Current Recruitment Opportunities at Results for Development (R4D)

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world – government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators – to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Nigeria

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt / On-site

Opportunity

  • R4D, through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is implementing the Nigeria Primary Health Financing Project.
  • The main goal of the Project is to mobilize increased funding to the frontline health facilities and to increase the utilization of primary health care services, especially for pregnant women, children under five, and those living in poverty by supporting the effective scale-up of BHCPF implementation.
  • To meet this goal, the program will focus on consolidating the gains in the Federal budget process work by cascading to the States, improving on the strategic purchasing of primary health in the country, and the capacity building and strengthening governance and oversight functions of federal-level agencies. This will help position them to effectively support the state-level implementation of BHCPF towards achieving service delivery outcomes and impact on health outcomes.
  • The Project seeks to drive effective & efficient healthcare financing (HCF) by supporting the national scale-up of implementation of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and promoting the development and implementation of mechanisms to improve Primary Health Care (PHC) financing.
  • The Senior Program Officer will work closely with key actors at the federal and subnational levels to improve on the strategic purchasing of primary healthcare using the benefit package review as an entry point.
  • The Senior Program Officer will report to the Associate Director (Strategic Purchasing) and will collaborate with other members of the R4D leadership team. The location of this position is Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The Senior Program Officer will work with team members based in a variety of global time zones, including, but not limited to, the East coast of the United States and multiple countries in Africa.

Responsibilities

  • The Senior Program Officer will play an integral role in driving the Strategic Purchasing workstream of the Project including technical, administrative, and operational aspects of the project.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide project management for multiple workstreams, which may include activities at the federal and/or state levels.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including federal and state level government officials, development partners, and Nigeria-based partner organizations.
  • Leverage evidence-based findings to support the development of appropriate health financing policies and strategies to inform decisions of governments, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct stakeholder consultations and in-depth primary and secondary research and analyses, including through critical review of literature and interviews with experts, to support policy development.
  • Support administrative tasks/projects that are critical to the development of a rapidly growing team and organization.
  • Support the organization of meetings, workshops and stakeholder consultants in Nigeria, including logistics, invitation lists and agendas, and producing meeting summaries.
  • Support the formulation of high impact policy recommendations and deliverables
  • Participates fully as a member of R4D by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.

Qualifications

  • MA with 7 years of experience or a BA with at least 10 years of relevant global health experience in healthcare financing, political science, and/or policy development.
  • Relevant work experience in a research institution, government, bilateral or multilateral development agency, consulting firm, NGO, or think tank
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Proven experience effectively working with and meeting the needs of various stakeholders, both in Nigeria and globally.
  • Ability to think and solve problems in a structured, logical, and creative manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports.
  • Effectively able to work both collaboratively in a team-based environment as well as independently to make progress on complex work streams/projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse team located in different geographies
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Willingness to travel internationally and domestically, approximately 20-25%

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Financial Accounting Specialist

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt / On-site

Opportunity

  • R4D, through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is implementing the Nigeria Primary Health Financing Project. The main goal of the Project is to mobilize increased funding to the frontline health facilities and to increase the utilization of primary health care services, especially for pregnant women, children under five, and those living in poverty by supporting the effective scale-up of BHCPF implementation.
  • To meet this goal, the program will focus on consolidating the gains in the Federal budget process work by cascading to the States, improving on the strategic purchasing of primary health in the country, and the capacity building and strengthening governance and oversight functions of federal-level agencies.
  • This will help position them to effectively support state-level implementation of BHCPF towards achieving service delivery outcomes and impact on health outcomes.
  • The Project seeks to drive effective & efficient healthcare financing (HCF) by supporting the national scale-up of implementation of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and promoting the development and implementation of mechanisms to improve Primary Health Care (PHC) financing.
  • R4D seeks a Financial Accounting Specialist to lead the drive to strengthen the public financial management of the NPHCDA gateway of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and support the day-to-day operations of the BHCPF unit of the NPHCDA.
  • The Financial Accounting Specialist will be embedded in the National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHCDA) and will play an integral role in driving improved financial management of the BHCPF and also other technical, administrative, and operational aspects of the project.
  • The Financial Accounting Specialist (FAS) will work closely with key actors at the federal and subnational levels to improve and strengthen the public financial management and reporting of the NPHCDA gateway of the BHCPF. The FAS will report to the Associate Director and will collaborate with other members of the R4D leadership team.
  • The location of this position is Abuja, Nigeria. The FAS will work with team members based in a variety of global time zones, including, but not limited to, the East coast of the United States and multiple countries in Africa.
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Responsibilities

