National health data analyst for contract monitoring, PHC evaluation at strategic purchaser in Ukraine
1. Purpose of the Position
The recent health reforms hold the promise of health system transformation in Ukraine but need strong support to secure results especially in monitoring and understanding provider behavior and responses to financial incentives as reflected in the data collected by the single purchased, the National Health Service of Ukraine. For many years, the Ukrainian health system has underperformed in terms of the Universal Health Coverage (and Sustainable Development) Goals of providing access to quality care and financial protection to the Ukrainian population. Based on the vision laid out in the Health Reform Strategy for 2015-2020, major health reform was initiated in 2017, starting with the adoption of the health financing law. WHO has been actively engaged in the reform process, which is at critical juncture and needs further bolstering to sustain gains and advance further. The inherent difficulty of the process of large-scale reform implementation is compounded by creation of large quantities of data which needs to be structured, analyzed, regularly monitored and synthesized in order to provide useful information for monitoring and future development of the health reform. It is essential for policy-makers to have a reliable and clear picture of how the quality of primary healthcare is developing and how the providers are behaving a given population entitlement and payment through capitation. WHO has a long tradition of providing support to Member States to strengthen their health information systems (HIS) as well as in improving strategic purchasing. Monitoring and evaluation as well as development of indicators of quality of primary care and the health sector is part of the essential functions. Given the current needs and capacities, WHO requires support from national incumbent in responding to these challenges to deliver the tasks described.
2. Organizational context
The incumbent will work within the WHO country office in Ukraine under the overall guidance of the WHO representative and the Adviser on Health Policy and in cooperation with WHO EURO health financing team in cooperation with the NHSU M&E cluster and in cooperation with other WHO consultants including Alexandr Katsaga.
3. Description of duties
The overall objective of the consultancy is to support the NSHU in conducting data analysis and development of indicators of performance, quality and compliance with contract conditions.
Objective 1: Suggest improvements in internal reports on quality of care
- Review data collection tools, interfaces and data points
- Analyse existing data, structures, classification system and internal database architecture in NHSU
- Suggest improvements to existing data collection, records on service delivery capacity and operations.
Objective 2: suggest development information systems and adaptation of indicators of quality into the NHSU databases, in the primary care sector
- adaptation the individual indicators of the WHO European Primary Health Care, Impact, Performance and Capacity Tool (PHC-IMPACT) to the NHSU data system
- suggestion on NHSU information system adaptation to further expand the capacity to measure quality of care and integrating the indicators into the Power BI
- Presenting the results to the M&E team in NHSU
- Data review and internal quality report, by 30 November
- Adaptation of indicators of PHC quality into the NHSU databases, including data protocols, indicators specifications, by 31 December 2021
4. Recruitment Profile
Functional Knowledge and Skills
Essential: - Analytical thinking, Basic knowledge of statistics, Knowledge of SQL (PostgreSQL), query writing, aggregation, window functions, query optimization. - Knowledge of Python (pandas, openpyxl), Power Bi, Excel (DAX, PQ)
Desirable: Experience working with big data will be an advantage, (knowledge of R or other programming languages will be an advantage) (experience with other BI will be an advantage)
Essential: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, IT, health sciences, physics, statistics or related fields
Desirable: Master’s degree in the above .
Essential: 3 years’ experience in data management and analysis in Ukraine, especially in health information systems and/or data collection/validation and/or quantitative data
Desirable: Experience working with national authorities, Ministries and other regulatory agencies, part of team projects with clear outcomes
Essential Fluency in English, Ukrainian
Desirable working knowledge of Russian
5. Contract duration
October – December 31, 2021
6. Location ( please also specify if it is offsite or onsite)
7. Travel ( please specify if travel is involved)
No travel envisaged
8. Remuneration and budget (travel costs excluded)
For this consultancy a fixed amount is determined (2000 USD for 20 days per month)
9. Living expenses – if applicable (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited).
10. Work schedule/Duration of contract
Working schedule to be agreed with supervisors
11. Additional Information section
- This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
- Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
- WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
- Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
- WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
Deadline for applications – 31 October 2021
To apply please send your CV to email@example.com with “Data Analyst” in the subject line