Information and Communication Technology expert for the Health Financing Programme in Kenya

Kenya, Nairobi with travel to counties
Contract type: 
Part time, consultancy contract (12 months spread over 18 months)
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 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert’s role will comprise two aspects:

Review the current NHIF Business processes and upgrading NHIF IT systems (data management and infrastructure) and training of NHIF staff

  • System analysis of  existing ICT Infrastructure, systems, architecture and system performance, and make recommendations
  • Analyse the core business processes in relation to members, employers and healthcare facilities interactions, and their translation into system automation, and make recommendations for ICT implementation
  • Identify gaps in the current IT ecosystem
  • Support the decision making process on ICT Strategy and Tools selection
  • Support the identification and contracting of the ICT tools implementation partners
  • Support the implementation, testing and roll out processes
  • Capacity building - Business Intelligence, Information Security, EDMS, Disaster recovery plan, Business continuity plan, etc.
  • Provide specification for procurement and support procurement process (available funds for procurement of IT soft- and hardware is EUR 1.2 Mio)
  • Review existing solutions and global trends on E-Health and make recommendations for applications at NHIF

Support development of fraud detection and control mechanisms in NHIF processes

  • Identify fraud scenarios in existing IT processes and related fraud control plan and compliance level
  • Enhance the ICT System fraud detection and control
Person specification: 

The experts must have the following competences:

  • A graduate ICT degree with relevant professional certifications namely; networking/systems, administration/programming/information, security, database administration/business intelligence
  • Considerable experience in managing major IT projects
  • The candidate should have experience in IT solution design and project management of health insurance system in Kenya, in individual capacity.
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan health system and key stakeholders
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good report writing and presentation skills, and ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences


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 (ICT expert 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 start 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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