Clinton Health Access Initiative Technical Advisor, Health Financing Analytics Jobs in Ethiopia
Clinton Health Access Initiative Technical Advisor, Health Financing Analytics Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionOverviewThe Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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.
CHAI Ethiopia is currently carrying out a wide range of programs to support the Ministry of Health in improving access to and increasing the quality of health care services.
As one of CHAI’s largest field offices with more than 150 staff, the Ethiopia office operates programs across maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; Cancer; vaccines; Essential Medicine; Labs; Human Resource for Health(HRH); Woreda transformation and health financing.
The health financing program aims to transform how the health system is financed to substantially and sustainably increase access to quality health care services, beginning with essential services for those most in need.
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.
The health sector is currently implementing a number of strategies to move the country towards UHC including increasing private sector engagement to expand access to quality health services through the introduction of public private partnerships (PPPs) and the strengthening and scale-up of community based health insurance (CBHI) to ensure financial protection for the 80% of the country’s population in the informal sector.
CHAI Ethiopia’s Health Financing Team has been asked by the Minister of Health and Senior leadership of the Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency (EHIA) to support to provide comprehensive support in all of these areas to support implementation of the national Health Care Financing Strategy and to ensure that the insurance reform has the intended outcomes increasing access to and utilization of essential health services.
Increasing private sector engagement
Following the recent expansion in engagement with the private sector by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) as one way for government institutions to implement their programs, Ministry of Health (MOH-E) has identified Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) as a key mechanism to improve access, efficiency and quality of health services that are currently offered at public facilities.
To pilot the PPP approach and address key health system challenges, CHAI is providing technical support to MOH-E 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.
Strengthening and scale-up of health insurance
The Government of Ethiopia began piloting CBHI for the informal sector in 2010 to address the high rates of out of pocket spending for health.
Since then, the model has been rapidly scaled up across the country with over 600 woredas actively implementing CBHI.
In order to ensure the system is expanded in a sustainably way, there is a need to generate evidence to inform design decisions such as the benefits package, contribution rates, pooling strategy and provider payment mechanisms, and to develop robust end to end processes for successful enrollment, claims management and financial management.
CHAI is working closely with the EHIA to carry out analyses to inform critical CBHI design decisions and to pilot and implement improvements to CBHI management.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical and project management capabilities to play a key role in our engagement in health financing in Ethiopia
Technical Advisor be a member of the Health Financing Analytics team within the Health Financing team that provides technical and analytical support across MoH-E and EHIA priorities described above.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Collaborate with government counterparts to design analyses to address specific health financing-related policy questions, carry out analyses and interpret results
Present studies and analyses to stakeholders, working with the EHIA and MOH-E to use this information to develop evidence-based strategies, policies and procedures
Serve as a key contact for stakeholders working in Ethiopia, coordinating and participating in technical working groups and other health financing-related forums
Build capacity of government counterparts through continuous collaboration, on the job training and formal, organized training sessions
Leverage external expertise, working with universities, partners to respond to key strategic questions
Document Ethiopia's experience for donors, stakeholders and other governments
Contribute to the design of CHAI's health financing strategy in Ethiopia and other countries
Private Sector Engagement
Procurement and contracting support for the MoH PPP initiative
Conducting rigorous feasibility studies and generate detailed reports to inform evidence based decision making on PPP
Support MoH-E in PPP project structuring and tender document specification and preparation
Work with CHAI staff and the Health Insurance Agency in areas ranging from benefits design, to member management, provider management, pooling and finance, management information systems, and information technology, by conducting analyses to support evidence-based decision making to respond to key strategic questions
Pilot, rollout and continuously improve core insurance agency and CBHI business processes
Set up systems to facilitate monitoring and early identification of problem areas during the rollout and implementation of the insurance scheme, working with management to address these problems as they arise
Build management and technical capacity within the Insurance Agency, working directly with the Director, Deputy Director and Directors of various units at the headquarters and regional level
CHAI works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a track record of technical experience in health financing analytics and policy, specifically in PPPs and/or insurance in other contexts.
CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility.
Qualifications for the technical advisor role include the following
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a related field such as health economics, public health, financial management, public policy;
6+ years of professional experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public sector and/or private sector (e.g., management consulting);
Experience working in health sector public private partnership in developed or developing countries;
Experience working in health or life insurance in developed or developing countries;
Experience designing, managing and implementing projects and teams;
Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including attention to detail;
Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information;
Ability to navigate ambiguous and complex processes and be flexible;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to achieve consensus amongst stakeholders;
Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents;
Strong command of the English language; and
Willingness to travel within Ethiopia as needed.
Fluency in Amharic
Previous work experience in Ethiopia
Experience working with governments and international partners
How to Apply
CHAI-EthiopiaHR@clintonhealthaccess.org and/or www.ethiojobs.net
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