Sustainable HIV Financing Consultant

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Apply by 15 August 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 2 August 2018

Job Description

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:
2 months (with possibility for extension)

LOCATION:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

OVERVIEW:
The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded and Palladium-led Health Policy Plus (HP+) project is supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other Government of Ethiopia (GOE) partners to understand how the country can sustainably finance its HIV response. HP+ will provide technical support to MOH to estimate how HIV services, including prevention, testing, care and treatment, can be financed by a range of domestic financing sources. The outcome of this activity will be to, in coordination with MOH and other GOE partners, develop a roadmap for the sustainable financing of HIV, identifying the specific services and population segments that will be financed by each source and potential funding gaps, as well as key policy recommendations and next steps to achieve sufficient HIV financing for all.

HP+ is seeking a qualified local consultant to support data collection and analysis, as well as to facilitate engagement with key in-country partners, including MOH, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, and the National Planning Commission. Specifically, the consultant will collect data on HIV costs, coverage, and targets and current and proposed health financing schemes and reforms. The consultant will also help to organize and facilitate workshops to introduce stakeholders to key health and sustainable HIV financing concepts, disseminate analytical findings and results, and achieve consensus among stakeholders about the appropriate mix of financing sources for HIV and key policy recommendations and actions. In addition to work with local counterparts, the consultant will work closely with HP+ staff in-country and remotely.

The consultant’ s period of performance will be August 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018, with the possibility for extension.

SCOPE OF WORK:
* Conduct and document key informant interviews to understand the current HIV financing landscape in the public and private sector, including current financing mechanisms, financing sources, service packages, and population coverage, and anticipated or proposed reforms in the context of universal health coverage
* Collect HIV cost and financing data as well as data on existing and proposed health financing mechanisms and strategies from government institutions, NGOs, and key stakeholders, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of data requested and collected, and synthesizing data into an Excel database
* Analyze data to calculate projections of total HIV program cost, available financing, and the resultant financing gap
* Facilitate workshops and stakeholder meetings with government partners, USAID implementers, other cooperation agencies and public institutions, to develop consensus around strategies for sustainable HIV financing and policy proposals.
* Help develop capabilities of Ministry of Health staff to collect and interpret HIV financing and costing data
* Document activities, deliverables, and results on a weekly basis, along with the relevant evidence, submitting activity and result reports to his/her supervisor
* Communicate with HP+ on issues/delays affecting data collection and analysis
* Responsible for ensuring and fostering teamwork and shared leadership, with the aim of achieving better results in the activities undertaken by the project
* Assist with production and presentation of interim and final products, including Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations
* Attend meetings related to the project, as required by his/her supervisor and/or the Program Director
* Observe all administrative and financial policies and procedures established by Palladium, HEP+, and USAID
* The consultant may also be asked to examine tuberculosis and malaria related financing data in addition to HIV.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES
* An Excel database estimating total current and projected HIV program costs, population coverage, available financing by financing source/mechanism and the resulting financing gap by source
* A PowerPoint summarizing key findings of this analysis and policy recommendations
* Contribution to and review of draft sustainable financing roadmap

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* A minimum of a Bachelor’ s Degree in economics, public policy, public health, or a related field. Master’ s Degree or higher preferred
* A minimum of 10 years’ experience (8 with a Master’ s Degree) in conducting research and analyses on health policy, health financing, health governance, or related topics at the national and international levels
* Fluency in English; professional proficiency Amharic is preferred.
* Strong facilitation skills
* High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc)
* Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness
* Familiarity with the Ethiopia health system and how it is financed
* Knowledge of HIV and the epidemic in Ethiopia
* Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
* Experience working with high-level government actors to develop consensus around budgetary priorities or policy proposals
* Significant experience in the field of HIV/AIDS particularly in analysing HIV costing and financing data
* Prior work with USAID, the Global Fund, or other international development partners highly desirable
* Demonstrable experience in working with a high level of independence to produce high-quality, timely deliverables

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.

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