ThinkWell Global
Technical Advisor, Punjab, Pakistan
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Posted date 3rd June, 2024 Last date to apply 3rd July, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Lahore
Category Development Sector
Type Full Time Position 1
Experience 10 years
Status Closed

Description

ThinkWell is an International health systems development organization focused on using tailored health financing approaches to help low- and middle-income countries achieve Universal Health overage(UHC). We believe that effective health financing systems are essential to ensuring health services are well resourced, high quality, accessible, and do not cause financial impoverishment by those who use them. ThinkWell employs a “whole-of-systems” approach to health financing. We specialize in five practice areas that intersect with health financing: governance, human resources for health, private sector, public financial management, and research and evaluation. ThinkWell has a growing portfolio of projects in Pakistan and is building a team of talented and motivated staff. ThinkWell is recruiting a Technical Advisor to grow our work in the space of SP4PHC (Strategic Purchasing for Primary Healthcare), a 4-year funded project by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other such upcoming projects in the future. The Technical Advisor will primarily be working on supporting the Government of Punjab on Strategic Purchasing and Health Financing especially in context of the Punjab Family Planning Program, a WB funded project.

The Technical Advisor serves as a subject matter expert in Health Financing/Strategic Purchasing/Health Systems Strengthening/FP and leverages that expertise to support the technical program implementation of one or more projects in Pakistan. The Technical Advisor provides technical advice and strategic guidance to internal project teams and external partners (government ministries, departments of health and related entities, etc.) to promote the design and implementation of evidence-based allocation of resources (strategic purchasing) for PHC/FP services in Pakistan. The Technical Advisor brings strong quantitative and qualitative skills and research capacity (typically in Health Financing/ and Strategic Purchasing) as well as a solid understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of health/family planning policy reforms and a deep understanding of health and family planning in Pakistan.

The Technical Advisor will be based in Lahore (Punjab) and will report to the ThinkWell Country Director in Pakistan.

Technical Leadership

‒ Provide direct technical assistance to ensure development of high-quality products, program results and execution across the projects.

‒ Provide technical advice to the Country Director as and when needed.

‒ Provide strategic advice, direction, technical support and mentor team members working in the projects.

‒ Contribute to work planning, coordinating external partners, and leading engagement in collaborative projects.

‒ Develop monitoring, evaluation, research and learning tools, indicators, and plans.

‒ Ensure production of high-quality learning outputs. Provide written inputs into technical documents, project reports, concepts, blogs, articles and other strategic documents for publication and dissemination on ThinkWell’s website, external sites, and at conferences.

‒ Communicate with other ThinkWell technical advisors globally to build, share, exchange, and disseminate technical knowledge.

‒ Collaborate with other parts of the organization to design technical training and development activities that will support and build professional development.

‒ Any other work assigned by the line manager/supervisor.

 

Organizational Leadership and Development

‒     Represent ThinkWell in Pakistan to influence ongoing discussions around health financing reforms more broadly and the purchasing of primary health care and family planning services using learnings from ThinkWell’s work in-country and abroad.

‒     Build project portfolio in health/family planning/SP/PFM etc in collaboration with Design Lab, program managers, and other firm and country leaders.

‒     Collaborate with Design Lab to collect and pursue new business information and contacts

‒     Publish papers, articles, and blogs. Present at conferences/participate in technical working groups on ThinkWell project-related technical innovations, priorities, and results.  Build ThinkWell’s reputation as a thought leader in the field. 

‒     Consult and coordinate with key stakeholders within government, donors, and other entities to expand ThinkWell’s programs and enhance reputation as a ThinkWell Ambassador.

‒     Play a firm-wide leadership role and participate in company initiatives and teams to build intellectual and human capital in health financing.

Requirements

1.    Graduate degree with atleast 10 years of experience.

2.    Relevant work experience in a management consulting firm, bilateral or multilateral development agency, and/or international non-governmental organization preferably in Pakistan. Experience working with Govt will be considered as a plus point.

3.    Work experience in Health Systems Strengthening/ Health Financing/FP is most preferable.

4.    Demonstrated interest and ability in growing staff, mentoring, and coaching junior professionals.

5.    A thoughtful systems thinker with a grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of our work.

6.    Recognized as a leader in the area of technical specialty; strong international, professional network in the field. 

7.    Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external strategic partners, donors, and stakeholders especially the government.

8.    New business development, proposal writing, and fundraising experience.

9.    Excellent writing/communication skills. Fluency in both Urdu and English is a must.

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https://apply.workable.com/thinkwell/j/BFE635234F/

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