FHI360 Health Finance Advisor – Liberia Health Systems Strengthening in Monrovia, Liberia
FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a Health Finance Advisor (HF Advisor) to provide technical leadership for an anticipated USAID-funded, five-year Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) project in Liberia. Serving as a member of the technical team, the HF Advisor will support the Deputy Chief of Party to design, implement, and manage technical activities. The position will be based in Monrovia and is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Liberian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsible for designing and executing the overall health finance strategy for the project, and for supporting the DCOP to track the achievement of project results for HF under the USAID contract
Develop strategic alliances with national ministries and technical working groups on HF, and with international partners, donors, and foundations working to advance health systems strengthening and health financing in Liberia
Support the Government of Liberia in assessing, reviewing, and updating relevant strategies, policies, and guidelines related to HF
Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health, the National Public Health Institute, and other relevant agencies in rolling out interventions within the sector, such as PBF, social insurance, and UHC, as well as interoperability and effective utilization of mHealth tools for data collection or innovations (e.g., mobile money)
Support capacity development activities of the MOH’s HF team to operationalize – and eventually update – any relevant HF-related policies
Support capacity development of the County Health Teams to integrate HF activities in their objectives and programs to improve healthcare outcomes and service delivery in each county
Support research and build in-country learning around strengthening of Liberia’s health system
Support the development of metrics for HF and provide technical support for the integration of appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems at all levels of the Ministry of Health
Program Management and Monitoring
Manage the implementation of selected USAID programs, including appraisal, monitoring (including field visits), lesson learning, and review of annual and financial reports
Maintain strong results focus with partners, and provide regular technical input into, and support for, the implementation of work-plans
Produce periodic reports on the achievements of the work with HF, as required by the contract and as requested by the client
Ensure project activities are implemented in compliance with all award conditions, United States Government regulations, and country-specific special provisions
Technical support, knowledge integration and learning
Monitor and report on public policy environment that impacts on health policy with a focus on health finance, including key discussions, reports, innovations, and policy papers
Promote and contribute to improved health sector coordination
Build strong and effective working relationships with Government of Liberia, civil society, and other Development Partners working in HF and related sectors by convening relevant stakeholders at various forums, conferences, and working groups
Manage and coordinate implementation learning related to HF
Bachelor’s degree required – Master’s degree, or its international equivalent or higher preferred – in Public health, health program planning and management, or other relevant field preferred
At least five years of professional experience in managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas of health financing and/or health policy and administration
At least five years of professional experience in managing USAID and/or international development organization projects and staff
Proven experience in successful implementation of programs designed to strengthen the health sector at national and decentralized government levels
Technical expertise in at least one health systems strengthening technical area (e.g., health financing, health management information systems, human resources for health, supply chain, quality improvement, leadership & governance, etc.) – specific technical expertise in HF preferred
Proven experience in USAID programmatic and financial regulations and reporting per USAID guidelines preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of local language will be an advantage
Experience in working with key stakeholders in Liberia strongly desired
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