The Economics Associate will be responsible for providing analytical support and thought leadership to the MOH by actively participating and implementing evidence-based approaches to scaling up essential health services and addressing health service delivery barriers. His/her primary responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):
- Supervise the development of quantitative models to understand resource needs of health service delivery based on EHCP assessment outputs;
- Cost resource gaps identified by the assessment to determine funding gap and inform budgeting, prioritization and investment discussions;
- Support the development and implementation of qualitative data collection tools;
- Identify trends in service delivery barriers at facilities based on assessment outputs and communicate national level implications to key MoH stakeholders;
- Liaise with the EHCP Office and other relevant MoH stakeholders to employ evidence from the assessment in policy discussions;
- Support the key stakeholders in implementing operational plans associated with policy changes; and
- Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of professional experience in public sector policy/planning, public sector finance, management consulting, or other relevant private and public sector experience with leadership experience;
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
- Robust problem-solving skills, quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities;
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively while addressing a broad-ranged audience;
- Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
- Potential to take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership on the team; and
- High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- Master’s degree in public health, health economics, health finance, health management or other relevant field;
- Experience in cost analysis, economic evaluation, or economic evaluation;
- Experience working in national health system benefits package design;
- Experience in working in health care financing, particularly in relation to developing countries;
- Experience working in public health and with international organisations;
- Familiarity with a broad range of key global health issues, including health systems challenges in developing countries; and
- Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa.