Health Planning and Governance Adviser

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 11 January 2021
  • Tonga
  • Closing on 8 February 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Health Planning and Governance Adviser – Tonga

The Tonga Health Systems Support Program (THSSP), established in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is seeking a long-term adviser to support the Ministry of Health in Tonga in strengthening health planning and governance.

The Opportunity

The adviser will be based in Tonga, with mobilisation when travel is permitted. The adviser will provide remote support in the interim.

Embedded within the Division of Corporate Services, the adviser will provide technical assistance, capacity building, and advice to the Director, the Division, and other sections of the Ministry of Health, in health planning, budgeting, monitoring, corporate governance, and other strategic priorities, with an aim to improve the efficiency, quality and equity of health services delivery.

Key duties will include:

1. Improve MoH planning, budgeting, and monitoring capacity

2. Strengthen MoH governance and accountability

3. Facilitate transition planning from THSSP Phase 2 to THSSP Phase 3

4. Support DFAT and MoH strategic priorities and cross-cutting issues

5. Report on progress as required by DFAT and MoH

In addition, the adviser will undertake specific duties as directed by DFAT. The adviser will work under the direction of the Director of Corporate Services, Ministry of Health. The successful applicant will work as part of a technical assistance team and duties may change from time to time according to the needs of the Ministry of Health and DFAT.

Further Information & Application Details

Further information regarding this opportunity can be found in the ‘More Information’ section below.

Applications close: Monday, 8 February 2021 – midnight (AEST)

Please apply by providing three documents: (i) a cover letter; (ii) response to each of the key criteria; (iii) an up-to-date CV.

We welcome and thank all applicants; however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

More information

RN378 Tonga Health Planning and Goverance Adviser_Final.pdf

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