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- Lead CHAI Rwanda Sustainable Health Financing, Primary Health Care and other Systems Strengthening programs and shape CHAI Rwanda health financing and public health portfolio together with the rest of CHAI Rwanda Senior Management Team.- Act as a key advisor to government leadership in the design and implementation of health financing, primary health care, and other system strengthening interventions and reforms. Those will include, and not be limited to, the following:- Ambitious system strengthening and provider payment reforms for primary health care providers- The institutionalization of an evidence-based process to revise CBHI health benefit package and ensure essential services are covered by the scheme- The strengthening of donor coordination to support domestic resource mobilization and a sustainable transition towards greater self-reliance- Advise government on the development and implementation of a mid to long-term financing plan for primary health system strengthening, and help drive progress towards a stronger and more sustainable PHC system- Supervise a team of associates, senior associates and technical advisors with diverse professional and educational backgrounds and work with HR to lead and support talent management and development initiatives.- Provide technical advice and oversight over the quality of deliverables and ensure that communications and work products that are shared externally meet CHAI standards.- Identify and develop medium-term action areas and strategies to address key public health issues in Rwanda and as needed, work with CHAI donors to mobilize funding to address these needs.- Pursue opportunities for collaboration with other CHAI teams, helping to build a cross-cutting community of practice within the country, region and organization.
The government of Rwanda has developed the National Strategy for Health Professions Development (NSHPD) 2020-2030, a 10-year plan to strengthen and expand the Rwandan health workforce though improved and expanded pre-service training. The strategy outlines national health workforce targets for 37 cadres of providers, and the necessary inputs to training institutions to scale up enrollment and graduation to meet those targets. The government has created a Human Resources for Health Secretariat (HRH Secretariat) to manage implementation of the strategy. The HRH Secretariat has requested CHAI’s support implementation of the NSHPD. CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical skills to assist the Dean of the School of Medicine and Pharmacy (SMP) with curricula development, implementation, and teaching quality assurance. The Technical Advisor in charge of the curricula and quality assurance will oversee curriculum development and implementation at the School of Medicine and Pharmacy (SMP) at the University of Rwanda (UR). The Technical Advisor will serve as a key strategic thought partner and in-house pedagogy expert in the quality assurance and roll-out of curriculum at SMP. S/he will direct the review and approval of curricula for SMP’s academic programs and will oversee monitoring and evaluation of teaching at SMP. The Technical Advisor will work hand in hand with the Dean of the SMP to provide guidance to a team of professionals engaged in all aspects of curriculum and syllabus development, educational strategy, teaching and learning, student assessment, and educational innovations. The desired candidate must be able to multi-task effectively and have experience managing multiple work streams. Candidates should also have experience managing relationships with government stakeholders and ideally will have worked in the field of health professional education. Successful candidates must have a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated capacity to work in high-stress environments. This position will report to the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Science and will coordinate with CHAI Rwanda Program Manager -Health Workforce. This position is based at the office of the Dean SMP in Kigali, Rwanda. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Planning- Provide effective academic and scholarly teaching and learning direction for the school.- Ensure the achievement of the mission of all programs within the school, with the focus on teaching, learning and quality assurance, and within the broader university context.- Serve as the key point-person for all pedagogy at SMP, ensuring cutting-edge, innovative, and evidence-based approaches are used in the development and implementation of courses.- Participate in and advocate for the allocation of necessary resources to ensure effective implementation of the school's programs.- Provide a continuous academic leadership support to the Department Chairs/Heads and program coordinators/directors for the development of innovative approaches to education.- Design, implement, and solicit funding for cutting edge educational research programs at SMP.Management- Manage the implementation and ongoing refinement of curricula of undergraduate and postgraduate programs within the school.- Manage enrollment planning.- Develop semi-annual plans, reports, and budgets to sustain curriculum development and implementation activities at the SMP.- Work closely with the teaching teams, including faculty and staff members, to improve educational outcomes at the SMP.- Develop standards, guidelines, and policies related to teaching, learning, and student assessment at the SMP, including e-Learning, student data protections, and electronic educational records management.- Participate in curriculum and teaching/learning committees and meetings at both school and college levels, and specifically serve as the facilitator for the School's Curriculum committees.- Maintain liaison in matters related to teaching, learning and quality assurance with appropriate offices, departments, and programs within the SMP, UR, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), and external partners including the Ministry of Health, the HRHS, Teaching Hospitals and others.- Perform other duties related to the position as deemed relevant by the dean.Curriculum Design- Assist faculty and leadership with the development of innovative and standards-aligned curricula and academic programs.- Develop a toolkit of innovative pedagogical methods to be used by faculty at SMP.- Assist the academic and clinical faculty in the development of quality teaching materials for both face to face and distance learning.Quality Assurance- Drive continuous quality improvement initiatives and programs within the school and ensure maintenance of standards in accordance with all accreditation requirements applicable to each of the program.- Oversee all academic quality assurance activities at the SMP, including the design of faculty reviews and assessments to be included in evaluations for reappointment and promotion.- Oversee the development and implementation of appropriate evaluation methods for students, faculty, and academic programs.- Play a leading role in quality assurance for internal and external accreditation of the SMP in general and each of its specific academic programs.- Develop a comprehensive agenda for Continuous Professional Development for the academic and clinical faculty to ensure all faculty members are competent and confident in teaching, learning, assessment, curriculum design and academic leadership.
