Finance Program Coordinator
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (HRH) is the first pillar of Rwanda’s third Health Sector Strategic Plan. After a 2016 gap analysis revealed that staff retention is a significant challenge facing Rwanda’s Health Sector, the Minister of Health launched the Health Sector Staff Mutual Aid Group (HSS-MAG) in 2017. The HSS-MAG is a common fund that gives subscribers access to savings and loan options, functioning as an additional non-wage incentive for health workers who enroll. To date, about 800 health facilities representatives have signed up for the HSS-MAG.
The Finance Program Coordinator will collaborate with the Directorate General of Planning, Health Financing, and Information Systems to support continued roll-out and improvement of the HSS-MAG. This will include providing planning assistance at the Directorate level and monitoring implementation at the central and decentralized levels.
- Support the coordination of HSS-MAG activities through follow up and facilitation of the Board of Directors (BoD) resolutions at central and decentralized levels
- Support the HSS-MAG Secretariat in preparing for and facilitating BoD meetings and in implementing BoD resolutions
- Communicate questions, concerns, or challenges raised by members to the BoD
- Promote HSS-MAG growth, decentralization, and efficient management, bringing quality services closer to its members
- Coordinate, compile, and share HSS-MAG updates
- Ensure compliance with the Ministry of Health’s regulations, work policy, and strategies, as well as ethical requirements
- Draft HSS-MAG strategy, planning, and communication documents
- Contribute to innovative solutions for HSS-MAG member growth
- Participate in negotiations with stakeholders
- File and serve as a custodian of HSS-MAG documents, facilitating their access to members
- Periodically report on HSS-MAG activities
- Assist HSS-MAG BoD members whenever necessary
Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree*
- Academic training and/or professional experience in finance, accounting, and/or budget management*
- Strong writing experience, as evidenced by past reports or other user-friendly, external-facing documents*
- Experience with partnership/relationship management, acting as the main point of contact for donors, clients/beneficiaries, or other key stakeholders*
- Good knowledge of the Rwandan healthcare system, including the use of community health workers*
- Academic training and/or professional experience in health systems strengthening strategies and/or microlending programs
- Public speaking experience, e.g. delivering presentations, workshops, or trainings
- At least two years of professional experience
- Experience with database management
- Willingness to travel
- Ability to operate with minimal supervision and on tight deadlines
About the Organization
The goal of the Rwandan Ministry of Health is to provide and continually improve health services to the Rwandan population through the provision of preventive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare, thereby contributing to the reduction of poverty and enhancing the general well-being of the population.
Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics
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