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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2021
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    Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is implementing The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (GI), Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public He...
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    Public Finance Specialist

    The consultant will work under overall oversight of the TAAC Kenya’s in-country program leads with support from the TAAC programme global team leads.

    Scope of Work

    • Prepare a training package focused on the public health sector financing processes, associated tax arrangements and financing mechanisms with a special bias to family planning and maternal health supplies focused on the elements described above.
    • Map public finance barriers to family planning and maternal health supplies at the national and sub-national levels.
    • After mapping (task 2 above), develop a 12 -18 month associated priorities with the highest potential to be achieved within this time period through civil society-led advocacy and accountability efforts.
    • Use the training package developed in 1 above to conduct a 4-day capacity building session on a newly established civil society advocacy collaborative Kenya hub whose members include national and sub-national (grassroots) partners.

    Deliverables

    • A Kenya public finance capacity building resource package for family planning and maternal health supplies for grassroots civil society advocacy and accountability partners.
    • A 12-18-month civil society advocacy and accountability priorities mapping for family planning and maternal health supplies. The expected mapping package is specific to unlocking public financing barriers from the most opportune budgeting touch points and should include: clear decision maker engagement pathways at the national and subnational levels, opportunities to foster 12-18 financing prioritization and allocation, timely release and expenditure; political and champions building opportunities; and accountability approaches/pathways.
    • Capacity build the Kenya TAAC hub members using the training package developed under deliverable 1 above.
    • Consultant is expected to provide a detailed phased delivery plan to guide Jhpiego team for quality coordination and timely delivery of the support required.
    • Consultant is expected to provide a detailed phased delivery plan to guide Jhpiego team for quality coordination and timely delivery of the support required. Desired Qualifications/Specialized Knowledge

    Desired Qualifications/Specialized Knowledge

    • At least 10 years of health public finance practice in Kenya with demonstrated deep understanding of the current financing structures, systems and associated mechanisms for family planning and maternal health supplies – Refer to example areas of interest in the introduction paragraph 2 above, development of associated capacity building materials and training on the same targeted at grassroots civil society advocates.
    • Extensive knowledge of the Kenya’s national and sub-national family planning and maternal health supplies overall financing and accountability processes
    • Previous consultancy experience with Ministry of Health, health bilateral agencies or international NGOs on public financing for health supplies and commodities
    • Knowledge/experience of the Kenya health sector budgeting and budget execution systems
    • Available to start work immediately
    • Advanced degree public health finance, economics or related field will be an added advantage Demonstrated analytical, communication and report writing skills.

    Timelines: This consultancy is expected to be fully covered by March 31, 2021 and takes a total of 14 days

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above selection criteria, kindly email the following to HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org not later than 24th February 2021

    1. Your expression of interest summarizing your understanding of the ToRs
    2. A technical proposal
    3. Cost estimate
    4. CV.
    5. Contacts of 3 organizations that have recently contracted you to carry out a similar assignment.

    NB: All these documents combined should be a maximum of 8 page

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