Technical Director - Lagos, Nigeria - Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)

    Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF)
    Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) Lagos, Nigeria

    1 month ago

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    JOB SUMMARY

    Qualifications and ExperienceThe requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:Experience/Expertise: Master's Degree or other Advanced Degree (PhD, MD) in Public Health, Health Economics, Health System Management or other relevant field At least 10 years' experience in managing and/or implementing integrated health financing, HRH management, health systems strengthening or other relevant areas Demonstrated experience working on a USAID-funded activity in a senior-level role (project director, technical director, or technical advisor/manager) At least five (5) years of supervisory experience of teams and fostering a collaborative environment to achieve goals, advance project activities, and produce high-quality deliverables Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, and other key stakeholders Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language oral and presentation skills Experience organizing and mobilizing various stakeholders and resources to improve health outcomes Excellent organizational and time management skills Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team and to handle multiple priorities is required In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Job Purpose With guidance from the Chief of Party, the Technical Director is responsible for the technical oversight and coordination of program activities, providing overall technical direction for the combined program and technical support to the implementation teams and associated government counterparts for the sound implementation of the program. S/he will provide advisory functions, leadership and guidance to the implementation teams and institutional development to government counterparts. S/He will liaise with all program teams in regard to progress of implementation activities, highlighting emerging issues and challenges, and proposing options for their resolution. S/he has a deep understanding of and experience working in health financing, public financial management, results-based financing, and universal health coverage and the National Health Insurance Authority within the Nigerian context. The Technical Director will build and maintain relationships with external partners, representing HSDF and the project at meetings, conferences, etc. relevant to the portfolio and disseminate information as related to the project. The Technical Director will also work in coordination and collaboration with USAID, Nigerian Ministry of Health, sub-national counterparts, civil society, and other relevant partners.Duties Provide overall technical leadership in the design and implementation of health financing and human resources for health (HRH) interventions in coordination with key project technical leads. Ensure technical integration and alignment across technical teams to assure high quality project deliverables. Serve as a key technical liaison and work collaboratively with USAID, Nigerian Ministry of Health and other sub-national government and health partners, and to design and implement health financing and human resources for health (HRH) strengthening activities. Maintain strong and positive working relationships with strategic partners and key stakeholders, including USAID Mission and Nigerian government counterparts for the project at national, regional, and local levels. Ensure efficient implementation of project activities and timely reporting of activities internally and externally. Liaise with the monitoring, evaluation and learning director in promoting the use of data for decision-making at all levels of the health system. Promote a team approach that emphasizes performance, creative approaches, accountability, and the achievement of personal and project goals. In collaboration with the COP, and other technical leads, develop and implement annual work plans that reflect the health financing priorities of USAID, the Nigerian national and sub-national stakeholders, and other stakeholders. Coordinate, plan, and implement institutional learning activities supporting the achievement of project goals and objectives, such as special studies, pause and reflection activities, after action reviews, briefings, and communities of practices, learning events and/or seminars. Build capacity for integrating and adapting to lessons learned and changes in project context.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    Project management, Reporting, Compliance, Technical support, Quality control and supervision

    REQUIRED EDUCATION

    Post-graduate education