Health Financing Consultant


Job Type

Full Time Temporary Contract

Published:

03/28/2018

Address

Monrovia
Montserrado
Liberia

Description

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

Last Mile Health supports Liberia’s Ministry of Health in launching and sustaining a national community health worker program aimed at deploying over 4,000 health workers to Liberia’s most remote communities. The Health Investment & Policy Consultant will support the Ministry of Health’s efforts to (1) mobilize additional resources for this program, (2) support financial and operational planning for the program, and (3) improve coordination of donor financing for this program. The Consultant will be expected to lead coordination with government and international counterparts with support and guidance from Last Mile Health’s teams. The Consultant 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. The Consultant may also support capacitation of an additional Last Mile Health staff member with health financing duties. This contract is slated to run from April - October 2018.


Essential Job Functions

  • Roadmap Process: Work closely with the LMH’s Health Investment & Policy and National Community Health Systems Teams to support key government partners at the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance to design and implement the use of tools and policy convening processes (e.g. Community Health Financing Roadmap process, or similar) to update and extend plans for improved resource mobilization, allocation, and management for the National Community Health Assistant Program:
  • Assess and recommend potential improvements in finance coordination
  • Update and improve existing tools for program costing and financial planning for National Community Health Assistant Program, working closely with key partners at Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders
  • Review funding channels and donor landscape to identify and understand areas for potential resource mobilization and acquisition; prepare recommendations for sustainable financing for Ministry of Health
  • Update and share resource mapping tool to track funding flows from the government and other stakeholders for community health services
  • Develop and deliver presentations and reports related to health financing to internal LMH stakeholders, government partners, and external partners and funders to share findings and recommendations and inform key policy decisions
  • Undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the National Community Health Assistant Program to more clearly demonstrate the program’s financial benefits to the government in collaboration with Deputy Director, Health Investment & Policy
  • Collect and summarize evidence supporting policy decisions related to financing for the NCHA Program for incorporation into materials for use by funders, government personnel, and other stakeholders in collaboration with Deputy Director, Health Investment & Policy
  • Contingent on hiring, provide remote technical backstopping and capacity building support for Health Financing Coordinator, National Community Health Systems


Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in finance, health economics, or a related business, public policy or health degree
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in public policy or public health, preferably in health systems research in partnership with government counterparts, donors, and multi-later institutions
  • Work experience in philanthropy, think tanks, government, bilateral or multilateral development agencies, management consulting, or equivalent experience providing analysis and advisory services
  • Project management, team management, administrative, and quantitative analysis skills
  • Experience working with governments as a technical expert or technical assistant in resource limited settings, including capacity-building support
  • Very strong quantitative skills, including intermediate or advanced experience with major office applications on budgeting, costing, and financial modeling
  • Ability to build strong professional relationship 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
  • Fluent in English and excellent verbal, and written communication skills
  • Mission-driven with a commitment to health and social justice
  • Availability for up to 50% travel to Liberia, with preference for someone based full-time in Liberia


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


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