Health Economist ( MPH / Economics)
Jobs at:Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Deadline of this Job:
08 December 2020
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa
Date Posted: Friday, December 04, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
CHAI currently seeks one Health Economist to work with the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to think through and implement strategic reforms in the design, implementation, and management decisions of the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Scheme to improve the sustainability of the scheme. The Health Economist will be seconded to RSSB to work on a day to day basis with the Director of the Insurance schemes and will report technically to the Deputy Director-General Benefits. He or she will build capacity within the RSSB to generate evidence through data analysis that informs key decisions and revisions to policy decisions. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with government leadership on the government’s priority agenda of Universal Health Coverage. .
The Health Economist will be responsible for providing direct support to the Deputy Director-General Benefits at RSSB on his priorities including;
• supporting the implementation of health technology assessments
• building capacity in RSSB and of relevant stakeholders to use evidence to inform key decisions and management through research, assessment, and analyses.
An economist is sought with backgrounds in public health or economics respectively to strengthen the diversity required for unbiased, and comprehensive evidence generation.
Job Skills: Not Specified
• Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline (health economics, health services research, international health systems, public health, or a related field) Or Master's degree (in the above-mentioned fields) with at least 2 years of experience in health financing, HTA, comparative health systems, or global health
• Solid analytical foundation and knowledge of a variety of economic evaluation methods (e.g. regressions, modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, etc.)
• Experience manipulating data sets and building economic models
• Strong proficiency in data visualization
• Ability to focus on vaguely defined problems requiring the application of a creative approach
• Strong team-working skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams
• Demonstrated experience working with high-level government stakeholders and/or other senior stakeholders in consensus-building processes on major health systems reforms;
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest (maximum 1 page) outlining how their background meets the requirements outlined above; CV (maximum 3 pages); and the names of three references to [email protected] with ‘’CHAI Rwanda: Health Economist to RSSB’ in the subject line. The deadline for applications is December 8th, 2020. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted.