Our client is a leading Indian foundation with a focus on working with governments to build the capacity of heath systems and improve outcomes. Some of the priority initiatives including - partnering with NITI Aayog and MoHFW on strengthening systems in the Aspirational Districts; initiatives to improve health outcomes for tribal populations; and implementation of EHR starting from the primary healthcare level.
Our analysis indicates that upto 40-50% of health budgets allocated by the centre to the states are returned unspent at the end of the year. We are looking for an expert who understands Public Finance and how it flows to:
1. Analyse the health budgets for the state of Bihar - overall and by scheme, central versus state funds - and understand utilisation patterns over the last several years.
2. Map how the health sector funds flow within the state - to districts, blocks, panchayats - and to understand where the challenges lie in absorptive capacity.
3. Understand best practices from other states by analysing the top 2-3 states in terms of utilisation and outcomes.
4. Generate technical analysis related to health financing across health systems, and also for priority health areas (RMNCH+A, NCDs, TB etc), including desk-based research, quantitative analyses (e.g. costing), health insurance related analyses, health market analyses, and investment case and economic model development.
5. Develop models, presentations, manuscripts, reports, and briefs for internal and/or client or government use.
6. Identify improvement areas in order that the state can better leverage allocated funds and improve health outcomes
7. Support capacity development activities and knowledge sharing within the company on health financing and sustainable financing for health.
Please note that the initial project duration is 3 months but could be extended to 6 months as per the requirement.
• Understanding of health systems / health financing issues in India, experience with high-level government engagement - policy analysis, costing, health economics and experience in any international donor-funded projects.
• Uses available resources (eg, financial data, budget information, financial management concepts, information systems, etc) to increase program effectiveness by conducting analysis and developing viable solutions to complex program management issues.
• Uses cost, managerial accounting, and economic evaluation approaches and applies these skills to the practice of public health.
• Incorporates knowledge of grants accounting and integrate it with financial management practice.
• Strong quantitative skills - including survey data processing and statistical analysis and tools like Stata, proficiency in Excel, demonstrated problem solving, analytical, financial, and evaluative skills.
• Strong program management, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.