Health systems expert (m/f/d) African Health Diagnostics Platform Technical Assistance

at Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (HQ)
Location Africa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 19, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal German enterprise and supports the German Government to achieve its policy objectives in international cooperation and sustainable development. The department International Services is an integral part of GIZ and provides its services to international clients such as the EU, bi- and multilateral organizations, national governments as well as private sector companies.

Currently, GIZ International Services is preparing to bid for the EIB-funded Technical Assistance to the “African Health Diagnostics Platform” (ADHP)

The objective of the AHDP platform is to contribute to the improvement of the health of the population of the target Sub-Saharan countries through timely, cost effective, quality diagnostics for low income populations. The purpose of this TA operation is to support the preparation, implementation and subsequent monitoring of the AHDP projects.

The results of the project will be high quality deliverables to be used for the preparation, implementation and subsequent monitoring of the AHDP projects.

Specific results will include pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies and financial affordability analysis, detailed designs, budget and financing plans, tender documents, and other technical assistance studies and services.

Moreover, the transfer of know-how in project development, project management and financing techniques to the Promoters, to enhance talents and skills of local human resources within government institutions also constitutes one of the results of this TA.

Your profile

Qualification and skills

  • Master's  degree  or equivalent  academic  degree in a relevant discipline such as health economics, health policy, or health systems.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. 
  • Working level knowledge of French.


General professional experience

  • At  least  15  years  of  relevant  experience  in  healthsystems,  preferably within the development context.
  • Experience in francophone Sub-Saharan African   countries would constitute an advantage


Specific professional experience

  • 5  years  professional  experience inpreparation  and  implementation  of investment  projectsincluding  procurementand  consideration  of  legal framework
  • Evidence of the following pre-requisite skills as demonstrated through the implementation of at least 3 projects, out of which 1 should be done in the last 3 years:

-Specific  knowledge  of Sub-SaharanAfrican  healthcare  markets and public sector work practices and culture.

-Demonstrated  direct negotiationexperience  with Sub-Saharan African ministries of Finance and Health.

-Experience  in  building  and  executingfinancial  and  partnership structures.

-Experience   ofhealth   investment   projects   preparation   and implementation  requirements, including  adherence  to  relevant guidelines and legislation such as procurement, environmental and social policies.



About us

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