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Role title: Health Financing Advisor, WISH2ACTION 


Location:
Malawi 


Contract type:
Full Time, Fixed Term up to August 2021 


Salary:
Commensurate with experience 


Short Introduction 

We’re seeking an experienced individual, who will be successfully leading the implementation of strategies to increase government investments in SRH in Malawi and contribute to the overall national ownership goals. S/he will work in close collaboration with national and local government counterparts, consortium partners, and enable us to achieve above and beyond key performance indicators. 


Summary purpose and objective of role 

The Health Financing Advisor is responsible for designing, leading and coordinating the implementation of strategies to increase government investments in SRH in Malawi and contribute to the overall national ownership goals. S/he works in close collaboration with national and local government counterparts, consortium partners, and is responsible for the achievement of the quarterly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and logframe indicators relating to domestic financing for Malawi. 


Person specification 

To succeed in this role, you will have: 

  • At least a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Management or a related field. 
  • At least ten years’ work experience in a highly competitive and busy work environment, with significant experience in the provision of technical assistance for health. 
  • A solid understanding of Public Financial Management (PFM) including annual budget cycles, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEFs) and the principles of transparency and accountability, particularly health budget tracking and advocacy. 
  • Considerable experience in leading the delivery of donor-funded programmes, particularly those funded by DFID.
  • See the Job Description for more details: https://options.co.uk/jobs/health-financing-advisor-5  


About the programme and Options 

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most. 

WISH2ACTION in Malawi led by the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF)/Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) with the following consortium partners: Options (national ownership lead) and Development Media International (social norm and behaviour change lead). 

Our approach to National Ownership comprises of four strategies: increase government commitment to SRH/FP outcomes through domestic financing; use evidence-based advocacy and effective partnerships to strengthen policy and legislation; use evidence to hold the government to account for SRH outcomes and; promote quality control and standards of service provision and care. 


Application process 

  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Michael Cavanagh at
  • Email: wish@options.co.uk 
  • Candidates should state the role (Malawi-HF Advisor–WISH2ACTION) in the subject header. 
  • Closing date Friday 22nd November 2019 
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. 
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews may be organised directly with shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the closing date. 
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including identification check, employment references, right to work verification, credit check and criminal record check (where appropriate). 

Other information 

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer 


Skills Required


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