Oxford Policy Management Health Financing Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Oxford Policy Management Health Financing Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

We are an international development consultancy committed to helping low- and middle-income countries achieve growth and reduce poverty and disadvantage through public policy reform.

Reference: RG/OPM/HF/CONS

About the job

Oxford Policy Management is seeking an efficient and successful Health Financing Specialist (Consultant level) to join efforts in our health team. Health and Nutrition Portfolio (H&NP) is part of the Health Practice at OPM.

It supports governments, civil society and private sector in low and middle income countries in Health Systems Strengthening by providing impact-oriented, bespoke technical assistance and consulting services.

The portfolio works across all pillars of the health system, with a particular specialisation in Health Financing (HF); Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL); Health service delivery and governance; supply chain management; and nutrition.

This role can be based in Oxford, Kenya, South Africa or Tanzania. Please note that you must already be in possession of a legal right to work or permit in one of these countries, as we cannot sponsor visas for this post.

This is an exciting, challenging and dynamic role where we will encourage development and prolific responsibilities in two types of projects:

  • Large frameworks, for example: The Technical Support Mechanism for UNAIDS (TA and consultancy services across 100 countries in Africa and Asia Pacific regions, involving >300 projects in four year time-frame), and EACDS for FCDO (TA and consultancy services to FCDO health advisers across Africa and Asia, involving fast response small to medium scale projects);

  • Small, medium and large scale TA, research, capacity building, and evaluation projects for FCDO, WB/GFF, UNICEF, BMGF, KFW and many other donors. For example, FCDO’s “Making Health Systems Stronger” programme, various research programmes for building resilient health systems in FCAS, and support to the Global Financing Facility (GFF) and World Bank (WB) in strengthening health financing and health information systems across Western and Central Africa, and Performance Management Models for PHC for BMGF.


    We will ask the successful post-holder to enhance this health role by way of several main accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the company’s success by a. developing new work, b. delivering projects to agreed standards, c. contributing to the thought leadership in Global health/HSS, d. supporting learning and knowledge transfer within the Health Practice, country office and at the company level, and e. cultivating OPM’s reputation within this particular technical area

  • Deliver work under the direction of the Health Practice Lead and the Director of the chosen office in accordance with an agreed annual performance agreement, including associated financial and non-financial targets.

  • Deliver Technical Assistance (TA) and consulting services in the field of HSS, with a special focus on the following areas: Health Systems Governance and Health service delivery; Building resilient health systems and global health security; Evaluation/ Reviews of the HSS programmes

    Expanding on this, your day to day responsibilities and
    duties will include the following (not exhaustive):

  • Lead on or contribute to the acquisition and bidding for the small, medium and large scale HSS projects, while effectively collaborating with the OPM’s Bid, Finance, Legal, HR and Implementation Teams. Specifically,

  • Work with the Health Practice Lead and the Country director to develop, track, and priorities a pipeline of Health opportunities from clients.

  • Act as a focal point for contracted opportunities, and work across the Global Health Team to bring to bear the best of OPM staff to our business development and project engagements.

  • Lead on proposal writing/inputs, and coordinate with other members of the Health team (Technical writing skills is a requirement).

  • Manage small, medium to large-scale projects delivered by the Health Practice, in accordance to OPM systems and procedures.

  • Work with the Country Director and Health Practice lead to define and operationalize a Health Strategy with clients, including FCDO, KfW as well as foundations;

  • Participate in the portfolio’s intellectual capital development activities in the relevant fields as assigned by the Practice Lead. This may include delivering seminars, publishing in peer reviewed journals, and presenting on conferences.

  • Support the market development initiatives within the portfolio’s designated market areas, including fostering good relationships with clients including donor agencies and partner government ministries, taking an active role in developing new areas of work and potential new relationships through existing or new networks and contacts.

  • Ensure effective collaboration internally with other teams across the Consulting Function and at the company level;

  • Comply with all internal policies, processes and procedures including reporting, HR and financial management systems.

  • Undertaking other duties reasonably required by the Health Practice lead and the Office Country Director.

  • Successful candidates will be able to meet the following essential criteria in their application:

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline;

  • Proven expertise and consulting skills in the areas of HSS< Global Health, Public Health;

  • Demonstrated success in acquisition of competitively-procured donor-funded development projects;

  • Experience with FCDO and other donors;

  • Experience of project management, including the management of small to medium project teams.

  • Experience in one of the above mentioned locations is essential (along with the existing right to work at application stage), experience in other settings is desirable;

  • Strong communication skills with excellent spoken English

  • Excellent report writing skills.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, with a collegiate approach to team work.

    How to Apply

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