As a global cooperative agreement, Human Resources for Health (HRH2030) supports USAID/Washington and field missions in strengthening human resources for health (HRH) across 42 priority countries to increase the accessibility, availability, acceptability, and quality of the health workforce needed to improve health outcomes and advance universal health coverage. HRH2030 is designed to 1) increase performance and productivity of the health workforce, 2) increase the number, skill mix, and competency of the health workforce, 3) strengthen HRH/HSS leadership and governance capacity and, 4) increase sustainability of investment in the health workforce. With Chemonics International as the prime implementing partner, HRH2030 consortium partners include: Palladium, URC, AIHA, Amref Health Africa, and Open Development.
In support of the Philippines Department of Health’s (DOH) goal for HRH, that is “Adequate number of health human resources at all levels with competence to deliver universal health care through the continuum of preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions,” the HRH2030/Philippines Project will provide capacity building to the Philippines DOH to strengthen the deployment, training, and management of a fit-for-purpose and practice health workforce to improve access to quality of family planning (FP), maternal and child health (MCH), and tuberculosis (TB) services for vulnerable populations. This goal will be realized through the attainment of three main objectives:
1. Bolster effective skill mix, competency, and distribution of the health workforce at the primary level
2. Strengthen human resources for health leadership, governance, and performance management
3. Improve the use of data for human resource for health decision making at central and regional levels
To ensure that project initiatives or interventions are adopted and institutionalized into the health system through the Department of Health, a supportive policy environment is needed. Therefore, policy development and implementation is a cross-cuttingcomponentoftheprojectandaims toimprovetheenablingenvironment for the improved health of underserved Filipinos by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to manage and lead effective policy design, implementation, and monitoring aligned to their HRH priorities. The Program Support Specialist will support the Policy Advisor to implement the project’s policy-related activities.
▪ Supports the Policy Advisor in a variety of administrative, logistics, and financial tasks
▪ Assists the Policy Advisor in the preparation of various program documents and correspondences, ensuring that all documentation is complete, of high quality, and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards
▪ Assists in the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases to support implementation of policy activities.
▪ Researches, plans, analyzes, and organizes technical and/or statistical information and develops data for use in briefings, publications, and reports, under the supervision of the Policy Advisor.
▪ Documents minutes, discussions and agreements in policy meetings, forums and other events including interviews and FGDs undertaken by the policy component
▪ Drafts program communications such as cables, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters in consultation with the Policy Advisor.
▪ Collects and compiles data for use in regular and ad hoc reporting on the status of programs from various sources such as cooperating agency reports, USAID reports and documents, and technical staff
▪ Collects and makes arrangements for distribution of material to the USAID missions, USAID/W offices, host country institutions, and cooperating agencies
▪ Recommends formats/templates for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards.
▪ Execute logistics for events by scheduling, reserving, setting and cleaning up meeting rooms, sending out event invitations and getting guest counts, ordering and handling logistics for catering, coordinating speakers and/or guest logistics, and taking and disseminating notes.
▪ Maintains electronic program files according to project protocols
▪ Manages supplies and equipment for the team
▪ Regularly monitors expenses with a tracking system
▪ Coordinates travel logistics for internal project team members and external partners, as required
▪ Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Policy Advisor or Project Director
▪ University degree in field of health or health related profession, social science or economics; Master’s degree preferred
▪ Previous experience in policy development, implementation and monitoring
▪ Training on policy development, monitoring or evaluation an advantage
▪ Has background on or involved in policy research and analysis
▪ Knowledge of health sector, health sector reforms and policies, computer programs, creating or managing databases
▪ Has administrative and budgeting skills
Please send your updated curriculum vitae to HRH2030 Philippines HR with the position title in the subject line, at [email protected].
Deadline of submission is on November 19, 2018.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.