Health systems expert (m/f/d) African Health Diagnostics Platform Technical Assistance

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 July 2020
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Job Description

Job description

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal German enterprise and supports the German Government to achieve its policy objectives in international cooperation and sustainable development. The department International Services is an integral part of GIZ and provides its services to international clients such as the EU, bi- and multilateral organizations, national governments as well as private sector companies.

Currently, GIZ International Services is preparing to bid for the EIB-funded Technical Assistance to the “African Health Diagnostics Platform” (ADHP)

The objective of the AHDP platform is to contribute to the improvement of the health of the population of the target Sub-Saharan countries through timely, cost effective, quality diagnostics for low income populations. The purpose of this TA operation is to support the preparation, implementation and subsequent monitoring of the AHDP projects.

The results of the project will be high quality deliverables to be used for the preparation, implementation and subsequent monitoring of the AHDP projects.

Specific results will include pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies and financial affordability analysis, detailed designs, budget and financing plans, tender documents, and other technical assistance studies and services.

Moreover, the transfer of know-how in project development, project management and financing techniques to the Promoters, to enhance talents and skills of local human resources within government institutions also constitutes one of the results of this TA.

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Qualification and skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent academic degree in a relevant discipline such as health economics, health policy, or health systems.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. 
  • Working level knowledge of French.

General professional experience

  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in healthsystems, preferably within the development context.
  • Experience in francophone Sub-Saharan African countries would constitute an advantage

Specific professional experience

  • 5 years professional experience inpreparation and implementation of investment projectsincluding procurementand consideration of legal framework
  • Evidence of the following pre-requisite skills as demonstrated through the implementation of at least 3 projects, out of which 1 should be done in the last 3 years:

-Specific knowledge of Sub-SaharanAfrican healthcare markets and public sector work practices and culture.

-Demonstrated direct negotiationexperience with Sub-Saharan African ministries of Finance and Health.

-Experience in building and executingfinancial and partnership structures.

-Experience ofhealth investment projects preparation and implementation requirements, including adherence to relevant guidelines and legislation such as procurement, environmental and social policies.


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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

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About the Organization

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

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