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Chief expert in health economics, Kazakhstan

Supporting implementation of the national mandatory Social health Insurance system

The Objective of this assignment is to provide, enhancing SHIF's financial sustainability, improvement of health service purchasing and payment mechanisms as well as strengthening of MSHI capacity.


1.      Forecasting revenues of the MSHI system and improving mechanisms for collection of funds within the MSHI system.

2.        Planning the MSHI budget based on the needs of population.

3.        Provision of institutional support for SHIF functioning.

4.        Improving health care benefits packages.

5.        Improving health service purchasing mechanisms and provider payment methods.

6.        Strengthening mechanisms of purchasing pharmaceuticals and health technologies.

7.        Improving financial control mechanisms and technical audits used under the MSHI system.


General qualification

  • Specializes in health economics with a Master's or PhD degree;
  • Minimum 10 years of practical experience in health economics and health financing policy;
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical skills, ability to lead a team of experts and researchers;
  • Experience in providing technical advice, capacity building, and knowledge transfer.

Specific experience

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in health budget planning (formulation) and pricing of health services at the national level;
  • Practical experience in development of policies and procedures (bodies of rules) for budget planning in the health sector;
  • Extensive experience of working in countries with different health financing systems, mainly systems of (mandatory) social health insurance.

Experience in the region and language proficiency 

  • Recent experience (within the past 5 years) in implementation of projects on reform of healthcare financing systems in countries with transition economies and experience of working with top-management of national ministries and local authorities will be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in English language is essential;
  • Proficiency in Russian language would be an advantage.


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