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Job Title : Health Economist
Location : Lilongwe
Employer : Palladium
Category : Finance Jobs in Malawi
To support the MOHP in its health sector reforms, HP+ is seeking a Health Economist to be seconded full time to the MOHP’s Department of Planning and Policy Development (DPPD).
The successful candidate will provide high-level technical assistance to the MOHP at the national level to support health sector reform in the areas of health financing and policy analysis and development.
The position is a fixed-term contract through September 2020, with an annual renewal thereafter depending on performance, MOHP and USAID priorities, and the availability of funding.
The Health Economist will be responsible for developing her/his scope of work with the MOHP to advance the MOHP’s Policy and Planning Department’s annual work plan. Areas of work will likely include finalizing the health financing strategy; supporting government finalization of policies, bills, and guidelines to advance health sector reform; supporting hospital autonomy reform of five central hospitals; and other district health system reform activities.
The Health Economist will produce briefing papers/ reports on Health Financing with technical recommendations expected to contribute to decisions made by Senior Management Team in the Ministry of Health and Population. The Health Economist will submit his or her advice, reports and technical opinions to the Director of Planning and Policy Development.
The duty location for this position is Ministry of Health and Population Headquarters in Lilongwe, Malawi. Applicants should be legally authorized to work in Malawi.
SUPERVISION / REPORTING:
The incumbent of this position will be working hand in hand with other members of staff in the Department of Planning and Policy Development (DPPD).
The Health Economist will report for day-to-day assignment to the DPPD Director within the Ministry, who will be the direct supervisor of the Health Economist.
The HP+ Malawi Country Director will also provide management oversight for this position in line with Palladium policies and procedures.
The Health Economist will be required to provide HP+ with updates on activity status and progress, and share results, best practices and lessons learned. Additional technical support will be available through Palladium global technical experts including the US- based health-financing team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Health Economist shall serve as the direct liaison between Health Policy Plus and the Ministry of Health and Population on issues related to Health financing and costing of health services, in liaison with the Country Director and other HP+ technical advisors. Outlined below are some of the Specific Tasks for the Health Economist:
Contact [email protected] with any questions or issues with the application process.
Applicants should include their CV (three pages max) and a cover letter (two pages max) outlining how they meet the requirements along with a proposed salary rate in their application submission.
Deadline for applications is May 7th, 2020.
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