HRH and Fiscal Management Advisor

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1 month ago(12/8/2017 8:26 AM)
Job ID
2017-3043

Overview

The human resource for health (HRH) and Fiscal Management Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of human resource for HRH management (policy, strategic planning, recruitment, deployment, retention) and fiscal environment and management to the project. S/he will lead health financing work including strengthening expenditure management, comprehensive examination of evidence to inform program approaches for retention of HCWs. The Priority 4 and 5 Team Lead will provide technical assistance at the National level. This project aims to enable a resilient and responsive health system in South Sudan. The project will operate over a four-year period.

 

The position will operate under the leadership of the Project Director and Jhpiego’s senior management team, and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence

 

This position is contingent upon award from HRSA. South Sudanese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate project activities
  • Contribute to informing policy for future monetary and non monetary investment in health workforce in contexts that include short and long term sustainability considerations for health and HRH funding space.
  • Lead strategies, data collection (qualitative and quantitative), analysis of health labor market demand and supply, and address factors driving absorption and retention capacity.
  • Lead a task force on the execution of a National Health Workforce Accounts module to track health workforce spending and remuneration while managing short and long term risk through domestic resource mobilization.
  • Collaborate and help to coordinate partners and government counterparts for ensuring accountability systems and focus on cost effective approaches.
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
    • Fiscal management
    • Deployment and retention
    • HRH policy and regulation
  • Provide technical assistance for conducting assessments and strengthening HRH systems and mentoring systems
  • Support the government in updating the HRH policy and strategic plan/s
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Identify training needs for health care managers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the Project Director on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to HRH management and fiscal environment to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for HRH and fiscal management
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Maintain excellent relationships with HRSA and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award
  • Advocate for approval of other policies which may influence the work of the project
  • Lead staff in identifying and documenting policy barriers, as well as linking information and evidence with other regional stakeholders and HRSA partners for policy and advocacy
  • Lead team in translating and disseminating lessons learned from adaptation and implementation

Required Qualifications

  • A Medical Degree (doctor or nursing), and Master of Public Health preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HRH management (recruitment, deployment, retention) and fiscal management
  • At least 7 years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance of $1 million per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in the East Africa Region
  • Demonstrated experience training health managers on recruitment, deployment, retention, strategic planning and fiscal maangement
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; training; pre-service education; performance and quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the South Sudanese healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in South Sudan preferred
  • Familiarity with USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with HRSA host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English; and a local language preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites

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