Senior Operations Officer at International Finance Corporation (IFC)


The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution which offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries.

The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States. It was established in 1956 as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group to advance economic development by investing in strictly for-profit and commercial projects which reduce poverty and promote development

We are currently recruiting for the position of:

Job Title:  Senior Operations Officer - HIA Program
Job No. :  122269

Job Stream:  Technical Assistance & Advisory Services
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Responsibilities:
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.

Requirements:
A minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, public policy, international affairs, or business.
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.
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.

Application Closing Date:
17th October, 2012

Method Of Application:
Interested candidates should

Click here to apply online

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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