Palladium Senior Health Financing Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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Palladium Kenya is recruiting an internal Senior Health Finance Advisor who will support the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Kenya and East Africa team to support activities related to domestic resource mobilization for health and HIV.

In addition, the person will support both national and county government effort to generate evidence to inform prioritization of health and HIV within the Medium Term Expenditure Framework.

These responsibilities will require a person with knowledge on national and county governments budgeting and health finance issues, costing, and economic analysis. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya and reporting to the Chief of Party

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the design and implementation of technical support activities related to health finance policy in Kenya
  • Stays abreast of key developments in health finance and resource allocation innovations and interventions in Kenya and more broadly in East Africa, in order to inform technical support activities under the HP+ Kenya and EA Program.
  • This includes frequent interaction with the Government of Kenya and other key stakeholders relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.
  • Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and "cutting edge" ideas into approaches
  • Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.
  • Represents the company with others in the professional community and in the regional countries.
  • Represent HP+ Kenya and EA at health financing meetings/events and actively participate in the national health financing Technical Working Group and other relevant technical committees
  • Participates and guides the health sector in preparation of the Medium Term Expenditures Framework and resource bidding process.
  • Provide technical leadership towards successful implementation of Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) activities at the national and county level in partnership with national and county level senior government managers
  • Document health financing success stories/lessons learned and produce publishable health financing materials including policy briefs and peer-reviewed articles
  • Provides assistance to others on matters related to topic area of research and evaluation and applies relevant methodologies to programmatic issues of importance
  • Supervises short-term local consultants in Kenya assigned to health finance activities
  • Supervise technical staff assigned on health financing related activities and ensure timely delivery of quality technical reports
  • Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Kenyan and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision
  • Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics
  • Participates in the preparation of bids and proposals in response to government, foundation or other donor solicitation as requested by the company or supervisor
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Duration

  • Full-time, July 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019. This position is only open to current Palladium employees.

    Requirements

  • The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Advanced degree (MA, MSc, PhD) in economics or health economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance

    Experience:

  • With Masters-level qualification in health economics:
  • At least 5 years of post-qualification health finance experience required, in Kenya and East Africa or
    Doctoral-level qualification in economics or health economics:
  • At least 3 years of experience required, in Kenya and East Africa.
    Significant experience in health economics in the context of Kenya and/or East Africa
  • Experience in resource tracking including application of System of Health Accounts, 2011
    Sound knowledge in Kenya's and East Africa governance and health finance landscape
    Demonstrable experience in engagement with Kenya's institutions involved in health finance
  • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical/econometric analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area
  • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
  • Fluency in English required and Swahili preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Kenya and to implement studies on a national basis

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 20th May, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Senior Health Financing Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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