State Technical Lead

Palladium International , Kano, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th January, 2020

Job Description

Company Overview

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.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

  • Position: State Technical Lead (Full-time Consultant)
  • Program: HP+ Nigeria Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs
  • at National and Subnational Levels
  • Location: Kano, Nigeria
  • Reports to: Technical Advisors, Health Financing
  • Duration: Full-time consultant until June 2020 with possibility of extension.

Company Overview:

  • Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events
  • We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.
  • Palladium is a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role:

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 Technical Lead provides technical support on Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) and Public Financial Management (PFM) work of HP+ state level under the guidance of Abuja-based technical advisors. The State Technical Lead is also responsible for fostering multi-sectoral collaboration and evidence advocacy towards sustainable financing for health with enhanced efficiency and equity of resource utilization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support on budget preparation and defense to State Ministry of Health (SMoH) and Sate Agency for Control of AIDS and other relevant agencies;
  • Foster multisectoral collaboration for domestic resource mobilization for health in general and HIV and TB response in particular;
  • Support collection, analysis and use of evidence to advocate for more domestic funding for health in supported states;
  • Work with resource mobilization Technical Working Group (TWG) to track volume and flow of funds for health and remove obstacles that militate against optimal funding for health in general and TB and HIV response funding in particular;
  • Support domestic resource mobilization Technical Working Group to develop and implement resource mobilization strategy and plan;
  • Document lessons learned on resource mobilization and develop knowledge management products from project accomplishments and lessons learned;
  • Other tasks assigned by HP+ Technical Advisors and Country Director.


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree or similar qualification in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, or other related discipline.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience in health or health financing, DRM and PFM system strengthening. Experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, and/or health insurance preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • Interested candidates must specify the cost of their full-time consultancy.
  • Deadline to apply by January 13, 2020. Please upload resume/CV's files saved as"First Name_Last Name"


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