Public Private Partnership in Health Technical Specialist

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5308/15327
Department/office AFR, ETOH, Ethiopia
Duty station Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration one year
Application period 04-Apr-2018 to 10-Apr-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and WFP, and other international organizations. In 2014, the UNOPS Executive Director decided to establish the UNOPS Ethiopia Operational Hub (ETOH), which manages and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, as well as Sudan and Djibouti.

UNOPS ETOH activities range from tailor-made administration, operations, human resources and logistics support for implementation of development and humanitarian projects; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners to facilitate effective procurement, supply and financial management.

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of health had been implementing health sector development plan for the last 20 years with four phases and successfully implemented its strategy of expanding and rehabilitating primary health care facilities, in parallel to the construction of health facilities, expansion of health care services, investment in human resource development and management has been scaled up; reformed supply chain and logistics management to ensure continuous availability of health commodities at an affordable price in a sustainable manner and strengthen leadership, coordination and partnership which ultimately result in the achievement of most MDG health related indicators. After the accomplishment of health sector development program a draft 20-year health sector strategy called ‘Envisioning Ethiopia’s Path to Universal Health Care through strengthening of Primary Health Care’ has been developed. The envisioning exercise identified six strategic priorities. Among the strategies that addresses the challenges of financial constraint in availing quality health services is developing sustainable financing mechanism for health. Hence, rising adequate funding for health that address financial barriers to equitable access is vital levers to move in the direction of Universal Health Coverage by eliminating or markedly reducing catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditures. Sub-strategies focus on mobilizing domestic resources for health, fostering for mutual accountability of donor funding for health, developing forecasting and monitoring tool for internal and external funds for health including primary health care, expanding pooling and purchasing mechanisms of developing health insurance models and integrating efficiency gains into the health care financing strategy. The health sector transformation plan (HSTP) as part of the envision exercise and GTP-II has been developed and implemented as of 2015/16 which has three key features namely quality and equity; universal health coverage and transformation. The strategic objective includes a proactive approach in the mobilization of resources from domestic and international sources through establishment and strengthening of risk pooling mechanisms, increasing the health budget from treasury, collection of revenues by health institutions, strengthening international health partnerships and enhancement of pooled funding; public-private partnerships and maximizing collaboration with national and international civil society organizations and NGOs

To coordinate and strengthen the resource mobilization strategy, first generation health care financing strategies were implemented since 1998GC. Effective implementation of this strategy, particularly during the last decade, has significantly improved the health status of Ethiopians due to major changes in the country,  the first generation health care financing strategy  is revised and on the last stage of approval. The revised health care financing strategy document have five strategic initiatives, one of those initiatives is strengthening public-private partnership. Interest in PPPH is growing because of increasing demand for high-end tertiary-level health care, and the development of human resources for health, and because of an intent to:  Stimulate local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and supplies , Outsource to and contract with the private sector for selected clinical and non-clinical services within public sector facilities and  retain the existing partnership, if deemed necessary, in a more standardized, socially responsive and sustainable manner.

Accordingly, for the smooth operation and realization of this strategic objective, Federal Ministry of health seeks a well experienced PPPH Technical Specialist.

Directly report to the Partnership Coordination Case Team leader and/ or FRM...

Education Bachelors degree in  in Economics, Management, Supply Chain,...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Demonstrated experience working within a complex organizational structure ...

This is a local position and therefore it is open  only  to nationals ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

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