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Job Description:

 I – Background and context

The Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) is a country driven partnership that aims to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children, and thereby prevent up to 3.8 million maternal deaths, 101 million child deaths, and 21 million stillbirths in high burden countries by 2030.  The GFF seeks to support countries with an integrated health system approach that looks for the best solutions for better RMNCAH outcomes.

The GFF acts as a pathfinder in a new era of financing for development by pioneering a model that shifts away from focusing solely on official development assistance to an approach that combines external support, domestic financing, and innovative solutions for resource mobilization and delivery (including the private sector) in a synergistic way.  To do this, the GFF aims to reduce inefficiency in health spending through smarter financing.  Furthermore, the GFF aims to mobilize additional funding through the combination of grants from a dedicated multi-donor trust fund (the GFF Trust Fund), financing from International Development Association (IDA) and International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the crowding-in of additional domestic and external resources.  The GFF also leverages the private sector expertise of the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group’s private sector arm, to attract private sector resources to priority investment areas.

The GFF Secretariat is responsible for supporting countries, managing the GFF Trust Fund, supporting the GFF Investors Group, and the governance mechanism for the GFF.  The Secretariat is based at the World Bank, situated in the HNP Global Practice. The GFF health financing team is responsible for supporting countries mobilize additional resources for health and improve the use of those resources to improve health outcomes and progress towards the health-related SDGs.

A core aspect of the GFF’s health financing team is supporting countries in resource (budget) mapping (RM) and expenditure tracking (ET) of investment cases (or the country’s national health plan). The RM and ET exercise provides a comprehensive picture of funding gaps, and alignment of donor and government funding with the aim of supporting the health sector of low- and middle-income countries to mobilize additional resources, improve allocative efficiency, and better coordinate planning efforts.

GFF countries fall under different categories in their capacity for, and experience in conducting RMET. Countries in the first category (or early stage) have recently started or are in the process of starting their RM/ET; they will need extensive external technical assistance in conducting RMET. As countries move towards the third category (final stage), ministries of health and relevant institutions will have sufficient expertise to lead the process. The nature of technical support for such countries will be lighter touch, focused on improving use of data and analysis from RMET for decision-making.

As part of the GFF expansion phase, support is needed to help countries with RMET. The focus will be on early stage countries requiring heavy support but will also extend to other countries. The GFF is in the process of building a pool of short-term consultants who can be deployed to provide TA to ministries of health on RMET and contribute to enhance in-country technical skills in this area.

III –Responsibilities

  • Conduct or manage health sector resource mapping and expenditure tracking in GFF countries requesting technical assistance;
  • Build capacity of government officials in conducting RMET, using the resource mapping tool, and analyzing data;
  • Support use of data and analysis from RMET for decision-making (e.g. future budget allocation), and donor alignment;
  • Support integration of financial management systems, RMET databases, and health information systems to systemize results monitoring in advanced stage GFF countries;
  • Create or modify tools, templates, analyses, policy briefs, presentations, and other resources for a range of stakeholders -- in-country and global;
  • Contribute to global RMET activities, e.g. improving global stakeholder coordination;
  • Represent GFF in external forums as needed in collaboration with other World Bank officials;
  • Perform other activities pertaining to health financing:
    • Provide technical assistance on health financing issues to GFF countries in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GFF Investment Case;
    • Support countries in the analysis of relevant public financial management issues,  reviews of public expenditure, budget preparation, execution and monitoring;
    • Support results monitoring through the development of narratives and preparing inputs for Investor Group meetings and reports;
    • Provide technical support within the GFF Secretariat on health financing issues


III – Timing and Duration

The timing, duration and terms of contracts will be based on the needs and the experience and availability of consultants.

