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  • Posted: Aug 10, 2022
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  • ThinkWell is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of society as a means to achieve global prosperity. Since 2011, ThinkWell has helped over 30 countries to achieve long-lasting improvements to their health systems. We have staff and offices in the U.S., Switzerland, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Kenya, and Uganda. In addition, we are working in more than 10 other countries on health financing and health systems issues.
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    Data Analyst

    ThinkWell Kenya is recruiting a Data Analyst to provide technical assistance and analytical guidance across a range of ThinkWell in-country projects. The data analyst brings strong quantitative skills, typically in health financing and health services data, as well as a solid understanding of the design, and implementation of health financing policy reforms in Kenya.

    ThinkWell Kenya provides technical support in various projects to strengthen the health financing function supporting countries to improve how funds are allocated to healthcare providers to achieve the goal of universal health coverage. In Kenya, ThinkWell works at the County and National levels to design and test policy options, with a focus on strategic purchasing for primary healthcare. The data analyst reports to the Senior Technical Advisor - Public Finance Management, with a dotted reporting line to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor. This is a full-time position based in ThinkWell office in Nairobi, Kenya and the data analyst will provide support to the ThinkWell staff based in the counties.

    What you’ll do

    • Support data analysis across ThinkWell health policy and financing projects to generate insights to guide project implementation.
    • Collect, collate, and analyze routine data on Human Resources of Health (HRH), Health Products and Technologies and other areas of focus on selected indicators to inform development of appropriate health financing interventions.
    • Support county-level monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting activities on health financing and strategic purchasing.
    • Work with the Senior M&E Advisor to design and develop a data protocol including the development of routine reporting tools and templates.
    • Support efforts towards effective data management to include creating, managing, and maintaining a data repository.
    • Translate/shape/visualize data to make it more accessible for decision-makers.
    • Support a data use culture in the ThinkWell Kenya team.
    • Provide direct technical assistance to ensure high quality program results and execution across projects in the area of specialization.
    • Contribute to work planning, coordinate across external partners, and lead their engagement in collaborative projects.
    • Contribute to effective documentation and dissemination of learning products on health financing, supply chain, HRH, and strategic purchasing to different stakeholders to inform policy.
    • Represent ThinkWell in various meetings and actively engage key stakeholders.

    Your qualifications

    • BA/BS and 3+ years’ experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in data analysis in health sector and especially health policy and financing preferred.
    • Experience and use of various data analysis tools (STATA, Tableau, power B.I etc).
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint is desirable.
    • Demonstrated poise and professionalism in supporting engagements with external partners, donors, and stakeholders.
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%

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    Program Coordinator, Health Financing

    ThinkWell Kenya provides technical support to strengthen the health financing function at national and county level, with a focus on strategic purchasing for primary healthcare. The Program Coordinator provides technical assistance and analytical support to the strategic purchasing for primary health care project in one or more target counties of Kenya. The coordinator will provide technical support to the county departments of health, working closely with other stakeholders in the health sector, to accelerate achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) in Kenya.

    This is a full-time role that requires exceptional analytical and quantitative skills, the ability to effectively synthesize and visualize findings (typically in health economics and financing), translate messages for various audiences, and provide coordination support.

    This position is based in various counties in Kenya.

    Responsibilities

    Technical support

    In consultation with the Supervisor:

    • Strengthen the capacity of County departments of health (CDoHs) on the three functions of health care financing (revenue mobilization, pooling and purchasing).
    • Support the CDoHs to optimize Own Source Revenue and other funding sources to increase fiscal space to purchase primary healthcare (PHC) services.
    • Provide technical support to the CDoHs to apply strategic purchasing principles to incentivize providers to improve the quality of care, with a focus on PHC services.
    • Support the CDoHs to develop and implement data driven innovations on health financing, that can improve the supply chain, and productivity of human resources for health.
    • Strengthen working relationships across different purchasers (NHIF, Private Health Insurance, Ministry of Health) and the county to achieve coherence within different purchasing arrangements.
    • Support the CDoHs to review, develop and or implement Public Finance Management (PFM) policies/guidelines to address challenges that hinder facilities from generating and using funds to improve the quality of services.
    • Support the development of county health plans and budgets in accordance with the PFM act (2012).
    • Provide technical support to the CDoHs to strengthen implementation of UHC and health care financing reforms.
    • Develop partnerships and networks within counties to strengthen health systems.
    • Represent ThinkWell in meetings with external partners, county governments, and other stakeholders.

    Data Analytics

    • Support data collection, collation and analysis on health financing and purchasing in counties to inform the reforms needed to strengthen PHC and UHC.
    • Collect, collate, and analyze routine data on Human Resources for Health (HRH), Health Products and Technologies and other areas of focus on selected indicators to inform development of appropriate health financing interventions.
    • Support county-level monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting activities on health financing and strategic purchasing.
    • Document and disseminate learning products on health financing and strategic purchasing to different stakeholders to inform policy. Use the learnings and emerging evidence to co-create, with CHMTs, sustainable health financing solutions.

    Your qualifications

    • BA/BS and 4+ years of relevant experience.
    • Substantive experience in relevant health systems work with a development agency, NGO, or county government; experience in health financing in the public sector is required.
    • Demonstrated experience providing technical advice to counties in strategic and operational planning, data analytics, especially on health financing, HRH, and supply chain optimization.
    • Prior work experience on primary healthcare financing, supply chain strengthening, HRH, and PFM within the context of county health systems is highly desirable.
    • Proficiency in MS Excel, Office, PowerPoint is required. Proficiency in another MS Office suite is desirable.
    • Experience in data analytics software e.g., Stata, EpiInfo, SPSS is desirable,
    • Tech savvy and skilled at visual display of data.
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
    • Exceptional analytical, research and problem-solving capabilities.
    • Strong writer with an established track record of preparing high-quality technical reports, policy briefing materials, and presentations.
    • A thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of our work.
    • Demonstrated poise and professionalism in engaging with external partners, in and outside government.
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, age, gender, nationalities, and orientation as well as across work areas.
    • Ability and willingness to travel 30% of time.

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