The Health Economist will provide guidance and technical assistance for the health financing and economics activities of MSH. S/he will represent MSH in meetings and public forums on financing and economics issues and topics, provide guidance on quality of the company’s health financing-related work, and serve as a resource for project staff working on financing and economics assignments.

Specific Responsibilities

* Oversee and guide health financing and economics assignments
* Provide technical assistance and guidance to projects
* Represent MSH on health financing issues
* Serve as a resource to project personnel on issues of design, methods, interpretation of data, etc. related to financing
* Assist with the development of new business
* Costing of health programs and services, and the design, development and evaluation of performance-based finance and community-based insurance programs.


Skills/Knowledge Required:

* 3 + years of relevant experience with a Masters Degree in health economics, economics, or public policy with a concentration in economics
* Demonstrated experience in developing countries, preferably related to USAID-funded projects or activities funded by other international assistance organizations
* Demonstrated experience in presenting financing issues to policy makers in Ministries of Health and high level representatives of development assistance organizations
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Ability to travel overseas on short-term assignments
* English required; French and/or Spanish preferred
* Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in team assignments that cut across disciplines, including political science/governance, organizational development/capacity building, financial management/accounting, and public health planning and administration
* Published in peer reviewed journals on health financing topics in developing countries desired

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Location: United States of America (the) (Cambridge Ma, or Arlington Va)
Closing date: 01 Oct 2008