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Short-Term Technical Assistance - Planning Officer

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

Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners? capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. 

USAID funded HP+ supported development of a PBB template to guide counties in preparing annual budgets. In addition, HP+ in partnership with stakeholders supported development of a PBB training curriculum and participant manual, which was used to build capacity on planning and budgeting.

As a follow up to these activities, HP+ organized training/mentorship sessions in the months of November and December 2017, for the 26 counties done in four clusters with the focus of institutionalizing PBB at the county level. The trainings were conducted in partnership with other stakeholders. The training provided mentorship to further strengthen PBB training capacity as well as harmonize PBB with county annual work plans (AWP). HP+ therefore intends to engage a consultant to support and facilitate PBB trainings at the county level and cascade the PBB training to sub-county level. In doing so HP+ intends to ensure the PBB are aligned to PFMA, 2012 (and the guidelines), CDIP and Vision 2030. 
 

Responsibilities

Short-Term Technical experts for forthcoming assignment on county capacity on Program Based Budgeting.
  1. Participates and guides the County Department of Health (CDoH) in preparation of annual plans and program based budget as required under the Public Financial Management Act 
  2. Participates and assists in carrying out  policy research into a variety of topics as  part of the work on preparation of annual planning documents and PBB budget for the departments of health
  3. Assists and participates in identification, prioritization, and evaluation of health projects/programmes and in monitoring their implementation
  4. Assists and participates in collection, compilation and analyses of health planning data to inform strategic health planning and budgeting
  5. Advocacy work  with key health policy decision makers
  6. Build counties capacity on Program Based Budgeting

Requirements

  1. Master?s degree in economics, statistics or health related sciences
  2. Significant experience in government budgeting, health finance and health economics in the context of  Kenya and/or East Africa
  3. Experience in advocating one-on-one with key decision makers, and to coach/mentor Health Finance colleagues in targeted advocacy techniques.