Health Economist and Financing Senior Advisor

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The Health Economist and Financing Senior Advisor will be working at large on a global project supporting five countries (number and names of countries to be confirmed at time of award) to strengthen the capabilities of host country governments and non-governmental organizations to plan, manage, and monitor sustainable programs and systems to respond to HIV, TB, and other diseases and conditions of public health concern. As countries reach HIV epidemic control, a key priority is sustaining low levels of HIV incidence while supporting greater country ownership and management, facilitating the transition of programs to local oversight, and strengthening financial, operational, technical, and programmatic controls.

Purpose of the Position
The Health Economist and Financing Senior Advisor will provide technical assistance and capacity-building support related to health financing policy, health insurance, and health economics on a global health program focused on HIV, TB, and other health priority areas. The Senior Advisor will provide technical assistance in the related areas of strategy development, technical analysis, stakeholder consultation and advocacy, and contributing to technical reports and briefs. Responsibilities require knowledge of health finance issues in the HIV and TB space, as well as cost and economic analysis, and of state-of-the-art innovations in the broader health economics/health care financing domain areas. S/He will report to the Principal Investigator.

Specific Responsibilities (included but not limited to)
In your role as Senior Advisor you will:

  • Participate in the design and implementation of technical support activities related to health finance policy and health economics analysis
  • Build the capacity of the implementing program team, respective Ministries of Health, and other key stakeholders so they may manage health financing challenges and activities
  • Support in building the capacity of respective Ministries of Health in health economics
  • Stays abreast of key developments in health finance, cost-effectiveness analysis, and resource allocation methodologies for health in Afghanistan to inform technical support activities
  • Prepare health financing and health economics analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and stakeholder
  • Work with program staff to analyze large datasets related to health financing or other domains, using advanced statistical methods, to create technical reports, government briefs, journal articles, or other products as required
  • Analyze health sector resource allocation patterns and health services efficiencies and assist in enhancing value for money in HIV, TB, and other public health priority areas
  • Maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders including CSOs, Ministries of Health, key populations, donors, and other key stakeholders as necessary
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Economics, or related. Further advanced degrees such as a Ph.D. a plus
  • 8 years of experience in health financing, preferably in the HIV, TB, and other global health priority space

Experience & Skills

  • 8 years of work experience in health financing and health economics areas in projects of similar size and complexity;
  • 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in projects of similar size or complexities
  • Experience working across different levels of country program implementation – national, sub-national, communities
  • Extensive familiarity with Quality/Process improvement tools and methodologies
  • Proven ability to establish strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including government representatives, non-profit associations, donors, media, academic and research institutes, and other stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English