Consultant to Support Hospital Trustee Boards
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Project Overview and RoleBackground
In the Kyrgyz Republic, the Law on Social Procurement was signed by President Atambaev at the beginning of May 2017, to allow government ministries and agencies to purchase goods and services from nongovernmental entities. The Ministry of Health established a Technical Working Group (TWG) on Social Procurement on May 12, 2017 with the mandate to develop a mechanism to implement this new law in the health sector.
The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus project (HP+) has supported the MOH TWG to develop the legal and regulatory framework, tools, and capacity to implement social procurement in the health sector over the past year, and is continuing to support the MOH, the Republican AIDS Center, the National Tb Center, and other stakeholders to implement the Law on Social Procurement. One mechanism for mobilizing resources for and supporting implementation of social contracting is the Hospital Trustee Boards, which were recently established at three facilities, including the Republican AIDS Center and National Tb Center. The recently established boards have not been oriented to their roles and are not yet knowledgeable of social contracting and the board's role in ensuring funds are mobilized to support social contracting.
Train Hospital Trustee Boards from up to three facilities and provide on-going support to the Boards to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills required to support the facility to implement social contracting. The consultant will lead a team from HP+, MOH, the three facilities, and other organizations to conduct a training for Hospital Trustee Boards from up to three facilities in Kyrgyz Republic. The board members will be trained on their core functions and roles and will also be introduced to social contracting and the role that the boards play in ensuring that facilities are engaging with NGOs to meet the essential health needs of clients. The consultant will also provide support to the boards after the training in the form of mentoring and virtual support to respond to queries from the boards as they begin their first year of operation. The consultant will discuss and document the needs and gaps in knowledge and skills on the boards, especially with regard to resource mobilization, advocacy, and social contracting, and may be asked by HP+ to develop curricula, templates, guidance documents or other materials to support the process.
- Current residence in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
- Experience working closely with Ministry of Health of Kyrgyz Republic and experience working with or supporting NGOs,
- Proven experience facilitating discussions and negotiations, conducting trainings, and strengthening the capacity of public sector and NGO sector;
- Experience in supporting or designing governing bodies and/or accountability mechanisms in the health sector, particularly ensuring that these bodies are focused on linking government with the beneficiary of public sector services;
- Demonstrated expertise in establishing accountability mechanisms linking public sector and beneficiaries and/or public and private sectors;
- Demonstrated experience developing regulations, guidance documents, manuals, etc.
- Experience in supporting programs related to social contracting in Kyrgyz Republic and/or other Central Asian countries;
- Fluent written and oral Russian language skills required; strong written and oral Kyrgyz language skills required; professional proficiency in English is a plus.