Department: State Ministry of Health
Reports To: Honorable Commissioner for Health
Type of employment: Consultancy
A Strategic Planning Unit is being set up which will act as the think tank for the State Ministry of Health to undertake various studies and policy research work for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system in the State. These studies/research work will be conducted with the help of local and international partners and will directly feed into decision making, formulation of strategy, advocacy for improved financing and demonstration of results/ benefits.
One of the key deliverables will be to develop relevant investment cases for health that communicate health benefits in terms that are appreciated by health, budget and finance ministries, partners and other stakeholders. The unit will also provide support for strategic planning for health, promotion of appropriate role for the private sector and efficient resource allocation within the public sector.
The health economist will provide technical assistance to the strategic planning unit of the Ministry ensuring that all stakeholders and their inputs are harmonized to deliver on their mandate. In addition, he will also support capacity building of members of strategic planning unit as well as other relevant staff of the Ministry of Health. The anticipated period of performance is an initial12 months period renewable annually and proposed start date of 2 January 2020.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities
Working directly under the close supervision and guidance of the Honorable Commissioner for Health, the health economist will:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter (no more than a page) and updated CV in one document to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.
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