The Regional Advisor, Economic Evaluations will provide technical assistance and guidance to EGPAF country programs implementing economic evaluations of strategic interventions related to HIV service delivery.
These evaluations will involve the mapping of financial data to program data, so as to assess value for money, inform internal decision-making and donor reporting, as well as contribute to the research literature and advocacy.
The Regional Advisor, Economic Evaluations, will need to collaborate closely with members of the Strategic Information & Evaluation, Research, Program Implementation and Country Management, and Finance & Accounting teams in Washington DC, as well as Finance, M&E, and technical specialists in EGPAF country offices.
This position will be based in Mozambique or Kenya.
Design and undertake economic evaluations ranging from cost analyses to cost efficiency (cost per output) and cost effectiveness (cost per outcome) analyses, for strategic interventions or innovative approaches in projects across EGPAF’s 13 country programs in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as multi-country global projects;
Provide technical assistance to countries in applying findings from economic analyses to make changes that optimize program implementation;
Lead and manage the documentation and dissemination of findings related to economic evaluations, contribute to donor reports, external publications and journals, program briefs, etc.
Build capacity of key country program staff in M&E, Finance, or technical units, to undertake economic evaluations;
Collaborate with other stakeholders across EGPAF to identify process and system improvements to improve the interface between financial and program data, and therefore facilitate economic evaluations;
Participate in external fora, so as to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of key costing and cost-effectiveness activities taking place in the response to HIV and related areas;
Provide technical input to donor and project reports that require linking program data and activities to expenditures;
Collaborate with external groups specializing in economic modeling for public health on select evaluations and studies;
Other responsibilities, as assigned;
Master’s degree in health economics, public health, finance, public finance, health policy or related field, required.
PhD (or in-depth experience with applying research methodology) preferred;
A minimum of 8 years of work experience
Previous experience and / or training in conducting economic evaluations / cost analyses in a public health context
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent analytical skills, including strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel;
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills and an ability to work across functions and departments, including with country teams over phone / Skype;
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects;
Experience with cost effectiveness modeling / outcome modeling, or related software applications, a plus.
Knowledge or willingness to learn about HIV and TB diagnosis, treatment and care.
Knowledge of U.S. Government President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) reporting systems a plus.
Must be willing to travel to EGPAF country offices; travel estimated at 25%.
The Foundation expects all employees to possess the fundamental competencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and driving results.
The ideal candidate will either be proficient or advanced in the following set of competencies, specific to this position’s level of Officer :
Team Building Team building is a person’s ability to inspire and foster team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. He / she also facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
Customer Service Customer service is a person’s ability to anticipate and meet the needs of internal and external customers while delivering high-quality products and services and being committed to continuous improvement.
Decisiveness Decisiveness is a person’s ability to make well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data is limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences.
He / she will also perceive the impact and implications of decisions.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
In addition to federal law requirements, EGPAF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities.
EGPAF does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to pay a fee at any stage of this recruitment, please report to fraud pedaids.org.