Health Economist, technical advisor

Posted on:
20 Jun, 2018
Application by:
4 Jul, 2018
Project status:
Expression of interest
Project title:
Mainstreaming health financing strategies in Sierra Leone
Period of project:
November 2018- January 2020
Duration of assignment:
14 man months
Sierra Leone
Duty station:
Job code:

Project description

The project for which we are preparing to tender,  covers 3 packages:

  1. Social Health Insurance: There is a need for a complete evaluation of the existing mandatory health insurance scheme and its design and relook at its implementation plan and projection given the existence of other strategic purchasing mechanisms in Sierra Leone.
  2. Health Workforce Financing: The knowledge base around funding flows in health facilities needs to be developed and timely payments and proper public financial management (PFM) systems are lacking.
  3. Capacity Development: Capacity needs to be enhanced at various levels within the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) and others in order to move the health financing strategy and agenda forward.

Job description

Key tasks of the technical advisor:

  • Responsibility for the implementation of activities and all deliverables under the Social Health Insurance package.
  • Stakeholder and process management and coordination as part of the SLeSHI team
  • Implementation support for the SLeSHI team
  • Participation in technical working groups


    • Strong background in social health insurance (obligatory)
    • Experience
      • At least 10 years with health financing reforms
      • Policy and strategy assessment and development (obligatory)
      • Institutional Development (obligatory)
      • Capacity Building (desirable)
      • In West Africa (obligatory)
    • Health economics education (preferable) or similar

Contact person

  Alvean Fentener

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