Palladium Pakistan Pvt. Ltd
E4H Facilitator (Federal) - Evidence for Health Programme Federal
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Posted date 14th May, 2024 Last date to apply 26th May, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Program Management
Type Full Time Position 1
Experience 10 years

TORs : E4H Facilitator (Federal)

Programme Overview

Evidence for Health (E4H) is a Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)-funded programme aimed at strengthening Pakistan's healthcare system, thereby decreasing the burden of illness and saving lives. E4H provides technical assistance (TA) to the Federal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Punjab governments, and is being implemented by Palladium along with Oxford Policy Management (OPM).

Through its flexible, embedded, and demand-driven model, E4H supports the government to achieve a resilient health system that is prepared for health emergencies, responsive to the latest evidence, and delivers equitable, quality, and efficient healthcare services. Specifically, E4H delivers TA across three outputs:

Output 1: Strengthened integrated health security, with a focus on preparing and responding to health emergencies, including pandemics.

Output 2: Strengthened evidence-based decision-making to drive health sector performance and accountability.

Output 3: Improved implementation of Universal Health Coverage, with a focus on ending preventable deaths.

Position Summary

The Federal E4H Facilitator will directly support the E4H Director Technical/Federal Team Lead in delivering the programme's objectives, ensuring that Technical Assistance (TAs) are deployed and fully implemented on time, within budget, and in close coordination with stakeholders. Further provide support to the Secretary, National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSR&C) on technical matter by producing briefs, speeches, presentations, minutes and other documents as required.  

Specifically, the Federal E4H Facilitator will support the E4H Director Technical / Federal Team Lead to liaise closely with the Ministry of NHR&C, other government departments, and agency focal points, as well as development partners to oversee the implementation of E4H's TA activities. This will include supporting the development or refinement of prioritised TA TORs, overseeing the delivery of TAs by consultant teams alongside the Programme Officer, quality-assuring consultant deliverables, and ensuring progression toward desired outputs and outcomes.

The Federal E4H Facilitator will report directly to the E4H Director Technical / Federal Team Lead.

Specific Tasks and Deliverables

  • Facilitate the E4H Director Technical / Federal Team Lead, National Health (IHR) Adviser and E4H Federal Coordinator to identify strategic TAs for possible E4H support across its outputs, including in the emerging domain of climate and health. This requires close coordination with the stakeholders. Facilitate the TOR development process for all proposed TAs; ensure high-quality TOR completion, including that TOR content is strategic and well-timed with provincial activities.
  • Facilitate the federal team in review of TAs’ deliverables and ensuring quality. Oversee the successful and on-time delivery of TAs by consultants, including through routine check-ins. This includes acting as the accountable party for recruiting required consultants, onboarding them, quality-assuring their work, monitoring spend against the allocated budget, and overseeing the timely achievement of TA deliverables and outputs.
  • Facilitate in timely submission of reports to E4H management, FCDO and the E4H steering committee members.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key government partners in the M/o NHSR&C and others (e.g., Islamabad Health care Regulatory Authority, Health Services Academy, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Sehat Sahulat Programme, Health Department, Islamabad etc.) and MEAL component of E4H. Liaise with government partners during TA implementation to ensure their engagement, buy-in, and satisfaction.
  • Facilitate E4H Federal Coordinator to conduct E4H Steering Committee quarterly meeting/ as needed; prepare working paper, presentation, invitation letters, minutes and other business.
  • Support recruitment of consultants for approved TAs, including through active engagement during panel interviews.
  • Liaise with development partners operating to identify synergies for TAs and avoid duplication of efforts. Build awareness of programme objectives and intended outputs.
  • Facilitate lesson learning from the programme for the government, the E4H team, FCDO, and other donors, for wider application in Pakistan.
  • Providing high quality policy and technical inputs related with health sector to the Secretary NHSR&C. This will include briefs, talking points, presentations, documents, etc as required by the Secretary. Proactively share key health Information with him.
  • Join official meetings of Secretary, if required to take notes and prepare minutes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Federal Team Lead/Director Technical.

Key Competencies Require

  • More than 10 years’ demonstrated expertise in the health sector, including an up-to-date understanding of the political economy, state of health security, reforms, evidence use, and universal health coverage.
  • Evidence of robust networks across key stakeholders in the M/o NHSR&C and its adjacent departments/agencies. Proven ability to interact and meaningfully engage with senior government officials.
  • Proven experience successfully managing consultant teams to achieve results, including overseeing and quality-assuring the work of TA consultants.
  • Strong written English capability and proven capacity to complete deliverables to high-quality standards.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to succinctly communicate technical information for diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated understanding of institutional change/reform approaches and methodologies strongly preferred.

Reporting/Supervision

The Federal E4H Facilitator will report to E4H Director Technical / Federal Team Lead. 

Level of Effort

This is a full time position for 18 days per month for 6 months i.e. 110 days, with possible extension to 1 year i.e. 220 days. 

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