Director, Pharmaceutical Economics and Financing
MSH seeks an experienced technical leader with significant, relevant expertise and experience in the analysis, development, and implementation of pharmaceutical economics and financing strategies to support pharmaceutical system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Expertise and prior experience related to economic and financial analysis and strategy development in the area of pharmaceutical services and universal health coverage, particularly in LMICs, are highly desirable. We expect that this position will provide the global level thought leadership in the area of pharmaceutical economics and financing by identifying critical knowledge gaps and advancing understanding to increase our visibility and ensure that work conducted by PHT is of high technical quality and rigor and meets international standards. In addition, the Director will contribute to business development, project design and execution, and technical assistance to countries and other clients.
Support to Technical Programs (50%)
- Design and execution of technical activities in the area of pharmaceutical finance and economics
- Ensure the technical quality of PHT activities related to project design, implementation, and data analysis in the area of pharmaceutical financing and economics.
- Ensure that research protocols, execution, and analysis under PHT programs meet international standards.
- Provide technical assistance to countries and other clients for the development and implementation of technical approaches and strategies for improving pharmaceutical financing in LMICs.
- Provide technical support to PHT program staff to ensure effective and efficient implementation of interventions in the area of pharmaceutical financing to increase cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical services, with an emphasis on those that reduce out-of-pocket expenditures and thereby increase access to essential medicines, health technologies, and other medical supplies.
Provide thought leadership in pharmaceutical economics and/or financing related to pharmaceutical systems to internal and external initiatives (25%)
- Identify critical knowledge gaps in the area of pharmaceutical economics and financing and propose strategic interventions to address them fill them by advancing understanding by identifying and conducting knowledge generation opportunities
- Maintain liaison with USAID and other donor agencies, foundations, universities, and NGOs working on related activities.
- Conduct critical analysis of pharmaceutical financial data and assess and update staff on recent development/trends in pharmaceutical economics and financing and provides inputs to PHT program design
Identify and build new business opportunities (20%)
- Serve as the leading PHT subject matter expert and partner with business development specialists to identify new business opportunities to grow the practice of pharmaceutical financing and economics.
- Act as a strategic lead in proposal development as needed
PHT management (5%)
- As a member of PHT Group management team, provide management responsibility and support as well as provide necessary mentorship and supervision to technical staff as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
- Post-graduate degree in a health-related field with specialized training and/or experience in health economics and/or financing; economist, physician, administrator, or pharmacist qualification preferred.
- Prior senior level experience in relation to pharmaceutical systems, analysis and development of medicine benefit package, or drug related financial analysis and technical assistance is strongly desirable.
- At grade L a minimum of 8-10 years’ experience working in international public health financing and economics with demonstrated engagement with relevant regional and international bodies and associations.
- At grade M a minimum of 10-15 years’ experience working in international public health financing and economics with demonstrated engagement with relevant regional and international bodies and associations.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in development and support of pharmaceutical financing required, experience in low and middle income countries preferred.
Relevant understanding of pharmaceutical services and systems strengthening preferred, including the implementation of prevention, care, and treatment programs in developing countries in any of the following areas:
Reproductive health, maternal/child health (MCH), HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and/or chronic diseases.
Demonstrated experience in working with multidisciplinary teams is required.
- Up to 25% international travel.
- Keyboard use, pulling drawers, lifting papers <10 lbs.
- Organization: MSH - Management Sciences for Health
- Location: Washington D.C
- Grade: Senior
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2017-04-28