Health Financing lead, Digital Health

About the company

Bluesquare is a technology, data system and data company focusing on Global Health. Bluesquare’s goal is to help Global Health resources get where it matters the most. We partner with Global Health Funds, national governments, health service purchasers, NGOs, and help them make smarter health investments. Bluesquare supports these health stakeholders to help them take better decisions. Helping global health resources go where it matters most. Bluesquare’s technologies are in use in more than 30 countries and support +60 different clients, including the World Bank, the WHO, the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria, leading NGOs and consultancies.  

Bluesquare specializes in three market segments:

  • Health financing data systems. Bluesquare is the leader in data systems that support Result Based Financing (RBF), Pay for Quality (P4Q), Pay for Performance (P4P) and Performance Based Financing (PBF). We support more than 20 countries manage their national RBF systems, thereby supporting the allocation of tens of millions of dollars to health care providers each year. We continue to  expand our digital tools to support strategic purchasing in a broader sense, in particular with a focus on health insurance, data system integration and costing. Bluesquare is leading the software rebuild of OpenIMIS, a open source health insurance platform.
  • Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data systems. Bluesquare offers a complete solution for improved data collection, storing, integration and visualizing to help build meaningful data driven interventions. We provide services such as data warehousing, data collection, data system integration, data processing and data visualisation.
  • Data analytics data platform. Bluesquare helps clients gain in depth understanding of specific health topics  by integrating multiple data sources and data sets, data cleaning, data structuring, and data modeling. Currently our data science work focuses on disease elimination, health service access, availability and quality.

Bluesquare provides these services through several intervention types:

  • Software products. Bluesquare has an in-house team of software developers focusing on four software products connected to DHIS2, a popular open source data management platform.
  • Custom software development. We build on demand specific tools for clients.   
  • Data system hosting, deployment and implementation. Bluesquare has an in-house hosting, deployment team that customises our products coupled to DHIS2 data bases.
  • Data science development. We build specific data science packages to respond to our clients’ needs.
  • Strategic advice and support. Bluesquare helps our clients identify the best approaches for data and data system management.  We help clients identify and combine the best available data sources in order to extract the best possible data to inform strategic decisions.                     

Your role

At Bluesquare we believe we have an important role  to play in the global effort towards Universal Health Coverage and to provide countries with enhanced tools for strategic purchasing for health. We are seeking a high potential candidate who can implement and coordinate our strategic portfolio specifically in health financing.

For 2019, this new team member would:

  • Lead the implementation and upgrade of several RBF data systems, in both francophone and anglophone countries. Bluesquare has a full pipeline of RBF projects  for 2019.
  • Contribute to improving our RBF technologies based on the business needs identified by our clients. Bluesquare focuses on five priorities for better RBF management: (i) RBF dashboards and BI, (ii) leverage existing data sources to enhance RBF data,(iii)Risk Based Verification scheme, (iii) new digital instruments for quality of care measurement, and (iv) demand side financing.
  • Lead our new and growing portfolio on health insurance data systems. Bluesquare has recently been awarded a contract to lead the software rebuild of OpenIMIS an open source insurance platform.     
  • Contribute to the development of  strategic purchasing dashboard prototypes, including  benefit package costing estimates provided by a new software tool under development with the WHO.              

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to (and gradually lead) the health financing roadmap and plan for Bluesquare
  • Ensure the coherence of the health financing portfolio in collaboration with the CEO and Program Lead
  • Plan and implement projects in collaboration with the relevant squad and the client
  • Needs analysis for health financing data systems
  • Ensure data system deployment responds to client needs
  • Lead business development for health financing
  • Needs analysis for health financing data systems
  • Ensure data system deployment responds to client needs
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to countries with regards to health financing data and data systems
  • Contribute to the development roadmap of existing tools and new tools
  • Contribute to the company visibility/networking on health financing. Contribute to communities of practices.    
  • With support from the Operations Team, monitor the  implementation of our portfolio including responsibility for the financial management, quality assurance and client satisfaction
  • Support clients and their implementation team(s) in data analysis techniques and  creation of high value data visualizations (graphs, maps, dashboards )
  • Assist clients with data management, data use, and all related training needs
  • Contribute to Bluesquare’s products, processes, procedures and tools (user manual, training material, etc.)
  • Contribute to communication and marketing activities related to health financing (blogs, product descriptions, events)

Location: Brussels or anywhere in a same time zone. You will be expected to travel to countries where projects are implemented. Bluesquare is organized by product and project “squads” that require flexibility and role changes. The company is a “remote first” company that allows flexible duty stations.    

Requirements

    • Master’s degree
    • Fluent in French and English
    • At least 2-years experience working with data systems and tools such as, DHIS2, tableau, GIS systems…
    • At least 3-years experience managing complex projects
    • Proven experience in health financing, RBF, health insurance, P4P…  
    • Understanding of the Global Health actors and ecosystem
    • Experience with data analysis and reporting and working knowledge of data visualization software
    • Ability to work autonomously
    • Strong attention to detail and data accuracy
    • Team player with strong analytical and interpersonal skills
    • Creative thinking skills
    • Ability to travel to countries in Africa, Asia and Caribbean
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills  (for trainings, presentation, blogs)

Offer

  • Work at the crossroad between Global Health, Health Financing & technology – using the latter to improve the former
  • Join a dynamic & diverse team committed to improve health access & quality, especially for the poorest
  • Manage projects impacting the lives of thousands of people
  • Get first hand experience on public health in emerging economies through analysis and site visits
  • Brainstorm with us on finding solutions to health financing challenges – from incentives to health insurance and cash transfer

Interested candidates should send their CV/bios and and an introduction to jobs@bluesquarehub.com.

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