LASHMA Consultant position at Palladium Group in Lagos


Palladium Group is inviting applications for the post of LASHMA Consultant. The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) was established as a public-private partnership to promote, regulate, and supervise the activities of the LSHS. Thus, LSHS is a system of advance financing of healthcare expenditure through contributions and premiums paid into a common pool, called the Lagos State Health Fund (LASHEF). It was created to provide a social security system that guarantees needed health services to people paying annual premium contributions. It is primarily a risk-sharing arrangement that can improve resource mobilisation and equity in the healthcare sector.

Job Details:

  • Job Title: LASHMA Consultant
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Project Overview and Role
  • Status: Open

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The objective is to develop and formalize a framework and Standard Operating Protocol that would inform the framework for Registration, Monitoring, Licensing, Sanctioning and Customer Relations of the Agency.
  • The consultant will work and collaborate with LASHMA under supervision of HP+. The Consultant’s scope of work and responsibilities include:
  • Engage the Ministry of Justice and interpret the LSHS Law in line with the proposed Regulatory Functions for the Agency.
  • Carry out stakeholders analysis to highlight the roles and responsibilities of relevant organizations in Lagos State
  • In consultation with the Regulations Team, prepare a comprehensive list of contents that should be included in the framework and SOPs
  • Draft specific, detailed, and practical steps for Registration, Monitoring, Licensing, Sanctioning and Customer Relations
  • Facilitate working group consultations with Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA), HMOs, Corporate Organizations, Healthcare Providers
  • Present the draft SOP to LASHMA; finalize the SOP incorporating all inputs and feedback
  • Produce a well-written and comprehensive Framework of Operation highlighting:   

            – Standard Operating Procedures for Registration, Monitoring & Compliance, Licensing, Sanctioning, Customer Relations activities

            – Recommendations on the SOPs to strengthen linkages between organizations involved in the process

              -Resource Directory of all the relevant stakeholders with focal points

  • Coordinate and conduct a detailed presentation before completion of the project

Duration and Expected Deliverables:
The duration of the contract will be August 17 – September 30, and the Consultant will be responsible for two deliverables:

  • A written documentation on the interpretation of the LSHS Law, outlining LASHMA’s regulatory roles, responsibilities, and rights.
  • A written framework of the implementation of the LSHS Law and LASHMA’s regulatory functions, including SOPs for each identified function and how linkages between organizations will be ensured

Required Qualifications:

  • A postgraduate or equivalent qualification/ degree in Public Health, Law, Political Science, Development Study, Humanities, or any other relevant discipline, or with bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 15 years of professional relevant experience in the HMO industry is required.
  • At least 10-15 years of prior work experience in dealing with social health insurance regulations setup and operations, especially in the subnational context. Knowledge of HMO practices in Nigeria is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience researching the area of Social health Insurance.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations.
  • Knowledge and experience developing SOPs, especially in the area of Health Insurance.
  • Solid knowledge of LASHMA’s mandate and goals.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, complete the application online.

For more information, visit the company Webpage

Source: Palladium Group webpage


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