Jobs at:Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Deadline of this Job:
15 October 2020
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa
Date Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
CHAI currently seeks two Health Economists 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 Economists 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 Economists will be responsible for providing direct support to the Deputy Director General Benefits at RSSB on his priorities including;
• supporting 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.
Two economists are sought with backgrounds in public health or economics respectively to strengthen the diversity required for unbiased, and comprehensive evidence generation.
• Provide direct technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and partners to work on HTA, evidence synthesis, health benefits packages and clinical guidelines and ensure value for money and quality in service delivery.
• Provide guidance to the RSSB/CBHI on research methodologies and assessment protocols to maximize linkages to ongoing work and contribute to the writing, editing, and publishing of reports and peer reviewed articles as relevant; prepare presentations and policy briefs
• Conduct and build capacity for innovative qualitative and quantitative analyses that link complex datasets such as patient records and CBHI claims data
• Participate in meetings, technical working groups and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with various partners and stakeholders
• Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles within RSSB
• Coordinate efforts among multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of answers to the policy questions
• Other responsibilities as needed
Job Skills: Not Specified
• PhD 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, modelling, 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;
• Experience informing development of government strategy, policy, and operational plans, preferably in health or health systems is a plus
• Excellent problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including attention to detail and experience in modeling using Microsoft Excel;
• Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word;
• Exceptional diplomacy and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
• Ability to work independently, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information;
• Ability to work with humility and achieve results;
• Ability to mentor and lead teams in a fast-paced and changing environment;
• Familiarity with a broad range of key global health issues, including health systems or health financing challenges in developing countries
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 October 15th, 2020. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted.