Procurement Expert For The Health Financing Programme – Nairobi – Options Consultancy Services Limited

We are seeking a consultant to support the establishment of equitable access to affordable, quality health care and strengthening the National Health Insurance System through improved access to health insurance for the informal sector.

Responsibilities
The scope of work will comprise the following tasks:
Support the National Identification process committee in the selection of the counties ensuring adherence to KfW and Governement of Keyna procurement guidelines. This will include: (i) developing the Request for Proposal (RFP) including selection criteria for counties; (ii) evaluating the proposals; (iii) supporting the contracting of selected counties;
Support the procurement of ICT infrastructure (soft and hardware) including by providing procurement specifications and advising on procurement processes (total budget Eur 1.2 million);
Build the procurement capacity of NHIF.
Person specification

Qualification
Certified qualification in procurement management
The experts must have the following competences:

At least 5 years in a major health related project
High level of procurement expertise, and supporting reform of government procurement systems
Experience with KfW Guidelines for goods and services
Knowledge of public procurement rules, regulations and knowledge of government financial systems
About Options and the programme

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a leading UK-based consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

In the framework of the German Financial Cooperation with Kenya, a Project to support health insurance for poorer informal sector households was developed. The program intends to contribute to improved access to equitable and affordable quality health services for low income informal sector households in selected counties.

The objective of the program is to contribute to establishing equitable access to affordable, quality health care and strengthening the National Health Insurance System through improved access to health insurance for the informal sector.

The Target group are households with informal employment, low, irregular incomes and without health insurance cover in the target counties.

The Project will be implemented in up to 10 counties, which will be selected on the basis of an open call for proposals. The process of the county selection is implemented by a Tender Committee comprising of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and the Ministry of Health (MoH), supported by the consultant to be selected. The consultant will specifically support the MoH in organizing the submission of the call for proposals to the counties and the evaluation of results.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Bérangère de Villenaut opportunities@options.co.uk Candidates should state the role (Procurement expert for the Health Financing Programme in Kenya) in the subject header.
Closing date for applications is: 20/08/2017
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed before the close date
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 21/08/2017
Other information

Options is an equal opportunities employer
Kenyan citizens are particularly encouraged to apply n. We

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