Background:

Engagement of a Health Financing Specialist to provide technical support in integration of comprehensive HIV/AIDS health services into existing health insurance schemes. We are implementing a CDC supported 5-year project to deliver client-centered high quality comprehensive HIV care and treatment and laboratory services to reach the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets and end AIDS by 2030. This project employs a patient-centered approach that integrates contextual health systems strengthening with comprehensive HIV care, including critical services mainstreamed towards those infected and affected by HIV.

Responsibilities:

<ul> <li>Lead the development of a health sector blueprint for integration of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services into the health insurance schemes;</li> <li>Support engagement efforts with the leadership of the National and State houses of assembly, Governors Forum, National Council of Health and the private sector to increase domestic funding and allocations for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care;</li> <li>Participate in the development of resource mobilization plan and implementation road maps for the integration of comprehensive HIV services into health insurance schemes;</li> <li>Lead, provide guidance and fast track integration of comprehensive HIV services into health insurance schemes;</li> <li>Lead the institutionalization of a coordination framework that will integrate a pre-payment package for HIV related health care needs for PLHIV at the national and sub-national levels;</li> <li>Develop framework for monitoring integration of HIV services into health insurance, reporting pathway and onboarding.</li> </ul>

Qualifications & Skills:

<ul> <li>Degree in social science, health economics, actuarial science, or related field;</li> <li>Advanced degree in public health, health financing, health economics or related field is required;</li> <li>Five (5) years working experience in HIV program management and/or Health Insurance</li> <li>Ability to multitask and solve complex operational issues in health care settings;</li> <li>Well developed analytical skills and track record of teamwork and ability to produce high quality results and outputs under pressure with minimal supervision.</li> <li>Strong client orientation, interpersonal and diplomatic skills, ability to support policy and program discussions with high level government officials.</li> <li>Capacity building experience and the ability to explain and present concepts in clear and simple ways.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural teams and environment, and to travel regularly to states to support implementation of work programs and skills development for sub-national health management teams.</li> <li>Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including excellent speaking and writing skills in English.</li> </ul>

Deliverables:

<ul> <li>Timely quarterly progress report on integration activities</li> <li>Timely Baseline dashboard and progress update report</li> <li>Timely monthly report on engagement progress with country leadership on health</li> </ul>

Contracting & Accountability:

The officer will be accountable to the National Coordinator and reporting directly to the National Coordinator.

Renumeration:

S/he will be paid competitive fees for the agreed duration based on qualification and experience.

Deadline:

Deadline for submission of application for this position is Wed Oct 12 2022 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time). Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.