I- BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
The Government of Lebanon (GoL) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Lebanon Health Resilience Project (LHRP). The LHRP is a seven-year project that aims to increase access to quality healthcare services to poor Lebanese and displaced Syrians in Lebanon and to strengthen the Government’s capacity to respond to COVID-19. This project will: (i) provide subsidized packages of essential healthcare services to 210,000 vulnerable Lebanese living under poverty line identified by the Emergency Social Safety Net(ESSN) Project; (ii) strengthen the technical and organizational capacities of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs), and public hospitals; (iii) cover the hospitalization bills for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 claims at private and public hospitals for uninsured Lebanese; and (iv) strengthen the Government of Lebanon’s capacity to respond to COVID-19 pandemic.
II- DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The LHRP Technical Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
- Work closely with the Minister of Public Health and The Project Management Unit (PMU) members to implement the MoPH strategic plan for the project, and to achieve project objectives as per agreement with the World Bank;
- Oversee the implementation and supervision of the PHC related activities under component 1 of the project (as detailed in the LHRP POM), and manage PHC technical teams hired under the LHRP to complete program goals and Results Framework on time;
- Monitor work plans and budget including resource mobilization for the work program of the PHC activity under component 1 and follow up on the implementation of planned activities;
- Work closely with IT team to ensure that the system responds to the technical design of the PHC activity under component 1 of the project;
- Coordinate with the PHC department at MoPH to ensure proper design and implementation of the system and record keeping methods that support routine country-level, and World Bank reporting as appropriate;
- Liaise with the PHC department at MoPH, and the PHCCs on a regular basis;
- Coordinate with the Third Party Administrator(TPA) focal person assigned to the PHC project under the LHRP project (component 1) in regards to data collection related to project’s results framework, and the issuance of TPA progress reports.
- Coordinate the work with the PHC department at MoPH and with the and external experts to review and update, as needed, the design and the costing of the basic benefits packages;
- Evaluate the progress of technical PHC activities under LHRP (component 1) and determine necessary actions to course-correct, areas for improvement, and propose appropriate corrective measures;
III- REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
The Technical Coordinator Will report to the ProjectManager. He/She is expected to work closely with the PMU staff and coordinate with the staff of PHC department.
The contract period is for one year, extendable upon satisfactory performance and mutual agreement. The first six (6) months will be considered as probationary period, based on which the consultant’s performance will be evaluated. The contract may be terminated with no remedy if the performance was evaluated as not satisfactory.
- Advanced degree in a health field (MPH, MSc., MD, RN, etc.); Experience in managing donor-funded projects;
- Good knowledge of costing and budgeting in healthcare setting is an advantage;
- Solid background and knowledge of health systems strengthening and reforms specifically in the management and coordination of PHCCs across the country.
- Solid background and experience with international agencies;
Skills and Abilities
- Strong project management and analytical skills;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills;
- Strong English writing skills;
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently;
- Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail.
Interested Consultants are requested to provide the following information:
- A CV showing relevant similar experience, previous academic and professional achievement.
- A cover letter explaining the consultant’s relevant experience, as well as previous academic and professional achievements
Expression of Interest must be delivered electronically to the address below not later than
29/9/2023. The subject of the e-mail should be: “Lebanon Health Resilience Project – Technical Coordinator”.
Ministry of Public Health
Attention: Lebanon Health Resilience Project (LHRP)
Title: Project Management Unit (PMU)
Tel: 961 1 830300 Ext: 274
E-mail: [email protected]
- Mount Lebanon