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  • Africa, Me & UK Hub – Public Affairs Division
  • Fixed Term – Full Time – 2 years
  • Located in Rwanda

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected and trusted international development organisations whose vision is to end avoidable blindness and ensure the work of Fred Hollows lives on.

The Foundation is seeking to hire a Health Financing Technical Manager who will be part of the senior management team to provide project management and technical assistance to health financing activities currently being implemented by The Fred Hollows Foundation in Rwanda and Kenya Country programs.

The Africa region is expanding focus on health financing and its role in increasing coverage of and financial protection in eye care. Two new projects in Rwanda and Kenya are leveraging national health financing and insurance schemes and using strategic purchasing (including different performance / results-based financing approaches) to increase access to and sustainability in eye health care services, particularly cataract surgery.

About the Position

Health Financing Technical Manager will provide project management and technical assistance to health financing activities currently being implemented by The Fred Hollows Foundation in Rwanda and Kenya Country programs. The health financing technical manager will provide ‘hands on’ program management and technical support to these and future projects and work with the program teams to deliver specific key pillars of the health systems that contribute to achievement of universal health coverage, one of the government’s priority areas.

Specific responsibilities include (not limited to)

  • Provide direct management and technical direction to one or several components of the Health Financing projects in the Africa region.
  • Design and implement one or more of the project’s technical aspects.
  • Manage and monitor technical aspects of the program, and advise the Country Program teams on technical, budgetary, and management aspects of implementation.
  • Provide research, analysis, and consultation on project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with key partners (government, NGO, private sector, and donor partners); and Serve as subject matter expert.

About You! To be successful in this role, we are seeking someone with the following experience and skills.

  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a government or donor-supported project environment in Africa.
  • Minimum of master’s degree in or the equivalent in relevant field.
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas of managing health financing related projects: results-based financing, or contract-based financing.
  • Excellent partnership development and collaboration skills, including with Ministries of Health, private sector stakeholders, and other donors at both senior and technical levels.
  • Experience in developing and/or implementing result-based financing models in Africa.
  • Project management experience dealing with various elements of a projects that involve various team members across the world.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills and ability to produce high quality work in a timely manner.
  • English language fluency and excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills necessary for strengthening health systems at the national, and community levels.
  • Excellent knowledge of national/county/community-level issues impacting health systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.

Something extra to get our attention!

  • Ability to provide technical support to Country teams and partners on lobbying/advocacy for integration of eye health into health financing initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and expanding networks to strengthen public health financing for eye health.
  • Ability to effectively represent The Foundation at relevant high level working/technical forums at regional and global levels.
  • Familiarity with the public sector’s mechanisms and policy/regulatory environment related to health financing in Africa.
  • Experience implementing programs and projects under grants management processes and donor partners.

International and domestic travel required.

How to apply

How to apply and who to contact

Applications can be made by clicking apply, completing the online application form and attaching an up to date resume and letter of application.

https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies

To learn more about this position and life at The Fred Hollows Foundation please visit our Careers page.

Applications Close: 03 April 2020

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in the country where the job is located.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

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We are an international development organisation working towards eliminating avoidable blindness and improving Indigenous Australian health.It started around Fred and Gabi’s dinner table Four years after he was diagnosed with cancer, and knowing he didn’t have much longer to live, Fred and Gabi Hollows decided they needed to find a way to continue his work. They started The Foundation with a group of friends and supporters to keep alive Fred’s dream: that everyone, no matter whether rich or poor, would have the right to high quality and affordable eye care. They promised to continue to fight for the change Fred so badly wanted.Today we continue Fred’s vision: we see a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders exercise their right to good health.Fred died less than one year later. It was a terribly sad time, but brightened by the knowledge that through The Fred Hollows Foundation his work would carry on. – Gabi Hollows The Fred Hollows Foundation today Since its humble beginnings in Fred and Gabi’s kitchen, The Foundation now works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to over two million people.We are driven by Fred’s vision to eliminate avoidable blindness, for Indigenous Australians to have access to quality heath services and to stand up for what is right. We believe that collaboration, getting things done with integrity, and empowering local communities is the best way to make a difference.Today, there are 32.4 million people in the world who are blind – but many don’t need to be. We focus on preventable and treatable diseases such as cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy. Our in-country work involves local training and providing affordable technology, so doctors, nurses and health care workers can recognise, diagnose, refer and treat eye problems in their communities. We use research to improve our understanding of avoidable blindness, then use our findings to implement strategies and advocate for change.The Foundation is overseen by our Board of Directors, which includes Gabi Hollows. CEO Brian Doolan leads day-to-day operations, and we’re still advised by Fred’s great mate and fellow humanitarian, Dr Sanduk Ruit. We are independent, not-for-profit, politically unaligned and secular.Fred’s influence Fred was the type of man who knew exactly what he wanted, then went about getting it. Through his years with the Aboriginal Medical Service, National Trachoma and Eye Health Program and his work in developing countries, he was driven by the injustices he saw.Being the man he was, he spent his final years planning to establish factories in Eritrea and Nepal and develop low cost lenses in these two countries that he cared deeply about. Months before his death, he also flew to Vietnam to keep a promise to train ophthalmologists in modern eye surgery techniques so that local people would be empowered to help their own communities.We’re working just as tirelessly as Fred did to end avoidable blindness – by fighting injustice, building local capacity, empowering the countries where we work, and staying true to our values. He had a big dream and it’s a dream that lives on in the work of The Foundation.We will only be done when every person, regardless of who they are, where they live or whether they are rich or poor, is living in a world free of avoidable blindness. – Brian Doolan Together, we can do this We know exactly how to help mothers who are pulling out their eyelashes in agony from trachoma. We know how to treat children who are needlessly blind from cataract and to get them back to school. We know how to prevent people with diabetes going irreversibly blind because they can’t access quality eye care.We know how to help, but there’s a lot of work still to be done across the world and in Indigenous communities in Australia. Eliminating avoidable blindness can be achieved – with the help of our partners and, most importantly, you, our invaluable supporters.

