Technical Advisor – Social Health Insurance

Posted on:
5 Jul, 2018
Application by:
27 Jul, 2018
Project status:
Project title:
Financing strategies for human resource development and social health insurance
Period of project:
November 2018- January 2020
Duration of assignment:
14 months
Sierra Leone
Duty station:
Job code:

Project description

The project aims at supporting the development of two health financing strategies in Sierra Leone (for pre- and in-service training and social health insurance). It comprises three work 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

The international technical advisor engages closely with the Sierra Leone Social Health Insurance Scheme (SLeSHI) team, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders. He/she is responsible for the implementation of activities and deliverables under service package

1. Key activities include:

  • Assessing the financial and implementation feasibility of the SLeSHI scheme;
  • Developing an implementation manual;
  • Providing policy and strategy support.


  • University degree in health economics or similar;
  • At least 10 years of working experience on health financing reforms;
  • Specific experience in social health insurance and health policy;
  • Experience with GIZ-funded projects will be seen as an advantage;
  • Regional experience in West Africa will be seen as an advantage;
  • Fluency in English

Contact person

  Alvean Fentener

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