ThinkWell is a health systems development organization that is in a major growth phase. Our focus is on driving transformation in global health through navigating pathways that will lead to more effective use of public and private resources in the health sector and ultimately better health for all. We are looking for a policy engagement specialist to develop and manage a learning agenda that generates new evidence, facilitate cross countries engagement and informs policy and practice in the area of health financing for primary health care services.
The candidate is expected to lead the development and implementation of the learning agenda of a 5 years, Gates funded project, and to contribute to similar activities across ThinkWell portfolio
Strategic Purchasing for Family Planning (SP4FP): A five-year project that aims to support countries in developing health financing strategies that use strategic purchasing to support the achievement of universal health coverage. ThinkWell is working in collaboration with Marie Stopes International (MSI) to identify opportunities and co-design interventions with purchasers and policy makers in six countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya, and 3 countries TBD) to more effectively purchase family planning. The project is expected to expand into purchasing of other MNCH services. ThinkWell will assess effectiveness in terms of access, quality, and choice; test feasibility of scale and impact; and generate strong, relevant evidence. The policy engagement specialist role is focused on conceptualizing, designing, and supervising a broad range of evidence-generation and learning activities in the priority countries.
The successful candidate will have experience engaging in policy dialogue with senior health and finance officials and engaging country governments in health financing policy design and implementation. The ideal candidate will bring knowledge on how to create and facilitate communities of practice across countries.. The ideal candidate will ideally have experience working on primary and preventative health services, including immunization and family planning.
The candidate will be prepared to work independently, and as part of a high level, distributed team. Open, frank, routine communication will be a priority, using calls as well as project team software to build a collaborative environment within the team.
Job Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: SP4FP Project Director
To support the project, the incumbent will be expected to travel at least 30% of his/her time.
Strategic Purchasing for Family Planning (SP4FP)