Health Systems Consultant

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 17 March 2020
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing on 30 March 2020

Job Description


USAID/Kenya and East Africa is a large, full-service Mission. Sectors targeted are: health, governance, agriculture, private sector development, environmental conservation, and education. The Office of Health, Population and Nutrition (HPN) programs are expansive, providing quality health care to millions of Kenyans nationwide through a mix of integrated and vertical services designed to strengthen local capacity. It offers life-saving treatment to over one million HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral drug therapy. The FY 2018 health budget is over $400 million; the estimated five-year budget is over $2 billion. Kenya is one of the largest recipient or resources through the President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The USAID/Kenya East Africa Mission has developed a number of tools to assess parts of the health system (e.g., supply chain, HRH, DRM) and is interested in assessing the existing tools for how they could be combined into a single tool to facilitate rapid assessments of county-level capacity. To date there is an existing high-level summary, but the Mission would like to dive into developing a single tool for internal use only. The results would inform the Mission’s future planning in health system strengthening.

Scope of Work

To fulfil the above need, MSP seeks a consultant to review and combine the existing tools into one master tool and validate its metrics, indicators, etc. with appropriate internal stakeholders.

Deliverable: Draft country level health systems assessment tool for USAID/KEA internal use.

Work location: Nairobi, Kenya

Anticipated LOE: 15 days

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Extensive Experience in Health Systems
  • Understanding and experience with USAID health systems
  • At least ten years experience working with USAID or other international health focused organizations in a senior health advisor or health economist role
  • Experience working in East Africa, Kenya preferred.
  • Writing fluency in English required
  • Master’s degree in public health, health economics or related field required, PhD preferred.

About the Organization

SoCha (a word created by combining the terms Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. We are a veteran-owned small business, registered in the United States, and headquartered in Mauritius, which is an IT hub for Southern Hemisphere international organizations. SoCha is structured to be nimble and flexible, where we can rapidly respond to evaluative and analytical requests globally and have a well-established network across Africa and Asia. Since our inception in 2010, we have grown from a consortium of globally recognized experts who specialize in evaluating the effectiveness of development assistance, to a full-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.

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