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Principal Technical Advisor, Health Financing

Kampala (Uganda)

The Principal Technical Advisor, Health Financing shall be responsible for assisting the COP in program development and implementation of health financing interventions. S/he will contribute leadership and technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to ensure affordable EMHS availability in an equitable manner to the people of Uganda and ensure optimal use and management of limited resources at all levels. S/he will contribute to the development and implementation of policies, approaches and strategies that will strengthen the financing and financial management of EMHS.

Specific Responsibilities

Technical Assistance (90%)

  • Conduct financial and commodity assessments and design mechanisms to develop and strengthen financing mechanisms for funding essential medicines and health commodities.
  • Strengthen, through innovative approaches and system strengthening, equitable allocation of financial resources for EMHS.
  • Strengthen financial management, tracking and M&E at all levels and develop appropriate systems for improved financial management.
  • Implement strategies for pharmaceutical financial management at facility level.
  • Develop innovative approaches for co-financing or health insurance of EMHS in the public sector.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and approaches to develop and sustain health care financing initiatives.
  • Develop and strengthen health systems and financing of EMHS aimed at strengthening availability and affordability EMHS.

Project Reporting (10%)

  • Contribute to technical reports and other high-visibility, high-impact project deliverables, including presentations and reports to the donor and other stakeholders.


  • Master’s degree in Health Economics or Health Policy/Planning (or other closely related field) with specialization in health financing and or health economics.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in health economics or health financing, including significant experience in the area of essential medicines.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in economics and equity analysis in developing countries.
  • Knowledge and experience with designing and introducing health insurance or cost recovery schemes.
  • Experience with development and implementation of financial and commodity tracking systems at central level and facility level.
  • Experience with capacity building in regards to financial management.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Strong management and planning experience.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English.
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s health sector is desirable.
  • Previous experience on a USAID-funded health project is desirable.


  • Demonstrated success building and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders and senior-level government officials, local organizations, and representatives from international agencies.
  • Ability to use good judgment on sensitive topics, including ability to exercise independent judgment in prioritizing assigned tasks and in dealing with stakeholders at all levels and in the appropriate cultural and political context.
  • Proven ability to interact professionally and effectively with senior managers, decision-makers, government officials, public and private donors, USG, and civil society.

Physical Demands

  • Minimal travel requirements.
  • Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10 lbs.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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Chief of Party

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  • Organization: MSH - Management Sciences for Health
  • Location: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-30

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