Consultant, Family Planning Financing, PROPEL Health at Palladium

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Palladium is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Consultant who would work with a Senior Consultant to develop national-level policy documents to support the integration of FP in Nigeria’s comprehensive package of PHC services and the national health insurance scheme. 

The Consultant will report to the Director, Health Systems in Palladium’s Health Policy, Financing, & Governance Portfolio, and is expected to conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analyses to support the development of the policy documents.

Additional technical support will be available through a Senior Consultant and from PROPEL Health global technical experts.

 

Project Overview and Role:

PROPEL Health, a USAID-funded five-year $100 million project awarded to Palladium, aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation; adequate, predictable, and sustainable health financing; enhanced government stewardship, transparency, and accountability; and use of evidence-based advocacy approaches at global, national, and subnational levels to promote best practices.

In Nigeria, PROPEL Health expects to collaborate with the Government of Nigeria at federal, state, and local levels to provide technical assistance to co-develop and implement the integration of family planning (FP) in Nigeria’s comprehensive package of primary healthcare (PHC) services and the national health insurance scheme. The activity will look to leverage platforms and collaborations established through the ongoing Integrated Health Program (IHP-Nigeria), and will focus in one state, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


Deliverable-based Responsibilities: 

1. Technical Report (approx. 20-30 pages, not including annexes): Situational analysis of FP financing and integration at the national and sub-national (FCT) level. Due: July 30, 2023
The Consultant is expected to support the Senior Consultant in development of this technical report, while co-leading some of the activities. Some potential activities will include:
• Conducting desk review of the current challenges to integration of FP into PHC services and the national health insurance program in Nigeria.
• Conducting costing studies to estimate the financial requirements and funding gaps for FP integration.
• Supporting the Senior Consultant to identify and map the key stakeholders and analyze the existing policy environment for FP integration.
• Writing the technical report with guidance from the Senior Consultant, including addressing all technical comments and concerns and finalizing.

2. Technical Report (approx. 30-40 pages, not including annexes): National Blueprint to provide operational guidance to state-level planning efforts for integration of FP into PHC services/ national health insurance program, closely resembling similar work done for Nigeria’s HIV program (please review). Due: December 30, 2023
The Consultant is expected to support the Senior Consultant in development of this technical report, while co-leading some of the activities. Some potential activities will include:
• Supporting the Senior Consultant in stakeholder engagement to identify a comprehensive package of FP services that should be integrated, along with appropriate provider payment mechanisms.
• Conducting costing study to support development of a package of FP services in the short, medium, and long term, as well as identifying the optimal provider payment amounts to stimulate demand.
• Writing the technical report with guidance from the Senior Consultant, including addressing technical comments and concerns and finalizing.

3. Technical Brief (2-4 pages): Summarizing the lessons learnt from the Nigeria experience to provide guidance to other countries on how to incorporate FP into national health insurance schemes. Due: December 30, 2023

• The Consultant is expected to develop and finalize this technical brief based on the two technical reports (above), with review and feedback from PROPEL Health global technical experts.

4. Any other relevant tasks to accomplish the activity goals, as determined by the Director, Health Systems in Palladium’s Health Policy, Financing, & Governance Portfolio.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 
Master's Degree in public health, health financing, international development, health policy and planning, or equivalent 

Knowledge and Experience: 
• 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of family planning, national public health insurance, and/or health financing in Nigeria (preferred) or regionally.
• Proven experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research, particularly desk reviews and costing studies for health programs and policies.
• Demonstrated experience in authoring technical reports in health.
• Understanding of areas relevant to PROPEL Health’s mandate such as policy, health financing, governance, and advocacy.
• Strong track record of producing demonstrable results.

Languages

 Fluency in English is required.  

 

Evaluation Criteria:
Technical (Interview) – 40%
Knowledge and Experience - 40%
Cost- 20% Interested individuals must submit their proposed daily rate along with applications.

 

About Palladium 

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 governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges.

With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should follow the link below to submit CV and application letter:

Location: FCT, Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: Not Specified

>> CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE 

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