Health Insurance Consultant for HSR

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 19 July 2019
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Closing on 25 July 2019

Job Description

Under the health financing component of the project, HSR is implementing phase 2 of Health Insurance Feasibility Study (HIFS) to assess feasibility of implementing health insurance in Afghanistan given the local context.

HSR is looking for a health insurance expert to support the study by providing technical review of the key areas of the study as well as synthesizing the overall study report and developing administrative documents for health insurance.

2. Consultant’s Responsibilities:
Based on the work plan for the second phase of the Health Insurance Feasibility Study (HIFS), the health insurance consultant will contribute to implementation of the various components of the study.

More specifically, the consultant will work in the following areas:
1 Provide technical inputs to implementation of the second phase of the HIFS;
2 Develop documents for administration of health insurance in the country;
3 Build capacity of HEFD staff on health insurance through delivering an on-the-job training;
4 Lead and contribute to development of the overall HIFS report, obtain feedback of the MoPH and stakeholders and finalize the report of the 2nd phase of health insurance feasibility study.

3. Proposed Level of Efforts (LoE) for the Health Insurance Consultant
Based on the detailed implementation plan of the HIFS phase 2, the total LoEs for the health insurance consultant for the remaining period of the study from June 01, 2019 to October 30, 2019 is estimated at 37 working days. The total LoEs include both remote support and in-country mission for two trips, at least 2 weeks for each trip.

The table below shows major activities, expected deliverables along with the LoEs for the health insurance consultant:
#ActivityDeliverableLoETimeframe

1. Review of the background documents related to the health sector of Afghanistan and the relevant health insurance materials.Documents developed for health insurance and other relevant documents reviewed3 daysTBD
2. Review and provide feedback on the Health Insurance Benefit Packages (BPs).Final Benefit Packages3 daysTBD
3. Contribute to development of the HI management procedures and manuals related to administration of HI (subject to approval of the phase 2 HI study and approval of USAID of the activity to develop the administrative documents).Health Insurance Management procedures and manuals*14 daysTBD
4. Capacity building of HEFD staff on select topicsReport on the capacity development activities along with the training materials.6 daysTBD
5. Conduct regular weekly skype meetings with the HSR field team for progress review and coordination. 3 daysTBD
6. Lead and contribute to development of the overall HIFS report, obtaining feedback of the MoPH and stakeholders and finalize the report

* Final HIFS phase 2 report

8 daysTBD

Total LoEs37 Days

Note: in the above table, the major activities, the deliverables and the LoEs are based on the second phase of the HIFS implementation plan. For each of the trip to Kabul and for remote support, separate scopes of work will be developed based on the table above.

The period of performance for the second phase of the HIFS is from June 15, 2019 to Nov 15, 2019

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. The goal of the Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project is to support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) to foster a strengthened, reformed, and increasingly self-reliant Afghan health system prepared for the decreased donor support anticipated over the coming decade. The HSR Project acts as a resource and a catalyst to the MoPH and other GIRoA entities as it considers and implements critical sector-wide reforms that are required to make the system more resilient and sustainable.

The overall objectives of the project are to:
1) improve health sector governance and accountability;
2) increase domestic financing for priority health services; and 3) strengthen MoPH human resources systems and operations.

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