Senior Health Economist / Health Finance Researcher USAID UHSS Project Jobs – Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of
dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis,
and practical training services in more than 128 countries. The International
Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare
delivery around the world.  Serving both
the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and
evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health
systems management.  Our impact is felt
in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals
with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS
solutions.
About UHSS Project:
The purpose of the Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) project
is to strengthen the health system by improving leadership and accountability
for achieving results across public and private health systems at national,
regional, district, and local levels. The activity seeks to strengthen
central-level stewardship and district-level management of the health system;
support initiatives that increase domestic financing for health; identify and
implement interventions that improve efficient use of key health resources; and
strengthen state and non-state community systems for improved quality health
services.
Job Summary: The Health
Economist/Researcher will work with the Health Financing Advisor and the Public
Financial Management Specialist to design and conduct research studies and
other analytical work in support of UHSS’ objectives, including the area of
domestic resource mobilization, resource tracking, strategic purchasing, and
risk pooling.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • With Health Financing Advisor, design and
    conduct research studies and other analytical work in support of UHSS’
    objectives;
  • In consultation with MOH, health finance
    technical working groups and key health finance stakeholders identify and
    prioritize health finance research topics for policy use;
  • As appropriate, develop terms of
    references and bid/consultancy documents, process selection of
    consultants, process contracting/hiring of consultancy firms/consultants, monitor
    consultancy works and provide quality assurance;
  • Support Public Financial Management
    Specialist in the collection and analysis of health financing data;
  • Implement strategic dissemination of
    findings to support their use in the policy process, including but not
    limited to organizing and providing technical facilitation at stakeholder
    engagement events and preparing various informational products like policy
    briefs, power point presentations, and fliers;
  • Assist MoH in conducting Health Accounts,
    including disease accounts, and National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA),
    while building local capacity and institutional processes to conduct them
    routinely and use their data in operations;
  • Support MOH in use of research findings
    for internal decision making and for policy advocacy with MOF, Parliament
    and other stakeholders;
  • Facilitate health economics/finance and
    health finance research capacity building to MOH staff and other local
    stakeholders; and
  • Work with MOH and selected Ugandan
    institutions including universities on institutionalization of health
    finance capacity building, research and policy processes.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant should for the USAID Project
    Senior Health Economist / Health Finance Researcher career placement
    should preferably hold a Master’s degree or PhD in health economics,
    health financing, or related field 
  • At least eight years of experience 
  • Familiarity with health finance research
    and resource tracking methodologies, including Health Accounts, National
    AIDS Spending Accounts, Public Expenditure Reviews, and Public Expenditure
    Tracking Surveys.
  • Proficiency using statistical software
    packages, such as STATA or SAS
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills,
    initiative, and good judgment;
  • Experience organizing and providing
    technical facilitation at workshops and/or meetings
  • Excellent writing, computer use,
    management and organizational skills;
  • Fluency in English required, with other
    Ugandan language(s) preferred.
  • Ugandan national a must
  • Familiarity with USAID a plus.
NB: This position is
contingent upon award.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Abt
Associates in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the
link below.
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