Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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Project Overview and Role
The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded and Palladium-led Health Policy Plus (HP+) project is supporting the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) and other Government of Ethiopia partners to promote domestic resource mobilization and sustainable financing for the country's HIV response, including prevention, testing, care and treatment. Currently, HP+ is working with FHAPCO to develop a domestic resource mobilization and sustainability strategy that will identify a range of financing mechanisms and sources, how much funding will be mobilized from each, and the necessary actions and steps for implementing them.
Upon completion of the strategy, HP+ will continue its support for approval and implementation of the strategy. This support will focus on targeted advocacy efforts to key policy/decision-makers to ensure understanding of the current financing context, program needs, and the implications of underfunding and to position key proposed reforms in the policy dialogue. Furthermore, HP+ will conduct feasibility and political economy analyses to determine the whether or not new proposed financing mechanisms would be acceptable and effective within Ethiopia's current political and economic context.
HP+ is seeking a qualified consultant based in Addis Ababa to lead these advocacy and analytical activities alongside government stakeholders. The consultant will be responsible for maintaining close coordination not only with FMOH and FHAPCO, but also the Ministry of Finance and stakeholders from parliament, civil society, and other relevant groups. The consultant will be responsible for organizing and facilitating regular engagements (key informant interviews, high-level meetings, workshops, and trainings) with these stakeholders and be expected to produce written briefs and PowerPoint presentations synthesizing financing and programmatic data to effectively make the case for the allocation of additional resources to the HIV program and the implementation of new resource mobilization mechanisms. The consultant will work closely with HP+ staff in-country and remotely, as well as FMOH and FHAPCO staff, to development an advocacy plan for targeting specific policy recommendations and audiences, as well as short advocacy briefs in both English and Amharic.
The consultant will be expected to work full-time on the project. He/she may work from home as appropriate, but may be asked to work from the FMOH or FHAPCO office as needed. Offsite travel will be required to facilitate and attend meetings and conduct interviews and data collection. The expected period of performance for the consultant will be May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 with the possibility for an extension of up to 6 months.
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