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
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 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. To this end, two strategic purchasing pilots – one
for TB and one for maternal health services - are proposed to better
incentivize providers to produce improved quality and work towards better value
for health. The initial focus of this position is to provide technical and
implementation support to the MNH purchasing pilot.
To design the proposed purchasing pilot,
the Center for Financing and Health Insurance (PPJK) in the Ministry of Health
convened a multi-stakeholder MNH Strategic Health Purchasing Technical Working
Group (TWG) in 2018. The TWG identified
service delivery challenges that could be improved through better health
purchasing. These included earlier detection of risk in pregnancy, referral systems
and procedures, and continuity of care during pregnancy and the post-partum
period. In 2019, a technical team supporting the TWG (consisting of USAID, The
World Bank, and consultants) conducted analysis, formulation, and validation of
a set of strategic purchasing policy options to address these identified
challenges. These options were presented to the TWG, assessed against a set of
criteria, and refined into a final recommendation for a purchasing pilot to be
implemented. The proposed pilot will test new ways of contracting and paying
providers for maternal health services through JKN. Recently, the Family Health
Directorate (Kesga) of the Ministry of Health selected two pilot districts for
implementation of the pilot – Kota Serang and Kabupaten Serang in Banten
Province, West Java.
seeks a Health Financing Program Officer to support health financing-related
aspects of the Strategic Health Purchasing – Indonesia (SHP Indonesia)
portfolio, with a focus on maternal and newborn health. The Officer will work
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 the maternal health provider payment pilots for
improved purchasing through JKN, technical support to the MNH 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, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and IBI as well as other
development partners (USAID, World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation),
implementing partners (Palladium, DAI, ThinkWell), and civil society as well as
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 maternal health within JKN.
- Facilitate HFA Project’s strong relationship and close coordination with staff at MOH/Kesga, IBI, and with district level stakeholders
- Lead and/or support outreach to key stakeholders at the national and district level
- Support the senior technical staff in the design of an approach to quality assurance under the pilot
- Lead and participate in analytical and consultative activities - undertake analysis to inform the successful implementation of provider payment pilots for improved purchasing through JKN, such as a funding flows analysis, budget impact analysis, and qualitative research
- Liaise with partner organizations and project counterparts to coordinate, align, and build on analytical and technical products
- 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 in maternal and newborn health policy and regulations in Indonesia
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team and deliver high-quality results within tight timeframes.
- 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.
- Fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia required
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