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In collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda, MSH is seeking to hire an international consultant who will work together with a local Rwandan consultant to carry out the tasks described in the following terms of reference.
Over the past decade, the Rwandan health system has strengthened various health care demand- and supply-side policy initiatives, including Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI), Community Health Worker (CHW) program, and a Performance Based Financing mechanism.
Recently, the CBHI was integrated into the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) with an aim to consolidate the many separate insurance pools into a single national pool, where it can be managed alongside the civil servants’ social health Insurance (RAMA) and other social protection pools like the national pension fund. In order to manage these funds and process a large number of claims more efficiently, there is a great need for automation (particularly with the claims processing system).
In a parallel initiative, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is pushing forward with an ambitious plan to implement an electronic medical records system (EMR) with an automated billing module in all public hospitals. However, in order for these two systems to exchange data there is a critical need for standardization of coding systems.
In a separate initiative, the Ministry of Health and its partners have completed comprehensive costing exercises for both the public and private sector health services that have been used to establish standardized tariffs. Through this process, a list of over 1000 separate medical procedures have been identified by Rwandan providers as the most commonly provided medical services and procedures, however, this list is not linked to any standard classification system.
Earlier efforts to select coding standards for Rwanda have resulted in the adaptation of a sub-set of ICD-10 for diagnostic coding and the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) codes for drugs and medical supplies. However, efforts to select the most appropriate coding system for medical acts and procedures have not been as straightforward. A variety of options have been considered such as the ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System), ICPC-2 (International Classification of Primary Care), the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys’ Classification of Interventions and Procedures version 4 (OPCS-4) and SNOWMED.
There is an urgent need for technical support from an international expert in medical nomenclature and coding systems to work with a local consultant and a core team of stakeholders to complete the following tasks:
MSH is seeking an Internally Displaced People (IDP) Specialist for a short-term humanitarian response project in DRC.
Conflict in the Kasaï region of central DRC, sparked by a violent local militia uprising that began in August 2016, has caused significant population displacement and substantial disruption to the health system’s ability to deliver essential health services. In Kasaï Central province, host to 77% of the region’s 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), health service readiness was well below the national average even before the present crisis erupted. Ongoing efforts by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and Population Services International (PSI) to strengthen the provincial and health zone-level health system to reliably and equitably deliver essential services, under the current USAID-funded IHPplus and PMI Expansion projects, have been disrupted. In the proposed program, MSH and PSI will support the health system in Kasaï Central in coordinating with humanitarian actors to meet the urgent health needs of IDPs and others directly affected by conflict, while leveraging the ongoing capacity development and service delivery support that they continue to provide through currently programmed activities. We will strengthen outreach to IDPs where they have found refuge, building on established, proven approaches to identify cases, deliver community-based health services, rehabilitate health facilities as needed, develop and strengthen community-to-facility referral systems and networks, ensure that health data collection includes conflict-affected communities and IDP locations, and reach vulnerable populations with evidence-based, gender-sensitive, and context-appropriate social and behavior change communication messages. Working with the humanitarian logistics platform, we will address urgent needs for essential medicines and commodities both in IDP locations and at health facilities. Across all activities, program activities will strengthen the resilience of the DRC health system, build local skills and capabilities, and enable effective program transition.
The program will work in 187 health areas affected by the conflict in 25 health zones in Kasaï Central where the current USAID IHPplus and PMI Expansion projects are operating. MSH and PSI will prioritize support to the 187 health areas where the 928,166 IDPs were reported per MSH’s rapid situational analysis, in collaboration with the DPS management team. Within the 187 health areas, the program will prioritize support to 85 health facilities.
This consultancy will be from October 2017- February 2018. Local candidates are preferred.
Management Sciences for Health is a global health nonprofit organization, which uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.
We are often searching for consultants to work with us on short and long term assignments around the world. If you are an independent contractor, and are interested in consulting opportunities with MSH please feel free to submit your CV by applying to this announcement, and we’ll be in touch if the right opportunity fits with your skillset.