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Senior Associate, Health (Quantitative Analysis) - Palladium

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Location: Washington, DC
Full-time position
Closing Date: June 2, 2017
Job #11397
Posted: May 2, 2017

Project Overview and Role

The senior associate would support a range of activities related to health systems strengthening in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, working with U.S. and field-based project staff and field-based stakeholders. Activities include development and application of impact and cost analysis models and conducting statistical analysis and assessments related to FP/RH, HIV and AIDS, health financing, human resources for health (HRH), health information systems, and other health domains. The senior associate will participate in and/or prepare written materials, including reports, research articles, and briefs. The role may need to provide trainings on various technical analysis areas and related tools to build capacity of government staff and stakeholders in developing countries. The role will be expected to contribute to activity and project reporting, monitoring, and evaluation.


The Senior Associate, Health will be part of the Health Financing and Economics team. The primary responsibilities of the Senior Associate, Health (Quantitative Analysis):

  • Provide technical support related to family planning/reproductive health, HIV, health financing, HRH, and other areas, including desk-based research, quantitative analysis, report/brief writing, and generating presentations for project staff.
  • Collect and analyze secondary data from in-country sources. For certain activities, this may involve developing data collection instruments, cleaning and manipulating data in Excel, and applying software to model health sector costs and outcomes.
  • Produce analytical papers and policy briefs for specific assignments.
  • Facilitate trainings and/or workshops with stakeholders in English and French.
  • Support field consultants and local research staff through e-mail, skype and phone calls, while being clear and concise and providing excellent technical support
  • Maintain project-wide communication channels and interface with all project staff and field staff
  • Assist in program management and planning activities
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

The role reports to a Technical Advisor, Health. Reporting requirements include:

  • Attendance at team meetings, as required
  • Regular updates to manager on workload, upcoming activities, and travel
  • Monthly check-ins on performance

Authority levels:

  • Compliance with corporate delegated authorities
  • Appropriate consultation with line manager regarding important decisions involving your areas of responsibility.
  • Formulation of sound, evidence-based recommendations relevant in your areas of responsibility to the Technical advisor, Health


Minimum experience and education required:
  • Advanced degree or significant experience in public health, international development, biostatistics, economics, public policy or related field (PhD: At least one year of relevant work experience, MPH/MA: At least 4 years of relevant work experience, BA/BS: At least 6 years of relevant work experience).
  • Strong quantitative experience, including data analysis and statistical interpretation, and experience with statistical software such as Stata or SPSS.
  • Knowledge of and experience in HIV&AIDS, family planning, and/or health system strengthening strategies and approaches, particularly health financing concepts
  • Experience working or studying in developing countries
  • Experience working with USAID projects.
Key competencies and professional expertise required:
  • Clear and effective writing and oral communication skills in English (required) and French (desired)
  • Ability to translate and present complex information to diverse audiences in writing and orally.
  • Ability to develop technical data into presentations and/or other multimedia formats.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse groups, partners and colleagues and a team player.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as needed by the project up to 40%
Core competencies:
  • Adaptability
    • Supports change process
    • Promotes change agenda
    • Supports others to adapt
    • Supports others in new ways of working
    • Applies learning
  • Critical thinking
    • Challenges own ideas 
    • Investigates issues
    • Identifies trends and underlying connections
    • Identifies and analyses relationships between situations
    • Applies information outside the immediate
  • People and relationships
    • Encourages others to understand value of diversity and inclusion
    • Understands others’ position and adapts personal style
    • Encourages others to acknowledge team member’s contributions
    • Encourages self-development with team members 
    • Seeks participation and contribution from direct working relationships
  • Self-development and accountability
    • Seeks and applies development opportunities relevant to team
    • Probes understanding of feedback
    • Evaluates quality of work 
    • Delivers on commitments outside the team
    • Recognises and identifies opportunities
  • Business acumen
    • Align work focus with organisation objectives
    • Recognises market impacts and business drivers 
    • Consults to understand client needs 
    • Optimises resources 
    • Applies principles of stewardship

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