Health Financing Consultant

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 15 February 2019
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Closing on 28 February 2019

Job Description

Objective

The key role of Health Financing Consultant is to work with HP+, NAA, NCHADS, CENAT and sector stakeholders to participate in the Joint Program Reviews and Strategic Plan Development:
1 Collect, and analyze program costs
2 Collect the current sources of funding for concerned programs
3 Review program expenditures by sources of funds (government and partners)
4 Cost out the new strategic plans
5 Identify current and potential sources of funding for the programs including but not limited to government budget, other domestic sources, global fund, other external partners

Activities
The consultant will joint the HP+ Cambodia team during the consultancy. H/She will join HP+ Technical Advisors working to support NAA, NCHADS, and CENAT. H/She is expected to work closely with counterparts in these institutions and other stakeholders who are working on or supporting the reviews and development of the strategic plans

HP+ can provide the consultant workspace in the HP+ Cambodia office. The consultant should have his/her own laptop.

Deliverables:

For all costing efforts:
* A detailed consultancy workplan with milestones and deliverables

For NAA support (approx. 40 Days)
* Plan for the costing of NSP V for review by NAA, HP+ and other stakeholders
* Draft NSP V costing results
* Draft NSP V funding sources
* Final NSP V costing and sources
* Costing of NSP V detailed implementation plan

For NCHADS support (approx. 30 Days)
* Plan for the expenditure and funding analysis of the JPR
* Draft JPR review expenditure and funding analysis
* Final JPR program expenditure and funds analysis
* Costing and funding analysis for the updated HIV Strategic Plan in the Health Sector 2020-25.

For CENAT support (approx. 10 Days)
* Plan for the costing and funding analysis of the JPR
* Draft JPR review costing and funding analysis
* Final JPR program costing and funds analysis
* Costing and funding analysis for the updated TB Strategic Plan Sector 2020-25.

Dates of the consultancy:
* Period of service is March to December 2019 for a total of 90 Days.

Requirements/Qualifications
* MS or PhD degree in a public health, economics or other related discipline
* Knowledge and experiences with the financing of public health sector programs in Cambodia.
* At least 5 years of experience in health financing or economics
* Experience on costing and financing of public health programs strategic plan preferred
* Costing and financing analysis of HIV and TB programs preferred
* High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
* Excellent English writing, communication, and reporting skills
* Proficiency in Khmer preferred but not necessary.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Ability to work within tight deadlines
* Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness

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, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Health Financing Consultant Health Policy Plus Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Background
The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project in Cambodia supports the Royal Government of Cambodia to continue its efforts to expand universal health coverage and reduce reliance on donor resources to fund the health sector.

HP+ is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a consortium of partners, led by Palladium. The project's HIV activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In Cambodia, HP+ works to increase sustainable, predictable, and adequate financing for key health programs and to improve social health protection policy implementation. The project builds on the efforts of multiple USAID/Cambodia activities and assists the Royal Government of Cambodia to increase domestic resource mobilization for priority health areas and ensure the effective and efficient management of resources.

Objective 2 of HP+ Cambodia workplan focuses on HIV, specifically, HP+ Cambodia is focused on increasing domestic government resources for HIV financing and a transition away from external funding. One strategy HP+ is employing is to support the National Aids Authority (NAA) and other relevant stakeholders to contribute to this objective through engagement with private sector actors who may be a source of funding for, and therefore improved access to, HIV service provision. It is essential to understand the role of private sector, both from service provision and financing perspective. HP+ is supporting the NAA in the development and costing of the fifth Multi-sectoral and Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Response for 2019-2023 (National Strategic Plan - V). With the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD (NCHADS) the Joint Program Review (JPR) of National HIV Health Sector Programme Review and Updated HIV Strategic Plan in the Health Sector 2020-25.

Objective 3 of HP+ Cambodia workplan focuses on tuberculosis (TB) and is to: Increase domestic resources for TB accompanied by more integrated TB service delivery, improved strategic planning, and more robust TB management information systems. HP+ is supporting the Ministry of Health's National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) to reach this objective. HP+ is working with CENAT and other partners on the 3rd Joint Program Review of the TB program,

HP+ Cambodia is seeking a qualified consultant to join the HP+ team to work with NAA, NCHADS, and CENAT, and key partners, to carry out health financing analyses; costing of program, and identification of funding sources in support of the development of the above-mentioned reviews and strategic plans.

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