Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a Private Sector Specialist to provide technical leadership to an anticipated DFID-funded, five-year Health Investment Programme (Lafiya) in Nigeria. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Will be responsible for designing and executing the overall private sector strategy for the project to track the achievement of project results for the regulation of the private sector under the DFID contract;
+ Develop strategic alliances with federal ministries and agencies, state ministries of health, and health committees and technical groups, along with international partners, donors, foundations working to advance health systems strengthening and private sector in Nigeria from the national level to the local government level;
+ Support the Government of Nigeria in assessing, reviewing, and updating relevant strategies, regulations policies, and guidelines related to the private sector;
+ Provide technical support to the Federal and State Ministries of Health, the NPHCDA, state health care development agencies, and other relevant agencies in rolling out interventions such as piloting new low-cost private health services, public-private partnerships, linking private provider networks, improving private sector regulation, and standardization of quality standards.
+ Support capacity development activities to operationalize the National Health Care Act;
+ Support capacity development of the FMoH and SMoH to integrate private sector activities in their objectives and programs to improve healthcare outcomes and service delivery in each state;
+ Support research and build in-country learning around strengthening health systems in Nigeria;
+ Support the development of metrics for private sector and provide technical support for the integration of appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems at all levels of Ministry of Health.
Program Management and Monitoring
+ Manage the implementation of selected DFID program, including appraisal, monitoring (including field visits), lesson learning, and review of annual and financial reports;
+ Maintain strong results focus with partners, and provide regular technical input into, and support for, the implementation of work-plans;
+ Produce quarterly and annual reports on the achievements of the work with private sector;
+ Ensures project activities are in in compliance with all award conditions, HMG regulations, and country-specific special provisions.
Technical support, knowledge integration and learning
+ Monitor and report on public policy environment that impacts on health policy with a focus on health systems strengthening and quality improvement, including key discussions, innovations, reports, and policy papers;
+ Promote and contribute to improved health sector coordination;
+ Build strong and effective working relationships with Government of Nigeria, civil society, and other Development Partners working in private sector, health systems strengthening, and related sectors by convening relevant stakeholders at various forums, conferences, and working groups;
+ Manage and coordinate implementation learning related to private sector.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
+ Master’s degree, or its international equivalent or higher in public health, health program planning and management, or other relevant field preferred;
+ At least five years of professional experience in managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas of health policy and administration, service delivery models, health management, assessment of health systems, and supervision of activities and teams;
+ At least five years of professional experience in managing DFID and/or international development organization projects and staff;
+ Proven experience in successful implementation of programs designed to strengthen the health sector at national and decentralized government levels;
+ Specific technical expertise in at least one health systems strengthening technical area (e.g., health financing, health management information systems, Private Sector, supply chain, quality improvement, leadership & governance, etc.). Specific expertise in private sector preferred;
+ Proven experience in DFID programmatic and financial regulations and reporting per DFID guidelines preferred;
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Hausa and other local languages will be an advantage;
+ Experience in working with key stakeholders in Nigeria, particularly in the North and Northeast regions strongly desired.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to revie
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