Health Financing Team Lead | Kigali, Rwanda | 2023

Chemonics seeks a Health Financing Team Lead for live 5-year USAID/ Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity. The $24.9 million activity is to improve the resilience of the Rwandan health system and optimize resources to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes for all Rwandans. The specific objectives of the HSS Next Activity include (1) Health financing optimized to enable equitable access to high quality health services without financial hardship; (2) Leadership, management, and governance strengthened at all levels to improve quality and efficiency; and (3) Health workforce management strengthened to improve quality of health services.

The Health Financing Team Lead will provide health financing technical and programmatic direction with respect to HSS programing, ensuring that activities and strategies are in line with HSS technical and programmatic guidance. The Health Financing Team Lead will be responsible to ensure that HSS Next meets Rwanda HSS targets, specifically under Objective 1. This requisition is for an anticipated USAID funded project in Rwanda, USAID/ Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (HSS NEXT) Activity.

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company that operates in over 80 countries and is dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.   

Responsibilities:  

Provide strategic direction to and oversight of program activities focused on increasing the financial sustainability of the CBHI and overall Rwandan health system. Activities to contribute to this goal which the Team Lead with manage may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assess opportunities, strategies, and feasibility of increasing the allocation of sustainable public financing to the health sector through new revenue sources
  • Identify new sources of sustainable private financing for health focused on equitable primary healthcare outcomes, assess areas and magnitude of potential efficiency gains from existing health system resources
  • Support the Health Financing and Planning Unit of MOH with training, tools, and equipment to conduct regular analyses and to make evidence-based cases for additional resources, including to restore the functionality of the Health Resource Tracking Tool (HRTT)
  • Provide technical assistance to health facilities to prepare the business plans, leading to self-sufficiency through innovative activities in collaboration with the private sector and civil society.
  • Provide TA to the appointed CBHI benefit package design committee including to review and propose modifications to the cost of the CBHI benefit packages
  • Support RSSB to expand strategic purchasing
  • Address public financial management (PFM) challenges that restrict effective and efficient allocation and execution of health resources, including for strategic purchasing
  • Support the institutionalization of an explicit and transparent national health sector priority setting process to guide the efficient and equitable allocation of resources

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development, public health, finance, health systems strengthening, workforce development, supply chain or a closely related field. Advanced degree in these areas preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in area of specified technical expertise (health financing) on donor-funded programs, managing complex activities that involve coordination with multiple project stakeholders
  • Previous experience working in Rwanda, East Africa or countries implementing health systems strengthening
  • Strong understanding of successful approaches to health financing to improve the resilience of the Rwandan health system and optimize resources to sustain quality services and equitable health outcomes
  • Strong ability to maintain partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to strengthen the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to improve equitable access and utilization of high-quality, evidence-based, and respectful public health services
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a strong, diverse, inclusive, cohesive team where all team members are empowered and supported, including stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent practices and commitment to staff care
  • Strong interpersonal, representation and oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required

Application instructions: 

Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by COB Eastern Time (ET) on February 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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