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Capacity needs assessment in the framework of the EU Health Sector Policy Support Programme

Region
Asia + Oceania
Country
Vietnam
Origin of funding
EuropeAid
Duration in month
1
Start date
07/01/2013
End date
28/02/2013
Project description
Global objective:

The overall objective of the mission is to support the EU Delegation to Vietnam in its formulation of the EU Health Sector Policy Support Programme (Phase 2).

Specific objective(s)

More specifically, the purpose of the assignment is to conduct a capacity development needs assessment to support the EU Delegation to Vietnam in the design of a capacity building component for the EU Health Sector Policy Support Programme (Phase 2).

As phase 2 of the EU HSPSP will consider health financing and service delivery (2 of 6 building blocks of health sector 5-year plan) as its priorities, it is important that capacity development needs assessment focuses on these 2 areas mainly. The term "capacity development needs" is to be understood as the institutional capacity (based on the existing) that would be necessary for the achievement of the following 5-year plan's specific objectives.

• To continue to develop and improve the quality of health examination and treatment with a balance of basic and universal health care services for the people
• To support performance and health care financing mechanism so as to ensure increased public expenditure for health, development of universal health insurance, the adjustment of budget allocation to the actual needs and policy objectives and increase the efficiency of health public expenditure
 

Senior Expert Health Financing and Capacity Development

Skills
Economy (Health)
duration
Short term
End recruitment
06/12/2012
Job qualification
Education
University degree or higher in Public Health, Health Economics or Social Sciences

General professional experience
At least 10 years international experience in health financing for the health and social security services in developing countries.

Specific professional experience
At least 7 years (recent experience) in the design, management and evaluation of health financing health insurance programmes and projects in middle income countries;
A good practice of EU project cycle management and development cooperation procedures;
Working knowledge of the practices of the Ministry of Health, Vietnam Social security or related agencies is an advantage.
East Asia experience on similar consultancies is considered a distinct asset
Language
An excellent command of both oral and written English
Mission duration and start date
26 working days
C.V. model
 
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