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  • Africa, Me & UK Hub – Public Affairs Division
  • Fixed Term - Full Time - 2 years
  • Located in Rwanda

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected and trusted international development organisations whose vision is to end avoidable blindness and ensure the work of Fred Hollows lives on.

The Foundation is seeking to hire a Health Financing Technical Manager who will be part of the senior management team to provide project management and technical assistance to health financing activities currently being implemented by The Fred Hollows Foundation in Rwanda and Kenya Country programs.

The Africa region is expanding focus on health financing and its role in increasing coverage of and financial protection in eye care. Two new projects in Rwanda and Kenya are leveraging national health financing and insurance schemes and using strategic purchasing (including different performance / results-based financing approaches) to increase access to and sustainability in eye health care services, particularly cataract surgery.

About the Position

Health Financing Technical Manager will provide project management and technical assistance to health financing activities currently being implemented by The Fred Hollows Foundation in Rwanda and Kenya Country programs. The health financing technical manager will provide ‘hands on’ program management and technical support to these and future projects and work with the program teams to deliver specific key pillars of the health systems that contribute to achievement of universal health coverage, one of the government’s priority areas.

Specific responsibilities include (not limited to)

  • Provide direct management and technical direction to one or several components of the Health Financing projects in the Africa region.
  • Design and implement one or more of the project’s technical aspects.
  • Manage and monitor technical aspects of the program, and advise the Country Program teams on technical, budgetary, and management aspects of implementation.
  • Provide research, analysis, and consultation on project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with key partners (government, NGO, private sector, and donor partners); and Serve as subject matter expert.

About You! To be successful in this role, we are seeking someone with the following experience and skills.

  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a government or donor-supported project environment in Africa.
  • Minimum of master’s degree in or the equivalent in relevant field.
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas of managing health financing related projects: results-based financing, or contract-based financing.
  • Excellent partnership development and collaboration skills, including with Ministries of Health, private sector stakeholders, and other donors at both senior and technical levels.
  • Experience in developing and/or implementing result-based financing models in Africa.
  • Project management experience dealing with various elements of a projects that involve various team members across the world.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills and ability to produce high quality work in a timely manner.
  • English language fluency and excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills necessary for strengthening health systems at the national, and community levels.
  • Excellent knowledge of national/county/community-level issues impacting health systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.

Something extra to get our attention!

  • Ability to provide technical support to Country teams and partners on lobbying/advocacy for integration of eye health into health financing initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and expanding networks to strengthen public health financing for eye health.
  • Ability to effectively represent The Foundation at relevant high level working/technical forums at regional and global levels.
  • Familiarity with the public sector’s mechanisms and policy/regulatory environment related to health financing in Africa.
  • Experience implementing programs and projects under grants management processes and donor partners.

International and domestic travel required.

How to apply

How to apply and who to contact

Applications can be made by clicking apply, completing the online application form and attaching an up to date resume and letter of application.

https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies

To learn more about this position and life at The Fred Hollows Foundation please visit our Careers page.

Applications Close: 03 April 2020

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in the country where the job is located.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

2020-04-04

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