Advisor - Sub-national Health System Governance

Job Announcement

GIZ is a federally owned enterprise and is supporting the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

We are seeking for the position of an Advisor - Sub-national Health System Governance (national professional).

The Cambodian - German Social Health Protection Programme (SHPP) provides technical and financial assistance to the Ministry of Health and other institutions within the framework  of the Health Sector Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Health (MoH). The overall objective of the programme is access of the poor and vulnerable to effective and affordable quality health care is improved and the services are increasingly used by the population. Technical cooperation aims at improving the quality and accessibility of public and private health  providers through health care financing, quality assurance of health services, and health system governance.

The objective of the Health System Governance component is to improve accountability mechanisms through enhancing local governance and community monitoring of health service  delivery in the provinces of Kampong Thorn and Kampot.

The interventions aim at establishing a process of interactions among three sets of actors: citizens (individual users and communities), providers (public and private health care  facilities), and policy makers (politicians, sub-national councils, deconcentrated structure of the Ministry of Health). When these interactions function well, it is assumed they lead to improved health system performance.

Main duties of the position include:
■ Coordinating with relevant actors and assisting in participatory planning processes that ensure citizen's voices/interests are reflected at sub-national level planning with regard to health service delivery
■ Strengthening client feedback and accountability mechanisms from community via sub-national councils to health care providers
■ Supporting the programme team and partners in understanding and implementing sub-national democratic development (SNDD) principles in the health sector
■ Coordinating capacity building for partners-Provincial Local Administration Unit, District Administration, Commune Councils and their associations - in democratic development such as transparent and accountable local governance systems
■ Supporting civil society including NGOs, CBOs and pagoda/mosque committees in the areas of community empowerment and inclusion of vulnerable groups
■ Facilitating capacity development for partner NGOs where needed, especially in advocacy and promotion of clients' rights and providers' rights-duties
■ Coordinating client satisfaction survey feedback and following up the results with hospital and health centre management committees
■ Facilitating community dialogue in collaboration with health care providers, civil society including representatives of vulnerable groups, community people, sub-national councils and health policy makers - to allow expression of opinions, voice and concerns for better health service provision
■ Developing innovative ideas and facilitating the establishment of subsidy funds at principal pagodas to support travel costs for the most vulnerable patients
■ Supporting capacity development and assisting partners at province, district and commune levels in line with development of D&D processes with regard to transfer of function and clarifying their roles and line of accountability related to health
■ Participating in the Pro-TWGH meeting and facilitating active participation of civil society and sub-national councils at those meetings.

Required qualifications and experience:
■ University degree (BA, MBA) in relevant fields, e.g. sociology, social anthropology, public health, community development. Master Degree would be an advantage
■ Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in a similar position
■ Working experience in international organisations (multilateral or bilateral agencies, NGOs) active in this field of expertise

Applicants who meet the requirements should send:
■ A cover letter briefly describing and justifying how they meet the above mentioned requirements
■ An updated CV (Certificates should not be included with the application)

Contact:     Ms. Sineth Heang
By email:   [email protected]
By mail:     No. 17, Street 306, P.O. Box 81, Phnom Penh

Closing date: 17th October 2014

Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.