Tuberculosis Advisor- Health Policy Plus Cambodia`

The Palladium Group
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Apply by 5 February 2019
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 23 January 2019

Job Description

Objective 3 of HP+ Cambodia focuses on tuberculosis (TB) and is to: Increase domestic resources for TB accompanied by more integrated TB service delivery, improved strategic planning, and more robust TB management information systems. HP+ is supporting the Ministry of Health’s National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) to reach this objective.

HP+ Cambodia is looking to hire a tuberculosis expert to lead the implementation of this objective.

Objective
The key role of Tuberculosis Advisor is to work with HP+ and CENAT team to ensure smooth implementation of the component 3 of HP+ Workplan in providing technical assistance to CENAT.

That includes:
1 Support the implementation institutionalization and use of the TBMIS within CENAT and at health facilities;
2 Support the dissemination of the TB investment case, further developing capacity in epidemiological, costing, and economic modelling;
3 Conducting an analysis for better integration of TB services in Health Equity Funds (HEF), National Social Security Funds (NSSF) and Social Health Insurance (SHI) schemes to ensure sustainability of future funding; and
4 Support CENAT with the TB joint program review and development of the next National Strategic Plan for TB

Responsibilities

1 TBMIS System
* Building on the existing analysis and work and under the oversight of CENAT Technical Team and HP+, and with assistance from HP+ TBMIS programmer, the incumbent will identify key improvements, adding recommended, appropriate and necessary features/variables/parameters into the TBMIS program aiming at improving the TB program data including its quality.
* S/He develops a detailed plan for improving the current TBMIS functions and TB program data captured and entered into the TBMIS database, based on the gaps/challenges identified above and the findings from the TBMIS Review which was recently conducted.
* S/He Coordinates with CENAT in order to finalize and improve the TBMIS improvement plan
* H/She will work closely with the HP+ TBMIS programmer on implementation of the improvements.
* From the TBMIS Improvement Plan, S/He develops the capacity building (CB) and implementation plan for the TB staff (CENAT, PHD, OD, HC) on the revision of the TBMIS System. The CB plan development includes revising the TBMIS Standard Operating Procedures/Guideline/manuals to reflect the revised features of the TBMIS system, developing the training materials and plan, and conducting some selected trainings.

1 TB Investment Case dissemination and Skills training
* Coordinates with the HP+ HQ TB lead and CENAT to develop the dissemination and training plans of the recently completed existing TB investment case. The aim of the dissemination is to use the TB investment case advocate with policy decision makers for more domestic resources for TB. The objective of the training is to institutionalize case development and analysis skills, tools into CENAT and MoH for the future use.
* Coordinates with HP+ Operations Team to develop logistics plan for the implementation of the dissemination and the training plans.

1 Analysis for inclusion of TB into the HEF and NSSF
* HP+ is will conduct an assessment on the inclusion of HIV/TB into HEF and NSSF. There will be no separate analysis of TB inclusion into the HEF and NSSF and SHI. However, the TB Advisor will coordinate with HP+ HIV and Health Policy and Health/HIV Financing Advisors in implementing the assessment by participating in the process of study design, methodology development, managing data collection, and results dissemination, etc.
* S/He will also coordinate with CENAT to make sure that CENAT agrees with the assessment methodology and plan
* S/He will draft a TB integration guidance note.

1 Joint TB Program Review
* S/He will participate in the Joint Program Review Technical Team consisting of CENAT, WHO, FHI360, HP+ and other stakeholders in developing the concept note, giving technical inputs to the draft concept note, etc.
* Participates actively in the process of the Joint Program Review process by giving technical inputs into the review in general, but HP+ will interest and focus mainly on financing and costing component/theme of the review.

1 Other assignments requested by supervisor
* Commits to other tasks assigned by supervisor.

Requirements/Qualifications
* Medical or health background required.
* Minimum 10-year experiences on TB program design, management, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation with Cambodian public healthcare or NGOs.
* Knowledge and experiences with Health Information System (HIS) with public healthcare system or NGOs, experience in TB HIS (e.g. TBMIS) a plus.
* Ability to facilitate and negotiate decision making with senior government officials.
* Knowledge, skills and experiences in developing and implementing capacity building Plan and training materials.
* Knowledge in the healthcare system in Cambodia, and ability to work with public healthcare from the national to the local levels.
* Proficient English and Khmer.
* Clinical experience in TB services a plus

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. The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project in Cambodia supports the Royal Government of Cambodia to continue its efforts to expand universal health coverage and reduce reliance on donor resources to fund the health sector.

HP+ is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a consortium of partners, led by Palladium. The project's HIV activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In Cambodia, HP+ works to increase sustainable, predictable, and adequate financing for key health programs and to improve social health protection policy implementation. The project builds on the efforts of multiple USAID/Cambodia activities and assists the Royal Government of Cambodia to increase domestic resource mobilization for priority health areas and ensure the effective and efficient management of resources.

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