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Health Finance Advisor At Abt Associates

Date Posted: 26/Nov/2013
Deadline: 10/Dec/2013

A flagship project of USAID's Office of Health Systems, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project supports its partners in low- and middle-income countries to strengthen the health finance and governance functions of their health systems, expanding access to life-saving health services. The HFG project is a five-year (2012-2017), $209 million global health project funded via a cooperative agreement.

Health Finance Advisor


Job Description
In Nigeria, the HFG project team will work together with USAID and the Government of Nigeria (GON) to support sustainability and country ownership of Nigeria's HIV/AIDS. The project will work on improving sustainable HIV and AIDS financing by increasing the capacity of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to mobilize domestic financing for HIV/AIDS programs. HFG expects this activity to be multi-year in nature. To provide ongoing coordination and technical assistance, a full-time health finance advisor will be embedded within the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)'s Resource Mobilization Department (RMD) to assist in the implementation of the HFG project's activities, liaise between the project and the RMD, and mentor RMD staff. HFG will provide international technical assistance for various activities and one of the roles of the embedded advisor will be to coordinate these activities and provide regular and consistent follow-up, while being
embedded at NACA. The candidate will be appointed for an initial period of 12 months, with the potential for renewal or extension based upon availability of additional funding. The candidate must be Nigerian and will be located in Abuja, Nigeria.
This position does not qualify for international allowances.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Assist project team in the day-to-day implementation and coordination of activities supporting the RMD and provide the
Conduct an assessment of the technical capacity of NACA's Resource Mobilization Department and work with project staff to
further strengthen the department's technical capacity Participate in national data collection and analysis in areas of costing, resource mapping and financing Organize and facilitate stakeholders' consultation workshops related to HFG's work with NACA; Coordinate with key stakeholders at NACA, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Finance Serve as project liaison between HFG and the RMD of NACA Prepare weekly progress reports to update project team on implementation of HFG activities and institutional capacity building of NACA's RMD
Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • An advanced degree (minimum MA/MSc with a PhD desirable) in health economics, public health, public policy, or equivalent, and at least 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Prior working experience in health financing in Nigeria
  • Work experience and familiarity with H IV/AIDS financing
  • Familiarity with the government planning and budgeting process.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement policies and strategies for institutional strengthening and technical capacity building.
  • Strong conceptual and research skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations.
  • Proven planning, networking, team-building, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Method of Application

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter detailing suitability to the job requirements and CV all in a single document with Health Finance Advisor as the subject to [email protected] within two weeks of this publication. More information on the HFG Project at


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