Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) is a five-year program supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that supports countries to improve how funds are allocated to healthcare providers in order to achieve the goal of universal health coverage. ThinkWell is working with purchasers and policy makers in five countries (Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, and Uganda) to design and test policy options to more effectively purchase primary health care services, with a focus on family planning and maternal, neonatal, and child health.
PURPOSE AND SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE
The Health policy Technical Specialist provides technical assistance, analytical, and operational support across a range of ThinkWell in-country public or private sector projects. The Health Policy Technical Specialist brings strong quantitative and qualitative skills and research capacity (typically in health economics and financing), as well as a solid understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of health financing policy reform. The Health Policy Technical Specialist may supervise staff but typically serves as an individual contributor on a project team.
In Indonesia, the SP4PHC/Indonesia team works with the Ministry of Health (MoH). The Health Policy Technical Specialist will have an excellent comprehension and network of the stakeholders in the MoH, private sector, professional bodies, and local level governance partnerships required for reforming how health financing and strategic purchasing are implemented with a focus on how to improve quality and coherence.
The role will require a Health Policy Technical Specialist who is able to work with a range of health financing, policy and planning specialists, supporting, and often leading the development of learning products that are focused on Health Financing and Strategic Purchasing. The consultant will also lead research studies that engage stakeholders from all levels of government to develop strategic purchasing policies and technical systems solutions in partnership with other development partners and MoH technical secretariats.
The consultant will report to the SP4PHC Technical Lead and provide research support to inform policies related to strategic purchasing. This is a part-time position of 8 hours per week, based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
SCOPE of WORK
The consultant, in collaboration with Technical Lead of SP4PHC Indonesia and SP4PHC Overall Coordinating Team, will undertake the following scope of work:
- Provide health financing data and analysis, both national and sub-national, for all related studies conducted by Thinkwell Institute, including but not limited to topics such as Maternal and Neonatal Health, Primary Health Care facilities, Family Planning, and Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN).
- Assist Thinkwell Institute to formulate research design, conduct analysis and data visualization, for example Sankey diagrams or others depending on the need of study
- Provide input and feedback for policy recommendations.
- Provide written input for studies conducted by Thinkwell Institute to be used internally or to outside parties.
- Health financing data, both national and sub-national, for all related studies conducted by Thinkwell Institute, for example allocation and realization of National Budget (APBN) and Sub-National Budget (APBD) especially for health, General Allocation Fund (DAU), Special Allocation Fund (DAK) for Health both physical and non-physical, including BOK, BOKB, Jampersal, etc
- Documents on input and feedback with regards to research formulation, analysis and data visualization
- Documents on written input and feedback for policy recommendations
- Documents on written reports, for example power point slides, briefs, etc
Job Location: This is a part-time consultant position based in ThinkWell Office, Jakarta, Indonesia. (Indonesian Nationals Only)
Timeline: The duration of contract is from August 2021 to June 2022. The Level of Effort (LOE) is 8 hours per week.
Reporting Lines and Teamwork
- Trihono (Technical Lead)
- The consultant will work closely with SP4PHC technical team member.
- Excellent written communications skills in English and Indonesian
- A minimum master’s degree in finance, economics, public health, health financing or any related background.
- A minimum of 7 years of relevant working experience
- Strong quantitative skills, able to see data trends and create visuals
- Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity, to effectively communicate with government officials, development partners, other staffs, and stakeholders.
- Ability to work remote effectively; and be proactive, flexible, conscientiousness, and responsive.
- Interested applicants may send the application to: email@example.comSubject Email: Part-time consultant for HEALTH financing & POLICYClosing Date : 23 July 2021 – COB