Senior Advisor for GDPP

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 949
Date Posted:Sep 12, 2018
Reference:GDPP
Closing Date:Sep 25, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded: 2006  http://www.moph.gov.af

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is tasked with a critical mandate; to deliver and promote sustainable and accessible health care services to the people of Afghanistan. Social and economic advancement can only be realized in a thriving and healthy society. The success of the MoPH is heavily driven in its ability to plan and use allocated resources effectively. Effective financial management is therefore critical for sustainable development and is the primary tool that translates the MoPH development strategies into noticeable outcomes or service delivery. Good governance and democratic accountability relies on transparent management of the MoPH budget. Therefore, ineffective financial management undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of development interventions and hinders the country’s progress towards improved and sustainable health care. MoPH finance directorate is going through a reform process and after reviewing the structure of finance directorates of other line ministries such as MRRD, MoE and MAIL, has proposed a new and standard structure that is approved by MoPH leadership, for this purpose MoPH needs a qualified staff as head of coordination and reporting unite, to take the responsibility of overall coordination and financial reporting of MoPH.

Job Summary:

The senior advisor will be responsible for the provision of technical and management support to the GDPP in formulating health policies, regulations, and guidelines in coordination with the Sehatmandi. In addition, he/she will be supporting in developing policy briefs, white papers, concept notes or proposals as required by the GDPP and/or the Sehatmandi.

This position will report technically on day to day activities to General Director of Policy and Planning. However, contractually, the consultant is accountable to Sehatmandi Coordination Office and will report project related activities/deliverables to Sehatmandi coordination Office on regular basis.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:


Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language and fluent in a local language;

Demonstrate computer skills (Ms. Office Package).

Be able to travel inside or outside Afghanistan
Deliverables:

The national strategy development process successfully completed

Effective coordination mechanisms for smooth implementation of MoPH policies and Sehatmandi ensured

A culture of data use and evidence generation promoted/ used in policy making efforts

Monthly activities report submitted to Sehatmandi Coordination office on a regular basis.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Objective of the GDPP is to mainstream and translate MoPH priorities into sound and effective policies and strategies, undertake well-coordinated efforts to address health system needs in line with the national health policy and strategy, as well as, institutionalizing effective planning and reporting mechanisms at central and provincial level for quality BPHS and EPHS services provision.

Provide technical support to the GDPP/Sehatmandi in developing evidence based policy, policy briefs, plan of action and review of strategies to be implemented under Sehatmandi.

Assist the DG policy and planning in mainstreaming the MoPH priorities with development partners’ agenda and continuous effort with the concerned partners to address health system needs.

Coordinate between GDPP and Sehatmandi for planning/formulation of BPHS and EPHS services to be provided for the returnees and other marginalised communities

Coordinate between the Sehatmandi “Performance Management Unit (PMU)” and the GDPP to provide necessary technical support as and when required by the PMU.

Assist DG policy and planning in establishing/ maintaining effective coordination mechanisms for smooth implementation of MoPH policies, and ensuring a well-functioning mechanism at national and sub national levels.

Provide technical assistance and administrative support to the DG of policy, planning on coordinating, leading and monitoring of the technical processes of the relevant assignments implemented by GDPP relevant directorates and units, as instructed by MoPH leadership.

Provide technical support to MoPH related departments in developing their annual plans, policies, rules and regulations.

Assist in organizing health planning exercises at country and sub-country levels and take part in preparing the MoPH annual work plan.

Coordinate with EHIS departments for promoting a culture of data use and evidence generation and use in related decision making for policy and strategy development efforts.

Be involved in reviewing programs, policies and other relevant documents of partner organizations to make sure their policies and guidelines are in line with the MoPH values and principles.

Provide technical support to the MoPH coordinating forums such as Management Technical Advisory Groups (MTAG), National technical coordination committee and other relevant meetings at the national level as required.

Take active participation in MoPH taskforces as assigned by the director general of policy and planning and/or the team lead of Sehatmandi PMU.

Assist in establishing and appropriate reporting system.

Contributing in BPHS/EPHS planning and reporting of Sehatmandi project;

Facilitating the MoPH functional review process

Contribute to the Presidential Summit meeting’s preparation

Submit a one-page monthly report to Sehatmandi Coordination office about project related work and deliverables.

Carry out any other assignments given by the employee supervisor

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:


Be a medical doctor and have master degree (degree attested by MoHE of Afghanistan)

At least 7 years work experience in public health or health system management.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language and fluent in a local language;

Demonstrate computer skills (Ms. Office Package).

Be able to travel inside or outside Afghanistan

Job Keywords:

The senior advisor will be responsible for the provision of technical and management support to the GDPP in formulating health policies, regulations, and guidelines in coordination with the Sehatmandi. In addition, he/she will be supporting in developing
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