11 Jun 2024

Health Financing Lead at Optimum Options Limited

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Job Description

The Head of Unit will therefore define the public finance elements of various health reforms and lead the organization in the development of further research objectives and workstreams over time.  He/she will lead research conceptualization, development, implementation and fundraising for the unit. He/ She will manage a team of senior and junior research analyst(s) who will contribute to the unit’s workstreams.

The holder of this position will perform among others the following duties.

●        Develop and implement a health financing strategy for the unit that is aligned to the overall research strategy and organizational strategy

●        Conceptualize and oversee development of key research products that advance the goals of the Unit

●        Develop and represent a standpoint on key policy areas

●        Mentor staff of the unit and provide quality control, in tandem with the Senior Technical Advisor, on conceptualization, implementation and writing of research work

●        Work closely with the communications department to ensure that work products reach and influence key audiences

●        Directly lead the development of at least two research projects per year, in addition to providing oversight of all research projects in the unit

●        Ensure that effective research projects are completed throughout the year, feeding regular content to stakeholders.

Lateral Relationships

●        Ensure effective working relationships with other departments at all levels within the organization.

Qualifications and Experience Required

●        Post Graduate Degree in Health Economics, Public Policy, Public Finance, or a related field.

●        Minimum of five years’ experience in designing and executing health financing research, of which at least one year should be within the private or civil society sector.

●        At least three years’ experience managing a team.

●        At least one year of experience in fund-raising for research as part of a previous job

Demonstrated experience of statistical packages and/ or data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, SMART, STATA, R, Eviews) and advanced computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases)

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 28th June, 2024


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