TRANSFORM HEALTH COALITION JOB VACANCIES 2021
Globally and for many countries, the pace of progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) has slowed over the past decade. It is projected that by 2030, only half of the world’s population will have access to primary health care (PHC) services, a foundation for achieving UHC. 1 This will subject billions of people too poor, unreliable, and relatively expensive health services, limiting their access to quality healthcare and increasing their vulnerability to communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Transform Health was set up to respond to these challenges by bringing together local, regional, and global stakeholders from multiple sectors dedicated to achieving UHC in the digital age. Transform Health campaigns for and collaborates with individuals – particularly women and young people – and communities who would benefit most from the digital transformation of health systems, as well as the governments, organizations, and institutions that recognize and support the fundamental role of digital technologies and data for improved health.
Universal Health Coverage will be achieved by 2030 by harnessing digital technology and the use of data.
- Transform Health is building a global movement that brings together organizations and institutions across different sectors 2 who are committed to achieving Universal Health
- Coverage within the next ten years by expanding the use of digital technology and increasing access to data. Transform Health campaigns for and collaborates with the individuals, communities, governments, organizations, and institutions that are most affected by the lack of access to health.
- The Coalition is committed to promoting youth and women’s participation and leadership and to ensuring the perspectives, concerns, and needs of marginalized groups are adequately addressed so they are able to both benefit from the digital transformation, and access and control their own data to improve their health outcomes.
SCOPE OF WORK OF THE NATIONAL PARTNER
- Transform Health is seeking a national partner to set up the coalition platform and to coordinate activities across sectors and with the government so as to advance the coalition’s campaign objectives.
- National campaign platforms are coalition structures in priority countries 6 whose purpose is to work together to localize Transform Health’s strategy, based on a landscape analysis that will be carried out in that country. National coalition partners will work together to influence their governments and others to bring about the changes identified in the national strategy that will contribute to the coalition’s overall goals.
- The national platforms will receive grants through a national coordinating partner to support certain activities, particularly the engagement of youth, women, and marginalized communities in the campaign. The national coordinating partner will also work with other partners to coordinate and leverage the technical expertise, information, and networks they have developed through their programming work to advance the objectives of the coalition.
Step 1. Establishing the national coalition platform:
- Identify and onboard national coordinating partner;
- Conduct initial landscape analysis and stakeholder mapping
- Conduct a national consultation with youth, women, and marginalized communities to identify barriers to equitable access to quality digital health services and data.
- The national coordinating partner hosts a workshop/consultation to introduce national stakeholders to Transform Health and initiate the process of forming a national campaign consortium (Feb or March)
- Produce a landscape analysis and stakeholder mapping based on the national consultation and additional research;
Step 2. The planning process:
- Identify and onboard founding members;
- Establish various national coalition circles including a governance and strategy circle, campaign circle, a data policy circle, and partnerships and engagement circle. A representative from each circle will be invited to sit on the respective global circles.
- Develop a national campaign and influencing strategy, work plan, and results framework. This process will need to include the active engagement of partners, particularly representatives from youth, women, and marginalized communities.
Step 3. Outreach and engagement:
- Produce a national campaign briefing based on the results of the national landscape analysis;
- Develop content for a country page to be developed on the Transform Health website, including in local languages;
- Organize a regular meeting schedule with government officials and partners to discuss how to implement recommendations from the landscape analysis;
- Recruit new members to the coalition, particularly youth, women, and marginalized community groups;
- Provide training and support to youth, women, and marginalized representatives, as requested, to ensure they are able to play a full role in the meetings with governments and others;
- Engage in media and communications work to sensitize key audiences about the importance of addressing this agenda;
- Engage in national, regional, and global events in order to inform and sensitive different audiences of the country’s situation and so as to increase levels of awareness and understanding among donors and others, thereby ensure more effective support for national authorities and partners;
- Work with the global enabling function on a set of activities to support the global launch of the campaign at the UNGA in a manner that ensures national relevance.
The selection of national coordinating partners will be based on the following criteria:
- National organization or network headquartered at the national or regional level;
- Advocacy and campaigning experience on the issues of relevance to the coalition;
- Experience working in an inclusive and consultative manner and to promote the leadership of communities traditionally excluded from decision-making processes;
- Credibility among stakeholders and good working relationships with government;
- Track record and ability to engage and mobilize youth, women and marginalized communities; and
- Commitment to Transform Health’s principles.
This assignment is for a period of three years starting in January 2021. The budget will be split between;
- Start-up seed funding: $US 20,000 to cover an initial period of analysis, consultation, and planning (step 1)
- Operational budget $250,000 per year in form of a grant, to be used to set up and manage the coalition and to implement the strategy and the work plan, with the first year disbursement of $125,000 to cover the six months from June to December (step 2 & 3, which includes implementation of national campaign and influencing strategy).
Please refer to the full Call for Proposal document which can be found in the following link: CLICK HERE