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 Program Manager for our health financing portfolio. This position is instrumental for managing two major primary health care programs funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:
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 policymakers in six countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya, and 3 countries TBD) to purchase family planning and other maternal child health services more effectively.
Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN): A three-year project that aims to increase the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of evidence on the cost of delivering vaccines to work towards sustainable and predictable financing for vaccine delivery. ThinkWell is working in collaboration with John Snow Inc. (JSI) and country partners on costing studies in India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Vietnam to address challenges at the top of their health and immunization financing agendas. ThinkWell is focused on building country capacity around interpretation and use of cost evidence and facilitating cross-country and global learning on immunization costing and financing.
The successful candidate will have experience in managing complex projects in low- and middle-income countries. The candidate will be prepared to work independently, and as part of two small, high level, distributed teams. Ability and comfort working with remote teams while open, frank, routine communication will be a priority, using calls as well as project team software to build a collaborative environment within the teams.
Job Location: This is a full-time position to be based in our Washington, DC office.
Reports to: ICAN and SP4FP Project Directors
To support the two projects, the incumbent will be expected to travel at least 30% of his/her time. The Program Manager will support the Program Directors to:
Skills and Competencies