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Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Palladium implements the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health at national and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.

Assignment Overview

HP+ has a growing portfolio of health system and health finance activities in collaboration with various entities within the Government of Indonesia. HP+ provides high quality technical assistance and capacity building through assessments, data analysis, formal workshops, as well as on-the-job training with the aim for sustained improvement in the Indonesian healthcare.
Specifically, HP+ is supporting the Ministry of Planning (Bappenas) to develop the next national mid-term development plan (RPJMN) by costing the health sector component, which primarily focuses on primary healthcare. Bappenas has also requested a fiscal space analysis for the health sector, which will provide insight into what resources may be available for health, and whether the fiscal space is large enough to accommodate health sector needs in the coming five years. The fiscal space analysis methodology can be documented and shared with broader government and academic audience to ensure institutionalization of the methodology to be replicated in the future.

HP+ seeks a qualified, experienced health economist to support the fiscal space analysis and to lead the related capacity development assignment.
This is a deliverables-based contract. The consultant will work closely with HP+ staff in-country and remotely. Only Indonesian nationals or those authorized to work in Indonesia will be considered. S/he must be based in Jakarta.


Consultant’s Responsibilities:
The Fiscal Space Analysis Consultant will provide high-level support to the HP+ led fiscal space analysis for health for 2020-24. Duties will involve:

  • reviewing Government of Indonesia APBN and APBD data inputs,
  • disaggregation of APBD data for health from SIKD and other sources;
  • providing input on scenarios for analysis in the FSA model.
  • review the draft FSA results PowerPoint and provide detailed comments on improvements and data issues
  • participate in the dissemination meeting in November as an expert commentator and discussant

The FSA Consultant will also produce a Bahasa manual and lead a masterclass on conducting fiscal space analysis for health in Indonesia, intended for non-economists, based on the analytical approach applied to this HP+ assignment. Duties include:

  • developing an outline of the manual in English for HP+ feedback;
  • drafting the full manual in Bahasa; This would be between 10-12 pages in length. The document will outline key principles for the analysis, data sources, and how to set up an analysis file and interpret the results for policymakers.
  • Finalize the manual on conducting fiscal space analysis for health in Indonesia based on HP+ feedback;
  • Provide inputs on the workshop agenda and invitee list, and develop key contents for the half-day masterclass, including PowerPoint presentation based on the manual content and any demo materials; HP+ staff will provide logistical support, develop the draft invitee list, and perform the invitations, and may provide technical support in developing and conducting the training and demo.
  • Lead the half-day masterclass workshop on fiscal space analysis for health

DeliverableEstimated level of effort

  1. Feedback on fiscal space analysis input data and scenarios (written or through phone call)

4 days

  1. Written feedback on draft fiscal space analysis results PowerPoint

2 days

  1. Participation in dissemination meeting

1 day

  1. Outline of the manual on conducting fiscal space analysis for health in Indonesia, in English (Word document)

1 day

  1. Draft of full manual in Bahasa (Word document)

7 days

  1. Finalized manual document based on HP+ feedback

1 day

  1. Inputs on workshop agenda and invitee list of the half-day master class

1 day

  1. Contents and delivery of the half-day masterclass including presentation and demo

4 daysTOTAL ESTIMATED LEVEL OF EFFORT21 daysApplicant must submit a total price estimate of conducting this entire scope of work when responding to this vacancy. The price should only include their level of effort, and not any other direct costs such as supplies, communication, and transportation costs. Other direct costs to complete the tasks will be reimbursed separately by the project based on expense incurred by the selected consultant.



  • Post-graduate degree in health economics or economics, with a focus on macro-economics, fiscal issues of Indonesia, and government budgeting preferred.
  • Ability to work in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Knowledge of health sector financing and allocations to health in national and local budgets in Indonesia highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of national health accounts of Indonesia preferred.

Period of Performance
November 2019 – January 2020
Interested candidates should submit online at their CV and proposed price for their services to complete this task based on the estimated level of effort outlined in this scope of work by Friday, October 25, 2019.

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