Health Finance Advisor, Ukraine

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 14 November 2018
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Closing on 13 December 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.

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, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is a partner to Deloitte in implementing the USAID Ukraine Health Reform Support project, which is designed to focus on the following objectives:
* Improve health sector governance through strengthening the MOH leadership and stewardship function,
* Implement the new health care financing model that drives efficiency, competition and choice, Strengthen the health workforce,
* Enhance transparency, accountability and responsiveness of the health care system,
* Strengthen health sector transformation support through strategically planned, effective and targeted information and communications,
* Improve service delivery system at all levels.

The Palladium team is specifically responsible for leading Objective 2, under which the Ukraine Health Reform Support project will assist the government in implementing primary healthcare reform, including the PHC Center model and the proposed capitation-based budgeting; support the people-centered health financing reform through support to the National Health Service, the proposed single purchaser, including contributing to the design of a reformed hospital payment system that may be based on Ukrainian diagnosis-related groups; assist the government in creating a Hospital Sector Master Plan, which rationalizes hospital numbers and management districts. The project will also support the planning and financial modeling towards the creation of a state-supported insurance program which in the long term will finance care through the single purchaser, incorporating tax-based funds to be pooled.

Key Responsibilities
Palladium seeks qualified applicants for a Health Finance Advisor position for a Health Reform Support project (HRSP) in Ukraine. The Health Finance Advisor selected will work with a team to support the Ukrainian health sector in implementing new health care financing models.

* As a part of the HRSP health finance team, support the Ministry of Health of Ukriane (MOH), National Health Service of Ukraine (NHS) and other stakeholders to design and implement new health financing model through appropriate health economic and financing data collection, analyses and modeling. This may include conducting political economy analysis to examine opportunities and barriers to financing healthcare.
* Prepare health financing and health economics analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.
* Support the MOH, National Health Service, and other stakeholders with global best practices and local analyses to inform the adoption and implementation of new health financing model, identifying and implementing cost efficiencies and containment.
* Support the project team to develop capacity at the MOH and other relevant institutions to manage newly-developed systems and tools for financial management, in coordination with other ministries (including preparation of relevant training materials, running trainings and coaching MOH and NHS staff).
* Conduct assessments and analyses, including statistical/econometric simulations that will contribute to health care financing reform and contribute to the design of payment systems and a state-supported insurance program.

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Candidate Requirements
* Five (5) or more years of work experience in health financing and/or health economics;
* Masters level degree in economics, health economics, public finance, public administration, or related area; additional degree in health related area also a bonus;
* Understanding of Ukrainian health system and budget system;
* Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical/econometric analysis;
* Experience in analysing and designing health financing models, including health insurance and hospital payment schemes preferred.
* Prior experience in working with USAID and/or other international donors in Ukraine, Central and Eastern Europe, or the former Soviet Union preferred;
* Ability to liaise effectively with and develop consensus among key stakeholders, including USAID, national and local officials, public, private, and civil society partners;
* Spoken and written language proficiency in Ukrainian and English.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume with a cover letter to by the close date.

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