Governance and Leadership Advisor – Nigeria IHP at Palladium Group
5 months ago
Number of vacancies
Project Overview and Role:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Promote multisectoral partnership and leadership to strengthen governance and accountability at the state level to use resources transparently, enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring, and produce results in primary health care;
Work with key stakeholders to identify and select priority areas for policy development related to reproductive health/family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria services; and develops plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives that are evidence-based and gender-sensitive;
Provide technical leadership in reviewing and formulating state policy initiatives, which includes researching and drafting policy documents, regulations, ordinances, decrees, guidelines, and circulars;
Assist stakeholders to prepare for and implement new health policies through capacity building and organizational development.
Liaise and works with other IHP program leads to strengthen health governance components;
Build governance and leadership capacity of state, LGA, ward and community levels to be engaged in and accountable for improved quality and increased access to primary health care services;
Work with the state to adapt and utilize planning, budgeting and accountability tools to harmonize health activities among all partners in the state and foster transparency in planning, budgeting and reporting of results and health finances
Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a master’s degree
At least 12 years’ experience providing others, especially government leaders and stakeholders, with guidance and technical assistance that enables them to understand policy options and strategies for improving health governance.
Deep understanding of the BHCPF, PHCUOR and related processes and structures related to strengthening primary health care systems.
Experience supervising a team of experts focused on strengthening health systems
Experience carrying out project-related health governance technical assistance and promoting the integration of governance and health systems.
Ability to develop strong, working relationships with multisectoral counterparts strongly desired.
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. Experience working with diverse and multicultural teams.
Experience working on USAID funded projects is highly desired.
Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services
Ability to speak, write and read English is required.
Advanced ability to communicate in Hausa Language is required