Amref Health Africa Senior Health Economist Jobs in Kenya

Amref Health Africa Senior Health Economist Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • Amref Health Africa is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic person in the deepening of the
    health financing functions and their interactions in strengthening health systems in Africa.

  • The successful candidate should have strong experience in providing strategic and technical
    advice across various stakeholders including governments, development partners,
    implementing partners and internal directorates within the context of health economics and
    health financing. As a Senior Health Economist, the candidate will provide thought leadership
    to Amref Health Africa and its partners in the areas of revenue mobilization, pooling,
    purchasing, and benefit entitlement.

    Primary Responsibility

    Evidence Generation and Translation:

  • Develop and design different economic analyses at micro and macro-economic levels
    to include fiscal space analysis in the health sector,

  • Reviewing policies and guidelines related to medication reviews in Swedish healthcare

  • Lead, coordinate, monitor, and roll out health economic analysis [ to include health
    technology assessment HTA, technical and allocative efficiency, economic evaluation,
    fiscal space analysis among others that generate evidence to inform decision making
    for strengthening health systems]

  • Conducting econometric analysis using large register-based datasets.

  • Develop and support the translation of evidence through high-quality learning products to include manuscripts for peer review papers, policy briefs and other forms of publications that target high-level decision-makers and stakeholders in the health sector,

  • Use findings from analytics economic and impact through technical reports for use by
    stakeholders in health systems including donors, governments, and health programs

  • Performing health economic evaluations. and support the institutionalization of
    reforms on health financing and health systems within government systems

  • Participate and represent Amref Health Africa in policy dialogue forums to disseminate
    evidence generated on health financing and health systems,

  • Performing health economic evaluations while identifying interrelationships between health financing and other pillars within the HSS directorate to build the synergy and coherence needed for efficient health systems.

  • Identify and implement appropriate analytic approaches and methodologies to improve
    on current processes

  • Design and implement sound tools for principal health care drivers, by market segment and/or by provider/payer, referral patterns, and reimbursement rates

  • Develop, evaluate, and provide consultative analytics to support negotiations for valuebased arrangements

  • Design and implement processes (SQL) to efficiently measure, monitor, and forecast
    revenue from payers.

  • Determine credibility and usability of data prior to delivery of analytic results

  • Build and utilize final report results in Tableau environment

  • Reviewing policies and guidelines related to medication reviews in Swedish healthcare

  • Conducting econometric analysis using large register-based datasets

    Program Management:

  • Lead development and technical oversight of a strategic portfolio of health systems
    financing and economics work for the directorate that links with and leverages relevant global agendas

  • Support Amref Health Africa and HSS directorate in building an ecosystem of partners
    who support country-level technical assistance on health economics: costing, fiscal space analysis, budgeting and design of financing for PHC

  • Coordinate and foster coherence across stakeholders and activities to increase
    capacity, evidence-based approaches and systemic change in health financing

  • Provide support on the delivery of technical assistance framework, in close working
    relationships with the different pillars within HSS and Amref Health Africa while supporting Support technical leadership to define and grow health financing, health systems, and priorities,

  • Participate in building knowledge and thought leadership in health financing and
    health systems thus contributing to increased Amref Health Africa visibility in this

  • Support in the establishment of sustainable partnerships with governments, and
    regional blocks to influence health financing priorities, resolve challenges and barriers
    to strengthen sustainable health systems

  • Providing national health systems financing and technical advice and support costing
    and economic evaluation work in a health economics and financing related field

  • Build
    solid relationships within the organization including financial, actuarial, local
    market contracting, and clinical operations areas

  • Encourage and promote idea generation in support of revenue generation strategies
    and other innovative solutions

  • Support in the development of HSS work plans and budgets
    Business Development-

  • Support identification and proposal development to secure funding and business for
    HSS directorate and Amref Health Africa at large

  • Negotiating and partnering with government, research and / or non-government
    entities in health-related field particularly in a development setting Stakeholder engagement &

    Capacity building

  • Beyond the formal engagement that Amref Health Africa has developed the successful
    candidate will foster relationships with key stakeholders in the health sector Donors, implementing partners, learning institutions, and governments

  • Support the development of essential policy documents, guidelines, job aids, and

  • Leverage on networks and existing regional convenings and platforms and support in
    building capacity on health financing to Amref Health Africa and health stakeholders.

    Special Projects and Initiatives

  • Support leadership in new, high priority efforts as opportunities arise in PHC and
    related areas

  • Perform other relevant HSS interventions in coordination with the supervisor

    Required Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have a strong technical background in health economics and
    health systems and solid experience in delivering technical assistance. The candidate should
    be highly motivated, a creative problem solver, and have strong analytical, communication,
    process facilitation, and collaboration skills.

    Education and Professional Qualification

  • Master's degree in public health, health economics, social policy, public policy or any
    other relevant field

    Professional Qualification and Competencies

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience and technical knowledge of policy, advocacy,
    health system financing and governance,

  • Prior experience in health economic modelling projects and/or health financing,
    particularly delivery of TA to strengthen public financing management, health
    financing capacity building, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience of having built cost effectiveness and/or budget impact
    models from concept to conclusion including quality control, review, and critique of

  • Proven leadership in developing strategies, conceptualizing, planning, and
    implementing projects or programs.

  • Track record in building partnerships with government health agencies, donors, and
    other key stakeholders,

  • High level of organization, attention to detail, professionalism, and reliability. Ability
    to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced environment and be responsive to
    internal offices/units and partners.

  • Highly collaborative and accessible leadership style, with experience managing teams.
    enthusiastic about working in an open environment with multicultural peers and staff,
    including global, regional, national, local, public, and private sectors.

  • Advanced level of proficiency developing economic models using Excel® and visual
    basic® for applications (VBA); experience developing economic models using R is
    preferred but not essential

  • Experience in global evidence generation including cost-effectiveness and/or budget
    impact models

  • Excellent research, communication and coordination skills, an acute eye for detail,
    together with a positive disposition will all be essential to enable you to help influence
    change at a senior level across the directorate

  • Strong interpersonal and capacity-building skills, including training, mentoring, and
    coaching skills.

  • Technically sound in health financing and health systems and ability to build and work
    with networks

  • Technically sound in DEIB-focused approaches

  • Fluency in French would be an additional advantage

    How to Apply

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