Program Analyst

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 January 2021

Job Description


The Program Analyst reports to a Program Manager, Director or Managing Director and provides technical assistance, analytical and operational support across a range of ThinkWell public or private sector projects. The Analyst brings strong qualitative and quantitative skills and research capacity as well as a solid understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of health financing policy reform. The Analyst typically serves as an individual contributor on a project team.

What you’ll do

Project Analysis and Implementation

  • Support global, regional, and country stakeholders from private sector to understand and engage with public health systems;
  • Lead analyses on understanding country health systems and fund flows, including resourcing, pooling, and expenditures;
  • Support resource mobilization and allocation using tools such as investment cases for health tailored to specific country contexts and target audiences;
  • Gather, organize, and communicate complex information to a variety of audiences;
  • Produce high quality written reports and presentations, including technical documents, project status reports, policy briefs, and publications for conferences and journals;
  • Create graphics and visualizations of quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Contribute to business development, including desk research, technical input, and proposal and concept note writing;


  • Source data and information on relevant technical and policy issues and effectively summarize findings.
  • Develop and validate data collection instruments such as surveys and semi-structured interview questionnaires;
  • Collect and clean data from country research studies;
  • Provide quantitative data analysis across a range of subjects;
  • Support systematic literature review processes including abstract and full text review and data extraction;

Project Reporting and Representation

  • Draft or revise sections of donor reports and coordinate team member input;
  • Occasionally represent ThinkWell with external partners, donors or stakeholders at meetings and events;

Project Administration and Operations

  • Assist with a range of project administrative and operational responsibilities, including staff recruitment and training, communications, organizing meetings and workshops, coordinating travel, and drafting correspondence

We Are:

ThinkWell core values are our fundamental organizational guiding principles. They define our corporate culture, influence our behavior at work and help us achieve our mission. Our values are:

Think big

Influence the conversation

Empower others

Be exceptional

Always question

Relate authentically

Evolve by learning

You Are:

ThinkWell core competencies are foundational skills and behaviors that align with our values and are expected of all employees.

An entrepreneurial, results-oriented ‘do-er’ with a willingness to take risk, think big and challenge conventional wisdom.

A change maker who reaches independent judgement with an open mind, influences the conversation, and seeks innovation.

Able to help create an empowering environment in which everyone feels free to take initiative, be accountable and fail intelligently (learn from mistakes).

A collaborative colleague who engages constructively with people from different cultures, orientations, and perspectives and maintains positive relations in a virtual world.

Principally motivated by a growth mindset, meaning the pursuit of knowledge, experience, and self-improvement. You always question and continuously learn.

Authentic, honest, direct, self-aware and open to giving and receiving feedback.

Your qualifications

  • BA/BS and 4+ years experience or graduate degree and 2+ years experience;
  • Relevant work experience in a management consulting firm, bilateral or multilateral development agency, and/or international NGO, preferably with some international experience;
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint required;
  • Exceptional analytical, research and problem solving capabilities;
  • A thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of our work;
  • Tech savvy and skilled at visual display of data;
  • Demonstrated poise and professionalism in engaging with external partners, donors, and stakeholders;
  • Full English fluency, second language a plus;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and orientations as well as across work areas;
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%.

About the Organization

Do you believe that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare? Are you driven by creativity, bold ideas, and disruptive innovation? Are you inspired by exceptionally talented, diverse, impact-oriented colleagues? Do you thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced environment? Most importantly, are you fed-up, even disgusted, with the status quo of foreign assistance in the health sector? Then consider a job with ThinkWell.

ThinkWell is a growing, flexible health systems organization, with both global influence and local grounding. Our focus is on driving transformation in the global health space by always questioning and disrupting conventional wisdom about what works or what can or cannot be done.

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