[health-vn] The Global Fund: Vacancy number CD/09/IRC322 - Senior Technical Officer, Health Economist (grade 05)
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Subject: [AIDS ASIA] The Global Fund: Vacancy number CD/09/IRC322 -
Senior Technical Officer, Health Economist (grade 05)
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:44:30 -0700 (PDT)
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Attached please find another employment offer by the Global Fund to
Fight AIDS; TB and Malaria. We would very much appreciate if you could
distribute this vacancy note through your networks as considered
This vacancy is open to applications of EITHER GENDER. Applications from
women are encouraged. The Global Fund actively encourages appropriately
qualified people living with HIV to apply.
VACANCY NOTICE: JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title / Grade Senior Technical Officer, Health Economist / Grade 05
Vacancy Number CD/09/IRC322
Posting/Closing date 25/08/2009 15/09/2009
Contract type / Duration Continuing Duration
Reports to Senior Technical Officer (Impact and Cost Effectiveness)
Cluster / Unit Strategy, Performance & Evaluation Cluster / Performance,
Impact and Effectiveness Unit
The Global Fund
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a global
public/private partnership dedicated to raising and disbursing large
amounts of additional finance to prevent and treat the three pandemics.
The Global Fund has so far committed more than US$15 billion to over 740
programs in 140 countries.
The vacancy is in the Secretariat of the Global Fund. The Secretariat
manages the grant portfolio, including executing Board policies,
disbursing money to grant recipients and implementing performance-based
funding of grants. The Secretariat is also tasked with resource
mobilization; providing strategic, policy, financial, legal and
administrative support and overseeing monitoring and evaluation. It is
based in Geneva and has no staff located outside its headquarters.
The Global Fund is looking for staff with a strong commitment to health
and development, an open mind-set, entrepreneurial and flexible
attitudes as well as strong interpersonal skills.
The Global Fund is committed to using fair, objective and positive
employment practices to promote equal opportunities and diversity in
employment, ensuring all employees and potential employees are treated
fairly, consistently and with respect, before, during and after, their
employment. We seek to create an environment that is representative of,
and responsive to, different groups. Thank you for your interest in
working for the Global Fund.
Role Summary & Key results expected The Performance, Impact and
Effectiveness (PIE) Unit works to ensure the Global Fund is a leading
organization in performance based funding, proves and improves its
contribution to collective impact and the overall effectiveness of
The Program Effectiveness team, within the PIE unit, focuses on the
measurement of the effectiveness of the Global Fund support to countries
to improve program performance and enhance impact on disease burden.
This involves building measures of aid effectiveness, value for money
and health system effects into Global Fund financed programs as part of
Performance Based Funding; and measuring the impact of Global Fund
financing on broader health systems and development.
The Senior Technical Officer, Health Economist, leads the work of the
Program Effectiveness Team in collection, analysis and interpretation of
financial and economic data, linking these to programmatic and health
impact data to improve knowledge of unit costs of service deliveries and
cost-effectiveness of GF-supported country programs.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Under the supervision of the
Senior Technical Officer Impact and Cost-effectiveness, the Senior
Technical Officer will:
Guide the design and implementation of standardized methods to measure
and evaluate (per-person / per-unit) costs of GF-supported service
deliveries, in consultation and collaboration with technical partners.
Archive, quality-check, analyze and report cost and cost-effectiveness
data forthcoming from costings in supported national programs, research
studies, and routine M&E reports from GF-supported grants and programs.
Design and implement methods to combine financial and economic data
with programmatic and health impact data, for cost-effectiveness analysis.
Contribute to writing of Global Fund progress reports, briefs and
Estimate resource needs for scaling-up the control of HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis and malaria globally, and for the Global Fund specifically.
Represent the Global Fund in international reference groups about cost
and cost-effectiveness, to harmonize estimation methods and models with
donor and technical partners agencies
Contribute to functions, outputs and deliverables of the Program
Effectiveness team, including GF policy development both within the
Global Fund and in the international policy arena
Qualifications and Membership
Advanced university degree in Health Economics or Financing, Public
Health, Statistics, Demography or closely related quantitative analytic
Doctoral degree in one of the above mentioned disciplines
Track record of publications in international peer-reviewed scientific
Seven to ten years progressive experience in public health evaluation
and/or health economics
Experience in health or development economics and financing,
particularly program-level unit costing (e.g. bottom up, step-down,
ingredients approach) and forecasting methodologies
Sound experience in maintaining, analyzing, and synthesizing complex
Experience with HIV, TB or malaria control programs in developing
Experience in epidemiology and/or demographic analysis
Experience of working in developing countries, for development
agencies and/or in international environment.
Experience in designing and implementing population or health facility
surveys (questionnaires, pilot testing, sampling methodology)
Technical skills and competencies Ability to combine strong
quantitative methodological skills with strategic thinking, to
communicate and present results and implications to external audiences
Advanced skills in design, manipulation and analysis of large
(relational) databases, and in statistical analysis software (SPSS, SAS
Proficiency in using MS-Office, in particular: MS-Excel, Excel pivot
tables and MS-Access
Scientific analysis and writing, including familiarity with scientific
literature and citation management (e.g. Endnote or Reference Manager)
Proven negotiation and decision-making skills in a complex, multiple
Ability to produce deliverables of high quality and accuracy under
(The Global Fund has a core competency framework setting out standard
behaviors that are expected of all staff. Only the key competencies for
this role are listed. The selected candidate would be expected to
demonstrate adequate levels across all core competencies). Core
Excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good working knowledge
of French are essential. Knowledge of one of the following: Arabic,
Chinese, Russian, and Spanish would be an asset.
Mandatory cover letter A covering letter not exceeding one and one half
pages must accompany all applications. The letter should describe your
ability to meet the essential requirements set out in the vacancy notice.
HOW TO APPLY
GLOBAL FUND STAFF SHOULD APPLY ELECTRONICALLY VIA GFS THROUGH TGF
EMPLOYEE SELF-SERVICE OPTION http://gfs.theglobalfund.org/
EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA THE GLOBAL
FUND WEBSITE THROUGH THE ONLINE IRECRUITMENT SYSTEM
CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 15 September 2009
Due to the sheer quantity of applicants, we will only contact candidates
whose applications are of interest for this position and who are to be
invited to participate further in the selection process.
CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Staff are employed by and are subject to the terms and conditions of
employment of the Global Fund.
The Global Fund is a foundation established under the laws of
Switzerland enjoying certain privileges and immunities in Switzerland
pursuant to a Headquarters Agreement concluded between the Swiss Federal
Council and the Global Fund on 13 December 2004.
The person selected for this position will be appointed for a continuing
We offer competitive remuneration packages. Salaries are paid in Swiss
Francs, and salary and benefits of staff are exempt from taxation in
Switzerland. This position is at Global Fund Grade 05 with a minimum
basic annual salary of 119,200 Frs.
Thank you very much indeed for your assistance.
Assistant to the Director Performance, Impact and Effectiveness Unit
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Chemin de Blandonnet 8 | 1214 Vernier - Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 791 1904 | Fax : +41 58 791 1701
Email: jutta.hornig at theglobalfund.org
<mailto:jutta.hornig%40theglobalfund.org> | Web: www.theglobalfund.org
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