International Consultant to Review the National Human Resources for Health Policy and Development of the National Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan 2021-2025

The 2015 national human resources for health (HRH) policy was developed to provide a framework and guidance for implementation of the 2007 National Health Policy and 2014 national Health Act goals towards strengthening HRH in Nigeria.

Following the review of the National Health Policy in 2015 and the development of the Second National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP II) 2018 – 2022, as well as the outlining of the global strategies for strengthening HRH towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), there is a need to review the NHRHSP to reflect the global, regional and national strategies. The World Health Organization plans to support the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS) of the Federal Ministry if Health Nigeria in reviewing the NHRHSP 2016 – 2020 and align the country’s HRH strategy to the Global Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, African Regional Framework For The Implementation Of The Global Strategy On Human Resources For Health: Workforce 2030, National Health Policy 2015 and NSHDP II, as well as cost the interventions needed to actualize the strategy.

The purpose of this assignment is to review the 2015 National Human Resources for Health Policy and develop the National Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan 2021-2025 that aligns with global, regional and national strategies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and UHC.

Specific Tasks

Under the supervision of the HSS cluster Lead and the NPO/HSS-HRH and in close collaboration with the national consultant and the National HRH technical working group (TWG), the consultant is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Support the review of the existing National Human Resources for Health Policy
  • Support the conduct of a national HRH situational analysis
  • Support the revision of the National HRH policy
  • Lead the development of the National HRH Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025
  • Facilitate the validation of the National HRH policy and National HRH strategic plan 2021 - 2025

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or other relevant degrees.
  • At least 10 years’ demonstrable experience in health workforce policy development, review and planning (strategic and operational)
  • Familiarity with current debates and approaches to Universal Health Coverage and health systems strengthening work within the local, state, national and international arena
  • Extensive Knowledge of Nigeria’s health system
  • Demonstrable ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners in Nigeria
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively with government stakeholders at various levels

Closing Date: Oct 22, 2019, 9:59:00 PM


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