Overview

6 week Consultancy for a HEALTH IT ECONOMIST Based in Eswatini, Mbabane

The main objective of this 6-week consultancy is to assess the investment (financial and technical) made by the Government, PEPFAR/USAID, Global Fund and other partners into the Client Management Information System since its inception.  An estimate resources (Financial and human resources) that will be needed to be invested to make the project fully operational.

The consultant reports directly to the Team FEI Chief of Party of the ECMIS project, with secondary reporting to the HMIS Manager Ministry of Health consultant reports directly to the Team FEI Chief of Party of the ECMIS project, with secondary reporting to the HMIS Manager Ministry of Health.

1.         Specific Tasks and Deliverables for the consultant.

The consultant will be working with the government counterpart staff, USAID and its implementing partners, and TeamFEI, to:

  • Assess the expenditure made by government and health partners since inception of the Eswatini Client Management Information System.
  • Project resource implications of the continued development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the ECMIS; This should include, among other things:
    • Human resource costs for the (continued) development, operation, maintenance, and training for the system;
    • Direct financial costs for the development, operation, maintenance, and training for the system, including hardware, spare parts, and supplies, as well as transportation costs;
    • Indirect financial costs, such as electricity, connection charges as well as service contracts for the development, operation, supervision, maintenance, and training for the system;
    • Any other relevant resource implications for the continued implementation of the ECMIS.
  • Compare alternative approaches for the system’s operation: such as WAN, APN, and Off line technologies;
  • Review internal operations relating to the ECMIS for inefficiencies that can be used to strengthen the resource base for the ECMIS further; and
  • Detail a medium-term (3-5 years) budget for the continued development, operation, maintenance, supervision, and training for the system;
  • Develop a human resource plan that will be able to sustain the ECMIS operations;
  • Build the capacity in the MoH/SID to prepare the above so the assessment and process can be repeated in the future; and
  • Prepare a report and presentation for consideration during the COP22 planning process
  1. Educational and Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have at least the following qualifications and experience:

  1. At least a Bachelor’s degree in economics, Information Technology or equivalent qualification.
  2. An advanced degree in Health Economics, Information Technology will be preferred;
  3. At least eight years of professional experience undertaking health, development, or IT financial resources and sustainability assessments and projections; relevant experience may be substituted for lack of an advanced degree); experience with work similar to this assignment will be an advantage;
  4. Demonstrated experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, technically challenging environment;
  5. Excellent leadership, management, coordination, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; and
  6. Excellent communication skills in English (presentation, writing/speaking, using virtual/remote systems).

Email Address: Talent@khulisa.com

Closing date:  30 November 2021