Associate, Health Finance
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role
Palladium is seeking an Associate to support the implementation of health financing activities under the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project and other global health projects as needs arise. The successful candidate will support the development and execution of quantitative analyses, research, and policy development, to complement the health financing and economics portfolio at Palladium, with the aim to improve sustainable financing for health in developing countries. This work may include:
- Conducting statistical analyses to inform the future direction of health financing policies,
- Supporting strategic development of health financing policies including health insurance reforms, and
- Generating evidence to support domestic resource mobilization initiatives including the role that the private sector and innovative financing and blended financing mechanisms can play.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing discrete project activities, including elements of workplan development, budgeting, staffing, and reporting. The successful candidate will report to a Technical Advisor or Director within the Health practice
- Generates technical analyses related to health financing across health systems with a focus on priority health areas like HIV & AIDS, family planning and contraception, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, etc. Analytical tools include desk-based research, quantitative analyses (e.g. costing), health insurance related analyses, health market analyses, and investment case and economic model development.
- Supports planning, development, and implementation of health financing activities, including management of staff, budget, reporting requirements, and deliverable of high-quality final products.
- Develops models, presentations, manuscripts, reports, and briefs for internal and external clients and governments.
- Supports capacity building and knowledge sharing within the company on health financing and sustainable financing for health.
- Represents the project/program and its multiple activities in conferences, symposia, technical meetings and fora with partners, clients and other stakeholders.
- Participates in business development efforts, as required and appropriate.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Understanding of health systems and health financing issues in developing country contexts
- Strong quantitative skills, including data analysis and statistical interpretation. Experience with statistical software such as Stata, and high level of proficiency with Excel
- Ability to present complex technical information to diverse audiences
- Clear and effective writing, and strong oral communication skills
- Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills
- Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required time frame
- Professional and mature demeanor and conduct
- Strong program management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to take initiative, and to work well with diverse cross-cultural groups, partners, and colleagues
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally
- Past work experience managing USAID- or other donor-funded projects beneficial
- Experience with government engagement and policy analyses, costing, and health economics, desired
- Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southeast Asia
- Foreign language skills, especially French, Spanish or Portuguese
- Experience with government engagement and policy analyses, costing models, and health economics
All applications for this position should be submitted online at www.thepalladiumgroup.com via the Careers page. Palladium provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.