Health Financing Program Officer
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R4D seeks a
highly motivated and dynamic Health Financing Program Officer to play a key
role in the Global Health Practice contributing health financing expertise to
USAID’s Tuberculosis Private Sector Activity (TBPS) and/or to USAID’s Health
Financing Activity (HFA) in Indonesia.
note, this position will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian
nationals are encouraged to apply. This position includes a local
benefits package and does not include international relocation or expatriate
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Background – USAID Tuberculosis
Private Sector Activity (TBPS):
Tuberculosis Private Sector Activity (TBPS) aims to contribute to Indonesia’s
national goals to reduce tuberculosis (TB) prevalence and incidence by
increasing the number of private provider clients who receive quality TB
services. Specifically, the goal of TBPS is to increase the number of
care-seeking clients in the private sector who are correctly diagnosed,
notified, and have successfully completed TB treatment. The Activity will
contribute to achievement of goals and targets of Indonesia’s National
Tuberculosis Program’s (NTP) National Strategic Plan (2016-2020), the End TB
90-90-90 targets, and the Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to
TB. TBPS will use a phased approach to scale-up activity from four districts in
year 1 to the full seven districts - North Jakarta (kota), Tulungagung
(kabupaten), Medan (kota), Tangerang (kota), Tangerang (kabupaten), Surabaya
(kota), and Makassar (kota) – by year 2.
2018 the MOH’s Health Financing Unit (PPJK) established a TB technical working
group (TWG) to assess current challenges with purchasing for TB and to reach
consensus on focused policy options for improving purchasing arrangements and
provider payment systems for TB services. The TB TWG is comprised of high-level
decision-makers and technical staff from the MOH, BPJS-K, and the Ministry of
Finance, as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs and BAPPENAS.
role is to support the TWG, via the TBPS Activity, to strengthen strategic
purchasing for TB services in the private sector. The prime contractor for TBPS
is FHI360. Results for Development is a
subcontractor to FHI360. The project is expected to work very closely with
other USAID-funded efforts on health financing, specifically with the recent
USAID Health Financing Activity. TBPS project districts may be used as pilot
sites for testing and improving provider payment systems for TB in
collaboration with these USAID health financing activities, the MOH, and
BPJS-K. R4D will provide technical leadership on strategic purchasing across
all TBPS project objectives.
Background – USAID Health
Financing Activity (HFA):
the Government of Indonesia’s (GoI) successful launch of national health
insurance in 2014, the government faces a range of options on how to continue
to increase coverage, efficiency, quality, and sustainable financing. USAID’s Health
Financing Activity (HFA) is a 5-year technical assistance project aimed to
strengthen local capacity in financial analysis, stakeholder engagement,
learning and decision making. HFA will support the Ministry of Health’s
leadership and vision to improve financial protection, equitable access to
quality health services, and health outcomes.
allocating pooled funds on behalf of the population to healthcare providers,
the GoI acts as a healthcare “purchaser”. More strategic purchasing of health
goods and services is one approach to getting better value for money. When
effectively implemented, strategic health purchasing can increase value for
money by creating deliberate incentives for efficient delivery of high-quality,
cost-effective services. The recent expansion of national health insurance
(JKN) in Indonesia brings increased opportunities to influence provider
behaviors via financial levers, including more strategic purchasing of health
services. R4D’s role is to support the HFA to improve capacity for strategic
health purchasing under JKN.
seeks a Health Financing Program Officer to support health financing-related
aspects of the Strategic Health Purchasing – Indonesia (SHP Indonesia)
portfolio under the guidance of a Senior Program Officer. The Program Officer
will provide direct health financing and strategic purchasing support to the
SHP Indonesia portfolio, including analytical and consultative activities in
support of improving capacity for strategic health purchasing under JKN.
This includes support for
qualitative and quantitative analysis, interpretation and translation of
results to inform the design of provider payment pilots for improved TB
purchasing through JKN, technical support to the TB Strategic Health Purchasing
TWG, and ongoing coaching and capacity-building on strategic purchasing for JKN
stakeholders. As part of this work, the
Health Financing Program Officer will help manage existing stakeholder
relationships and cultivate new partnerships that aim to communicate our impact
and meet objectives.
The Health Financing Program
Officer will be expected to manage existing stakeholder relationships including
leaders at BPJS-K and the Ministry of Health (MOH), as well as other
development partners (USAID, World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation),
implementing partners (Palladium, DAI, ThinkWell), civil society and
professional organizations, and HFA core staff, and cultivate new partnerships
that aim to communicate our impact and meet objectives.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Participate in health financing policy dialogue with GOI stakeholders including MOH, BPJS-K, Ministry of Finance, BAPPENAS, and local government representatives to continue to reinforce the role of strategic purchasing for TB within JKN.
- Participate in analytical and consultative activities for the HFA project in support of improving sustainability of GoI financing for health and improving capacity for strategic purchasing.
- Undertake analysis to inform design of provider payment pilots for improved purchasing through JKN, such as a funding flows analysis.
- Liaise with partner organizations and project counterparts to coordinate, align, and build on analytical and technical inputs to GoI processes and health financing objectives.
- Draft progress summaries, policy briefs, technical reports and other materials as necessary.
- Communicate results orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
- A minimum of first degree in International Development, Public health, Economics, Health Economics, Public/Social/Health Policy, Health Systems, Health Planning or related qualification. Master’s degree in related fields will be an added advantage.
- 3-5 years of direct work experience related to health financing and related fields.
- Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills, with experience in analytical tools for health financing (costing, expenditure tracking, etc.).
- Familiarity with the Indonesian health system, Ministry of Health, BPJS-K, DJSN, or other health sector. Experience working in/with public or private sector health financing organizations desirable.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team and deliver high-quality results within tight timeframes.
- Experience creating partnerships and successfully managing external relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders in multicultural environments.
- Stakeholder relationships and facilitating decision-making at national and district level to create positive change.
- Strong experience facilitating technical workshops, including developing agendas and background materials, presenting to and facilitating discussion with health financing experts, developing summary reports of the proceedings and agreed follow-up actions.
- Willingness for up to 25% international and domestic travel.
- Perform any other duties as may be required to meet the exigencies of the organization.
- Fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia.
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