Actuary for the Health Financing Programme in Kenya

Kenya, predominantly Nairobi, with some remote support
Contract type: 
Part time, consultancy contract (approx. 60 days over 18 months)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
We are seeking a consultant to support the establishment of equitable access to affordable, quality health care and strengthening the National Health Insurance System in Kenya through improved access to health insurance for the informal sector.

In the framework of the German Financial Cooperation with Kenya, a programme to support health insurance for poorer informal sector households was developed. The programme intends to contribute to improved access to equitable and affordable quality health services for low income informal sector households in selected counties.

The objective of the programme is to contribute to establishing equitable access to affordable, quality health care and strengthening the National Health Insurance System through improved access to health insurance for the informal sector.

The target group are households with informal employment, low, irregular incomes and without health insurance cover in the target counties.

The programme will be implemented in up to 10 counties, which will be selected on the basis of an open call for proposals. The process of the county selection is implemented by a Tender Committee comprising of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and the Ministry of Health (MoH), supported by the consultant to be selected. The consultant will specifically support the MoH in organising the submission of the call for proposals to the counties and the evaluation of results.

The actuary’s role will comprise two aspects:

  • Support the development of a detailed design and implementation concept to cover low income informal sector households in the identified counties with a health protection scheme.
  • Provide costing information and strengthen NHIF internal actuarial analysis function for effective strategic purchasing of essential packages of health.

The scope of work will comprise the following tasks:

  • Support the cost analysis of Kenya Essential Package of Health (KEPH)
  • Support actuarial analysis of current NHIF benefit package & premiums and reimbursement procedures
  • Develop a Financial Model for NHIF Benefit Packages


Person specification: 

The experts must have the following competences:

  • Degree in Actuarial Science, Finance or Statistics related fields with actuarial certifications
  • Considerable experience in a major health related project
  • Ability to develop and implement insurance projects
  • Experience in health insurance actuarial assessments and determinations
  • Strong actuarial and financial expertise
  • Good understanding of health insurance planning process and costing
  • Good understanding of innovative public sector finance concepts
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Bérangère de Villenaut  Candidates should state the role (Actuary for the Health Financing Programme in Kenya) in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is: 22/08/2017
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed before the close date
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 28/08/2017
  • The TOR for the programme is available on request
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Kenyan citizens are particularly encouraged to apply

This project is subject to securing donor funding and the precise details of timelines and tasks are subject to change prior to project start-up.

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