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Short-term Healthcare Legal Consultant - 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

Organization Overview

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Palladium implements the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health at national and subnational levels. The project 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 the existing priorities.


Assignment Overview

In Cambodia, health outcomes have improved, but out-of-pocket spending ? and accordingly financial barrier to access ? remain high. The private sector is a significant provider of health services in Cambodia but quality of service provided is uncertain. Cambodia has numerous regulatory agencies, each with varying levels of regulations and oversight capacity, and it is unclear what regulations are in place, which are enforced, and how they are enforced by these various entities. Understanding and interpretation by the private healthcare providers are also unclear.
 
Private sector engagement is key to expanding access to care while reducing out-of-pocket expenditure. Clarity around current legal and regulatory framework is essential to understand how it can be implemented or modified (or newly put in place) to improve collaboration between the government and the private sector to increase access to care. Thus, HP+ is conducting a comprehensive private healthcare provision legal and regulatory assessment to identify the critical policy gaps that must be addressed to facilitate the achievement of the government?s universal health coverage goals.

HP+ is seeking a qualified Cambodian healthcare legal advisor to advise the legal and regulatory scan. S/he will assist in compiling a comprehensive list of laws and regulations related to the establishment and operation of a private health clinic or hospital in Cambodia. The Consultant will also assist in interpreting the laws and regulations to clarify the steps that is taken by private institutions/ individuals to establish and operate a private health clinic or hospital.

This is a deliverable based contract. The Consultant will work closely with HP+ in-country Program Officer and DC-based Technical Advisor to ensure accuracy and completeness of this legal and regulatory scan.

Responsibilities

  • Compile a comprehensive list of laws and regulations (Kram, Kret, Anukret, Prakas, and/or Sarachor, as well as any other government guidance documents) related to establishing and operating a private healthcare clinic or hospital based on experience and in consultation with appropriate Government agencies. This should include laws and regulations related to building code, human resource requirements, licensing of the facility as well as the staff, and reporting requirements.
  • Develop a list of all government agencies that the private healthcare clinic or hospital will interact with to establish and operate in Cambodia
  • In collaboration with HP+, develop a stepwise process of establishing and operating a private healthcare clinic or hospital from a legal and regulatory perspective, such as approvals and licenses required for each step.
  • Participate in periodic calls and meetings with HP+ as necessary and requested by the project; actively communicate with HP+ on issues/delays affecting the assignment

Requirements

  • A JD, LLM, or other relevant degrees pertaining to law
  • At least 10 years? work experience in law, regulation, and policy; specialty in healthcare, highly preferred.
  • Strong familiarity of the Cambodian healthcare legal and regulatory environment
  • Direct experience managing legal and regulatory requirements for private healthcare clinics or hospitals highly desired.
  • Fluency in Khmer and excellent English writing, communication, and reporting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness