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The Government of Rwanda strives to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by enabling equitable access to quality health services for their population as outlined in the Fourth Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP IV). This commitment is made against a backdrop of rising health care costs and uncertainty around the future availability of donor funding. While Rwanda is often cited as an example for UHC in Sub-Saharan Africa, in part due to high rates of enrollment in the community-based health insurance (CBHI) scheme; the challenge will be to sustain these gains. Acknowledging this, the Government aims to employ effective, equitable, efficient, and sustainable health care financing approaches and inform reforms of existing financing mechanisms including the national insurance scheme.
CHAI Rwanda’s Sustainable Health Financing (SHF) program works on a day-to-day basis with Government leadership in the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB). The goal of our program is to support the Government to sustainably finance health and improve access and quality of health services for all Rwandans and address key challenges in the health sector, towards the goal of UHC. This includes defining priority services for the population; mobilizing and pooling resources for health; and improving the way those resources are spent to improve quality of care while controlling costs.
CHAI Rwanda is seeking a Program analyst, Sustainable Health Financing and PHC, who will be seconded to MoH and will work closely with CHAI Rwanda team to assist on the growth of the SHF program in Rwanda. The Program analyst will focus support on improving primary health care, including essential public health functions, which is the most cost-effective way to save lives. Interventions at health centers and in communities can address an estimated 77 percent of maternal, newborn and child deaths and stillbirths, reduce inequities in health outcomes, and prevent people from being pushed into poverty from health spending. The systems created for PHC increase resiliency to disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. They also create a foundation that can be used to progressively expand service coverage from primary health care toward universal health coverage. In Rwanda, PHC is implemented through district health units that works as autonomous planning and implementation units for health facilities at the district, sector and cell levels and Community Health Workers.
CHAI is supporting the Rwanda Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve PHC as an effective engine for accelerating progress towards UHC. The objective of this work is to enhance and accelerate progress towards the HSSP IV targets and UHC. The assignment will also include support to various health financing reforms and operational improvement initiatives, including a provider payment reform for PHC and the revision of the CBHI benefit health package.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding program planning, health financing, management, analytical and communication skills to serve as an Program analyst for the Sustainable Health Financing team. The Program analyst must be fluent in English and have good relationship building and communication skills. They must be able to function independently with guidance and have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for detail. CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility.
The Program analyst will report to the heads of department, Planning, HCF and M&E at MoH and Sustainable Health Financing/PHC Program manager at CHAI.S/he will work in close collaboration and consultation with CHAI Rwanda SHF/PHC team program manager to utilize all the technical and financial resources to execute his/her responsibilities.
Program analyst’s major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: