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In line with the objectives set out in the Senegal Emerging Plan, the Ministry of Health and Social Action (MoH) has recently validated its third National Health and Social Development Plan (PNDSS), for the period 2019-2028. The PNDSS is a reference document for the sector and serves as a link for all the activities of national and international actors working in the health sector.
Achievement of the PNDSS objectives has been estimated at approximately 2,574 billion FCFA over 10 years. An initial resource mapping was conducted as part of the Investment Plan SRMNEA and identified an available envelope of resources of CFAF 118 billion for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and youth health for the period 2018-2022. However, the funding available for achieving the objectives of the remaining programmatic areas is yet to be identified.
Stemming from its strong experience in resource mapping, CHAI is supporting the Cellule of Health Economics of the MoH to extend the resource mapping to the entire health sector. This resource mapping will cover the period 2019 – 2021 and measure and analyze the level of funding for the PNDSS.
Drawing on a resource mapping approach CHAI has used across eight countries, CHAI will work with the MoH of Senegal to develop a tailored, Excel-based, dynamic data collection tool that can be institutionalized within the government. The tool will include a detailed geographic and programmatic breakdown of data so that results can be used to better inform analysis and decision-making processes. The resource mapping tool will be completed by all key PTFs. In parallel, CHAI will, to the extent the information is available; quantify resource gaps by comparing the data collected on resources available to the estimated cost of the health sector strategies (PNDSS).
Description of Role:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated Associate with outstanding credentials and analytical abilities. Reporting to the Global Health Financing Associate, this role will provide integrated support to the MoH in Senegal to conduct a resource mapping activity. The Associate will interact with key stakeholders from the Government and the Financial and Technical Partners (PTF) in the field of health in Senegal.
The Associate must therefore have excellent analytical skills, relationship building, and communication skills. They must be fluent in French and English and have excellent command of Excel databases. They must be able to have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for detail.
This Associate will be based in Dakar, Senegal. This is a short term position with an expected duration of 8 months with a start date in November 2020.