CHAI Descriptive - Technical Advisor, Public and Private Partnerships Jobs in Ethiopia

CHAI Descriptive - Technical Advisor, Public and Private Partnerships Jobs in Ethiopia


  • (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

  • The Ethiopian healthcare system is increasingly facing a range of complex issues that need innovative solutions to expand access and deliver high-quality healthcare services, while controlling costs.

  • These pressures will only increase as the country seeks to implement universal health coverage (UHC), and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3: “to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages” by 2030.

  • Hence, Ministry of Health is increasingly looking for innovative partnerships and contracting models to finance and deliver care.

  • Following the recent expansion in engagement with the private sector by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFEC) as one way for government institutions to implement their programs, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has identified PPPs as a key mechanism to improve access, efficiency and quality of health services that are currently offered at public facilities.

  • CHAI is currently carrying out a wide range of programs to support the Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency in improving access to and the quality of health services.

  • As one of CHAI’s largest field offices with more than 160 staff, the Ethiopia Office operates programs across: maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; Woreda transformation; vaccines; and health financing.

  • The health financing program aims to transform how the health system is financed to substantially and sustainably increase access to services, beginning with essential services for those most in need.

  • To pilot the PPP approach and address key health system challenges, CHAI is providing technical support to FMOH to design and implement a PPP pilot program in public hospitals and health centers in Addis Ababa.

  • When proven successful, the pilot initiative will be rolled out at scale throughout the country.

  • The PPP initiative will be pilot tested in five clinical and non-clinical departments: laboratory and pathology, imaging, laundry and equipment sterilizations, and pre-hospital services.

  • By partnering with the private sector, FMoH aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enable public health facilities to better manage their resources efficiently

  • Enable public facilities to focus more on providing core clinical services by contracting out non-core clinical services

  • Reduce cost of services resultant from economies of scale by centralizing delivery of some services

  • Minimize service interruptions by creating parallel or backup systems

  • Leverage private sector financing, thereby reducing dependency on government spending
    Reduce OOP spending due to referral to private facilities

  • Leverage technical expertise of the private sector and bring in needed skills for quality care, and Contribute to goal of providing universal health coverage to its citizens

  • To support the FMOH in carrying this pilot through from design to implementation, CHAI is seeking a highly motivated senior PPP specialist with outstanding technical capabilities to provide technical assistance in strategy formulation, planning, design and implementation of PPPs in the health sector, beginning with pilot models in Addis Ababa.

  • The Technical Advisor will be based in the FMOH PCD Directorate and reports to the Director of the Partnership and Cooperation Directorate (PCD).

  • S/He will coordinate with departments within the Ministry and across other government ministries, where necessary.

  • CHAI seeks results-driven, highly motivated
    individuals who are fast learners, detail oriented and have the ability to adapt to dynamic and demanding work environment.

  • CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility.


  • Establish the PPP Governance Body by bringing together relevant stakeholders, establishing roles and responsibilities, and instituting oversight function

  • Build the capacity of the PPP Unit by identifying gaps in capacity and developing and executing on training plan

  • Provide expertise in strategy formulation on how to coordinate sector divisions to ensure a successful implementation of PPPs

  • Participate in policy dialogue with government sectors, development partners, private provides and other relevant stakeholders to identify and address challenges to a successful PPP pilot

  • Provide technical support in designing and implementing sensitization strategies for public and private providers

  • Assist in carrying out the necessary preparatory steps including data collection, financial and economic analysis and modality design to complete the feasibility study
    Oversee the completion of the environmental and social impact assessment

  • Develop implementation guidelines, manuals and tools

  • Develop monitoring and evaluation framework and tools

  • Provide support in sensitization activities for public and private providers

  • Provide technical support in finalizing the feasibility study and viable PPP model design
    Lead tendering process including development of tendering documents based on technical requirements and costing, review and selection of submissions

  • Lead contracting process including negotiating terms with providers and developing contracting documents

  • Lead pilot implementation including provider and payment management, quarterly monitoring and evaluation data collection and synthesis, and supportive supervision

  • Develop, review, and prepare necessary technical and program related reports, including presentations, briefs and working papers

  • Coordinate with sector divisions in promoting sector strategies to facilitate the implementation of PPP projects

  • Set up internal systems to facilitate monitoring, evaluation and early identification of problems and work with team members to respond to the challenges

  • Compile reports and updates on implementation progress and routinely provide updates to the PPP Governance Body

  • Assist in carrying out the necessary preparatory steps including data collection, financial and economic analysis, and modality design to complete the feasibility study

  • Other duties and activities as assigned by
    Director of Partnership and Cooperation and/or the Team Leader


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in a related field such as economics, public health, health economics, financial management, and public policy preferred;

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public sector and/or private sector;

  • Health care expert who has worked in private and public sectors in Ethiopia, carrying out similar PPP projects;

  • Excellent in problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including attention to details and fluency in Microsoft Excel;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to achieve consensus amongst stakeholders;

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-oriented environment;

  • Ability to learn the job quickly through research and absorb synthesis on broad range of interventions;

  • Ability to navigate ambiguous and complex processes and adhere to government or MoH integrity and institutional standards and procedures;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships including with other staff in other directorates and relevant stakeholders;

  • Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word;

  • Strong command of the English and Amharic language is required;

  • Willingness to travel outside of Addis Ababa when deemed necessary.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Descriptive - Technical Advisor, Public and Private Partnerships Jobs in Ethiopia

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