Private Health Sector Systems and Policy Director

Private Health Sector Systems and Policy Director

Abt Associates

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Description

The Private Health Sector Systems and Policy Director will be responsible for leading the project’s strategic direction and oversee implementation of activites to further government’s stewardship of private sector participation in health service delivery to address and mitigate diseases of public health concerns and private sector actors capacities to advocate for scaled-up participation of the private health sector. This position will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and will have direct reports.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction for and lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program activities to 1) enable the MOH and other relevant entities to provide stewardship and leadership to further enhance the policy and regulatory environment for private sector participation in health service delivery; 2) support the MOH and regional health bureaus to advance public/private partnerships in health; 3) strengthen advocacy and leadership within the private health sector; and 4) collaborate with partners on innovative access to finance approaches;
  • In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus and other institutions, set the agenda for strengthening the enabling policy environment for the private sector and, as appropriate, inclusion of private sector concerns and specific needs in health systems strengthening initiatives;
  • Provide management and technical leadership and implementation support to ensure that the key interventions under policy and systems program area are successfully implemented in accordance with the goal, objectives and expected results of the project;
  • Provide high-quality technical products and services, deliver required results, and uses resources efficiently and cost-effectively. This includes timely preparation and submission of deliverables and coordination and oversight of program area teams to do the same;
  • Monitor the progress and pace of program area implementation, ensuring that project performance meets the expectations of USAID and clients, and brings any issues and concerns regarding project implementation to the attention of the COP in timely manner.
  • Perform/contribute as member of the project’s Senior Management Team (SMT).
  • Identify policy, regulatory and other barriers that impact participation by private sector organizations in health service delivery; and collaborate with internal and external partners to address issues;
  • Support the MOH to strengthen the Public/Private Partnership Unit within the PCD Directorate;
  • Lead efforts to facilitate dialogue between MOH, MOFEC and if/when appropriate regional health bureaus to broker public private partnerships in health;
  • Lead efforts to identify and implement activities aimed toward enriching awareness and the policy dialogue on private provision of program clinical areas;.
  • Participate in technical working groups at the MOH and liaise with relevant stakeholders (MoH, RHB, NGOs, FBO, associations) on private health sector related issues;
  • Support and supervise a team of health and systems strengthening professionals.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Fifteen years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten years of relevant experience.

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