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Improving the Investment Climate in Africa is one of three core priorities of the IFC strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Investment Climate Advisory Services in Africa are implemented jointly by IFC’s Private Enterprise

Partnership for Africa (PEP Africa) and the Investment Climate Department (CIC). PEP Africa is the Regional Advisory Services facility for IFC in Africa. As part of its strategy, the Investment Climate Business Line is increasingly working on specific sectors and has been engaged in the health sector in Africa since 2009, as part of IFC’s Health in Africa Initiative (“HiA”). HiA aims to: (i) step up engagement and support of Africa’s private health sector, through new financing instruments (e.g. regional equity funds and lines of credit); (ii) conduct identified country level operational analysis and provide Technical Assistance (TA) to support agreed policy and regulatory reforms, leading to stronger private sector engagement with the government which contributes to social goals in countries; and, (iii) develop and adapt a set of statistical indicators to benchmark country performance on private sector engagement effectiveness across countries.

Job #:
Job Title:
Senior Operations Officer – HIA Program
Job Stream:
Technical Assistance & Advisory Services
Abuja, Nigeria

Duties and Accountabilities:

Key tasks to be undertaken by the Senior Operations Officer will include, but not be limited to:

•Managing the NHIS project: representing HiA in the NHIS Project Steering Committee, reviewing draft reports and presentations, facilitating stakeholder events and fostering a productive relationship between NHIS and the consulting firm providing technical assistance.
•Taking a leading role in the Public Private Dialogue forum convened by the Minister of State for Health: leading provision of technical assistance to the working groups and the forum itself, facilitating technical workshops, hiring and managing consultants and supporting the PPD forum secretariat.
•Managing implementation of the Policy & Regulation workstream of AHME in Nigeria: organizing and facilitating AHME stakeholder forums, hiring and managing consultants to provide technical assistance for implementation of the reforms agreed at stakeholder forums, ensuring AHME activities are aligned and fully integrated into national and state health strategies.
•Managing the relationships between HIA and the World Bank office in Abuja, the World Bank Nigeria Health Nutrition and Population (HNP) team, the IFC office in Lagos, other development partners and government agencies active in health financing related work in the country.
•Performing all the administrative and project management tasks expected of an IFC Advisory Services Project Leader.
•Attending meetings, making presentations and drafting documents related to HIA in Nigeria.
Selection Criteria:
• A minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, public policy, international affairs, or business.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; French language skills desirable.
• Enthusiasm for and commitment to development work.
• Willing to travel to remote areas.
• Field experience in developing countries is a plus.
• Understanding of the Nigerian health system and experience interacting with senior Nigerian health sector officials strongly preferred.
• At least 10 years of experience in policy development, private sector development, or management consulting, preferably in the health sector.
• Strong leadership, organizational, research, and oral presentation skills.
• Good understanding of policy making in developing countries and economic development issues.
• Proven ability to work cross-sector, with experience advising both governments and the private sector.
• Proven ability to work in a team and multicultural environment, with minimal supervision and to deliver high quality work within deadlines, and to meet team objectives.
• Hands-on and action-oriented approach.

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