Chief of Party – Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health needed at Health Systems Consult Limited

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Job title : Chief of Party – Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : May 24, 2024

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Job Summary

  • The Chief of Party (COP) will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight on the project. The COP will be primarily responsible for the achievement of the project’s objectives, ensuring technical and financial integrity, and coordinating project activities with USAID and relevant stakeholders including the Nigerian government, private sector partners, and other donors.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the Program, including managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective programme management team; providing technical direction, overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results.
  • Act as the primary liaison with USAID, Nigerian health authorities, and other stakeholders, ensuring strong partnerships and effective communication.
  • The COP will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation promptly and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
  • S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements.
  • Strengthen institutional capacity in healthcare financing and human resources management within the Ministry of Health and partner institutions.
  • Lead initiatives to improve recruitment, training, and retention strategies for healthcare workers to address shortages and improve service delivery.
  • Lead the design of innovative healthcare financing models and strategies that increase resource availability and ensure sustainable health funding.
  • Support the development and implementation of policies related to healthcare financing and workforce management in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Oversee project staff and help partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • The Chief of Party will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, manage diverse teams, and deliver results within agreed timelines.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategies for health systems strengthening, aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Advocate for policies that promote equitable access to health services and ensure the effective utilization of resources.
  • Provide technical guidance on health financing mechanisms to improve resource allocation and sustainability of health services.

Requirements
Education:

  • MBBS / MD or similar degree with 10 years of relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5-6 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • Or BS / BA in Social Science, Public Health, or related field, with a minimum of 11 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 7 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • Master’s Degree or higher Degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Management, or a related field, and a minimum of 7 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience.

Desired Competencies:

  • Knowledge of implementing USAID grants.
  • Considerable experience in designing and implementing Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) and support projects in developing countries.
  • Sound knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues about health systems strengthening projects.
  • Proven skills in management, supervision, and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage/manage and collaborate with a wide range of government, donor, and private-sector stakeholders.
  • Strong managerial and operational leadership skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Power-Bi.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage large program team with diplomacy and firmness.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter (no more than a page) and an updated CV as one document to: recruitment@hscgroup.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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