Health Systems Financing & Budget Analyst

Location UG-Kampala
Job ID
2021-2176
Type
Consultant

Overview

Social & Scientific Systems (SSS), a division of DLH, serves federal government clients throughout the United States and abroad delivering technology enabled solutions in key health and human services programs. The Company's core competencies include secure data analytics and statistics, clinical trials and laboratory services, a full suite of public health research offerings, performance evaluation, system modernization, operational logistics and readiness, and strategic digital communications. DLH has over 2,000 employees serving numerous government agencies. DLH’s portfolio consists of Defense & Veteran Health Solutions, Human Services Solutions and Public Health & Life Sciences. Won’t you come grow with us?

 

Purpose of Consultancy: Consultancy services to conduct a Cost Benefit Analysis for Implementing Electronic Medical Record System and printing of paper based data collection tools per given level of Health Care in USAID Supported Health Facilities.

 

The Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) Project is a five-year project (2017-2022) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project implemented by the Social & Scientific Systems Inc. (SSS). The purpose of the SITES Project is to facilitate, promote and enhance evidence-based programming and reporting in Uganda’s health system, particularly its response against the HIV/AIDS
epidemic with two overall objectives:

  • Implement and maintain a comprehensive PEPFAR program performance management and
    reporting system, and harmonize, and where feasible transition, parts of this USG-led function to
    national systems.
  • Support the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) national monitoring and evaluation systems for the
    Health, HIV/AIDS and OVC programming.

Responsibilities

The consultant will carry out the following processes & tasks working with SITES key officers at SITES and other key stakeholders:

  • Understand goals of the cost benefit analysis.
  • Provide annual costs and benefits in United States dollars for the installation and maintenance of the EMR that captures all aspects of services provided per given Health facility level of care that is National Referral hospitals, Regional Referral Hospitals, District General hospitals, Health Centre IV, Health Centre III and Health Centre II.
  • These costs could be categorized into system costs and induced costs, and may include but not limited to costs of the software and hardware, training, implementation, and ongoing maintenance/support.
  • Induced costs are those involved in the transition from a paper to electronic system such as:
    • re-aligning the facility work flow that could lead to productivity concerns that may arise.
    • Providing annual costs and benefits in United States dollars for printing and distribution of paper based data collection tools per given Level of Health Care (as highlighted above in # 2).
    • Conducting an analysis of the costs and benefits of either data capture and reporting methods using appropriate methods.
  • Delivering an inception report with methodology/stepwise approach that will be used to complete the cost benefit analysis.
  • Delivering an economic and financial analysis of the two implementation approaches highlighted above.
  • Condensing the most relevant information in:
    • an excel spreadsheet, allowing the modification of assumptions and conducting sensitivity analysis (e.g. separate sheet on assumption and questions of attribution).
    • explicit description of how the attribution to the two implementation approaches has been modeled.
    •  a succinct explanation of the underlying assumptions, easy to understand for a non-expert third party.
    • containing at least calculations of the internal rate of return, net present value and discounted and nominal cost-benefit relations and other specific and relevant management ratios.
    • reasonable, plausible explanations concerning estimations (comprehensible for non-expert third parties).
    • interpretation and critical evaluation of the findings in 1-2 pages.
  • Recommendations based on the cost benefit analysis results.
  • A debrief presentation of the analytical outputs to key staff and stakeholders.

Estimated Time of Contract:

  • Collection of relevant data: 3 days
  • Quantification and monetization of benefits: 2 days
  • Elaboration of flow of funds incl. assumptions: 2 days
  • Elaboration of a results chain or similar to tackle attribution issues: 2 days
  • Description of assumptions, estimations, attribution, used model: 1 day
  • A debrief of USAID/SITES key staff on the analytical outputs: 1 day including preparation (if necessary)
  • Elaboration of recommendations: 0.5 days
  • Report writing incl. different explanations, recommendations: 3 days
  • Final Report presentation and Sign off: 1 day

Total: approximately 15 days

Qualifications

Candidates for this position should have the following education/experience and demonstrate mastery of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • The consultant should have Master’s Degree either in Finance or Business Administration and or Business Statistics.
  • The consultant(s) should have proven experience in conducting financial analysis and a proven record of accomplishment of conducting similar assignments.
  • Selected consultant(s) should demonstrate Technical application including but not limited to technical understanding of the task, institutional capability and past performance, work schedule.

DLH is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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