Senior Consultant: National Coalition for Impact (Part-time: 60%)

The National Coalition for Impact  Senior Consultant will work with Transform Health’s enabling function and help drive the development and delivery of our national coalition work for the digital transformation of health systems to achieve universal health coverage. In this role you will bring strong project management and communication skills to support the national coalitions in their policy, advocacy and popular mobilisation work to influence the digital health enabling environment (laws, regulations, policies, standards and budgets) aligned to Transform Health’s strategy. 

You will work closely with Transform Health’s Operations Lead, Campaign Lead, and Communications & Engagement members as well as with other colleagues across the Transform Health enabling function and coalition partners, to foster a collaborative global network that effectively engages different organisations and stakeholders around a set of actions that will increase the public profile and support  critical issues we are advocating and campaigning for across different contexts, such as global health data governance; increased, aligned and coordinated investment; and ensuring an inclusive approach and the meaningful engagement of civil society and communities in rights-based digital health governance. You will work closely with our national coalitions to support advocacy efforts and will project manage their delivery against set strategies, work plans and budgets.

 

Main Responsibilities

Coordinate Transform Health’s national coalitions through the national coordinating partners in Indonesia, Kenya, India and Senegal (40%)

  • Support the development and delivery of national coalition strategies that lead to tangible outcomes, aligned with Transform Health’s advocacy goals, ensuring that national coalition efforts contribute to the coalition’s objectives. 
    • Collaborate closely with the national coalition coordinating partners to deliver quarterly reports in a timely manner and end of project reports, no-cost extensions, submission of new strategies etc. Track and follow up on delivery closely to ensure NCs are impact driven in line with their outcome trackers.
    • Analyse and track results and provide tailored feedback on national coalition’s influencing, policy and popular mobilisation efforts to maximise and scale impact. This includes reviewing new and updated strategies of the national coalitions and encouraging them to pivot and make changes in line with changing political and policy environments. 
  • Manage the national coalitions to enhance stakeholder engagement to be measured by an increase in the number of engaged stakeholders in each of the national coalitions, demonstrated by participation in coalition activities, endorsement of initiatives, or collaboration on advocacy efforts.
  • Match national coalition efforts to Transform Health’s global and regional advocacy and policy agendas to identify and apply global goods that can be used to maximise the impact of the National Coalitions on the global arena.
  • Support national coalitions to participate, amplify and share learnings at strategic moments and events (both at national, regional and global stage). 
  • Manage cross partner learning and capacity building and in doing so achieve collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst the national coalitions by creating a sharing platform and encourage active participation in quarterly virtual learning forums and an annual in-person learning forum. 

Monitoring, Evaluation, Analysis, Learning and Reporting 

  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts to track progress against Transform Health’s policy, campaign and advocacy objectives and national coalition strategies and work plans to ensure that reported outcomes and learnings directly contribute to Transform Health’s goals and have meaningful impact. 
  • Analyse national coalition’s monthly/quarterly M&E reports, analyse and evaluate quarterly reporting and end of year/funding reports to achieve set indicators and targets set out by the 4 coalitions.
  • Contribute key outcomes and learnings in reports to donors based on set reporting periods and suggest strategic changes to improve delivery around set coalition goals and alleviate any issues/suggest changes to pivot where necessary to accommodate changing policy/political environment etc. . 

Financial management of all 6 national coalitions, including internal coordination and close collaboration with EF colleagues and external partners, budgets, financial forecasting and management, reporting etc. This includes working closely with the national coalitions and TH’s fiscal agent to ensure smooth and efficient operations around sub-granting (10%)

  • Coordinate financial forecasting, management and reporting for the 6 National coalitions to track and forecast expenditure against the set work plans.
  • Facilitate the matrix management of the national coalitions within the Transform Health in 2024 to achieve set objectives in the coalitions work plans related to Transform Health’s global, regional and national agendas by implementing a matrix management structure, effective communication protocols and defining roles and responsibilities. 
  • Manage the fiscal agent and national coalitions engagement to facilitate financial reporting and disbursements aligned to set timelines in the coalitions’ work plans.
  • Support new donor requests and reporting (as applicable)

