Consultant– Finance, State Health Agency, Ladakh

  • GiZ
  • Job Reference Code: CONS-F-SHA-LADAKH
Last date of application
 18-Mar-22 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION

Consultant – Finance, State Health Agency, Ladakh

1. POSITIONS VACANT: Consultant– Finance, State Health Agency, Ladakh

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has set up the National Health Authority (NHA) to manage the Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) at the national level. At the state level, implementation of PM-JAY is being facilitated by multiple State Health Agencies (SHAs), that have been especially established for the purpose.

 

MoHFW/ NHA has initiated the ‘Professional Programme for Health Protection,’ in partnership with GIZ, to enhance the capacities of the different implementing agencies that are helping manage PM-JAY. The programme is helping select, train and mentor consultants, who shall be placed at the NHA and/or different SHAs, to support implementation of PM-JAY.

Objective of the Assignment:

The objective of the assignment is to support the State Health Agency in implementing Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)Consultant shall support the financial management system of PM-JAY in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consultant Finance will be responsible for providing support in matters related to the overall management and standardisation of processes related to finance of PM-JAY, compliance of guidelines and overall support to NHA and the state government.

Specific tasks:

(1) To make himself/herself thoroughly familiar with the PM-JAY processes. To acquire an in-depth understanding of the guidelines of the scheme and role of various stakeholders;

(2) Coordinate the preparation of budgetary planning and processes;

(3) Provide financial planning support to the State Health Agency in implementing PM-JAY

(4) Ensure compliance with State government financial regulations, including taxation;

(5) Prepare financial reports, including annual budget execution reports, quarterly financial statements for programmes and operational budgets;

(6) Provide strategic advice and guidance on all issues of financial management;

(7) Liaise with the NHA team regarding the premium payment, tendering process and other necessary program related aspects.

(8) Provide legal assistance, when required;

(9) Attend the various trainings provided by the central team. To provide trainings to the functionaries at state level and district level as and when required by SHA;

(10) Preparation of financial reports, including annual budget execution reports, quarterly financial statements for programmes and operational budgets, as per the need of the Ministry and GIZ;

(11) Field visits to monitor the implementation of PM-JAY;

(12) Support the NHA and the SHAs in strategic advising of public hospitals in utilizing the funds for hospital development.

(13) Prepare basic financial data reports of performance of the States / districts and present them to the supervisor.

4. QUALIFICATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 
     

Qualifications:

Essential:

Post-graduation or higher qualification in field of Management and finance, or any other equivalent degree from a recognized university or institute.

Experience:

(1) 2-3 years of relevant post qualification professional experience in financial project management skills including supporting, managing and monitoring of large-scale government health insurance schemes or government health programmes;

(2) Experience of working with government and hands on experience of using PFMS and conducting financial due diligence;

(3) Experience in overseeing financial systems of the public health, rural development or social welfare projects shall be preferred.


Skills and Competencies:

(1) Excellent communication and presentation skills, sound comprehension, strong analytical and interpersonal abilities;

(2) Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Hindi;

(3) Sound knowledge of the financial management of the health sector and government health insurance schemes and their systems of the working;

(4) Analytical skills and strategic thinking. Ability to apply analysis for financial administrative and management purposes is essential;

(5) Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;

(6) Knowledge of commonly used software packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point;

(7) Ability to work under pressure and attend to any ad hoc functions as may be required; Self-driven and able to work with tight deadlines.

5. VACANCY DETAILS: One vacancy

6. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.

7. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The Consultant- Finance shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.

8. LOCATION: State Health Agency, UT of Ladakh

9. CONTRACT TYPE AND PERIOD:

The post-holder shall be engaged on a consultancy contract till December 31, 2022, extendable thereafter, on the basis of performance and approval by SHA.

10. REFERENCE: CONS-F-SHA-LADAKH

11. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS

Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.

1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar

New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025

Phone Nos.: 011-41011564/65; 4081 9900

12. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/GIZ  by or before March 18, 2022.