Cost Effectiveness Advisor at Social Impact

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.

Project Objective:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are co-financing a new health financing platform called the Africa Health Diagnostics Platform (AHDP). The aim of AHDP is to significantly improve access and quality of laboratory diagnostic services in the public health sector (government-owned facilities and community health care) in sub-Saharan Africa for low income populations by enabling public-private partnerships between governments and private sector laboratory and diagnostic companies. The implementation technical partner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), has selected four countries Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda (with the possible addition of 3 more countries in West Africa) to tender on the selected PPP design.

BMGF / EIB are seeking an evaluator to plan and conduct process and outcome evaluations of AHDP. In collaboration with CHAI, the evaluation will be segmented in congruence with the three implementation phases:

Phase 1: Pre-Tender Phase

  • Conduct process evaluation to generate insights into how the countries approach partnership with private sector

Phase 2: Implementation

  • Track the implementation of PPPs using a “fit to purpose” designed MLE system ​
  • Facilitate routine curation and documentation of knowledge and lessons learned

Phase 3: Outcome Phase

  • Conduct outcome evaluation and its downstream effects on selected closing the loop (CTL) initiatives

The estimated period of performance for this activity is 3 years. The anticipate start is August 2020.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Cost Effectiveness Advisor who will support the evaluation team by providing technical expertise on the economic evaluation/analysis component of the outcome evaluation, including evaluation design and implementation. This analysis will be performed to demonstrate “value for money”, costs, and changes to the governments’ approach to purchasing from the private sector. This position will serve as a consultant throughout the 3-year period of performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
  • Provide technical expertise on cost-effectiveness analysis and support the Team Leader’s efforts in evaluation design, methodology, and data collection instruments.
  • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries as relevant.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data as relevant.
  • Document the public sector (government and patient out of pocket payments) costs associated with the new approach to diagnostics
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to BMGF / EIB and IPs.
  • Write assigned section of the draft evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings’ presentation.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other’s areas of expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a discipline related to economics, international development, social sciences, research, or related field, Ph.D. preferred.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in financial or costing expertise related to health systems interventions in Sub-Sahara African countries, especially Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design of cost-effectiveness analysis, methodology determinations, and data collection instruments. Analysis will include budgets, M&E data, costing by outputs, and sector report data.
  • Previous experience developing findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on evidence.
  • Preference for conducting interviews and focus group discussions and analyze the resulting data.
  • Must have exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Professional Proficiency in written and oral English is required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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