Our client is a key partner to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Uganda. They work to reinvent how to improve the lives of the under-served. They think big, but operate lean and nimble. They train community health workers to bring health services and products life-saving to people’s doorsteps through modern technology.
Working with our client, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive.
Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your advocacy skills to make a difference, not just money? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?
Our client works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. They think big, but operate lean and nimble. They train community health workers to bring health services and products life-saving to people’s doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and well baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.
They also transform community health through mobile phones. They train community health workers to assess the health of mothers and children with mobile phone apps and to treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhea. They also create predictive algorithms to make the best use of their time. And they test cool new tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.
With our client, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive at Living Goods.
They have a team of 150 employees in Uganda and will grow to 3400 in the next four years. This year they will serve 5 million Ugandans. In four years we’ll serve 15 million. They're growing because they’ve honed a model that works and we are driven by our mission: to ensure that every mother and child has basic healthcare in their community.
Reports to: Deputy Country Director, Community Health Partnerships
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 year contract
Ugandan nationals highly preferred
They know that community health is a winning approach but they also know that quality health care is expensive. So they need you to advise both the organisation and the Ministries on long-term sustainable financing options. If you like economics and health this is your chance to marry the two.
Support the Ministry of Health & Finance. They are a key partner to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Uganda. As a health financing advisor, you will support government officials with technical assistance including articulating community health financing issues, analyzing options and identifying solutions. You will also advise the MOH on how best to contract with NGOs, academic institutions and other entities involved in health financing.
Identify winning approaches and policies. The organisation is very keen on piloting results-based financing in Uganda and you will drive the agenda of the advisory committee. You will identify other pilot projects and proven approaches elsewhere that can be tested in Uganda.
Conduct modeling and forecasting. You will analyze proposed policies. Through modeling and forecasting you will determine the cost and benefits of different insurance schemes, policies and programs in community health.
Be our champion in health economics. As the organisation expert on health financing, you will track how Uganda and other developing countries are funding both community health and the treatment of infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS, family planning and non-communicable diseases. They will also look to you to explore new health financing areas such as national and community health insurance.
Build key relationships You will develop and maintain strategic relationships with key members within external health finance & management teams. Teams like county ministries of health, Ministry of Finance, The World Bank Global Fund and others.
Uganda health financing creds. You have 5+ years of experience in health economics or health financing. You have a master’s degree in economics, public health or other related area. You have worked with the Ministry of Health in Uganda.
Strong partnering skills. You have strong interpersonal communication skills. You can interact well with government officials and policy experts.
Analysis skills. You love complex data. You can sift through and interpret qualitative and quantitative data. You know how to draw insight from information and use it to make recommendations.
Committed to our mission. You have a demonstrable commitment to international development and global health.
Get our model. The organisation is a hybrid model. They’re a nonprofit organization with a private sector minded approach. They use private sector practices to achieve social goals. Candidates with for-profit and nonprofit experience preferred.
Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘keeping calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
All applications should be marked: “JOB POSITION”. E-mails that exceed 2MB will not be considered.
Address: People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close P.O. Box 12405 Kampala.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered and only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.