Individual Consultancy_Economics specialist for supporting the testing of Performance-Based Financing Implementation in Youth-Friendly Health Services in Moldova

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UNCEF Moldova is looking for an individual consultant to provide support to Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, UNICEF and Youth-Friendly Health Services (YFHSs) to test the implementation of the Performance-Based Financing formula for YFHS in four selected districts (Balti, Singerei, Anenii Noi and Cimislia) and improve YFHS service delivery, including PBF budgeting as per applied quantitate and quality indicators.

The consultancy will be conducted in three phases: 1) support starting the PBF implementation (first 1 month); 2) technical supervision and support to pilot PBF implementation in 4 selected YFHCs (6 months); and 3) assessment of the PBF pilot and planning scaling-up (final 1 month).

Qualifications and experience:        

  • Advanced academic degree in economics, social policy, public health, or other relevant studies;
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of financing and budgeting of health or /and social services, including experience in cost-efficiency analyses, coaching and supervision of working team;
  • Familiarity with adolescent health and wellbeing and Youth Friendly Health Services in particular;
  • Demonstrated experience monitoring and implementing models or pilot projects;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to capitalize the results of the pilots/models into scaling up recommendations;
  • Previous work with UNICEF or another UN Agency will be an asset;
  • Fluency in Romanian and Russian is required;
  • Solid English writing skills required.
  • Experience in working with UNICEF, WHO or other UN agencies will be an asset.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position and read more detailed information, please visit UNICEF web-page:

Applications for this position must be received no later than: 28 May 2018

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all backgrounds and minority groups, including persons with disabilities, to apply.

UNICEF is a global organization that seeks to improve the lives and health of children, especially the most vulnerable ones. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. For more information about UNICEF and its work in Moldova visit: You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

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