Consultancy - Sustainable HIV, TB, and Malaria Financing

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Washington, D. C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 1 September 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 3 August 2018

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium is supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), to understand how countries can sustainably finance their responses in these priority disease areas. Palladium will be providing technical support to the Global Fund to estimate how HIV, TB, and malaria services can be sustainably financed by a range of domestic financing sources. The outcome of this activity will be to a policy brief on outlining the resource needs and realistic prospects for domestic resource mobilization in these three disease areas to help the Global Fund to identify priority initiatives and develop future advocacy tools and strategies.

SCOPE OF WORK
Palladium is seeking qualified local consultants based in the locations above to support data collection and analysis, as well as to facilitate engagement with key in-country partners, including MOH, the Ministry of Finance, and other relevant public and private sector entities. Specifically, the consultant will collect data on health, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria budgets, costs, coverage, targets and sources of funding and current and proposed health financing schemes and reforms. The consultant will work closely with Palladium staff in-country and remotely on this analysis and to prepare a draft policy brief.

TASKS INCLUDE:
* Conduct and document key informant interviews to understand the current health, HIV, TB and malaria financing landscape in the public and private sector, including current financing mechanisms, financing sources, service packages, and population coverage, and anticipated or proposed reforms in the context of universal health coverage
* Collect health, HIV, TB and malaria cost and financing data as well as data on existing and proposed health financing mechanisms and strategies from government institutions, NGOs, and key stakeholders, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of data requested and collected, and synthesizing data into an Excel database
* Map the government budget process and roles of each institution
* Analyze data to calculate projections of total HIV, TB, and malaria program cost, available financing, and the resultant financing gap
* Conduct stakeholder meetings with government partners, USAID implementers, other cooperation agencies and public institutions, to collect data, identify key programmatic and financing challenges, and identify potential strategies for sustainable HIV financing and policy proposals.
* Develop interview guides and research protocols.
* Document activities, deliverables, and results on a weekly basis, along with the relevant evidence, submitting activity and result reports to the Project Director
* Communicate with Palladium on issues/delays affecting data collection and analysis
* Assist with production and presentation of interim and final products, including Excel spreadsheets and policy briefs
* Attend meetings related to the project, as required by the Project Director
* Observe all administrative and financial policies and procedures established by Palladium

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES
* An Excel database estimating total current and projected HIV, TB and malaria program costs, population coverage, available financing by financing source/mechanism and the resulting financing gap by source
* Map of the country budget process with written explanation
* Bibliography of sources and all sources in PDF/Word
* Detailed notes and recording of key informant interviews
* Contribution to and review of the draft sustainable financing policy brief

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:
Part-time over a three-month period (10-30 days level of effort depending on availability and qualifications). The estimated dates are August 15, 2018 through October 15, 2018.

LOCATION

We are looking for one consultant based in each of the following cities:
* Monrovia, Liberia
* Kampala, Uganda
* Lusaka, Zambia
* Harare, Zimbabwe

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in economics, public policy, public health, or a related field. Master’s Degree or higher strongly preferred
* A minimum of 10 years’ experience (8 with a Master’s Degree) in conducting research and analyses on health policy, health financing, health governance, or related topics at the national and international levels
* Fluency in English
* Experience conducting qualitative key informant interviews
* High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc)
* Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness
* Familiarity with the country health system and how it is financed
* Knowledge of HIV, TB and Malaria and the epidemic in the country they are based
* Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Experience working with high-level government actors
* Familiarity with the country government’s budget process and financial management system
* Significant experience in the field of health, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB particularly in analysing costing and financing data
* Prior work with USAID, the Global Fund, or other international development partners highly desirable
* Demonstrable experience in working with a high level of independence to produce high-quality, timely deliverables

All applicants should submit their application to www.thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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