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We are an emerging health systems development organization that is currently in a major growth phase. We are looking for top talent to contribute to a new five-year project that will design domestic health financing arrangements that expand access to and uptake of family planning in low- and middle-income countries.
Many countries are developing health financing strategies that use Strategic Purchasing (SP) to support the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). Family planning (FP) is one of the best buys in international development, creating more stable and more prosperous societies around the world. It is vital, therefore, to effectively integrate FP services within these developing SP schemes.
ThinkWell’s program of work in the SP4FP project aims to catalyze SP for FP in six key countries. We will engage purchasers and policy makers to identify opportunities to more effectively purchase family planning. Together, we will design interventions that will allow us to assess effectiveness in terms of access, quality, and choice, test feasibility of scale and impact, and generate strong, relevant, evidence. In each country, we will pay attention to the provider-client interaction and SP’s potential to positively influence provider behavior.
The deputy director will work as part of a small leadership team, reporting to the program director, and providing technical expertise in health financing.
The successful candidate for the deputy director role will have hands-on design and implementation experience in health financing policy and strategy in multiple countries. They will have specific expertise in areas such as: health purchasing mechanisms, health insurance, and health markets.
The role will focus on a subset of program countries where strategic purchasing through national health insurance is relatively mature, and previous experience living and/or working in selected countries, such as Indonesia or the Philippines, would be an advantage. Active engagement with and support to the program team working in other settings, particularly in sub Saharan Africa will also be expected, but should occupy 10 to 20% level of effort.
The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with and an understanding of family planning.
The candidate will be prepared to work independently, and as part of a small, 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. The successful candidate will be expected to show excellent judgement in which decisions can be taken unilaterally, and which should be discussed with the team and approved by the program director.
The deputy director will be expected to manage in-country partners and senior family planning experts, as well as engage directly with the funder and with key stakeholders. The candidate should be a ‘builder’, enthusiastic to shape the growth of a cutting-edge enterprise, and will be expected to drive the development of ThinkWell in their countries of focus.
Job Location: Manila or Jakarta
Reports to: Program Director
Applications must be submitted through our online job portal: https://jobs-thinkwell.icims.com/jobs