  • Working under the direction of the Associate Director (Public Financial Management), the Senior Program Officer will help strengthen the financial management and reporting of the NPHCDA of the BHCPF under the Nigeria Primary Health Financing Project. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide support to NPHCDA PIU to build on the training, tools, and procedures already developed to improve facility-level financial management practices.
  • Provide support for capacity training on the use of already developed PFM tools and processes for strategic planning and budgeting.
  • Adapt tools for use by subnational level including SPHCDA and LGA-Health Authorities to track and improve reporting of NPHCDA gateway funds by PHC facilities, as well as to serve as the platforms for interface and reach of PHCs in a state for uninterrupted supervision and mentoring on financial management.
  • Support NPHCDA PIU with the engagement of state leadership especially SPHCDA and LGA-H authorities to allocate and release funding for operational expenses e.g., travel and other logistics to support the supervision and mentoring activities.
  • As part of the national health reforms in Nigeria, work with the leadership of NPHCDA and BHCPF State Oversight Committees (SOCs) to empower facility managers and key actors at that level to determine how to use funds without rigid line-item constraints.
  • Assist the NPHCDA to ensure facilities are grouped and trained according to wards and LGAs on key facets of financial management and book-keeping to build their systems and capacity to carry out the appropriate financial management, accounting, and reporting practices.
  • Support the NPHCDA/SPHCBs to distribute and on-board accounting clerks to each Local Government Health Authority to support PHC in financial record keeping:
  • Assist the NPHCDA to carry out Periodic review meetings in collaboration with NHIA to provide an update on the fund and take decisions.
  • Support the NPHCDA to assist the SPHCDA/B to conduct technical and operational review meetings to share cross-learnings on human resources, facilities overhead cost, quality improvement, Medicines and consumables, and financials.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including federal and state-level government officials, development partners, and Nigeria-based partner organizations.
  • Leverage evidence-based findings to support the development of appropriate Public Financial Management policies and strategies to inform decisions of governments, donors, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and other related Courses.
  • An MBA in Finance or Accounting would be an advantage.
  • ICAN, ANAN, or equivalent Certifications.
  • Familiarity with modern accounting software, MS Excel, and MS outlook
  • Minimum of 8 years post-qualification experience.
  • Relevant work experience in a research institution, government, bilateral or multilateral development agency, consulting firm, NGO, or think tank
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in global health and related institutions, including healthcare financing, political science, and policy development.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Proven experience effectively working with and meeting the needs of various stakeholders, both in Nigeria and globally.
  • Ability to think and solve problems in a structured, logical, and creative manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports.
  • Effectively able to work collaborate in a team-based environment as well as independently to work on complex work streams/projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with a wide variety of different stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse team located in different geographies
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Willingness to travel internationally and domestically, approximately.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer, Health Financing

Location: Nigeria

Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt / On-site

Opportunity

  • R4D is seeking a Program Officer (PO) to be based in Abuja Nigeria to support the day-to-day operations of the Design and implementation of the Nigeria Primary Health Financing Project.
  • The PO would report to the Associate Director (Public Financial Management) in the first instance and work with the Nigeria-based project team under the guidance of the Associate Director (PD) and other team leads.
  • The PO will play an integral role in the administrative, operational, and technical aspects of the project.

Responsibilities
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leverage the evidence base to support the development of appropriate health financing policies and strategies to inform decisions of governments, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Support internal program activities that are critical to the development of a rapidly growing team and organization.
  • Support the organization of meetings, workshops, and stakeholder consultants in Niger state, including logistics, invitation lists and agendas, and producing meeting summaries.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including federal and state-level government officials, development partners, and partner organizations based in Niger state and Nigeria.
  • Support the formulation of high-impact policy recommendations and deliverables for the construction and implementation of the state DSF scheme.
  • Participates fully as a member of R4D by contributing, assisting, and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management
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Qualifications

  • MA with 3 years of experience Or a BA with 5 years of relevant global health experience.
  • Experience and interest in healthcare, healthcare financing, and policy development.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Proven experience effectively working with and meeting the needs of various stakeholders in Niger preferred, and in both Nigeria and globally a must.
  • Ability to think and solve problems in a structured, logical, and creative manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports.
  • Effectively able to work collaborate in a team-based environment as well as independently to work on complex work streams/projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with a wide variety of different stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse team located in different geographies
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Availability for 5-10% of international and domestic travel.
  • Local applicants encouraged to apply.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working on large-scale, multi-partner, donor-funded, and/or government projects in Niger is highly desired, and in Nigeria essential.
  • Relevant work experience in a research institution, government, bilateral or multilateral development agency, consulting firm, NGO, or think tank.
  • Prior work experience in healthcare financing, economics, and/or political science
  • Familiarity with existing regulations and framework around health care financing reform in Niger state, as well as nationally is a plus.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Associate Director, Strategic Purchasing

