Call for Consultancy Services: Costing Gen Xpert Tests for Tuberculosis

Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Vietnam



I. Background

The global LHSS project helps low- and middle-income countries transition to sustainable, self-funded health finance systems that support high-performing overall health systems. The LHSS activity in Vietnam will work with the Government of Vietnam (GVN) to advance greater local ownership of HIV and TB prevention and control. Led by Abt Associates, the four-year activity will support Vietnam in increasing its domestic financing for HIV and TB services in the context of declining donor funding, using government resources more efficiently, and in assuming local ownership of HIV and TB prevention and control activities. Specific objectives are: (1) Support the GVN to strengthen its public financial management systems for public sector health and find greater efficiencies in social health insurance (SHI), (2) Increase and improve the efficiency of domestic financing of HIV prevention and treatment services; (3) Strengthen the capacity of Vietnam's supply chain management system; and (4) Transition of TB services into SHI. The National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) is working on the preparation for the transitioning the funding for Gen Xpert tests to SHI, as part of the process to transition TB drugs and services. Per LHSS's objective 4 on assisting the TB transition into SHI, LHSS will mobilize a national consultant to develop the costing of Gen Xpert tests.

II. Main tasks and Deliverables


The consultant will work with the NTP, the National Lung hospital and its units, and relevant government agencies to estimate the baseline unit costs and the total cost for Gen Xpert consumption.


  • The baseline unit costs and the total cost for Gen Xpert consumption.
  • A summary paper describing the costing methodology and process.

III. Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Graduate degree in health financing, public health, or relevant disciplines.
  • Good understanding of policies and regulations on health care service costing.
  • Familiar with costing methodologies and common costing approaches for health care services.
  • Demonstrate experience in working on health care service costing.
  • Ability to work effectively with health care facilities, the MOH, and other government agencies.
  • Language requirement: Vietnamese. The ability to speak English would be an advantage.

Note: This position is based in Hanoi with a planned level of effort of up to 45 working days.

To apply, please send your CV and an application letter to [email protected]

Deadline: July 15th, 2022

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Abt Associates
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2022-07-15