World Health Organization (WHO)
Consultant – Economic Evaluation and Analysis
( 2205569 )
Contractual Arrangement : External consultant
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 11 months – part-time at 30%
Job Posting: Jun 20, 2022, 1:42:15 PM
Purpose of consultancy
To provide technical expertise for economic evaluation products that include the UHC Compendium and the OneHealth tool.
The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Compendium: The consultant will provide technical expertise to three aspects of the UHC Compendium project, as follows:
- facilitate the ongoing process to collect information on intersectoral interventions;
- contribute to the definition of costing methods using UHC Compendium data, including for the costing of human resources and health products;
- contribute to a systematic review on health care visit length.
OneHealth Tool (OHT): The consultant will contribute to the translation of data collected from the UHC Compendium into inputs for costing and cost-effectiveness analysis for the OHT. The consultant will specifically:
- contribute to the development of new modules for the OHT and the revision of existing modules; and
- contribute to cost-effectiveness analysis for select interventions and map those to the clinical service bundles in the UHC Compendium.
HGF supports countries to develop health financing and governance policies, strategies and data that will lead to universal health coverage. It develops the methods, tools, and standards as well as building capacity and providing technical support related to collecting and assessing evidence in health policy. Two of its global public health goods are the UHC Compendium of health interventions, and the OneHealth tool. The focus of this work has largely been on generating and disseminating global and country evidence and knowledge on how to set priorities in health, with a specific focus on value for money.
Deliverable 1: UHC Compendium
- 1A: Prepare monthly report on progress with respect to the above three work streams and specifically report progress on the following deliverables: number of intersectoral interventions for which data has been collected, written feedback and contribution on costing methods, and written contributions to the systematic review protocol and subsequently to the actual review.
Deliverable 2: OneHealth tool
- 2A: Prepare monthly report on progress with respect to contributions provided to the addition or revision of OHT modules.
- 2B: Provide analysis for the development of cost-effectiveness estimates and mapping to the UHC Compendium.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Essential: University degree in economics or health economics
Desirable: Masters’ degree in economics or health economics
- Minimum 5 years relevant experience in health economics or in a similar field.
- Experience with costing of health interventions.
- Experience with WHO or other UN agencies.
- Experience with non-governmental organizations and bilateral agencies.
- Strong technical skills in:
- data analysis, database management – particularly in relation to interventions, costs and resource use for benefit packages.
- analysis of quantitative datasets and development of data visualizations
- Familiarity with the UHC Compendium and the OneHealth Tool.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Excellent time management and project management capabilities.
Understanding of the use of data – including economic evidence
to inform health care decision making.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English
Desirable: Basic knowledge of other UN language.
Off-site: Home based.
No expected travel.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Remuneration: Band level B. Monthly range: US$ 7,000-9,980
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
11 months – part-time at 30%
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