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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
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  • Options Consultancy Services Limited is 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 ch...
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    Health Planning, Budgeting and Monitoring Consultant

    Options seeks long and short-term consultants who will be responsible for leading on activities in counties, with particular expertise in Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Reporting (PBMR) in the Kenyan health sector.

    Responsibilities: 

    Options is seeking to establish a consultancy framework of exceptional health planning, budgeting and monitoring experts to help drive the delivery of a Technical Assistance (TA) project that is focused at the county level of the Kenyan health system.

    The programme will provide TA to build county capacities in planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting, and promote the use of data for decision making and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills more generally. The over-arching goal of the project is to increase the probability of resource allocation matching health sector needs, with a focus on RMNCAH, based on an integration of credible PBMR process with a strong M&E system that supports informed decision making.

    We are seeking long and short-term consultants who will be responsible for leading on activities in counties, with particular expertise in Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Reporting (PBMR) in the Kenyan health sector.

    We require both locally-based and international consultants with relevant experience of working in Kenya at county level.

    Person specification: 

    To succeed in this role, you will have:

    • Extensive experience providing technical support to similar donor funded health programmes and/or organizations.
    • Expertise in Planning, Budgeting Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Expertise and experience working in Kenya’s health sector, with in-depth knowledge of health systems strengthening approaches in the context of devolution
    • Expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Experience working as part of a remote team as well as delivering high quality work independently.
    • Proven ability to represent organisations and programmes at the highest levels internationally, regionally and nationally. Ideally with experience working with the World Bank.
    • We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with experience working in or who are located in the following counties; Bungoma, Garissa, Lamu, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, Wajir, West Pokot, Turkana, Homa Bay, Isiolo, Kitui, Kisii and Machakos

    Other information: 

    • Options is an equal opportunities employer
    • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
    • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.

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    Consultant – Health Economist

    Options Consultancy seeks a health financing consultant to support the drive of a Technical Assistance programme that will be focused at sub-national levels of the Kenyan health system.

    Responsibilities: 

    Options is seeking to establish a consultancy framework of exceptional health systems experts to drive the delivery of a Technical Assistance (TA) programme that is focused at sub-national levels of the Kenyan health system. The programme will provide TA to build county capacities in planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting, to promote the use of data for decision making and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills more generally. The over-arching goal of the project is to improve Reproductive Maternal New-born Adolescent and Child Health (RMNCAH) outcomes and reduce maternal and child mortality specifically.

    The consultant will be responsible for providing strategic policy advice and lead on the development of specific tools, templates and models for use at sub-national levels.

    We will require both national and international consultants with relevant experience working in Kenya.

    Person specification: 

    Expertise should include the following:

    • Strong familiarity with the Kenyan Public Financial Management (PFM) structures, the PFM Act and other policy and legal frameworks guiding county budget preparation, approval, execution and oversight.
    • Familiarity with the annual budget cycle and corresponding health processes and products including Annual Work Plans and Programme Based Budgets, Annual Performance Reviews, County Fiscal Strategy Paper, County Budget Review and Outlook Paper etc. 
    • Previous experience in supporting health sector decision-making through health financing methods and tools, such as resource (fund) identification, priority setting and resource allocation, expenditure tracking, mapping funding flows, budget accountability mechanisms and instruments etc.
    • Understanding of the governance structures and policy levers intended to support devolved health systems, including the structures that are tasked with decision-making, accountability, transparency and oversight of the budget cycle.
    • Familiarity with the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) or other public financial management system, including report configurations
    • Familiarity with the Kenya Health Information System (KHIS) or other DHIS2 system, health sector indicators and performance data
    • Awareness of the contexts and limitations faced in Kenyan county health systems and the financial systems that support them

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