Public Financial Management Specialist- Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) - LHSS Vietnam

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  • Posted on 8 July 2020
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Project Description

The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a USAID-funded 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards. USAID’s LHSS Vietnam activity will focus on improving health financing for HIV and TB prevention and control, strengthening supply chain systems, and supporting the expansion of the Social Health Insurance (SHI) scheme to improve the provision of quality care and treatment at a national scale. The project will work collaboratively at the national level with the Government of Vietnam (GVN), particularly the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) to support GVN efforts to increase sustainable domestic financing for health, including TB and HIV, ensure quality of HIV care, and to seek efficiencies in health spending and procurement and supply chain management.

Job Summary

The Public Financial Management Specialist- Domestic Resource Mobilization will provide subject matter expertise to support the GVN, specifically the Ministry of Finance, to improve public financial management to mobilize domestic resources and increase available funding for public health within the central budget. The PFM Specialist will report to the PFM Lead.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the Public Financial Management Lead to develop and implement PFM strategies to enhance the financial capacity of the GVN to allocate resources efficiently
  • Review current financial and budgetary processes and procedures and make recommendations to improve efficiencies through DRM models
  • Provide facilitation assistance and subject matter expertise for the implementation of financial management policies, standards, and processes
  • Promote DRM strategies to increase funding streams for HIV/TB programs within SHI
  • Contribute to the production of technical documents including workplans, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and quarterly reports
  • Support tracking and documenting of PFM project activities
  • Strengthen the capacity of the GVN by providing technical assistance and mentoring on PFM capabilities
  • Communicating and updating senior team members on progress made

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 years with a Bachelor’s Degree or 6-8 years of relevant professional experience with a Masters Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field.
  • Experience in financial management, health financing, strategic planning and forecasting, and federal and state budgeting
  • Knowledge and past work experience with USAID projects
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven professional knowledge of MS Office applications and appropriate organizational skills
  • Proven work experience with the Government of Vietnam and Ministry of Finance (MOF) strongly desired
  • Knowledge of supply chain management issues and key stakeholders in Vietnam, including experience with MOF highly desirable
  • Fluent in Vietnamese with excellent oral and written communication skills in English


Minimum Qualifications

  • (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

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