Health Financing and Private Sector Engagement Lead

Closing on: Apr 30, 2024
Project: Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE)
Job Category: Health Financing and Private Sector Engagement Lead
Job Type: Long term (12 months with possibility of extension)
Job Location: Bauchi
Language: English (proficiency in Hausa language is an advantage)


Solina Group is an indigenous consulting firm that works to accelerate positive health, social, and economic reforms through high-quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation science research, and knowledge generation, as well as agenda-setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors. Our work seeks to benefit primarily disadvantaged and under-served populations. We implement transformation programs in Nigeria and are currently expanding to several West and Central African countries.

Description and Objectives

The Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) project is implementing integrated HIV care and treatment activities in various states in Nigeria. The Service Delivery Activity will contribute to the attainment of the Government of Nigeria’s (GON) goal of addressing the HIV response and safeguarding the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV/AIDS.

The Health Financing and Private Sector Engagement Specialist will provide technical leadership on strategies, tools, and approaches that will be deployed to move from reliance on donor-funded programs to private sector and/or market-driven solutions to improve equitable access to healthcare services. S/he will utilize a health systems approach to improve the quality of essential HIV services at the state, facility, and community. This will include ensuring the strengthened integration of private health facilities into the overall health service delivery structure of the HIV program.

Technical responsibilities

The Health Financing & Private Sector Specialist will support the delivery of the following:

  1. Contribute technically to health systems strengthening as regards health financing and private sector engagement
  2. Provide technical leadership in the design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity building regarding private sector partnerships and health financing for improved program implementation
  3. Participate in business development efforts, business case development for private sector engagement
  4. Develop tools to support the design and implementation of specific technical components of the program
  5. Provide recommendations on the effectiveness of programs and projects by participating in the review, analysis, and evaluation.
  6. Cultivate and maintain relationships with relevant donor/client organizations, agencies, and partners
  7. Represent the organization at professional meetings and conferences at all levels
  8. Provide guidance on current global standards to maintain the quality of all program activities implemented at all levels
  9. Serve as a resource on procedural, administrative, and operational issues by providing technical leadership on all ACE-related programs
  10. Maintain current knowledge of emerging trends in health financing and private sector engagement Participate in resource development activities
  11. Carry out any other assigned tasks provided by the supervisor

Mode of Evaluation

  • Monthly and quarterly activity program report
  • Health facility supervisory reports
  • Client engagement reports
  • Concept paper for innovation relating to health financing and private sector engagement

Required competencies

Education and Experience

  1. Academic training: A minimum of a Master’s degree in health financing, public health, international development, health economics, public policy, economics, health sector management, or related field is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree with relevant years of experience will be considered.
  2. Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in health financing, private sector engagement, and or related topics in a USAID-supported program
    • Strong understanding and experience of private health sector dynamics, health systems, and health financing issues with prior experience in public-private partnerships
    • Knowledge of USAID HSS within health financing and private sector engagement is desirable
    • Expert use of at least any data management and analysis tools, written, and oral communications skills
    • Astute problem-solving and strong team leadership and program management skills
    • Stakeholder management and coordination with the ability to multi-task, strategic and analytical thinking skills
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills
  4. Strong report writing skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel and PowerPoint)

PS: Women are encouraged to apply.

Equal employment opportunity statement

SCIDaR is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

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SCIDaR offers dynamic and rewarding opportunities to individuals who desire to gain experience and develop key professional skills while also working to contribute to SCIDaR’s organizational goals within six (6) months.


Our vision is to become a leading organization working to accelerate social, health, and economic development of under- served populations