World Bank Senior Health Specialist/Economist Jobs in Rwanda

World Bank Senior Health Specialist/Economist Jobs in Rwanda


The Position
  • The unit is looking for a motivated individual to join the Rwanda team as a Senior Health Specialist/Economist primarily supporting the HNP and selected HD portfolio of projects and analytical work in the country. The position is based in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • This is a nationally recruited position in Rwanda, remuneration is based on the national market and Rwandan currency. Applicants based in Rwanda who are familiar with local conditions will have an added advantage in the selection process.
  • If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group Staff Member with a Term appointment that expires later than the end date of this appointment, s/he will retain the duration of his/her current Term appointment. All other candidates will be offered a 4-year term appointment.

    Duties and Accountabilities:
  • The Senior Health Specialist/Economist will have the following key responsibilities, inter alia:
  • Provide implementation support, as needed, to the Bank’s HNP portfolio in Rwanda, which includes support to the HQ and local teams working on:
    (i) the COVID19 Emergency Response Project;
    (ii) the Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project;
    (iii) the Rwanda Digital Acceleration Project; (iv) the Human Capital for Inclusive Growth – Development Policy Financing;
    (v) Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) – Support to female-led community-health workers (CHW);
  • Support the government team to monitor and track progress on the implementation of activities under the above indicated projects; identify bottlenecks; and propose remedial actions. This would involve close collaboration with the RBC/MOH teams responsible for the projects; conducting periodic visits to the target districts supported under the projects; participating and organizing Bank implementation support missions; and coordinating with other development partners supporting the projects including in the districts;
  • Represent the WBG in national platforms, including development partner and RBC/MOH/NECDP meetings and report back to the task teams on major issues;
  • Contribute to the technical discussions and monitoring of the Bank portfolio in close
  • collaboration with the relevant government agencies and development partners;
  • Assist the task teams with policy dialogue, communications, and interactions with government counterparts, country stakeholders as well as development partners;
  • Contribute to sector-specific inputs for various operational products/outputs (e.g., sector/country briefings, background reports, portfolio performance reviews, etc.);
  • Contribute to and participate in missions of the health and HD teams in Rwanda as directed; and
  • Respond to ad hoc information requests from internal and external parties.
  • The work will be substantive in nature, requiring frequent missions in the field and interactions with various external and internal counterparts in Rwanda.
  • The Senior Health Specialist/ Economist will report to the HNP Practice Manager for HAEH2. As a field-based staff member, the selected Senior Health Specialist/Economist will work closely with the respective Task Team Leaders from HNP GP and other GPs as well as with staff
    of the Country Management Unit (CMU). The Senior Health Specialist/Economist will be subject to all World Bank regulations and guidelines applicable to staff.

    Selection Criteria
  • At least a Master’s degree in health economics, public health, or a related field. A PhD would be considered an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years of full-time professional experience. Experience in health economics, pandemic response, and Universal Health Care issues. Experience working in Rwanda is a must.
  • At least 5 years working for international development institution (public, NGO or private) or academia.
  • Consistent record of working on health, nutrition, and population issues.
  • Demonstrated expertise in policy dialogue and the ability to interact effectively with Government officials and a range of partners at various levels.
  • Ability to analyze cross-sectional household and administrative data as well as budgetary and other relevant data.
  • Familiarity with statistical analyses, econometric methods, and related software, preferably STATA.
  • Demonstrated track record of synthesizing complex analytics and results into user-friendly outputs, including PowerPoint presentations, Policy Briefs and Working Papers.
  • Shown analytical skills linking strategic and quantitative analysis, and the ability to inform high-level policy dialogue through strong communications (including writing) skills, including data visualization skills.
  • Respectful and client-engagement skills and demonstrated success working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and handle multiple tasks, meet changing priorities, and deliver high-quality analysis and work on-time.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in country and possible to other countries as necessary, including to remote rural areas.
  • Fluency in English (excellent oral and written communication skills) is required, with ability to prepare documents on complex subjects, speak and write persuasively, and present ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Fluency in French is preferred.
  • In addition to the above, the selected candidate is expected to demonstrate the following WBG core competencies:
  • Integrative Skills – Understands core issues and knows where to get additional expertise when needed.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Understands policy making process and role of the health sector in that process. Is able to find relevant information and examine similar policy questions in multiple regions and to distill operationally relevant recommendations and lessons from this analysis for clients.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills – Identifies and assesses policy issues and communicates findings/points of view verbally and through economic reports and papers. Plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders as part of Bank teams.
  • Client Orientation – Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
  • Drive for Results – Identifies the needed resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.

    For more information and job application details, see; World Bank Senior Health Specialist/Economist Jobs in Rwanda

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