Public Health NGO Job Vacancy

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • 623 USD / Month

Public Health NGO Job Vacancy

Background of the Job:
Since its founding in 1957, Amref Health Africa has expanded to become the largest international health development organization located in Africa, executing over 150 initiatives that directly serve over 20 million people in 35 African nations. With its main office located in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref also maintains eleven advocacy and fundraising offices around Europe and North America, a workforce of more than 1,500, and fully operational offices in Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, South Sudan, and Zambia.

The Ethiopia Country Office has been in existence for almost 20 years and was registered in 2002. With over 300 employees, we currently operate in every region of Ethiopia and offer a broad range of PHC, RMNCAYH-N, Youth Development, WASH, and DPC services, including NTDs.

Our mission is to support Ethiopia’s vision of an affluent, productive, and healthy society in order to bring about “Lasting health change in Africa.” Since we think that communities have the ability to drastically improve health in Africa, we work to make sure that health systems are not just operational but also provide communities the authority to hold these systems responsible for providing high-quality, reasonably priced healthcare.

Concerning the Strengthening of Integrated Health Systems (HSS) In order to support the design and implementation of a platform mechanism or mechanisms for health systems strengthening for primary health care (PHC) in Ethiopia, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) collaborated with Amref Health Africa and the Ministry of Health to create the Project Integrated Health System Strengthening Project. With connections to national initiatives, the primary focus of this investment is at the subnational level (regional and district). In order to assist PHC administrators and managers in optimizing health systems for better service delivery, the design will place a strong emphasis on the integration of important HSS pillars, such as Human Resources for Health (HRH), Health Care Financing (HCF), Data, and Leadership and Governance.

Work Objective:

The IHSS Technical Director will oversee the Health Care Financing (HCF) expert advisor, who will work closely with Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs) and provide strategic direction and technical support to act as a lead resource (with in-depth knowledge and understanding) in the field of HCF in the 50 woredas across the five IHSS Regions. He or she will be the driving force behind Amref Health Africa and the IHSS HCF domain. He or she answers directly to the Technical Director of IHSS.

Principal Tasks and Accountabilities:

• Take the lead in developing ideas, identifying, and ranking evidence-based HCF interventions at the 15 woredas, as well as in evaluating the feasibility and health economics of tested interventions and preparing them for expansion into an additional 35 woredas across the five IHSS regions.
• By carrying out timely capacity gap assessments, support the strengthening of the ability to undertake HCF reform at the RHB, Woreda, and health facility levels.
• Assist in organizing and directing other staff members’ research, training, public-private partnerships, and the implementation of HCF reforms. Assist in establishing connections with other pertinent stakeholders (Government, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector) in relation to business-related activities.
• Take part in creating training materials on planning and budgeting for Woreda personnel as well as management of healthcare institutions.
• Offer technical support for managing and overseeing supplementary health finance programs at the federal, regional, and Woreda levels as well as for evaluating their viability and creating plans for their implementation.
• Perform additional analysis of the National Health Account, including triangulation with other sources, and produce insights for project managers, Amref Health Africa, and policy makers.
• Offer RHBs technical assistance in creating advocacy materials to promote better distribution and application of resources in the health sector.
• Work together to prepare articles and working papers on health finance, present findings in forums, and spearhead publishing in national and international journals.
• Carry out recurring diagnostic examinations, tracking, and analysis of HCF reforms.
• Encourage policy discussions with government stakeholders about health financing.
• Recognize and address project requirements for technical know-how on health finance-related issues; offer technical guidance and/or arrange for technical staff and outside experts to provide advice.
• Persuade external audiences of the technical aspects of the project work in a straightforward and engaging manner.
• Oversee technical personnel at the mid-level to ensure that project milestones are met on schedule.
• Assure all important deliverables and work products are of the highest caliber. In charge of drafting policy briefings, technical reports, and progress summaries as needed.
• Carry out further relevant tasks as directed by the Technical Director of IHSS.
Concerning You

Academic Background:

• A master’s or doctoral degree in a related discipline (public health, business, public/social policy, health economics, or something comparable)

Necessary Expectations:

• Strong technical workstream and activity skills in project related fields, including: o Health economics, health financing, domestic resource mobilization, health insurance (social, community-based), financial protection, public financial management, and economic evaluation techniques
• Capacity to create and operate networks
• Well-prepared, results-oriented, imaginative, inventive, and adaptable

Experience Requirement:

• At least seven years of relevant professional experience in Ethiopia or a comparable setting in the areas of health insurance, funding, or system building.
• Knowledge of best practices and guiding concepts for health finance
• A thorough awareness of the prospects, difficulties, and financing methods for healthcare in Ethiopia.
• It would be ideal to have prior experience working for or with public or private health financing groups.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; a structured thinker; strong facilitation, problem-solving, and stakeholder engagement abilities
• Effective writer and oral communicator with the ability to oversee the creation and dissemination of extremely polished work products for both local and global audiences.
• Proven team leader with a strong focus on collaboration. enthusiastic about working on the ground, frequently interacting with teams from health facilities and woredas, and facing additional difficulties due to a lack of resources.
• The capacity to set priorities, oversee tasks in a constantly shifting environment, and adjust to the challenging nature of collaborating with local colleagues that have low employee morale, significant staff turnover, and inadequate resources.
• Proven track record of forming alliances with donors, government health agencies, and other important players in the health sector, even at the subnational level.
• The capacity to multitask while maintaining extreme composure; also required are professionalism, dependability, and attention to detail.
Superb written and spoken communication abilities, with a track record of successfully presiding over high-level meetings and crafting succinct and lucid briefs, presentations, and reports.
• Excellent interpersonal and capacity-building abilities, such as coaching, mentoring, and training abilities.

How to Apply 

if you are interested in applying  send in your application. You will be taken to our web site, where you must register for an account before you can submit your application. In the subject line of your cover letter, you should mention HCF Senior Expert Advisor/I-HSS and explain why you are the most qualified candidate for the job. Your CV should also include relevant experience and skills. June 9, 2024, will be the closing date. Only those who have been shortlisted will be contacted.
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Please take note that Amref Health Africa has not employed an agent in connection with recruiting and does not demand applicants to pay money at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process. Amref Health Africa expects all of its employees to share its commitment to protecting and advancing the welfare of children, adolescents, and adults who are at risk. Amref Health Africa has a policy against smoking in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Action planning, data analysis, leadership, and financial reporting are among the necessary skills.
The following are desired skills: financial reporting; teamwork; leadership; action planning

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