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Project Overview and Role
The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project in Cambodia supports the Royal Government of Cambodia to continue its efforts to expand universal health coverage and reduce reliance on donor resources to fund the health sector.
HP+ is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a consortium of partners, led by Palladium. The project's HIV activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In Cambodia, HP+ works to increase sustainable, predictable, and adequate financing for key health programs and to improve social health protection policy implementation. The project builds on the efforts of multiple USAID/Cambodia activities and assists the Royal Government of Cambodia to increase domestic resource mobilization for priority health areas and ensure the effective and efficient management of resources.
One component of the HP+ Cambodia program focuses on tuberculosis (TB). The objective of that component is to increase domestic resources for TB accompanied by more integrated TB service delivery, improved strategic planning, and more robust TB management information systems. HP+ is supporting the Ministry of Health's National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) to reach this objective.
HP+ Cambodia is looking to hire a seasoned human resources consultant to take part in the TB Joint Program Review (JPR) scheduled to begin in June 2019. The consultant will join other HP+ team members as part of Team III: Economic Analysis and Human Resources to address specifically:
o Human resources - capacity, gaps and challenges at the national and sub-national levels
Please note that this objective is subject to modification by the CENAT and the JPR Team.
The TB Human Resources Consultant is to work with HP+ and CENAT team as part of a multi partners TB Joint Program Review. The objective of the TB HR review is to review the current HR situation and efforts to address HR issues, and propose innovative approaches and solutions to address known issues such as: lack of staff, lack of training/knowledge of TB treatment, and lack of motivation.
The consultant will be expected to submit a workplan to the National TB Program (CENAT) and HP+ this plan could include, but not be limited to:
o Review of documents on Human Resources for Health (HRH) issues in Cambodia, other relevant countries, and global experience - TB programs in particular
o Key informant interviews
o Field visits - if possible, during the period of June 17 to 28, to be combined with JPR field visits by other experts
After completion of the document review, key informant interviews and field visits, the consultant is expected to generate a draft report that responds to the key human resource issues raised through the JPR and captured in the workplan objectives. Some analyses of interest may include:
o Quantifying how many health workers (by cadre) are needed to meet TB goals
o Synthesizing any existing studies in Cambodia on HRH productivity or root causes for poor performance and attendance
o Modeling the impact of financial incentives (validated through consultation) on total resource requirements and on rates of TB case detection and TB treatment success.
o Workplan / assessment approach
o Draft Report
o Final Report, brief, and presentation
o Self-driven, seasoned HRH professional
o Minimum 10-years' experience working on HR or HRH issues.
o Experience human resources assessments/evaluations
o Participation in prior Joint Program Reviews a plus
o Health human resources background preferred
o Knowledge in the healthcare system in Cambodia preferred, regional experience a plus
o Demonstrated ability to work with public officials and stakeholders from the national to the local levels.
o Proficient English, knowledge of Khmer a plus