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Health Finance Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Health Finance Advisor

Location: Kenya

About Us: Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well being of people around the world.

Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender.

Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Position Summary: Futures Group is seeking a Health Finance Advisor who will provide leadership, direction, and content to health finance policy in Kenya, including strategy development, technical analysis, stakeholder consultation, and writing of reports and briefs.

Responsibilities require knowledge of health finance issues in Kenya and in East Africa, as well as of state-of-the-art innovations in the domain area.

The incumbent of this position will report to the Senior Health Finance Advisor. Location for this position is Nairobi, Kenya. No expatriate benefits are associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities
  • Participates in the design and implementation of technical support activities related to health finance policy in Kenya
  • Stays abreast of key developments in health finance and resource allocation innovations and interventions in Kenya and more broadly in East Africa, in order to inform technical support activities under the HPP Kenya Field Program. This includes frequent interaction with the Government of Kenya stakeholders relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.
  • Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and “cutting edge” ideas into approaches
  • Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use. Represents the company with others in the professional community and in the regional countries.
  • Participates and guides the health sector in preparation of the Medium Term Expenditures Framework and resource bidding process.
  • Provides assistance to others on matters related to topic area of research and evaluation and applies relevant methodologies to programmatic issues of importance
  • Supervises short-term local consultants in Kenya assigned to health finance activities
  • Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Kenyan and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision
  • Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics
  • Participates in the preparation of bids and proposals in response to government, foundation or other donor solicitation as requested by the company or supervisor
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Significant experience in health finance and health economics in the context of Kenya and/or East Africa
  • Advanced degree in health economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance

Experience: With Masters-level qualification in health economics: 7-8 years of experience required, with at least 3-4 years in Kenya. With Doctoral-level qualification in health economics: 3-4 years of experience required, with at least 2-3 years in Kenya.
  • Significant knowledge of Government of Kenya planning and budgeting processes.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research
  • Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area
  • Appropriate computer skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data
  • Prior experience working with USAID-funded programs is not required, but will be an added advantage
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
  • Ability and willingness to travel and implement studies on a national and international basis.

Physical Demands: Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility

Work Environment: Usual office working conditions free of disagreeable elements.

All applications for this position should be submitted online at www.futuresgroup.com via the Careers page by July 11, 2014.


Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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