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Consultant I

Grade : Consultant

Job ID : 13-11013

Location : Kenya-Nairobi

# of Positions : 1

Group/Office : PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept/Unit : GHSIGN – GHSI General

Project/Program : A000 – None Specified

Application Due Date : 2020-03-20

Reports To : Country Project Director


MSH in Kenya seeks to recruit Consultant for a duration of two (2) weeks under the Primary Health Care (PHC) Costing Project.

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSH is developing a new tool and methodology for costing PHC services at the facility/community level and for grouping these costs into district and higher level PHC costs.

The tool will be used by the Kenya Ministry of Health, the Division of Primary Health Care to develop an investment case and guide evidence-based planning and resource-mobilization for county-specific UHC scale-up plans in six counties (Nyeri, Mukueni, Kajiado, Isolo, Kisumu, and Kilifi). The tool will be open-source and a public good so counties will be able to access it easily and can view and change all elements of the tool as needed.

The tool will be used to develop a model for a representative primary hospital, a health center, a dispensary and a community in each county. Each model will contain the actual services and costs for the most recently-completed fiscal year, which will serve as the baseline costs, and the services and costs for needs-based scaling up targets projected over 5 years. The normative list of services will be based on the KEPH; the target service utilization figures will be based on catchment populations and disease incidence rates and expected utilization rates; and the normative costs will be based on standard treatment protocols.

Specific Responsibilities

Description of services to be provided

The objective of this consultancy is to validate the package of services and corresponding norms and standards for each service, more specifically:

  • Review of the list of services included in PHC package by program area, level of care, and target population
  • Assist with the collection of and analysis of normative data including service package review and standard treatment protocols
  • Complete the expected utilization rate (incidence or prevalence rate, self-care percentage, market share for each service included in the package according to county data. E.g. HIV prevalence rate in Kisumu, public sector market shares in Isiolo, etc.
  • Complete the standard treatment protocols for each service by level of care including staff time, medicines, laboratory/radiology tests, and other supplies
  • Assist in conducting the MOH validation meetings
  • Deliverables

    A master Normative List of Services with: target service utilization figures, disease incidence and prevalence rates and standard treatment protocols.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The ideal candidate should have a diploma in Clinical Medicine, Master’s in Medicine, Public Health or relevant field is an added advantage.

    S/he should have at least 7 years’ hands on experience in clinical management at both primary care levels in the Kenya public health sector. S/he should have proven experience and understanding of the Kenya health policies and system, experience and understanding of working with the MOH.

    In addition, s/he should be proficient in relevant computer applications which includes word processing, databases and excel skills. Demonstrable ability to generate technical reports in a timely manner. The successful candidate needs to be a strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. S/he should work with minimal supervision with ability to work independently and in a team.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Country Project Director

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