Job: Human Resource for Health (HRH) Coordinator | Palladium Group, Inc. | Location – Nigeria
Human Resource for Health (HRH) Coordinator
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:
The LAFIYA programme is a 7-year DFID Funded programme from February 2020 to February 2027. The programme is being implemented by Palladium and its Consortium Partners – Society for Family Health, Options Consultancy Services Ltd, CHECOD, PharmAccess, Solina and Chatham House. Lafiya will be delivered at federal level, as well as with a focus on targeted states (Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe) with activities tailored for each specific state instead of a “one size fits all” approach. The objective of the programme is to improve health outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable in Nigeria through i) encouraging Government of Nigeria to increase resources invested in health; ii) improving effectiveness and efficiency of public and private basic health for services and iii) reducing total fertility rate in Nigeria.
The HRH Coordinator will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the State to improve its Human Resource for Health (HRH) working through outcome 2 area, while working closely with other technical leads to ensure programme outcomes are achieved. S/he will coordinate interventions and technical support initiatives to State in the implementation of HRH and reporting progress to achieve outcome. As such, He/she is expected to exercise judgement within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and ongoing evaluation of programme delivery and results. The HRH Coordinator will be a member of State Teams. One to cover Kaduna, One to cover Kano and Jigawa and one to cover Borno and Yobe.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The HRH Coordinator will be a part of the state team and will ensure delivery of programme outputs at the state level, supported by the Technical Oversight Support Team and the flexible delivery pool. Key responsibilities include:
He/she will primarily support the delivery of Programme Output 3: ‘Technical Assistance to maximize Government of Nigeria resources and efficiency: Improved efficiency of existing resources for delivery of health services’.
He/she will coordinate the HRH initiatives support in the state, proactively working with the State Government, MDAs and key stakeholders to identify and respond to their TA needs and accordingly identify and leverage resources to be deployed in the state under the leadership of the STL.
Support state governments’ planning and follow up with financial commitments for the implementation of foundation year programme (FYP).
Provide technical support directly to the state governments in implementation of HRH plan including investments such as FYP and Health Training Institutions’ improvement support.
Support in the monitoring of the state’s HRH pipeline through facilitating data collection from the HTIs and recruitment agencies, analyse and periodically present to policy makers towards improving HRH pipeline with equity and gender lens
Provide technical support to State FYP working group (SFYPWG) and engages families and community groups to build an accountability and feedback system on FYP implementation.
Provide technical support to the state’s accreditation committees towards ensuring accreditation maintenance and improvement of Public and private Health Institutions
Provide TA in strengthening tutors’ capacity and innovations to improve quality of teaching and learning in HTIs.
Establish a working relationship between the state and learning hub based in BUK for promoting knowledge management, research and HRH agenda.
Work with HRH desk officer in the State to have a functional HRH health workforce registry and regularly update state’s HRH profile for advocacy and guide decision making.
Work with HTls maintenance officer to ensure proper implementation of preventive maintenance and periodically update the equipment status and report accordingly.
The HRH Coordinator will report to the State Team Leader primarily, working closely with the Health Systems Strengthen Coordinator and other coordinators. He/she will also report to and work in close collaboration with the HSS Expert at the national level to ensure coordination and delivery of the TA needs and timely identification and deployment of resources.
Master’s Degree or higher Health speciality, HRH or other relevant field required.
Must be an experienced professional in the field of health systems strengthening and particularly exposed to HRH interventions.
Proven experience working in Health Systems Strengthening in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria
Demonstrable capacity to network and negotiates with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health.
Strong skills in health workforce planning and management/human resources forecasting, design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. health systems strengthening, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination.
Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation
Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by FCDO and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Northern Nigeria experience.
Demonstrated technical depth and understanding of the health policy environment and governance in Nigeria, particularly in the Northern regions preferred.
Experience in coordination and collaboration of stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English required, working knowledge of Hausa and other local languages preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, and evaluative skills.
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
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