Technical Specialist, Health Financing and Advocacy, Evidence for Action (E4A)-MamaYe

Location: 
London, UK
Contract type: 
Full time, fixed contract to 29 December 2017
Salary: 
£53,000 - £55,000
Closing date: 
Thursday, 25 May, 2017
The E4A Technical Specialist, Health Financing and Advocacy, will oversee health budget advocacy activities across the E4A programme. Drawing on your experience in health financing and public financial management, you will provide strategic direction to the programme’s work on health budgets, ensuring that it is evidence based, technically sound and appropriately contextualised.
Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee and provide technical support on all health budget advocacy activities across the E4A programme. This includes building skills of partners in health budget analysis, and supporting the development of technical resources such as training materials, fact sheets and how-to guides to support effective budget advocacy efforts by African CSOs, including members of the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN).
  • Represent E4A in global and regional accountability platforms and working groups, ensuring that civil society perspectives are reflected in global health financing discussions including around the Global Financing Facility (GFF). 
  • Manage technical inputs to the Kenya E4A programme, providing intensive support across all of their programmatic activities.
  • Maintain effective relationships with partners such as the International Budget Partnership, Development Initiatives, Open Government Partnership to advance E4A work on budget advocacy.
  • Oversee and provide technical support on all health budget advocacy activities across the E4A programme. This includes building skills of partners in health budget analysis, and supporting the development of technical resources such as training materials, fact sheets and how-to guides to support effective budget advocacy efforts by African CSOs, including members of the AHBN.
  • Represent E4A in global and regional accountability platforms and working groups, ensuring that civil society perspectives are reflected in global health financing discussions including around the GFF. 
  • Manage technical inputs to the Kenya E4A programme, providing intensive support across all of their programmatic activities.
  • Maintain effective relationships with partners such as the International Budget Partnership, Development Initiatives, Open Government Partnership to advance E4A work on budget advocacy.
Person specification: 
  • An MSc or PhD in health economics, financial management, health management or related field
  • Experience in health financing and public financial management
  • Experience in budget tracking and budget analysis for use in decision-making and/or advocacy
  • Experience of working in Africa or low-income countries in a relevant capacity, including experience interacting with CSOs and government officials and national and sub-national level and CSOs
  • Experience in evidence-based advocacy for improved health outcomes
  • Experience of networking to build successful relationships with potential clients, collaborators and consultants
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Rachel Cullen at opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is: Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit

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