PharmAccess Group is an international technical assistance organization that designs and implements demand - and supply - side interventions for inclusive health markets to improve access to affordable and quality healthcare for low-income populations of sub-Saharan Africa. Our range of interventions / solutions include development of demand-side financing frameworks (not limited to health insurance), SafeCare quality standards and the Medical Credit Fund (provides business advisory support and facilitates loans to the private health sector working with partner financial institutions) and technological innovations (an example is CarePay, a health data exchange platform for scheme operations).
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: BHCPF Private Sector Officer
Locations: Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe
Job Type: Full Time
PharmAccess is a specialist partner responsible for implementing the private sector component on the Lafiya programme led by Palladium to deliver the UK Support for Health in Nigeria
Lafiya will be delivered at federal level, as well as with a focus on targeted states (Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe) with activities taIilored for each specific state instead of a “one size fits all” approach
The programme will run for an initial term of up to 7 years from February, 2020 to January, 2027 (subject to availability of funding and other approvals by the Client).
The BHCPF Private Sector Officer will provide technical assistance to the State Team to implement BHCPF, working through Outcome 2 support
S/he will assist with building a network of trusted private health care providers by developing and implementing innovative value propositions to strengthen their business and clinical performance and hence the quality of healthcare services and patient safety
In addition, s/he will work on promoting the adoption of the quality agenda by private sector players and their empanelmenton the state health insurance schemes and BHCPF. The BHCPF Private Sector Officer will be a member of the Borno / Yobe / Jigawa / Kaduna / Kano team.
Support the delivery of Program Output 4 “Private sector”: Improved effectiveness of private sector in delivering affordable basic health services
Provide technical assistance for the empanelment of private sector health providers on the State Health Insurance Scheme (SHIS) and BHCPF
Assist in capacity strengthening for private facilities implementing of BHCPF using the approved BHCPF operational guidelines
Support the development of models for delivering low-cost health services and improving regulation of the private health sector
Provide technical assistance for private sector interventions for self-regulation, quality assurance and improvement
Develop and strengthen a network of trusted providers, introducing and implementing products and services to strengthen their quality and business practices
Conduct SafeCare Assessments, including entry, review and reporting of assessment data
Support the development and implementation of quality improvement plans for health facilities
Conduct periodic monitoring of progress in implementing quality improvement plans and achieving set targets
Coordinate facility level quality trainings and provide technical assistance to government and health providers
Continuous review of all ongoing programs and tools, suggesting updates and improvements from lessons learned.
Qualifications & Requirements
Medical or health-related Degree, preferably combined with a Public Health or Business Degree, e.g. MPH, MBA
At least 5 years work experience in clinical health settings and / or development sector
Must have a sound knowledge National Health Act (NHACT) and Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and have capacity building and project management experience in public health programs
Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by international development agencies 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 Nigeria preferred
Good knowledge of quality improvement approaches in healthcare and data management processes
Capable of interacting professionally and constructively with facility managers, clinic staff and others
Experience in coordination and collaboration with stakeholders including government agencies, institutions, the private sector (health and non-health), and CSOs.
Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills, ability to work effectively with different levels of professional cadres
Proven planning and coordination skills with an eye for detail
Critical thinking, research and report writing skills
Proficient in Microsoft office suite, databases and web applications
Awareness of relevant trends and new (mobile) technologies in healthcare
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; working knowledge of Hausa and other local languages preferred.
PharmAccess Foundation will offer competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and ability.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following Application documents below to: email@example.com with "BHCPF Private Sector Officer (indicate the preferred state)" as the subject of the mail.
A one-page Cover Letter describing why you are interested in the position and why you are the ideal candidate for this position
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
PharmAccess is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis.