Request for Consultant: The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) at Results for Development (R4D)


Request for Consultant: The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) at Results for Development (R4D)

Results for Development (R4D) is a global nonprofit organization working with partners in more than 55 countries to find new ways to help people escape poverty and reach their full potential. We apply fresh thinking and rigor to emerging and stubborn development challenges-particularly within the fields of health, education and governance-and we pioneer and advance creative, high-impact solutions. We do this by conducting analysis and generating evidence that helps to inform and influence decision-makers; building platforms and networks that connect people and ideas; by providing direct support to local change agents; and combining these approaches to deliver meaningful and lasting results.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: Consultancy  , Project Management 


  • Contribute to the special issue on “Objective-oriented health systems reform: implications for moving towards universal health coverage”
  • Participate in virtual and in-person meetings related to the drafting, editing and review of the special issue
  • Participate as a speaker at the ThinkWell/WHO/R4D/SPARC pre-congress session: “Exploring the “means” to achieve universal health coverage in Africa: research and insights on contributory and non-contributory means of financing health care from low- and middle-income countries” on Sunday 9th July at the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Congress [AK1]
  • Support the planning and facilitation of the writers’ workshop in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Draft the framing paper of the special issue, respond to peer review and editorial team feedback and prepare the final paper for submission for publication
  • Coach other writers involved in the special issue by reviewing their drafts and providing feedback on drafts and during virtual check-in sessions
  • Facilitation of the SPARC component of the NLDP
  • Provide inputs into the training modules and the case studies
  • Facilitate in-person training as allocated within the facilitation team


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  • Special Issue
  • Draft of the framing paper accepted for publication


  • The period of performance for this scope of work is June 1st 2023 – June 30th 2024 and the expected level of effort is 30 days.


  • Advanced degree in health financing
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated track record in publishing scientific journals
  • Experience in facilitation and training course development
  • Strong written and oral English abilities

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