Technical Advisor, Health Financing

The Palladium Group
Washington, D. C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 14 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 August 2018

Job Description

Palladium is recruiting a Technical Advisor, Health Financing, as a mid-to-senior level specialist to provide content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation, and support for the development and execution of health financing and health economics studies, strategic purchasing analyses (both from a regulatory perspective as well as quantitative), and benefit package cost and financing assessments for health financing schemes in developing countries. Methodologies that may be applied include cost-effectiveness studies, systematic literature reviews, qualitative or quantitative surveys, governance/regulatory assessments, unit costing, and financial feasibility or actuarial analyses of proposals for expansion of health programs and financing schemes. The health financing specialist will provide high-level technical assistance to developing country policymakers, conduct studies, and write position papers, reports, and technical briefs to inform relevant audiences. The candidate will be required to determine methods and procedures on new assignments and both implement and manage other staff or consultants in carrying them out.This position will support the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus project (2015-2020) as well as other global health projects led by Palladium.

* Provides health economics and/or health financing expertise/technical assistance to the headquarters and local activities of the project, working with other technical staff and host country government institutions as per project requirements.
* Provides remote and on-the-ground technical, managerial, and operational oversight to specific projects and activities in a developing country setting related to areas of core expertise
* Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve health financing policy issues or problems.
* Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform financing and policy analysis tasks.
* Responsible for the development of activity-specific work plans and budgets.
* Participates in and/or prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
* Guides and supports research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of project activities and deliverables.
* Ensures quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements.
* May provide functional guidance to outside vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets.
* Organizes as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
* Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
* Contributes to new business development efforts, as required and appropriate
* Advanced degree with significant international experience preferred
* Recent PhD in Economics, Health Economics, or Public Policy, or DrPH in Public Health with appropriate global health-related coursework and thesis (quantitative methods preferred). OR: MPH, MPP, or MA Economics or International Development, with significant coursework in health economics, global health financing, and statistics.
* With PhD, at least 2-3 years of direct post-graduation hands-on experience in health economics and/or health financing related to developing countries, with USAID project experience strongly desirable.
* With Masters-only, at least 4-5 years of experience in health economics and health financing related to developing countries, with USAID project experience strongly desirable.
* Strong program management skills are highly desirable.
* Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.
* Experience working internationally. Experience in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southeast Asia is highly desirable.
* Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
* Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
* Professional and mature demeanor and conduct.
* Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
* Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.
* Ability to travel internationally up to 40% time.
* Fluent written and spoken English is required. Preference will be given to candidates with working proficiency in additional languages such as Portuguese or French.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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