Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice Context
The central contribution of the Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice to the World Bank’s twin goals is to enable the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), in which all people are effectively covered by essential health services, and nobody suffers undue financial hardship as a result of illnesses. In the quest for UHC, the HNP Global Practice is building on progress made in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, an array of analytical and advisory services, strategic partnerships with partner institutions and other financing agencies and an active lending portfolio. The HNP Global Practice includes staff members in Washington, DC and many country offices.
Duties and Accountabilities:
The WBG is seeking an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) appointment for one year, subject to renewal for an additional one year. The Extended Term Consultant (ETC) will make intellectually sound and operationally relevant contributions to the WBG work support on health in Kenya. S/he will have the following main responsibilities:
- Support the implementation of Bank supported projects at national and county level
- Play a critical role in the evolving work program of analytical and advisory services related to health financing and universal health coverage
- Help ensure close coordination with: government; a variety of international and local development partners; and the CMU and Bank teams across other sectors
- Support policy dialogue with the Ministry of Health, counties and other stakeholders
- Represent the World Bank at consultation meetings and other activities relevant for the sector
- Carry out such tasks as the Practice Manager assigns to support the development of the Bank’s work in health in Kenya
- Specifically, the Health Economist/Health Specialist will be expected to support the following engagements:
- Advisory Services and Analytics
- Contribute to the design and implementation of analytical work in Kenya, particularly on topics related to health financing and UHC
- Facilitate and coordinate of the analytics activities, and the dissemination of key findings to the government and other partners
- Conduct analytical work, including data analysis and report writing
- Prepare briefs and technical notes and contribute to the writing of sections in analytical reports
- Support in policy dialogue with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders at national and county level
- Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Technical Assistance Multi-Donor Trust Fund
- Contribute towards the execution of activities under each of the MDTF components
- Ensure effective coordination and engagement with the national and county governments and key partners for the effective coordination of MDTF related activities, and provide the team with regular progress updates on emerging issues
- Contribute towards technical reviews of key outputs
- Transforming Health Systems for Universal Care Project (THS-UCP)
- Provide technical and implementation support to the Ministry of Healthand counties
- Plan, conduct and provide timely reports on program supervision
- Provide health financing inputs to World Bank reports and key operational documents including Implementation Status Results reports.
- An advanced degree (Masters of PhD) in Health Economics, Economics, Public Health or any other relevant discipline.
- A minimum of 8 years of experience years of experience.
- Wide recognition and track record of technical expertise and operational leadership in health, health economics and financing.
- Deep experience in analytics covering a range of client countries and settings, including LICs and MICs.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and function within and across teams in operational and analytical work.
- Excellent written and oral communication. Able to synthesize, analyze, and effectively present material from a wide range of sources.
- Ability to function well independently and handle multiple tasks, meet changing priorities and deliver high-quality analysis and work on-time.
Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.