Country/Region : Yemen
Project : Reproductive Health and Population Programme (RHPP)
Donor Organization : European Commission
Position(s) : Senior Consultant Exemption Schemes to the Poor according to the Socioeconomic Status of the Patients
BMB Mott MacDonald is currently recruiting a Senior Consultant for the Exemption Schemes to the Poor according to the Socioeconomic Status of the Patients. It concerns a short term input of 28 days, starting March 2011.
Description of the Project:
The Government of the Republic of Yemen (Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP)) has received a Grant from the European Commission (EC) to implement its Reproductive Health and Population Programme (RHPP) targeting Hodeidah, Taiz and Lahj Governorates.
The overall objective of the Programme is to “Reduce the maternal mortality and under-five mortality rates, and increasing couple protection and attended delivery rates in three governorates”. Major emphasis will be given to improve the access of women in underserved areas to reproductive health services. The Programme purpose is to increase significantly and in a sustainable way the utilisation of reproductive health services by women and children of the governorates of Taiz, Lahj and Hodeidah.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The mission aims to assist the Reproductive Health and Population Programme (RHPP) to conduct an exemption policy to exclude poor people from paying to health services especially women and children and other high risk or vulnerable groups.
Throughout the consultancy, the STE will coordinate and collaborate with the MoPHP and GHO’s. The STE will be working under the direction of the Long Term Technical Assistance Team on the below tasks:
• Review any exemption schemes and /or studies conducted by DP’s, NGO’s and others.
• Consult with MoPIC , MoPHP and Ministry of Social affairs on national poverty criteria.
• Work with central MoPHP relevant departments to assure that competencies will be present at central level.
• Field visits to review previous experiences with exemption schemes, e.g. Community Based Health Financing (CBHF) in Taiz and Lahj.
• Work with stakeholders to develop general schemes which can be adapted for each Governorate.
• Develop and draft exemption schemes methodology, tools and guidelines.
• Conduct a one-day workshop to build consensus with relevant stakeholders on exemption methodology, tools and guidelines.
• Field test of the methodology in one district in 2 Districts in the targeted governorates.
• Adapt and finalize exemption methodology, tools and guidelines according to the workshop and field test results.
• Prepare an implementation plan in coordination with TA, GHO’s and selected Districts.
• Present findings
The STE will present the implementation plan to the TA in order to assure work is on track.
• Minimum of Masters Degree in Public Health, Research and statistics, Health
economist and social science.
• Experience in leading exemption schemes in low or middle income countries at
least 5 years
• Ability for data analysis and report writing and presentation of findings
• Proficiency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic will be an assist.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to travel within the country.
• Ability to understand and efficiently implement the assignment completely;
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with groups;
• Ability to translate theoretical training into action;
• Ability to work independently without posing much burden on TA Team and Support Staff.
• Ability to transfer knowledge and build capacity to local team in the governorates
Qualified, interested consultant can send their resume (preferably in EC format) to the attention of Mrs. Lindsey Hasanaj-Goossens at Lindsey.email@example.com .
Application Deadline: March 1st 2011, or until a suitable candidate has been identified.
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