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Health Sector Expert, Team Leader, multi- Africa

JOB DESCRIPTION
Contract:
Long-term
Deadline:
04/09/2020
Location:
multi- Africa
Project:
African Health Diagnostics Platform Technical Assistance

The African Health Diagnostics Platform (AHDP) to be created is intended as a new health-financing platform to improve laboratory and diagnostic services for low income populations in Sub-saharan Africa, through the creation of functioning partnerships, possibly in the form pf public-private partnerships.


The investment will emphasize diagnostics for TB, HIV, malaria, other infectious diseases and maternal and child healthcare.


AHDP will first target Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Senegal. Another four countries are to be selected.


The purpose of the Technical Assistance is to support the preparation, implementation and subsequent monitoring of the AHDP projects. The TA operation will support the identification, preparation and implementation of investment projects related to improving health diagnosis in Sub-Saharan Africa. Depending on the stage of preparation of the individual investment projects, the Consultant will carry out studies and technical assistance at various stages of the project cycle (gap analysis, studies, support to the establishment of partnership agreements, support to project implementation, etc.). It will identify any potential gaps between women and men's access to diagnostics, the availability of diagnostics for diseases that are particularly prevalent among women (e.g. HPV, cervical cancer, anemia, HIV/AIDS, other forms of cancer, etc.) and the feasibility and market opportunity for expanding the availability of such diagnostics.


Foreseen commencement date: November 2020. Duration 4 years


The team is composed of 2 permanent expert and a pool of short term experts over the project duration.


QUALIFICATION
  • Master's degree or equivalent academic degree in health economics, health finance, or other relevant field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Working level knowledge of French.
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in project implementation and management (planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) for the health sector, within development regions, preferably Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 5 years similar experience of working in a senior expert/management position on DFI/donor financed TA operation projects.
  • Experience in francophone Sub-Saharan African countries would constitute an advantage.
  • Professional experience as a technical expert having implemented at least 1 health sector project in the last 3 years.
  • Evidence of the following pre-requisite skills as demonstrated through the implementation of at least 3 projects:
    • Good understanding of health sector policies within Sub-Saharan African countries.
    • Public health expertise, preferably ondiagnostics and systems strengthening, including public sector engagement.
    • Experience in design and implementation of assessments for health sector projects including in the delivery of diagnostics in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Experience in establishing financial and partnership structures.
    • Experience in capacity building in the health sector, including the establishment of performance-based funding structures.
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