Health Economics Advisor at Palladium, Amman, Jordan

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Deadline: 22 April 2019

Palladium is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Economics Advisor in Amman, Jordan.

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The Health Economics Advisor will support the USAID/Jordan Health Finance and Governance Activity to support activities related to domestic resource mobilization for health.

Palladium’s mission is to catalyze an enriched future for all.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Health Economics Advisor will perform the following functions:

  • Provide health economics expertise/technical assistance to national and subnational activities of the project, working with other technical staff and host country government institutions as per project requirements.
  • Provide remote and on-the-ground technical, managerial, and operational oversight to specific projects and activities in settings related to areas of core expertise.
  • Analyze the economic and financing implications of enhanced access and improved quality of primary healthcare services.
  • Provide guidance to the government of Jordan and MOH regarding budgeting, costing, expenditure tracking and related areas.
  • Coordinate closely with the COP, DCOP, and other project technical leads to introduce new payment methods and manage health financing and economics related activities.
  • Provide analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve health financing policy issues or problems.
  • Use various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform financing and policy analysis tasks.
  • Responsible for the development of activity-specific work plans and budgets.
  • Participate in and prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
  • Guide and support research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of project activities and deliverables.
  • Ensure quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements.
  • Provide functional guidance to outside vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets.
  • Organize as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
  • Interact with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and “cutting edge” ideas into approaches.
  • Prepare health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.
  • Represent the project at health financing meetings/events and actively participate in relevant technical committees.
  • Document health financing success stories/lessons learned and produce publishable health financing materials including policy briefs and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Represent the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Jordan and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Advanced degree (MA, MSc, PhD) in economics or health economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance.
  • At least 5 years of health finance experience.
  • Sound knowledge of Jordan’s governance and health finance landscape.
  • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, economic analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical/econometric analysis.
  • Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area.
  • 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.
  • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required).
  • Fluency in English required and Arabic language preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit Palladium.

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