JOB AT Abt Associates Inc : Health Financing Advisor : ( Deadline : 10 May 2019 )
Health Financing Advisor
USAID Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA)
Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development seeks a qualified Health Financing Advisor for the upcoming five-year USAID Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA). RIHSA aims to strengthen the health system of Rwanda to provide quality health care services, increase financial protection, and promote self-reliance.
The Health Financing Advisor will lead strategic planning and technical assistance towards increased access to quality health care and financial protection. S/he will work to advance reforms targeting improved retention and use of the health resources at the national and sub-national level, and enhanced local capacity in health care financing.
The position will be based in Kigali with local travel as required and will report to the Deputy Chief of Party. The position is contingent upon contract award to Abt Associates.
Provide technical assistance to the Rwanda Ministry of Health and county health offices to implement key health financing interventions and build institutional capacity.
Provide technical assistance to improve public financial management, county-level planning, monitoring, and performance in the health sector
Work with stakeholders on sustainability strategies, including identifying new funding sources such as domestic resources mobilization, and facilitating private sector engagement.
Strengthen results-based financing (RBF) operations to drive and incentivize facility, district, and county level systems performance and quality care.
Strengthen sustainability of the Rwandan community-based health insurance (CBHI) system by providing technical assistance to both the Ministry of Health and the Rwandan Social Security Board with income generation and costs containment strategies.
Promote and support the production and use of quality health financing data for decision making.
Lead coordination with other USAID funded projects to ensure strategic alignment and avoid duplication of efforts related to similar activities.
Contribute to project learning materials such as articles for project newsletter, working papers, presentations, and other inputs to support the project’s learning agenda.
Ensure accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for the health financing portfolio.
Foster and manage strong working relationships with government counterparts to support project implementation.
Contribute to brainstorming and development of research agendas and special projects related to improving health financing policy.
Assist in managing the work of subcontractors as relevant, and help ensure that all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate.
Master’s Degree in public health, health economics, health finance or other relevant fields.
Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience in the design, planning, management, and execution of health care financing activities or projects in a government or donor-supported project environment; experience working on USAID-funded projects is strongly preferred.
Strong understanding and knowledge of health financing initiatives in Rwanda such as community-based health insurance, RBF models, public-private partnerships and sustainable financing; prior experience working with the Rwandan Ministry of Health highly desirable.
Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks to produce high-quality work in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Experience working, building and maintaining relationships with Rwanda Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance other relevant government organizations strongly preferred.
Willingness to travel within the country as needed.
Demonstrated experience sharing knowledge and building others capacity in health financing
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English; French skills desirable. Evidence of previous technical reports or articles produced will be required.
Computer literacy (MS Office, Excel, and communications programs) as well as strong analytical skills, including costing, financial analysis, and financing strategy review and development.
Rwandan national strongly preferred.
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]
Please include “RIHSA” and the position title in the subject line of the email. Deadline for applications is 10 May 2019, though applications submitted by May 6th will be prioritized. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
Interested individuals can learn more about Abt Associates’ multi-disciplinary group of dedicated professionals who provide TA, research, analysis, and systems strengthening services in more than 100 countries at www.abtassociates.com