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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
United States Agency for International Development, Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Title: Public Finance Advisor
Salary Range: $114,590-148,967 (GS-14 equivalent)
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Office of Health Systems (OHS) serves as a center of excellence and focal point for USAID’s worldwide leadership and technical expertise in health systems strengthening (HSS). The Office is responsible for developing and leading implementation of the Agency’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening, as well as developing the Agency’s talent and ensuring widespread knowledge sharing in health systems, and providing field and program support to USAID Missions. OHS provides technical leadership and expertise within a network of HSS colleagues throughout the Bureau for Global Health in the development and implementation of USAID’s agenda and strategy to promote effective, sustainable, country-owned health systems capable of promoting health, preventing disease, advancing reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition; combating infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases; and addressing emerging public health priorities. OHS works across the six functions of the health system: Health Finance, Governance and Information; and Human Resources for Health, Medical Products/Vaccines/ Technologies, and Service Delivery. OHS leads the Agency’s health systems research efforts including development of a research portfolio and of metrics and tools for measuring health systems improvements. OHS also works to build partnerships and synergies to support this agenda and strategy, including with other U.S. government agencies, host country governments, donors, the private sector, and civil society.
OHS’s health finance and governance team supports the Office’s work to promote financial protection for target populations seeking health care, and to increase domestic resource mobilization in the countries where USAID supports health sector programming. The team provides technical input to the management of USAID projects and programs, interacts with other development partners to advance global goals related to health financing, and supports relevant research activities. Team members often work on cross-office and cross-bureau groups to advance these goals. In particular, the team actively participates in, and helps to lead, the Technical Practice Group (TPG) for Health System Financing and a working group that coordinates PEPFAR’s Sustainable Finance Initiative for HIV/AIDS (SFI). The TPG seeks to harmonize approaches to health financing across the Bureau for Global Health and USAID’s regional bureaus, with activities that promote the Agency’s capacity development and global technical leadership. SFI brings to bear advocacy and technical assistance to help participating countries strengthen their efforts to increase the use of their own resources to deliver an AIDS-free generation. Team members also represent OHS on Bureau-wide country support teams by collecting and synthesizing technical suggestions for the management of USAID Missions’ HSS programs.
The Public Finance Advisor will be assigned to GH’s Office of Health Systems. S/he will receive day-to-day guidance and technical oversight from the Senior Health Economist at the Office of Health Systems as his/her point of contact. S/he will focus on strategies and interventions in areas of tax policy and tax administration, improving public finance management, transparency in budgeting, and increased efficiency in how resources are allocated and used.
The successful candidate for this position will have broad, in-depth knowledge of health system financing in low- and middle-income countries, and specialized expertise in public finance and public financial management.
The Public Finance Advisor will devote significant time supporting USAID’s country programs, working with USAID Missions, implementing partners, development partners, and other institutions to strengthen the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of in-country health finance activities – particularly in the area of public finance – and, as called upon, participate as a technical expert in global technical meetings and coordination efforts. The Public Finance Advisor will:
The Responsibilities for the Public Finance Advisor will be as follows, and will emphasize application of the Advisor’s expertise to global leadership and country support.
The Public Finance Advisor will:
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com
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