- Collaborate with the Program Manager to implement the program’s operational plans- Work closely, on a regular basis with RBC to prepare and implement the VH elimination plan and prepare for the elimination validation based on the WHO guidance- Support the Hepatitis Program in the development, implementation and coordination of trainings, mentorship, conferences and meetings- Support the monitoring of activities through reviewing work plans, reports, organizing and participating in field visits- Contribute to evidence generation activities by developing and implementing study protocols- Work closely with the Hepatitis unit to identify and bridge gaps pertaining to active case finding and linkage to care in order to close the loop in Hepatitis management- Support Program Manager in donor, grant, and finance management of the program, if need be- Contribute to the elaboration and implementation of an integration and sustainability plan of Hepatitis services- Perform any other work-related duties as assigned by the Program Manager
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding planning, health financing, management, analytical and communication skills to serve as a Senior Associate for the Sustainable Health Financing team. CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility. Key responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to, the following:- Support CHAI’s health financing work at MoH;- Serve as a strategic and technical advisor to MoH Leadership responding to strategic questions as they arise and advising on strategic policy documents;- Provide day-to-day technical and strategic support to MoH on the overall sustainability of the health system including but not limited to:- Approaches to improve funds mobilization and management, especially through domestic revenue sources and other health financing options to increase the fiscal space;- Conduct research, analytics and reports on strategies to improve pooling of risks and funds, srategic purchasing reforms related to benefit package optimization and prioritization, provider contracting, tariff setting, provider payment mechanisms and referral process as needed by the MoH.- Develop and deliver data-driven analyses, concept notes, and presentations to inform strategy and evidence-based decisions, including but not limited to:- Sustainability analyses to assess funding gaps to deliver quality healthcare services;- Strategies to close funding gaps in alignment with the Health Financing Strategic Plan;- Resource forecasts and health system costings t used to quantify funding gaps;- Opportunities to engage the private sector.- Support the Ministry of Health with the implementation of the Health Financing Strategic Plan and support development of partner coordination tools to achieve the goals of the plan;- Develop strong working relationships with Ministry counterparts;- Assist in building capacity at different levels of the Ministry of Health;- Participate in and contribute to relevant workshops/meetings with stakeholders;- Support efforts to scope and pursue other health financing needs and opportunities towards the goals of UHC, including strategies to improve equity, quality of service delivery and financial protection, through government and partner consultation;- Pro-actively identify and support risk mitigation to ensure proper implementation of the work;- Other responsibilities as guided by the supervising Senior Program Manager.
CHAI currently seeks a Senior Health Economist to work with the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), reporting to the Deputy Director General Benefits, to help improve the use of evidence through economic evaluations for policy decision making. The senior health economist will lead thedesign and support the implementation of the new data analytics strategy through rapid and comprehensive economic evaluations aimed to help RSSB deliver successfully on their key strategic initiatives for 2020/2025 regarding the two medical insurance schemes (CBHI and RAMA). This effort is cornerstone to RSSB’s goal to contribute to journey towards universal health coverage by expanding interventions covered, at the same time improving sustainability of the health insurance scheme resources. The sustainability will be achieved through improving decision making processes to inform important policy and operational decisions. Greater availability and use of economic evaluations will be critical to improving the health of Rwandans, as it will help government leaders make more informed decisions on which health interventions to provide coverage and improve the financial sustainability of the various insurance schemes, and RSSB as a whole. The senior health economist will also help design and implement the framework for improved evaluation processes, and support to the set-up of a health economics team and systems within RSSB. This will take place in parallel with the implementation of a new benefit package design, and the implementation of a new IT automation system, and hence the economist will work closely with the CBHI and RAMA teams to translate of data needs into system requirements. This is a top government priority, and the Economist will therefore be seconded to RSSB reporting directly to the Deputy Director General - Benefits. Job description:The key functions and deliverables of this role will include, to: - Develop innovative solutions for trend recognition and analysis using advanced statistic from RSSB databases (membership, claims, reimbursements) to drive optimization and improvement of RSSB health benefits using advanced economic and statistical methodology- Provide direct technical assistance (including training and coaching) to the Ministry of Health and partners to work on Health technology Assessment (HTA), evidence synthesis, health benefits packages and clinical guidelines and ensure value for money and quality in service delivery.- Provide guidance to the RSSB/CBHI on research methodologies and assessment protocols to maximize linkages to ongoing work and contribute to the writing, editing, and publishing of reports and peer reviewed articles as relevant; prepare presentations and policy briefs- Support the set-up of a health benefit package prioritization team within RSSB, recruit and onboard team members, building capacity in for innovative qualitative and quantitative analyses that link complex datasets such as patient records and CBHI claims data- Participate in meetings, technical working groups and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with various partners and stakeholders- Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles and coordinate efforts among multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of answers to the policy questions- Provide technical assistance in developing and updating the list of services covered by CBHI and RAMA using the best available evidence.