State Coordinator at Palladium Group

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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 foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: State Coordinator

Requisition ID: req12116
Location: Lagos

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health.
  • It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.
  • HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.
  • HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano. These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.  

Overall Responsibilities

  • The State Coordinator, Sustainable Health Financing is a full-time position in Lagos State responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the HP+ Nigeria Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs activity. Specifically, the incumbent should demonstrate familiarity with organization and status of the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHIS) and access to key stakeholders and decision makers in the state, with ability for advocacy and leadership to develop and strengthen partnerships and coordination to achieve a sustainable and state-owned impact. 
  • S/he will work closely with principal staff from the State Ministry of Health (SMoH), LSHIS, Regional and State offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other relevant institutions to ensure successful implementation of the workplan.
  • S/he will work closely with the State Technical Advisor and collaborate with the National Technical Advisors at the national level to ensure to ensure delivery of Lagos State-related outputs per project workplan. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and management for HP+ Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS Programs activity in Lagos State.
  • Lead in the engagement of major decision makers and other stakeholders in the State.
  • Lead in the conduct of high-level advocacy actions as required in the state.
  • Ensure adequate visibility is given to program activities in the state.
  • Provide financial and administrative leadership to project activities at the state level
  • Participate in design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, Communication or a related Technical Degree
  • Experience in Health Economics/Financing in Nigeria.
  • Sound understanding of TB, HIV epidemic and programs in Nigeria.
  • Significant experience in HIV/AIDS, TB programming; health insurance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).

Evaluation Criteria
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Health Financing and Economic Analysis (40%):

  • Experience leading the development and implementation of health financing reforms including State Health Insurance Schemes
  • Good understanding of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health and HIV
  • Experience conducting health/economic analysis, research, literature review, quantitative analysis
  • Relevant work experience with HIV Integration and DRM efforts

Program management and previous work with Lagos State Ministry of Health, LASHMA, LSACA, MoBEP and USAID (40%):

  • Project management experience including health financing
  • Relevant work experience with the Lagos Stakeholders
  • Relevant work experience with USAID
  • Relevant educational background

Related Skills (20%):

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.
  • Evidence of a strong track record of successfully engaging with key decision makers in the state; familiarity with the
  • SMOH, LSHIS preferred.
  • Strong program management and supervisory skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Location must be based in Lagos - applicants outside of Lagos will not be considered.