Business Development (10%)

  • In collaboration with Campaign and Business Development Lead and Operations Lead, engage in business development for the national coalitions, including identifying and pursuing new leads (through a donor pipeline), developing and managing strategic relationships with donors particularly at country level (and in support of the NCs), coordinating the development and submission of proposals, working with the Executive Director on donor outreach, presentation and follow up from conversations/in-person engagement.
  • Support the Campaign and Business Development Lead to ensure support for the national coalitions are provided for  donor positioning, applications, management and reporting, including tracking timelines for donor milestones and annual reports, preparing presentations for updates to donors and working closely with the Enabling Function to write compelling reports etc.

 

Time Commitment

  • The duration of this consultancy is for 6 months initially, with the possibility to extend, at 60% basis (or approximately 3 days per week or 12 days per month). 
  • The consultant is expected to be available when the team is working Mon- Fri, which may include working out of office hours/uncomfortable hours depending on the location of the consultant. 

 

Recruitment timelines 

  • Deadline to submit applications: 15  July 2024 (23:59 CET)  
  • Consultant selected: 31 July  2024
  • Consultancy start date: 1 August 2024 

 

Profile and Experience of the Consultant 

We are looking for a consultant with at least 10 years of direct experience in the following areas:

  • Over 5 years of experience in  multi -LMIC partner country level support in digital health transformation projects.  
    • Preference given to individuals who have in-country experience providing this support.
  • Demonstrated experience of providing LMIC partners with strategic guidance on long term digital health strategies.
  • Grant management experience  including financial guidance and reporting experience across multiple partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and maintenance of MEAL across partner countries (LMIC) including the use of technical solutions to support tracking of indicators
  • Good understanding of 
    • the policy landscape and discussions (both at global and national levels) around artificial intelligence in digital health, in particular in the context of universal health coverage
    • global health and universal health coverage agendas. 
  • Demonstrated experience in successful resource mobilisation on behalf of an organisation and or partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including in presenting technical knowledge and recommendations for non-technical audiences. Written and verbal communication skills in French would be advantageous.
  • At least a Masters Postgraduate qualification is required. A Masters degree in health or digital health (non-technical) would be also advantageous.
  • Extensive experience use of software applications that include Google Suite, Slack, Trello etc.
  • We encourage candidates in low & middle income countries to apply.

 

Application process 

To apply, please submit the following to [email protected] by 15 July 2024 (23:59 CET) with the following subject title ”Senior Consultant: National Coalition  for Impact” : 

  • Your CV and cover letter outlining your experience relevant to this consultancy.  
  • Submission of a research proposal and or writing example ie donor report.
  • Your proposed budget and daily rate.

Due to a high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to all applicants. 

 

About Transform Health

Transform Health is a coalition of 150+ organisations advocating for the equitable digital transformation of health systems to achieve UHC by 2030. The coalition brings together organisations and institutions across different sectors to work with and influence  governments to address systemic challenges and ensure the right enabling environment is created for the digital transformation of health systems.  The Coalition is committed to promoting youth and women’s participation and leadership and to ensure their perspectives, concerns and needs, as well as those of marginalised groups are adequately addressed, so they can benefit from digital transformation of health. 

The coalition has three objectives:

  • Building consensus and driving political will to create an enabling environment for digital transformation of health. We do this by working with partners to support and influence governments to address  the legislative, regulatory, funding and capacity challenges that prevent or slow down the digital transformation of health systems.  
  • Strengthening health data governance, underpinned by equity and rights based Principles. Our work ensures governments strengthen their health data governance by drawing on best practices to develop a global framework that governments can adopt to ensure consistency and coherence across jurisdictions. This involves building consensus and alignment across government departments. We are working at national, regional and global level. Once a global framework is adopted by governments, we will continue working with them and with our  technical partners and national civil society to ensure the implementation into national regulation and legislation. 
  • Increased and better coordinated investment in the equitable, inclusive and sustainable digital transformation of health. Our work with our partners at national, regional and global levels seeks to strengthen the case for investment; advocate for increased, better aligned and coordinated investment; strengthen the tools and mechanisms to facilitate this; and to hold stakeholders accountable.