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Palladium Health Financing Advisor Job

Health Financing Advisor Job, Latest NGO Jobs In Kenya 2021,

Position: Health Financing Advisor

Location: Nairobi

Duration:  5 years

Job Description   

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. 

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives. 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. 

The health financing advisor is a full-time position for an upcoming opportunity in USAID/Kenya Health System Strengthening (HSS), Strengthening Health Financing and Social Inclusion Activity to strategically align HSS programming shifts and resources with the Kenyan public health sector. This redesign will focus on systems-wide outcomes of equity, quality, and resource optimization trough strengthened health financing and social protection systems for health. The health financing advisor will support the project by providing technical guidance on project implementation and evaluation. This position will also support project leadership with reporting, personnel, stakeholders, administration, and development of materials. 

This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.


-Provide technical guidance and offer innovative approaches to activity design and implementation, with a focus on health financing capacity development for policy, advocacy, insurance, and governance efforts that promote local sustainability and eventual transitioning from donor support.
-Introduces and implements market-driven approaches and solutions to mobilize partners around targeted health insurance and related interventions.
-With the project senior leadership, supports the design, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the program’s multi-year strategy and annual work plans.
-Guide program staff to develop, adapt and implement effective, innovative capacity strengthening approaches, tools, and methodologies in health financing and insurance.
-Work with innovative market-based solutions and support content experts to develop high-quality training curricula and tools for health financing institutional capacity strengthening, which include coaching, facilitating skills; blended, distance, and web-based learning platforms; process co-creation, seconding, twinning; collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) best practices; network analysis and strengthening.
-Foster state-of-the-art market-focused capacity development know-how and best practices among field program teams.
-Interact with internal and external resources and experts to bring new and “cutting edge” ideas into project’s approaches.
-Manage, implement, and document project activities through writing project reports, reporting results achieved, and present outcomes and lessons learned through participation in online, social media, and international conferences and meetings.
-Contribute to development of annual work plans and monitor labor charged against budgeted level of effort.
Other duties as assigned.


-Extensive experience in implementing locally adaptable and market-driven solutions in health financing, health systems strengthening, public finance management and health insurance in Kenya strongly preferred.
-Experience with USAID programs required. 

-Strong understanding of the health financing sector in the Kenyan context, including the Ministry of Health, local governments, and the private sector.
-Strong quantitative skills, including data analysis and statistical interpretation. Experience with statistical software such as Stata, and familiarity with macro coding in Excel is desirable.
-Experience with government engagement in the context of fostering better understanding and collaboration between public and private sectors in health financing desired.
-Ability and interest to present complex information to diverse audiences. Clear and effective writing and oral communication skills, including significant experience with report development and presentation software.
-Strong program management, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
-Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently often within a required timeframe.
-Fluency in English.

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