Health Financing Advisor

Location LR-Monrovia
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/12/2020 11:33 AM)
Job ID
2020-3961
Category
International Positions

Overview

Jhpiego is partnering with ThinkWell to hire a Health Financing Advisor for the four-year USAID Liberia Strategic Technical Assistance for Improved Health System Performance and Health Outcomes (STAIP) project.   The STAIP Activity aims to improve health system performance and strengthen the delivery of primary health care services.  A major focus of this program includes support to meaningful reforms in the area of health financing including delivery of selected priorities in alignment with the MOH’s Liberia Health Equity Fund (LHEF) to ensure quality and equitable access to health services without undue financial burden to patients.  Health Financing Advisor will lead the technical assistance support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and will report the Chief of Party, while also receiving line management support from ThinkWell’s HF Program Lead based in Washington DC.

 

 

ThinkWell is a health systems development organization that is in a major growth phase. Determined to transcend the status quo, ThinkWell was founded in 2011 to provide bold, creative, and practical solutions to helping low- and middle-income countries achieve universal health coverage. While our core area of work is health financing, we take a “whole-of-systems” approach, specializing in five practice areas that intersect with health financing: governance, human resources for health, private sector, public financial management, and research and evaluation.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online job portal: https://jobs-thinkwell.icims.com/jobs  

 

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and one - two writing samples. Samples should only include pieces where the applicant was the main author. 

 

Responsibilities

  • The HF Advisor will work within the MOH’s Healthcare Financing Unit to support efforts to increase financial risk protection and improve health sector financing in line with LHEF priorities, including development and testing of health financing reforms. Areas of responsibility will include:
  • Provide leadership for STAIP health financing objectives at the national level including, design and piloting of the Liberia health equity fund (LHEF), public financial management, and performance-based financing for selected counites
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to contribute to all health sector related policy and regulatory reforms that will drive and accelerate implementation of the LHEF; this may include developments related to the national health financing strategy and plan
  • Design and roll out a monitoring framework, evidence generation plan and related tools to measure the progress and impact of the LHEF over time the life of the program
  •  Work closely with the PBF advisor (embedded in the Ministry of Health PBF Unit) to ensure harmonization of the LHEF and incentivization of health providers at the county level
  • Design a sustainable capacity building model to ensure the Ministry of Health counterparts are directly engaged and evolve their health financing competencies and applied knowledge
  • Collaboratively frame and write high-quality technical reports and policy briefing materials

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Graduate degree in health economics or related degree with demonstrated expertise in health financing
  • 15+ years' experience leading and managing health financing projects
  • Experience providing direct expert policy advice and technical assistance to governments and donor agencies in low- and middle-income countries
  • Demonstrated experience of managing engagements with ministries of health and finance and proven track record to knowledgably and effectively interact with both key actors
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced environment
  • Creative technical approach that pushes boundaries
  • Understanding of how to navigate relationships and advocate for bold ideas within complex environments such as ministries of health, ministries of finance, and large funding organizations and technical agencies
  • Strong skills in managing client expectations and delivering to meet client needs
  • Ability to represent ThinkWell convincingly and credibly
  • Independent thinker who thrives working in a team
  • Ability to mentor and coach junior colleagues
  • Exceptional ability to write compelling technical reports, position papers, and proposals
  • Comfort in speaking to and engaging a range of different audiences on technical concepts
  • Strong quantitative skills and exceptional command of Excel
  • Established track record of preparing high-quality technical reports, policy position papers, journal articles, policy briefing materials and presentations
  • Fluent command of English 

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