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt / On-site

Opportunity

  • R4D, through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is implementing the Nigeria Primary Health Financing Project and seeks an Associate Director with expertise in Strategic Health Purchasing to provide strategic and technical leadership for the Strategic Purchasing workstream.
  • The main goal of the Project is to mobilize increased funding to the frontline health facilities and to increase the utilization of primary health care services, especially for pregnant women, children under five, and those living in poverty by supporting the effective scale-up of BHCPF implementation.
  • To meet this goal, the program will focus on consolidating the gains in the Federal budget process work by cascading to the States, improving on the strategic purchasing of primary health in the country, and the capacity building and strengthening governance and oversight functions of federal-level agencies.
  • This will help position them to effectively support state-level implementation of BHCPF towards achieving service delivery outcomes and impact on health outcomes.
  • The Project seeks to drive effective & efficient health care financing (HCF) by supporting the national scale-up of implementation of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) and promoting the development and implementation of mechanisms to improve Primary Health Care (PHC) financing​.
  • The Associate Director will work closely with key actors at the federal and subnational levels to improve the strategic purchasing of primary healthcare using the benefit package review as an entry point.
  • The Associate Director will report to the Country Director and will collaborate with other members of the R4D leadership team.
  • The location of this position is Abuja, Nigeria. The Associate Director will work with team members based in a variety of global time zones, including, but not limited to, the East coast of the United States and multiple countries in Africa.

Responsibilities
The Associate Director is expected to perform the following primary duties:

Strategic Direction and Technical Leadership:

  • Identify, assess, and inform R4D about trends and opportunities for strategic health purchasing in Nigeria.
  • Work with the Country Director and team to set the strategic direction for the R4D Strategic Health Purchasing Sub-portfolio in Nigeria.
  • Identification of country demand for strategic health purchasing support, engagement with country stakeholders, and the design and implementation of packages of support based on identified demand.
  • Development of strategic purchasing knowledge products and their effective dissemination

Partnership Development:

  • Establish and maintain relations with key stakeholders particularly the Federal and State governments, ministries of health, health purchasing institutions, research and policy institutions across Nigeria to facilitate collaboration on strategic health purchasing.
  • Develop and sustain partnerships with international, regional and local technical partners to enhance program development and service delivery.
  • Cultivate partnerships with donors (foundations, institutional etc.) for increased investments towards Strategic purchasing in Nigeria.

Program Management & Implementation:

  • Monitor delivery of programs for quality improvement.
  • Track key deliverables and key performance indicators to ensure that all workstreams are on-track to achieve their results.
  • Work with program partners and R4D teams to ensure the development of activities that contribute to the sustainability (financial, approach, impact etc.)
  • Ensure smooth start-up of all new work.
  • Develop highly effective teams of existing and/or newly recruited staff. Promote strong funder and partner relationships.
  • Ensure sound and feasible budgets and work plans.

Advocacy:

  • Communicate with stakeholders both locally and internationally to keep them informed of R4D’s work and solicit support and commitment.
  • Form alliances that promote strategic health purchasing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Human Resource:

  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to achieve high levels of performance.
  • Support a thriving work environment that attracts, optimizes and retains high-performing talent.
  • Participates fully as a member of R4D by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management

Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in Health Economics, Health Financing, Health Policy, Public Health, or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in health financing, universal health coverage, health systems strengthening or health policy role at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to national/international health financing, health systems reform or UHC strategy and policy development.
  • Experience and a strong reputation working with or liaising with government institutions and multilateral organizations and institutions would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated leadership showing strategic thinking in designing and executing projects, including steering work planning, managing and mentoring colleagues, and overseeing compliant and cost-effective use of resources to deliver on objectives.
  • Strong skills in process facilitation and stakeholder management across diverse groups, including government and development partners.
  • Understanding of collaborative working methods.
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior staff. Ability to promote a highly engaged organizational culture of excellence and continuous improvement that values learning and innovation, entrepreneurship, and commitment to organizational diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional growth.
  • Ability to participate in public forums and effectively engage local and international audiences to ensure strong communication about R4D’s work.
  • Track record of leading and publishing global knowledge and analytic products and presenting them to external audiences on global and country panels and conferences.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple competing time and resource demands; highly organized.
  • Decisiveness and ability to reach timely decisions and initiate action appropriately.
  • Entrepreneurship, sound commercial judgment, and instinct.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with cross cultural teams.
  • Fluency in English including excellent written and verbal communication, report writing, and presentation skills.
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Application Closing Date
12th February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

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