Deadline: 11 December 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Finance Specialist in Luanda, Angola.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Health Finance Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Data-driven health financing and spending
- Prepare timely health system analysis, including equity analysis, cost effectiveness analysis and public health expenditure reviews and empower UNICEF Angola with evidence for dialogue in improving the efficiency of health spending.
- Improve use of health sector public financial resources
- Provide technical assistance to government ministries and entities in developing health financing strategies, including advice on the right strategic purchasing and provider payment mechanisms.
- Advocacy, networking and partnership building
- Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, allies, donors, and academia.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Design and implement in-country studies to evaluate the cost of specific health interventions and programmes.
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in health economics, health financing or public financial management or closely related field is required.
- Minimum 5 year’s relevant professional experience in for the P3 level (or eight years at the P4 level) in a public finance or economic development role within the national/international health sector.
- Prior experience developing costing /using costing tools (OneHealth Tool, CHPCT, EQUIST) is an asset.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated knowledge of and professional experience in at least two of the following areas Public Financial Management in health, health economic analysis (especially cost analysis), strengthening public health financing and governance, Health Systems Strengthening applications and programmes.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Fluency in Portuguese is strongly preferred; alternatively, fluency in Spanish, Italian or French would also be considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.