Knowledge Management and Writing Consultant at Abt Associates / LHSS Project – 2 Openings

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  • Post Date : June 22, 2023
  • Apply Before : June 29, 2023
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  • Job ID 28168
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Job Description

Abt Associates is a global consulting and research firm that combines data and bold thinking to improve the quality of people’s lives. We partner with clients and communities to advance equity and innovation – from creating scalable digital solutions and combatting infectious disease, to mitigating climate change and evaluating programs for measurable social impact.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Knowledge Management and Writing Consultant

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Contract
Slot: 2 Openings
Level of Effort: 30 working days
Period of performance of the consultancy: June – July 2023

Scope of Work
Program Activity:

  • Consultant to support stakeholders in Zamfara, Plateau and Nasarawa to compile and develop state-specific universal health coverage (UHC) roadmap and mandatory health insurance/contributory health care scheme operational framework that is technically sound and aligns with national guidelines and policies.

Background

  • Local Health Systems Sustainability (LHSS) project is USAID’s flagship initiative in integrated health systems strengthening implemented by Abt Associates and its partners in Nasarawa, Zamfara and Plateau States.
  • The project’s objectives are to expand financial risk protection to reduce financial barriers and out-of-pocket payments so that the poor can obtain needed health services without being pushed deeper into poverty; increase health coverage for the poor by 10 percent through fully functioning social health protection programs (i.e., Basic Health Care Provision Fund and State Health Equity Fund) to improve equitable access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, especially women, children, and people with disabilities; and increase the proportion of revitalized “one main health facility per ward” to 50 percent to increase the number of fully functioning primary health centers to provide essential quality health services.

Role and Responsibilities

  • To advance progress towards universal health coverage in these states, LHSS has supported multiple multisectoral stakeholders’ workshops to co-create universal health coverage (UHC) roadmaps and operational frameworks for mandatory health insurance/contributory health care scheme in the project-supported states.
  • The knowledge management and writing consultant will compile the outputs of these workshops and develop them into state-specific documents.
  • The areas of work include writing documents and reviewing the action plans to ensure technical soundness and alignment with national guidelines and policies.
  • In addition, this role includes conducting validation meetings for each of the documents developed in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Activities
The following are the range of activities that are anticipated:

  • Stakeholders’ engagement
  • Check-in meetings with LHSS team
  • Regular meetings with stakeholders to finalize the documents
  • Producing the documents
  • Plan and conduct stakeholders’ validation meeting.

Deliverables

  • Inception meeting with LHSS team
  • Produce a finalized document on the universal health coverage (UHC) roadmap for Zamfara, Plateau and Nasarawa States
    • Develop an outline for the document
    • Conduct desk review for background information
    • Review and edit strategic actions and implementation plans developed during the stakeholders’ workshop
    • Harmonize and compile the outputs of the workshop on UHC roadmap development
    • Produce first draft of the document
    • Correct and finalize the draft document
Documents Number
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Roadmap for Plateau State 1
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Roadmap for Nasarawa State 1
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Roadmap for Zamfara State 1
  • Produce a finalized document on the operational framework for mandatory health insurance/contributory health care scheme for Zamfara, plateau and Nasarawa States
  • Develop an outline for the document
  • Conduct desk review for background information
  • Complete mapping of state residents that are in the formal and informal sector as well as poor and vulnerable with estimated population of subgroups
  • Review and edit the implementation plan developed during the stakeholders’ workshop
  • Harmonize and compile the outputs of the multi-stakeholders’ workshop on development of operational framework for mandatory health insurance
  • Organize action plans to be sector-specific with timelines and responsible institutions
  • Produce first draft of the document for feedback
  • Correct and finalize the draft documents
Documents Number
Operational Framework for Mandatory Participation in Contributory Health Care Scheme in Plateau State 1
Operational Framework for Mandatory Health Insurance in Nasarawa State 1
Operational Framework for Mandatory Participation in Contributory Health Care Scheme in Zamfara State 1

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • First Degree in Health or Medical Sciences / Social Sciences preferred.
  • Graduate qualification in Global Health / Public Health / International Health / Public Policy is required
  • 10+ years relevant work experience.
  • Experience with conducting desk review, compilation and writing of operational documents/guidelines
  • Knowledge of health systems strengthening, and health financing is an added advantage

Reporting / technical approvals:

  • While it is anticipated that the writing/ communication and knowledge management consultant will be able to work independently, to ensure quality assurance and timeliness, the consultant will hold regular check-in meetings with the LHSS team and share draft of deliverables and with the Chief of Party to obtain technical approvals.

Application Closing Date
29th June, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications and CV as a single document with candidate’s Name as the title to: LHSS_Nigeria_Procurement@abtassoc.com using “Knowledge Management and Writing Consultant” as the subject of the mail.

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