Policy and Advocacy Consultant, Nigeria

Palladium

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Period of Performance: June 1st to September 30th, 2018

 

Position Summary: 

Under the HP+ program in Nigeria, Palladium is seeking a Policy and Advocacy consultant to provide content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation, and support for the development and revision of relevant bills and lead in advocacy activities for the passage of the bills into law.

 

Responsibilities require extensive knowledge of policy and advocacy issues in Nigeria and knowledge of the donor environment in this context, especially USAID.  S/he will report to the HP+ Country Director, Nigeria. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

 

The position is restricted to Nigerian nationals.   

 

 

Key Responsibilities

Lead in facilitating meetings and engagements geared toward getting the bills passed

Engaged relevant members of the national assembly to start the process of passing the bills

Facilitates stakeholder consultation and meetings at the national and state levels as may be relevant to the assignment

Stays abreast of key developments in health financing policy in Nigeria in order to inform technical support activities under the HP+ Nigeria Country Program. This includes frequent interaction with the GoN stakeholders relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.

Provides assistance within the project team on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and documentation of project results.

Actively participates in the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities.

Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Significant experience in health-related policy, advocacy and policy communication in Nigeria
  • Master's Degree or higher in public health, public policy, political science, public administration, communication or a related technical degree.
  • Experience: 7-8 years of experience required 
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience providing technical assistance, writing technical reports, and policy briefs targeted to decision makers.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, program work planning is preferred.
  • Experience in M&E and documentation of project results highly desirable.
  • Appropriate computer skills necessary to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Prior experience working with USG-funded programs is required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
  • Strong facilitation skills required

Deliverables:

All deliverables must be approved by the technical monitor.

 

Deliverable

 

Due Date

 

Monthly report of delivery of activities as in the HP+ approved work plan

 

Last day of the month

 

Summary

Company

Palladium

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Abuja

Specialization

NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type

Contract

Minimum Qualification

MBA / MSc

Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years

Salary

₦200,000.00 ‐ ₦600,000.00 per month