Extended Term Contract – Results Based Financing

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DESCRIPTION

Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

The central contribution of the HNP Global Practice to the World Bank’s twin goals is to enable the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), in which all people are effectively covered by essential health services, and nobody suffers undue financial hardship as a result of illnesses. In the quest for UHC, the HNP Global Practice is building on progress made in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, an array of analytical and advisory services, strategic partnerships with partner institutions and other financing agencies, and an active lending portfolio. The HNP Global Practice includes staff members in Washington, DC, and many country offices.

 

GLOBAL FINANCING FACILITY

The global community has made considerable progress over the past 25 years in improving the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents. Rates of preventable death have dropped significantly in many countries and improvements have been seen across a range of key measures of health and well-being. But the progress has not been enough: too many women, children, and adolescents have been left behind, dying and suffering from preventable conditions, in considerable part because of a large financing gap, estimated at US$33 billion annually.

The Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) was launched at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 as part of a global conversation about how to finance the SDGs, which requires a shift from thinking about billions of dollars to recognizing that we need trillions to achieve the ambitious targets that we have agreed upon. This shift is only possible through new approaches to financing that recognize that countries themselves are the engines of progress and that the role of external assistance is to support countries both to get more results from the existing resources and to increase the total volume of financing. Over the past three years, the GFF has created a new model with countries in the driver’s seat that brings together multiple sources of financing in a synergistic way to support national priorities. A key element of this model is drawing on the other sectors that influence health and nutrition outcomes, such as education, water and sanitation, and social protection. The GFF supports countries to get on a trajectory to achieve the SDGs by:

  • Strengthening dialogue among key stakeholders under the leadership of governments and supporting the identification of a clear set of priority results that all partners commit their resources to achieving;
  • Getting more results from existing resources and increasing the total volume of financing from four sources: domestic government resources, financing from IDA and IBRD, aligned external financing, and private sector resources; and
  • Strengthening systems to track progress, learn, and course-correct.
    The GFF recently met its replenishment milestone for the GFF Trust Fund which will enable it to respond to the demand from countries that want to be part of the GFF. It has to date mobilized an additional US$1.05 billion towards the 2 Billion target that will enable the GFF process to be expanded over the period 2018–23 to 50 countries facing the most significant needs. The opportunity for impact is enormous: these 50 countries collectively account for 96 percent of the US$33 billion annual financing gap and 5.2 million maternal and child deaths each year, with billions of dollars lost each year to poor health.

The GFF partnership, including its external relations strategy, is led by the GFF Director; the day-to-day management of the GFF team is the responsibility of the GFF Practice Manager. The GFF Secretariat, which is based at the World Bank and is situated in the HNP Global Practice, works to deliver on the GFF objectives. This includes working with countries to develop quality investment cases, managing the GFF Trust Fund, technical assistance to countries, and support to the GFF Investors Group, the governance mechanism for the GFF.

 

MONITORING, EVALUATION, LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE

The GFF supports countries to learn in real-time and course correct along the trajectory of implementation, ensuring a close link with results monitoring, implementation research and evaluation to ensure these results feed into learning at country level as well as between countries. The GFF facilitates south-south learning approach with sharing of lessons and experiences through webinars and face to face exchanges. Such learning is aggregated annually in our report and disseminated through the GFF website. Moreover, learning from countries informs the plans and strategies of the GFF partnership at all levels.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UNIT

The GFF Secretariat is responsible for support to countries to improve operationalization of the GFF approach and implementation of the RMNCAH-N investment case and relevant health financing reforms. Many countries use Results Based Financing as an approach to operationalize the Investment Case, and as a stepping stone for their longer-term health financing reform. The GFF Secretariat supports a results-focused approach using results monitoring, in conjunction with operational research and evaluation, to ensure tracking progress of implementation with real-time course-correction based on learning within and across countries. The Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Knowledge (MELK) workstream in the GFF Secretariat ensures collaboration between results monitoring, operational research and evaluation to help inform knowledge and learning.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The main objective for the ETC – Results Based Financing (RBF) is to support the design, monitoring and implementation of RBF programs in countries.
The specific objectives of the ETC- Results Based Financing are to:

  • Technical and Operational Support to design and implement Results Based Financing (RBF) in countries within the GFF portfolio, including HRITF. The ETC will provide technical advice and support to ensure appropriate design and implementation of RBF in a given country context. The ETC will review RBF approaches which may be on the demand- and/or supply-side, including community level RBF, and support countries using RBF as part of wider health financing reforms to ensure sustainable financing for health.
  • Monitor implementation of RBF in countries, including analysis of operational data, and ensure the learning from implementation to inform corrective action in RBF implementation. Provide technical inputs and quality assurance into operational research and evaluation of RBF, in collaboration with monitoring and evaluation colleagues in the GFF Secretariat.
  • Support innovating and learning to improve, measure and pay for quality of care through RBF.
  • Oversee the development of quality of care assessments to pay for quality in RBF. Support the development of innovative approaches to improve quality of care through RBF at all levels of the health systems.
  • Synthesize learning on RBF and disseminate in countries and between countries. The ETC will document and identify opportunities for others to document learning on RBF in countries and across countries in the portfolio. In collaboration with K&L colleagues, build capacity and disseminate learning on RBF through a variety of methods (blogs, articles, workshops, webinars, etc.).

 

Skills:

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Advanced degree in Health with at least 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Extensive experience in supporting countries in the design, monitoring and implementation of RBF;
  • Extensive experience in quality of care assessments and supporting improvement of quality of care;
  • Significant experience with analysis of operational data and costing of RBF approaches is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience with documenting and building capacity on RBF is preferred;
  • Knowledge of RBF as a health financing reform is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills in English and French is a prerequisite;
  • Ability to work in a team proactively and independently;
  • Ability to travel to client countries. Experience with working and/or living in low and low-middle-income countries a distinct advantage;
  • Ability to work effectively in situations of uncertainty and under time pressure;

 

WBG COMPETENCIES​

  • Lead and Innovate – Develops innovative solutions.
  • Deliver Results for Clients – Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.
  • Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries – Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
  • Create, Apply, and Share Knowledge – Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.
  • Make Smart Decisions – Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.

Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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