About Last Mile Health
Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world's most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
General Position Summary
The Health Financing Coordinator will support resource mobilization and address health management and financing issues related to the launch and sustainment of a National CHW Program in Liberia. The Coordinator will serve as a principal liaison to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the area of Health Financing and will work in direct partnership with the MOH to expand health sector financial resources (including mobilization via domestic resources, innovative financing mechanisms and external aid) available to the Government of Liberia for the National Community Health Assistant (NCHA) Program.
Essential Job Functions
- Work closely with the LMH’s National Community Health Systems and Health Investment and Policy Teams to support key government partners at the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance to design and implement tools and processes for improved resource mobilization, allocation, and management for the National Community Health Assistant Program.
- Lead resource mapping exercise for National Community Health Assistant Program to track funding flows from the government and other stakeholders for community health services.
- Use costing model to develop financial projections of resource requirements for National Community Health Assistant Program, working closely with key partners at Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance to gather input, ensure skills transfer, and support institutionalization of these tools and processes.
- Provide technical assistance to Ministry of Health and County Health Teams to build financial management systems, costing of operational plans and other capacity building needs and technical assistance.
- Review funding channels, processes, and sources to identify and understand areas for potential resource mobilization and acquisition; Prepare recommendations for financial sustainability for Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance for the National Community Health Assistant Program.
- Develop and deliver presentations and written reports on health financing topics for internal LMH stakeholders, government partners, and external partners and funders to share analytical findings, recommendations, and to inform key policy decisions.
- A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in finance, health economics, or a related public health degree
- Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
- Past work experience providing analysis and advisory services to governments and funders, especially in the health sector
- Project management, team management, administrative, and quantitative analysis skills, especially financial and economic modeling, econometrics, and budget/cost analysis
- Experience and knowledge related to 1) health financing mechanisms, policy issues related to health financing like universal health coverage, and performance-based financing instruments; 2) experience developing or using costing tools, resource mapping tools, and producing cost-effectiveness analyses to improve resource allocations; 3) experience presenting complex analyses to policymakers in presentations, policy briefs, and other compelling and effective formats to inform priority setting; and 4) experience mentoring diverse government personnel in the use of financial and managerial tools and systems related to health financing in pursuit of strengthening individual skills and institutional capacities.
- Past experience and knowledge of Liberian national and county-level government accounting policies, procedures, and systems (e.g. Quickbooks or NetSuite) an advantage
- Very strong quantitative skills, including experience working in Excel on budgeting, costing, and modeling
- Ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders, including funders, technical experts, and government personnel
- Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills
- Ability to produce solutions to complex problems in a user-friendly manner
- Ability to navigate complex government processes, and problem-solve to negotiate and achieve consensus with multiple stakeholders while balancing competing interests
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task in time-sensitive manner in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
- Strong writing, research and analytical skills
- Fluent in English and excellent verbal, and written communication skills
- Mission-driven with a commitment to health and social justice
- Availability for up to 20% domestic travel
Minimum Education Required