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JOB #R2202481

Senior Health Economist (part-time)- REMOTE

ICF under the Scaling Up Nutrition, Learning and Evaluation (SUN LE) project is seeking a health economist as a consultant to serve in the role of a senior health economist to support an allocative efficiency modeling study. This study is formulated in response to a request by USAID and interest expressed by the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and partners to undertake an analysis on the value for money of the SUN programme. Stakeholders have expressed an interest in several methods to conduct economic analyses with efficient resource allocation of nutrition interventions in Zambia as a mechanism for program evaluation. Namely, they are interested in a study that will provide the following:

  • The impact/anticipated outcomes of the SUN programme (in terms of lives saved/deaths and disability averted/ cost saved)
  • Results that allow/inform efficiency in resource allocation for planning purposes (both for regions and interventions to prioritise with resource allocation)

The consultant will work alongside several members of the SUN LE team and will be critical in leading the study. The consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Play a key role in defining scope of the study: districts, level of reporting, level of expenditure data, key informants to interview
  • Review tools designed by team
  • Review aggregated data gathered in templates
  • Review results from LiST – provide guidance on indicators to include in LiST model
  • Run DALYs
  • Run Oaxaca-Blinder analysis
  • Run quantitative regressions and Optima model
  • Take lead on report writing
  • Guide PPT presentation for in-country workshop
  • Potentially present findings at in-country workshop

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Health Economics plus a minimum of 20 years of demonstrated experience in health modeling in developing countries
  • Experience leading and managing projects, teams, and individuals
  • Experience working with national and local government stakeholders and international organizations
  • Knowledge of the SUN Programme and related interventions
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Teams)
  • Demonstrated success delivering solutions in health economics to clients in a professional services / consulting setting
  • Experience working on programs or projects related to nutrition
  • Experience with the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) or Disability Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) approaches
  • Working knowledge of Optima tool
  • Experience with costing analysis

Professional Skills

  • 20+ years modeling experience
  • Exceptional organizational, communications, and people management skills
  • Exceptional verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

Contact: Please send CV to Mona Steffen, Manager, ICF, International Health and Development Team, Email:

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