Jun 19, 2017

Jordan: Health Sector Allocative Efficiency Study

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Palladium International
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. The Jordan Health Finance and Governance (HFG) is an activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims to improve health sector sustainability and resiliency in Jordan. HFG's goal supports Jordan's commitment to universal health coverage declared in the Jordan National Health Strategy 2016-2020 "to provide health, financial, and social protection to the entire population on a fair basis." The HFG mission is to work with the Jordanian government and other stakeholders to strengthen health system efficiency, capabilities, and governance supporting improved health status for the population of Jordan. Efficiency is a characteristic of health care production. By striving for allocative efficiency, health system leaders choose to produce the health services the people living in Jordan most need and want. No resources are wasted establishing health services that are not used. Assessing allocative efficiency requires understanding both the supply of and demand for healthcare services in Jordan To support HFG objectives and promote efficiency, the consultant will complete a public health sector allocative efficiency study. The consultant will examine macro- and micro-level data important in understanding the supply of and demand for health care services. The consultant will determine which services people with and without access to care want and need more of, and which they do not want and need less of. In Jordan, there is significant discord between some of the services health care experts recommend, like more preventive and primary care, and the services people, who are not fans of primary care, want. The consultant will suggest strategies to improve allocative efficiency including methods to resolve discord between health services suppliers and demanders. S/he will recommend methods for measuring and monitoring allocative efficiency going forward to ensure investments in health care interventions maximize health gains.

The consultant will:

· Examine macro- and micro-level data about consumers, providers, insurers, and services important in understanding the supply of and demand for health care services to evaluate allocative efficiency. Typically, this type of information comes from insurance and medical records about individual users and providers which is not readily available in Jordan. The study will assess the availability of quality public sector data for performing the allocative efficiency study and thoroughly review the implications of data limitations on the findings of the study.

· Determine which services people with and without access to health care want and need more of, and which they do not want and need less of. Details about the specific health care services supplied by the public sector should be examined including quality, geographic location, type of facility, facility hours of operation, excess capacity, excessive queues and waits, limits imposed by lack of human and other resources. Services consumed should be linked to users to understand their socioeconomic status, insurance coverage status, locations and travel times to services, wait times, and levels of satisfaction with both care and service.

· Suggest strategies to improve allocative efficiency including methods to resolve discord between health services experts and consumers, especially around more preventive and primary care and too easy access to medications.

· Recommend methods for measuring and monitoring allocative efficiency to ensure investments in health care interventions maximize health gains.

· Identify and prioritize the most significant opportunities for improving allocative efficiency.

· Propose actions to improve priority allocative efficiency opportunities.

· Prepare a final report.

· Deliver a presentation to HFG stakeholders.

Proposed deliverables and timeline: The level of effort (LOE) is 25 days, including travel time. The estimated period of performance is 12 July to 15 September 2017. This work will require two 1-2 week trips to Amman and additional days for off-site work. All deliverables are due in English.

Schedule of Reports/Deliverables

· Minimum 10 years of relevant experience

· Work experience in the Middle East and North Africa region highly preferred

· Experience advising national governments and national and international public and private entities on issues of health economics, efficiency, health services supply and demand, and health sector performance.

· Experience working with macro- and micro- level health data

· Experience with health care finance and delivery

· Fluent in English

· Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage

· Excellent analytical and report writing skills


How to apply:

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