Technical Advisor, Pharmacoeconomics

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 February 2020

Job Description


The overall objective of SAFEMed Technical Advisor position is to provide technical support to identify, propose, provide financial modeling, and develop pricing policies for the medicines used in guaranteed benefit package, centralized procurement programs, and national drugs list, under guidance and
oversight of SAFEMed Principal Technical Advisor.

Specific Responsibilities

Technical Analysis (65%)

  • Provide technical support to MOH in development of general pricing policy for National medicines list and its options financial modeling.
  • Provide technical support to NHSU on development of pricing policies, including state reimbursement program by developing options and financial modeling.
  • Provide technical support to CPA procurement methods financial modeling.
  • Develop additional pricing policies on MOH request, such as generic pricing policies, narcotics drug policy, innovative drugs policy, etc.
  • Develop financial evidence plan during establishing of the treatment transition procedures as well as development of Try/Fall therapy steps for reimbursement.

Communications and Meetings (20%)

  • Participate in forums, regional meetings, and roundtables to advocate pricing policies.
  • Facilitate communications and meetings with key stakeholders from the government, private sector, and civil society in Ukraine.
  • Coordinate and contribute to international and national pricing/reimbursement discussions and work organized or supported by SAFEMed, MOH, CPA and/or NHSU.
  • Summarize and document key findings as well as draw conclusions and recommendations from meetings and other professional discussions.

Technical Writing (15%)

  • Consolidate learnings into final English-language reports under guidance and oversight of the SAFEMed Principal Technical Advisor.
  • Work with the SAFEMed COP on presentation, narrative reports, technical briefs, and other materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience



  • University degree in finance, pharmacoeconomics, health economics, or medicines technology.


  • Postgraduate degree or candidate for a degree in pharmacoeconomics, health economics, or public health.



  • 6 years of professional experience in pharmaceutical finance with a Bachelor’s degree, or 4 years of experience with a Master’s degree.
  • Strong skills in pharmacoeconomics.
  • Solid understanding of pharmaceutical pricing best practices.
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and international pharmaceutical market.
  • Solid understanding of Ukrainian health care system structure.


  • Private sector experience in pharmaceutical management.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and summarize recommendations.
  • Fluency in both English and Russian/Ukrainian languages required (both written and spoken).
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including presentations, meetings, and report writing.
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Strategic thinking and strong interpersonal skills, including cross-functional teamwork.
  • Superb analytical skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Functional competencies: Ability to gather and analyse information in order to address the tasks put by the Supervisor; Self-motivated and well organized with a strong ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Understanding of ethical conflicts of interest aspects of work.
  • Ensuring delivery of results: functional/technical skills, client focus, information sharing, process management, priority setting, problem solving, and timely decision making.
  • Core personal competencies: ethics and values, integrity and trust, listening, written communication
  • Core MSH competencies: adaptability, communication, problem solving, creativity and innovation, timeliness of work, quality of work and team relationships, resource utilization.

Physical Demands:

  • Travel requirements: Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, estimated at a level of 10% of the time.
  • Physical requirements: Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10lbs.

About the Organization

Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization, is dedicated to closing the gap between what is known and what is done about public health problems. MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 2,000 people from 73 nations. Their mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with their partners, they are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.


MSH takes an integrated approach to building high-impact sustainable programs that address critical challenges in leadership, health systems management, human resources, and medicines. Simply put, they support stronger health systems for greater health impact.

Their expertise in these areas falls into the broad categories of management functions—for example, leadership and governance or pharmaceutical management—and health areas like tuberculosis or maternal, newborn, and child health. They apply their expertise by

  • Partnering with governments, local organizations, and communities in developing nations to build their own capacity for long-term health impact;
  • Providing global leadership in critical areas of health management and health care delivery;
  • Bringing the best of MSH from around the globe to the people we serve, working as One MSH with a focus on lasting health system improvements.



Leadership, Governance, & Management

They work with in-country partners to build stronger health systems to improve:

    • the management and leadership of priority health programs, health organizations, and multisectoral partnerships such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developing a critical mass of managers at all levels of the health system who can lead and inspire teams to achieve results;
    • the management systems of health organizations in the public and private sector, transferring practical approaches and skills to ensure that management structures contribute to sustainable organizational success;
    • the governance and management of health organizations and multisectoral partnerships, facilitating change and transferring knowledge to enable organizations to administer their resources efficiently and scale up their services.


Health Service Delivery

MSH combines extensive public health expertise, proven service delivery approaches, and evidence-based interventions in five critical areas:

    • HIV & AIDS
    • Tuberculosis
    • Maternal, newborn, and child health
    • Family planning and reproductive health
    • Other communicable diseases, including malaria and pandemic and avian influenza

Human Resources for Health

MSH helps governments develop multisectoral strategies and policies to plan and manage their health workforces. We use a comprehensive approach that addresses all the facets of human resources for health needed to achieve an adequate supply of well-trained and motivated health workers. MSH offers capabilities in leadership, human resource management, education, partnerships, policy, and finance to achieve these goals.

Pharmaceutical Management

Vital to our success is a participatory approach to project design and implementation, which cultivates broad-based support from all stakeholders. We also build and improve infrastructure and local capacity to effectively purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines.

Health Care Financing

MSH helps governments and NGOs assess their current financial situation and systems, understand service costs, and develop initiatives to use existing funds more effectively and generate additional revenue—all with the goal of supporting a nation’s health priorities.

Health Information

MSH has developed proven methods for rapidly strengthening the analysis and use of existing health data—normally at the province, district, and facility levels—without revising existing recording and reporting requirements. With an emphasis on learning through action, district teams undertake assessments of health services, identify gaps in performance, and design solutions to support better decision-making and, therefore, better management of improved services.

MSH has worked closely with the Health Metrics Network of the WHO to develop a comprehensive approach for enhancing the performance of health information systems and data by employing a practical, strategic planning process that can be carried out by national working groups.

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