HSCL has offices in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer
Job Location: Lagos
Reports to: The State Team Lead

Responsibilities

Manage petty cash, track IOUs and enter vouchers in PC Register
Reconcile petty cash and report balance cash on hand on a daily basis for sign-off
Ensure accurate and timely remittances of PAYE tax returns to the relevant tax authorities
Maintain proper filing system for all documents
Keep track of vehicles fuel consumption & maintenance and report same to her supervisor
Monitor electricity recharge to ensure no light out
Supervise administrative staff in the performance of duties
Manage the store, keep track of all items therein & their releases
Maintain an asset register and monitor asset movement in the office
Provide logistics support for all project workshops and trainings
Any other responsibility that may be assigned.

Qualifications

Degree in Accounting/Finance or any related discipline
Relevant professional qualifications (ICAN, ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA)
A minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience
Good knowledge of Nigerian Tax Law
Good knowledge and hands on practical experience with the use of financial applications.

Job Title: Health Systems Strengthening (Reproductive Health/Family Planning) Officer
Location: Lagos
Reports to: HSS/(FP/RMNACH) Advisor/The State Team Lead

Responsibilities

Develop methodology, protocol and tools and support implementation of a needs assessment for family planning (FP) services in the state to identify critical gaps in the benefit package for FP by the LSHS.

Provide technical assistance for the re-design the benefit package for FP and design an approach for scaling up or phasing the inclusion of FP services in the benefit packages for the scheme
Provide technical assistance for the review and refinement of frameworks, processes and tools for the scheme including the operational guideline, service delivery models/networks, enrolment, strategic purchasing (SP) and claims management processes with a focus on the FP component for the scheme to reflect implementation realities
Develop methodology, tools and support the implementation of a capacity needs assessment of relevant staff of the SMOH and LSHMA on health financing and develop/implement strategies/plan to address capacity gaps through on the job mentoring and supervision and training workshops.

Support the STL to develop and implement a roadmap for the operationalisation of the LSHS – which should enable the implementation of the FP component of the scheme.

Support the STL to develop progress summaries, policy briefs, and technical reports as requested
Support sub-grantees on the project with implementation of activities on demand generation and provider readiness
Support the STL in implementation of project work plan and tracking deliverables.

Qualifications

Qualifications in Public Health, Health Management, Health or similar fields
At least 5 years experience in health systems strengthening and implementing RMNACH projects
Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management and capacity building
Knowledge of the Nigerian health sector and health financing landscape
Knowledge/work experience in the preferred state or its environs.

Job Title: State Team Lead – Nigeria State-Led Strategic Purchasing (SP) For Family Planning (FP) Project
Job Location: Lagos
Reports to: The Project Manager

Description

HSCL with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is implementing a Nigeria State-Led Strategic Purchasing for Family Planning project in Lagos State
The project involves the provision of technical assistance to state actors to strengthen the strategic purchasing function of the State Health Insurance Scheme for family planning services from private providers, in order to increase access and uptake of family planning services in Lagos State.
Responsibilities
The State Team Lead (STL) will be responsible for the following tasks:

Health Financing:

Support the development and implementation of a work plan for technical assistance to the state based on results of the scoping assessment
Conduct a needs assessment for family planning (FP) services in the state to identify critical gaps in the benefit package for FP by the LSHS.
Based on results from needs assessment, support the state to re-design the benefit package for FP and design an approach for scaling up or phasing the inclusion of FP services in the benefit packages for the scheme based on quantitative analysis of an expanded package
Review and refine frameworks, processes and tools for the scheme including the operational guideline, service delivery models/networks, enrollment, strategic purchasing (SP) and claims management processes with a focus on the FP component for the scheme to reflect implementation realities
Support the state to develop and implement a roadmap for the operationalisation of the LSHS – which should enable the implementation of the FP component of the scheme
Support the state to develop frameworks for the selection of Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) who will be contracted for the management of FP and other Reproductive Maternal New-born and Child Health (RMNACH) services including enrollment, SP and claims management for the scheme
Assess capacity of existing structures, processes and skills of relevant staff relevant agencies and develop and implement strategies/plan to address capacity gaps through on the job mentoring and supervision and training workshops
Develop a maturity matrix to track progress of capacity transfer and competency of state actors to carry-out functions of the TPA
Support the development of quality assurance for M&E systems for the scheme and facilitate linkage reporting to state HMIS
Deliver progress summaries, policy briefs, and technical reports as requested
Represent the firm at meetings with key government stakeholders and development partners within and outside Lagos.
Stakeholder and Risk Management:

