The overall objective is to support the funding request writing teams to ensure priority RSSH activities be included in the HIV/TB grant allocation using the relevant forms and respecting the framework and deadlines set out by MOH, the Global Fund's funding request instructions, as well as any other additional and necessary documents.
The expert will:
Support the critical review of the current RSSH grant interventions and activities and their implementation to-date; identify lessons learned across both Global Fund other health sector investments (HEQIP-2 and Cambodia Nutrition Project) from the challenges encountered, including any potential gaps and missed opportunities. Participate in the three disease TWGs and propose priority interventions, activities with corrective measures and budgets for incorporation into the three disease funding requests in order to ensure continuity of efforts.
Support the review of the current health systems government reforms and policies (including De-concentration and Decentralization) and strategies (e.g., HSP4, PHC Booster/Community Participation, Digital Health) to identify opportunities for inclusion of cross-cutting priority activities in better which will support achievement of alignment Global Fund ’s health system goals and enhancement of Cambodia’s health outcomes.
Meet with the key MOH Secretaries of State, obtain their guidance on the cross-cutting priorities, identify feasible cross-cutting approaches to be incorporated in the new funding requests to maximize their reinforcement of effective disease-specific interventions; propose any other systemic cross-cutting interventions in line with Global Fund guidance on the RSSH approaches.
Work closely with the other experts (HIV, TB, Malaria) and the three disease TWGs to ensure internal coherence in the proposed approaches, and be engaged in the overall consultative process, including facilitation of the country dialogue workshop, to be organised by the CCC.
Liaise with CCC, Partners, PR, LIT, the three national programs, relevant cross-cutting MOH Departments mentioned above and help in the completion of some common sections applicable across the disease proposals (such as 2.2 RSSH, 2.4 Health Equity, Gender Equality and Human Rights, 2.5 Sustainability, Domestic Financing and Resource Mobilization and 2.6 Pandemic Preparedness) as well as complete the new attachments for the Funding Requests (such as RSSH Gaps and Priorities Annex, Country Dialogue Narrative, Human Rights Barriers Assessment and Gender Assessment (optional), and Protecting against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Assessment (optional)).
Work under the day-to-day leadership of MOH-LIT and the overall stewardship of CCC and provide regular updates on progress made, and challenges encountered. The CCC Secretariat will provide relevant logistical support required for organizing meetings, providing supporting documentation and contact information for relevant stakeholders.
Project or context description
While the official country allocation letter for the 2023-2025 funding cycle with details about the total allocated budget (and its breakdown by disease components) is expected to be received in December 2022, there is a significant time pressure to begin the actual development process of Cambodia’s next Funding Requests for Malaria, HIV and TB, since the final Funding Requests are expected to be submitted either on 20 March 2023 or on 29 May 2023.
In the meantime, the MOH-LIT would like to request Technical Assistance for a cross-cutting expert from Expertise France to support this effort. Such an expert is required to ensure that the critically important cross-cutting work currently being undertaken by different MOH departments under the current Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) and C19 RM components are adequately included in Cambodia’s HIV. TB and Malaria Funding Requests, in the light of the Global Fund’s recent advice against the submission of a standalone RSSH grant for 2024-26. This request is drafted based on the current information available to the MOH-LIT, and it is anticipated that subsequent to receiving the final guidance from the Global Fund and the Cambodia allocation letter - further fine-tuning of this request may possibly be needed.
Qualifications and skills:
- University degree (2nd cycle) in public health, health management, behavioural sciences, organization strengthening or equivalent or recognized and long experience in supporting health sector, community actors and civil society;
- During the previous year, completion of at least one training course related to the consultancy assignment, desirable;
- Excellent knowledge of the health context in developing countries and of civil society and community actors.
- At least 5 years of experience in organizational strengthening of government, civil society and community actors;
- At least 3 years of experience working with Global Fund financing;
- Good knowledge of issues related to pandemics and health systems strengthening, including community health systems strengthening;
Professional proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in English.
Specific professional experience
Proven expertise in the Global Fund's new funding model (see NFM3 cycle):Experience in implementing HIV/Tuberculosis/Malaria/RSSH FM grants;
Follow-up on FM webinars, including one on how to apply for funding;
Experience writing Global Fund applications and in facilitating country dialogue is essential ;
Proven experience in a similar consultancy position would be a plus;
A good knowledge of the health system in the country of assignment is desirable.
Selection criteria for applications
The selection process for candidates will be based on the following criteria :
Candidate’s skills linked with the expert mission
Candidate’s experiences linked with the expert mission
Candidate’s understanding of the mission’s role in the cooperation project.