Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Senior Health Finance Advisor for the 5-year USAID-funded Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services Sustained (ACCESS) program in Madagascar. The objective of ACCESS is to accelerate sustainable health impacts for the Malagasy people by improving access to quality health services, strengthening the functions of the health system, and promoting the adoption of healthy behaviors and social norms. ACCESS will directly support the Government of Madagascar and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) at all levels of the health system in the design, implementation, management, and monitoring and evaluation of sustainable health services and programs to advance progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and promote the continuum of care. At the national level, ACCESS will engage with health authorities to inform evidence-based policy, develop guidelines and strategies, and promote advocacy on key health service delivery issues. ACCESS will also work to improve the clinical and health governance skills of primary health care providers to deliver high-quality and accessible promotive, preventive, and curative health services. At the regional and district levels, ACCESS will build the capacity of health authorities to effectively plan, coordinate, and manage health activities in line with national policies. At the community level, ACCESS will improve the skills and motivation of community health volunteers (CHVs) to deliver quality health services and ensure linkages with primary health centers (CSBs). Finally, ACCESS will promote positive health behaviors, including care seeking behaviors in targeted communities through a comprehensive and contextualized social and behavior change (SBC) approach and improve the capacity of the MOPH and local institutions to design, implement, and monitor and evaluate SBC activities.
The Senior Health Finance Advisor will support the project’s efforts to advance Madagascar’s progress toward UHC to ensure that all Malagasy have equitable access to quality health services without experiencing financial hardship. The Senior Advisor will provide strategic guidance and leadership in the areas of health financing and health systems strengthening, supporting communities to identify and address major financial and geographic barriers to health services, particularly among the poor and underserved.
Specific responsibilities could include, but are not limited to: