The USAID-funded Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) program supports low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems by strengthening pharmaceutical sector governance; increasing institutional and human resource capacity for pharmaceutical management and services, including regulation of medical products; increasing the availability and use of pharmaceutical information for decision-making and advancing the global learning agenda; optimizing pharmaceutical-sector financing, including resource allocation and use; and improving pharmaceutical services, including product availability and patient-centered care, to achieve health outcomes.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary process to determine the value of a health technology to inform healthcare resource allocation and decision-making. HTA is increasingly being adopted across various countries to support evidence-informed decisions for sustainable Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided funding under the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)-led MTaPS program to Indonesia in advancing HTA and achieving sustainable UHC. In 2013, the Presidential Regulation No. 12 on Health Insurance stipulated that to guarantee quality and cost control, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is responsible for conducting a health technology assessment (HTA). This led to the establishment of the Indonesian Health Technology Assessment Committee (InaHTAC) housed within the Indonesian Health Financing and Insurance Center (PPJK). InaHTAC is responsible for providing health policy recommendations to the minister regarding health technologies covered under the National Health Insurance scheme, JKN. The committee has completed and provided recommendations for 12 health technologies since 2014 in partnership with six Indonesian universities. Under the activity described in this scope, MTaPS will work with government officials and academics in Indonesia to strengthen HTA strategy and processes that increase HTA efficiency and effectiveness in Indonesia.
Services to be provided
In collaboration with the USAID Asia Bureau, USAID Indonesia Mission, and MTaPS headquarters teams, a senior consultant in Indonesia will support the training of HTA doers on multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and use of real-world evidence (RWE). This will consist on the following activities:
- Proposal selection and project planning
The consultant will work with the Indonesia USAID Mission and Indonesian MOH to identify potential collaborative research projects that can be used as a hands-on training opportunity on the aforementioned methods. The consultant will support the selection in alignment with the project/proposal selection process within the current HTA schedule of MOH PPJK and InaHTAC. He/she will work with InaHTAC to identify a total of two to three projects of which one or two will be mini or rapid HTAs and one will be a full HTA. The consultant will also support the development of project plans while working on the project selection.
- Protocol development
The consultant will work with key researchers assigned to the projects to support HTA research protocol development. The consultant will provide mentoring to the researchers for learning to define research protocols using MCDA and RWE.
The consultant should have the following qualifications:
- Master’s degree or PhD in health economics, health financing, or equivalent
- Minimum of 5 years of proven experience conducting economic analyses including MCDA and using real world evidence.
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in the Indonesia health system.
- Experience working with or collaborating with the Ministry of Health in Indonesia with strong knowledge of the health financing system in the public and private sector.
- Experience working with a leading academic institution, the PPJK or National Health Insurance
- Agency (BPJS-K) is an asset.
- Oral and written fluency in English and Bahasa is required.
- Advanced skills in MS Excel is required.
- Ability to organize the own work with minimum supervision.
- Ability to write and prepare reports, training materials, documents, and presentations.
- The person must currently reside in Indonesia.
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