Health Financing Specialist needed at ThinkWell

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Job title : Health Financing Specialist

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : October 15, 2023

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The Health Financing Specialist brings strong quantitative skills and research capacity (typically in health economics and financing) as well as a solid understanding of the design, implementation and evaluation of health financing policy reform.

The Health Financing Specialist reports to the Project/Country Director. This is a full-time position based in Abuja, Nigeria with travel to Kano or Kaduna. Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Technical Leadership

  • Provide direct technical assistance to ensure high-quality program results and execution across projects in the area of specialization
  • Contribute to project work planning, coordinate across external partners and lead their engagement in collaborative projects
  • Develop monitoring, evaluation, research and learning tools, indicators and plans
  • Collaborate with other ThinkWell programs to ensure programming aligns with the organizations mission and vision, and that program best practices and lessons learned are shared for wide dissemination
  • Lead analyses on health expenditure, including out-of-pocket spending, financial forecasting, benefit incidence analysis, resource tracking and cost-effectiveness
  • Produce high quality written reports and presentations, including technical documents, project status reports, policy briefs, and publications for conferences and journals
  • Support ministries of health and finance on development of state-level health financing strategies, budget planning, preparation and execution, and budget advocacy
  • Create graphics and visualizations of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Design a sustainable capacity building model to ensure the Ministry of Health counterparts are directly engaged and evolve their health financing competencies and applied knowledge


  • BA/BS and 10+ years experience or graduate degree and 8+ years experience;
  • Substantive, relevant work experience in data management, data analysis, health financing, and health policy in Nigeria;
  • In-depth understanding of current and emerging health financing policy and systems reforms in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated capacity to configure and analyze data, including from various large datasets;
  • Adept at communicating technical information to non-technical audiences;
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in growing staff, mentoring and coaching junior professionals;
  • A senior leader, able to rally staff around ThinkWell’s mission and priorities;
  • A thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of our work;
  • Recognized as a leader in the area of technical specialty; strong professional network in the field;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external strategic partners, donors, and stakeholders;
  • Full English fluency and;
  • Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and orientations as well as across work areas;
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%.

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