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Consultant, LMIS, Policies, and Regulatory Environment

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Project Overview and Role
A sub-committee of the Technical Committee of the Management and Monitoring of Essentials Medicines (CTGSME) was recently set up to implement an action plan for the implementation of the total market approach for reproductive health supplies. One of the first activities identified in the action plan is a landscape market assessment for a limited number of reproductive health products. The assessment will result in a report to be submitted to the CTGSME.

The consultant, as a member of the assessment team, will be responsible for identifying policies and regulatory challenges and practices which inhibit wider participation of the private sector in reproductive health services delivery and commodities sourcing and distribution.

Duration:              15 days
Location:              HP+/KJK Office in Bamako, Mali

Responsibilities

Role and Responsibilities

    The consultant will participate in the review of the ToRs of the assessment and discussions with KJK and DPM research teams about its scope and integrate their comments and suggestions.
    The consultant will contribute to the assessment abstract and its review before submission to DPM. 
    The consultant will conduct literature review of documents pertinent to policies, regulations and practices (including pricing) which inhibit expanded participation of the private sector in RH supplies and expanded service delivery.
    The consultant will develop tools for data collection on policies and regulations pertinent to RH supplies and will conduct interviews and visits in the private commercial sector, NGOs, civil society and public sector to collect such data.
    The consultant will assist the assessment team, through literature review and analysis of LMIS data, commodity procurements, and any other relevant data the CIP to identify patterns in RH supplies usage and gaps between commitments and projected needs in those supplies for the period 2017-2020. 
    The consultant will participate in sessions for SWOT analysis and comparative advantages for each sector and in drafting the assessment recommendations. 
    The consultant will submit a draft report to the assessment team for review prior to integration into the overall assessment report. 
    The consultant will prepare a draft PP presentation pertinent to his/her area of intervention and will participate in the PP presentation to the sub-committee and later on to the CTGSME.
 

Requirements

Position Requirements

    At a minimum, a medical, pharmaceutical or social science degree is required. A qualification in public health policy or health systems is a plus.
    Experience and skills in research in public health and /or socio economic domains or health policy.
    At least five years of experience in progressively responsible positions.