Skills:

IV – Qualifications

To be considered, candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in economics, public health, health systems, public policy, finance, business administration or related subjects;
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience, at least three of which should be in health sector, preferably in health financing;
  • Previous experience in working on resource mapping and expenditure tracking (preferably in health) or similar areas such as national health accounts, financial analysis;
  • Knowledge of and experience in health systems, financing, and/or public sector financing, especially in LMICs at the national and subnational levels;
  • Proficiency in MS excel modeling and data analysis;
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build strategic relationships with government partners, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellence in high-pressure situations, set priorities and adapt to rapidly changing environments;
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writer, facilitator and communicator with an ability to distill key messages and explain complex concepts to varied audiences;

Candidates with the following qualifications will have an advantage:

  • French language skills;
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel (e.g. VBA programming), tool/template design, and/or user experience
  • Previous experience in facilitating trainings related to health financing data collection and use;
  • Previous World Bank Group experience;

V – Application Instructions

Interested applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter to sandhya@worldbank.org with the subject:  Re: RMET Consultant CV Submission

Location:
Post Date:
Monday, June 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Apply Now
Job Description:

I – Background and context

The Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) is a country driven partnership that aims to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children, and thereby prevent up to 3.8 million maternal deaths, 101 million child deaths, and 21 million stillbirths in high burden countries by 2030. The GFF seeks to support countries with an integrated health system approach that looks for the best solutions for better RMNCAH outcomes.

The GFF acts as a pathfinder in a new era of financing for development by pioneering a model that shifts away from focusing solely on official development assistance to an approach that combines external support, domestic financing, and innovative sources for resource mobilization and delivery (including the private sector) in a synergistic way.  To do this, the GFF aims to reduce inefficiency in health spending through smarter financing. Furthermore, the GFF aims to mobilize additional funding through the combination of grants from a dedicated multi-donor trust fund (the GFF Trust Fund), financing from International Development Association (IDA) and International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the crowding-in of additional domestic and external resources. The GFF also leverages the private sector expertise of the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group’s private sector arm, to attract private sector resources to priority investment areas.

The GFF Secretariat is responsible for supporting countries, managing the GFF Trust Fund, supporting the GFF Investors Group, and the governance mechanism for the GFF. The Secretariat is based at the World Bank, situated in the HNP Global Practice. The GFF health financing team is responsible for supporting countries mobilize additional resources for health and improve the use of those resources to improve health outcomes and progress towards the health-related SDGs.

This consultancy is to support the work of the GFF health financing team.

II – Responsibilities

Specific duties of each consultancy will vary depending on the candidate profile and anticipated technical need. In general, consultant(s) may expect to work on activities such as:

  • Provide technical assistance on health financing issues to GFF countries in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GFF Investment Cases;
  • Support GFF countries in the tracking and analysis of domestic and external resources in health, with the aim of increasing efficiency of health spending and improving resource mobilization.
  • Support countries in the analysis of relevant public financial management issues:  reviews of public expenditure, budget preparation, execution and monitoring;
  • Support results monitoring through the development of narratives and preparing inputs for Investor Group meetings and reports;
  • Create data analyses, tools, templates, policy briefs, and other process-based resources for internal and external country and global stakeholders;
  • Provide technical support within the GFF Secretariat on health financing issues upon demand.


III – Timing and Duration

The timing, duration and terms of contracts will be based on the needs and the experience and availability of consultants. 

Skills:

IV – Qualifications

To be considered, candidates must have:

  • Master’s degree in economics, public health, health systems, public policy, finance, business administration or related subjects;
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience, at least three of which should be in health system strengthening, health economics, health financing, health research, public policy, public sector finance, health economics, consulting, or other relevant field;
  • Knowledge of and experience in health systems and health financing and/or public sector financing, especially in LMICs at the national and subnational levels;
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build strategic relationships with government partners, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Structured thinker with experience analyzing complex datasets to identify key trends and to translate them into compelling messages for decision makers;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellence in high-pressure situations, set priorities and adapt to rapidly changing environments;
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills
  • Strong writer, facilitator and oral communicator, able to distill and explain complex concepts to varied audiences.

Candidates with the following qualifications will have an advantage:

  • French language skills;
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel modeling and analysis;
  • Knowledge of public financial management systems and related technologies;
  • World Bank Group operational experience

V – Application Instructions

Interested applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter to sandhya@worldbank.org with the subject:  Re: HF Consultant CV Submission

Location:
Post Date:
Monday, June 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Apply Now