Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist

Family Health International (NCR NCR, Philippines) 2 days ago
FHI 360/Philippines (www.fhi360.org) is in search of candidates for Senior Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Specialist position to join the USAID-funded TB Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening project in the Philippines. The Senior (HSS) Specialist will be based at the TB Innovations Office in Makati City and will provide technical support and guidance to different project s teams and national counterparts in designing, implementing, and monitoring different evidence based HSS innovative interventions relevant to TB elimination goals of the country. This involves, but not limited to: (1) sustainable TB financing; (2) public procurement policies that support uninterrupted supply of essential TB goods and commodities; (3) institutionalization of a practicable governance support for the government to achieve its TB elimination agenda, and (4) designing and managing research activities on effective universal health care and coverage, resilience and strengthened health systems using TB as a tracer program. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party, the Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist will be responsible for the following: Lead the HSS team of the project and collaborate with other project s components to ensure that HSS dimension is integrated and considered Collaborate with other project s components in designing evidence based HSS interventions that support the effectiveness and sustainability of the activities of different components Review and analyze relevant organizational systems and policies related to UHC, health financing, procurement, and governance, to identify strategic activities and further develop the health systems of the country relevant to TB elimination agenda; Design the required activities and manage the implementation of approved activities in support of the identified health systems strengthening areas; Assist in developing Develop Scope of Work (SOW) for technical consultants who will be hired for health financing, procurement, and governance; Liaise with national and regional counterparts to ensure smooth and effective implementation of different HSS activities. Monitor the progress and keep track of different indicators related to the project s activities related to the identified health systems strengthening areas; Collaborate with national, regional, local agencies such as DOH, Centers for Health Development, PhilHealth, and other relevant government agencies to design and conduct activities related to the identified health system strengthening areas; Support the NTP in leading the National Coordination Committee as core of the NTP governance structure and ensure active participation of different members to ensure the Whole Government Approach in addressing TB issue in the country; Lead in providing assistance to the DOH in the development of national level health systems policies and guidelines relevant to TB Care, such as the NTP Adaptive Plan, and facilitate its operationalization process with relevant parties Identify problems or concerns related to the implementation of activities for the identified health systems areas, and supports effective discussion/action to resolve issues raised; Provide technical assistance to other concerns of the different components of the project related to policy, and health systems strengthening; Provide on-the-job-capacity building of the respective staff/offices in relevant departments; Consult, inform, and discuss with supervisor to ensure that program activities are implemented in compliance of FHI360 and donor rules and regulations; Provide progress reports for the assigned subprojects/activities and ensures timely submission of the reports; Travel when needed to coordinate, monitor, and//or participate in project activities; Perform other assignments as requested by the supervisor. REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite; Ability to analyze, and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports; Ability to solve problems, and implement corrective actions as needed; Ability to work both independently and in collegial fashion with wide range of stakeholders; Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team unit; Excellent oral and written communication skills in English EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable knowledge on TB management and care programs and its related systems and policies, with and advanced (post-graduate) university degree (Masters or above) in health sciences, economics, law or other social sciences At least 5 years working in health development sector assisting non-government organization (NGO) {international or local} or public-sector programs; Experience in working with key stakeholders in Philippines strongly desired; Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is an advantage. FHI360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
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