Develop and update stakeholder and project risk management plan to reflect implementation realities
Facilitate engagements and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders both government, partners
Participate in activities implemented by sub-grantees on demand creation and provider readiness on the project.
Monitoring and Evaluation:

Develop and implement a performance management system to track results.
Qualifications

Undergraduate qualification in Health Economics, Health Financing, Public Health or similar fields
At least 7 years demonstrated experience in implementing Health Financing/Health Insurance programs
Experience implementing family planning programs will be an added advantage
Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management and capacity building
Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation for projects
Knowledge of the Nigerian health sector and health financing
Knowledge/work experience in the Lagos state or its environs landscape.
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Cover Letters and updated CV to: [email protected]

Job Title: Health Financing Technical Advisor
Job Location: Abuja
Reports to: The Associate Director – Health Financing, Abuja

DESCRIPTION

HSCL is a member of the consortium that will be implementing a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Demand Side Financing (DSF) Project in Kaduna and Niger States of Nigeria
The 3-year DSF Project will provide technical assistance and capacity building services to the iwo states for the design and implementation of DSF scheme(s) to improve access to quality Primary Health Care (PHC) services.
Responsibilities

Provide ongoing mentoring and capacity-building through small group technical seminars, periodic training activities and other approaches – on strategic purchasing and other health financing components to state stakeholders and consortium staff as needed.
Work with the consortium at all levels on all technical aspects of the scheme
Provide technical advice during health financing policy dialogue with government and non-governmental stakeholders to reinforce the role of demand side financing and strategic purchasing in overall health financing policy framework, design and implementation of state health insurance schemes

Analytical support to enrollment, claims, and utilization data analysis for PHC services
Synthesize global and Nigerian evidence regarding health systems and financing reforms and translate into actionable recommendations and evidence briefs
Provide expert technical guidance for commissioned research and analysis to inform scheme design and implementation, including synthesizing and interpreting existing analyses for the TWG, guidance to formulate research questions for new analyses, quality oversight of research methods and analysis, support to drafting final research reports
Draft progress summaries, policy briefs, and technical reports as requested
Communicating results orally and in writing to a variety of policy audiences
Act as the analytical expert at development partners and government counterpart meetings taking place in the states, and in Abuja, as requested.
The Health Financing Technical Advisor will be responsible for a range of tasks that include, but not limited to the following:
Provide technical advisory support to the states’ contributory health scheme agencies, healthcare financing Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other necessary stakeholder platforms
Providing technical support to the government and partners on various aspects of health financing schemes, including technical presentations at TWG meetings, review of facilitation materials, and quality assurance of policy proposals developed by the team members
Support Kaduna and Niger states as well as the federal government counterparts in the design and implementation of health financing schemes, with a focus on strategic purchasing, sustainable financing and efficient administration mechanisms

Qualifications

In-depth knowledge of the Nigerian health system, key health system actors, and state governments
Previous experience at the state-level strongly preferred
Proven ability to provide on-the-job capacity building, coaching and facilitation of trainings
Ability to develop policy briefs, and other advocacy materials, as well as the ability to construct evidence-based arguments and speak to, and demonstrate, strong technical knowledge in health financing

Proficiency in Microsoft office and one or more of the following statistical languages: SPSS, Stata, SAS, and/or R.
Ability to engage in technical and policy discussion with representatives of the government and other development partners

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Proven abilities to set priorities, multi-task, and work independently without daily supervision
Experience executing analyses using medical claims and/or other health financing program data is preferred.
The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated and collaborative technical expert, who is closely familiar (through work) with Government of Nigeria (GON) healthcare financing reforms and has excellent analytic, communication skills and some stakeholder management experience

Master’s Degree in relevant field (Health Financing, Health Economics, Public Health, Public/Social Policy, Public Administration or similar)
Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience that demonstrates expertise in health financing (specifically strategic health purchasing and/or provider payment mechanisms) and quantitative and qualitative research
Strong writer and oral communicator; able to lead the production of highly professional work products
Strong interpersonal skills

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Interested and qualified Applicants should forward their Cover Letters and updated CV to: [email protected]

Application Deadline 12th February, 2019.

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