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Health Financing Advisor- MOEF HP+Cambodia

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

The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Plus project (HP+) five year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. HP+ Cambodia aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation. HP+ Cambodia will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, with a focus on funding reforms to HIV/AIDS and TB to secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure improvements are sustained. HP+ globally aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
Specific to HIV, HP+ Cambodia works with country partners to enable a viable and continuous HIV response by developing solutions to reach the goal of universal HIV treatment and sustained epidemic control.
HP+ is recruiting for an HIV Technical Advisor to be based at project offices in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The HIV Technical Advisor will work collaboratively with in-country and headquarters-based HP+ project staff as well as key Cambodian government and development partner stakeholders to develop new financing and policy processes to mitigate threats due to expected reduced external funding for health and HIV. This position requires comprehensive understanding of and experience in the area of HIV service delivery in the Cambodian or at least Southeast Asian context, as well as health programming and health sector reform in the country. Also desirable are skills in capacity development, policymaking, and qualitative/quantitative analysis. Candidates with additional knowledge of tuberculosis service delivery as well as TB/HIV integration will be preferred.


 

Responsibilities

Position Summary
Palladium is seeking a Health Financing Advisor to be embedded staff seconded at the Cambodia Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). He/she will provide technical assistance directly to the MEF and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), and also work with the Cambodian government and development partner stakeholders as directed. The Health Financing Advisor is to assist with key health sector reforms pertaining to health financing, such as the design and development of social/universal health insurance programs. Knowledge and experience supporting the development of social security schemes for health will be critical, including promoting good governance practices, developing standard operating procedures and advising on appropriate systems and processes for these schemes. The Health Financing Advisor will provide technical assistance, both strategic and analytical, to the Cambodian government.  

The location for this position is Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic and analytical technical assistance to the MEF and NSSF on key health financing reform activities, especially issues related to social health insurance and other health financing schemes.
  • Develop options papers, strategic documents, work plans, and implementation plans related to governance, operations, and systems and processes related to social health insurance and other health financing schemes
  • Engage in the design and execution of economic analyses, health finance policy analyses and reform strategies, and social health insurance-related assessments
  • Act as liaison for the MEF and NSSF 
  • Provide analytical support to other departments as directed
  • Collaborate with other technical partners and government agencies as needed to inform reform areas
  • Support Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning related to health financing and costing work.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Requirements
  • At least a Master?s degree in health financing and/or health economics or a related field
  • With PhD: At least 3 years of post-doctoral experience in health financing, international health economics, health sector reform, health insurance or experience in other analytical fields related to the duties described above
  • With Masters: At least 10  years of work experience in health financing analyses, international health economics, health sector reform, health insurance or experience in other analytical fields related to the duties described above
  • Experience working in international development or resource-limited settings required; experience working in South East Asia an advantage.
  • Experience working within or in partnership with senior levels of government required.
  • Understanding of governmental structures and processes in Cambodia; understanding of current health sector reform policies and programs in Cambodia is an advantage
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent work streams and deliver high-quality outputs