Senior Associate, Health Financing
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is seeking a Senior Associate to support the management and implementation of health financing activities under the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project and other global health projects as needs arise. The successful candidate will support the development and execution of quantitative analyses, research, and policy development, to complement the health financing and economics portfolio at Palladium, with the aim to improve sustainable financing for health in developing countries. This work may include:
1. conducting statistical analyses to inform the future direction of health financing policies,
2. supporting strategic development of health financing policies including health insurance reforms, and
3. generating evidence to support domestic resource mobilization initiatives including the role that the private sector and innovative financing and blended financing mechanisms can play.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing discrete project activities, including work-plan development, budgeting, staffing, and reporting. The successful candidate will report to a Technical Advisor or Director within the Health practice.

All applications for this position should be submitted online at via the Careers page. Palladium provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.


o Generates technical analyses related to health financing across the health system and also for priority health areas (HIV, family planning, MCH, TB etc.), including desk-based research, quantitative analyses (e.g. costing), health insurance related analyses, health market analyses, and investment case and economic model development
o Leads planning, development, and implementation of health financing activities, including management of staff, budget, reporting requirements, and products.
o Develops models, presentations, manuscripts, reports, and briefs for internal and/or client or government use.
o Supports capacity building and knowledge sharing within the company on health financing and sustainable financing for health.
o Represents the project/program in specific technical meetings and fora, including coordination meetings with partners, clients and other stakeholders.
o Participate in outside associations, conferences, and symposia, including presentations of technical work.
o Participates in business development efforts, as required and appropriate.
o Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


o MPH, MSc, MA, MBA or similar with a focus on health financing, public health, international development, health economics, public policy, health sector management, or related field.
o At least 3-4 years' experience in health finance, global health consulting, international development, or other related fields
o Understanding of health systems and health financing issues in developing country contexts required
o Experience developing and implementing activities in support of universal health coverage objectives, required
o Strong quantitative skills, including data analysis and statistical interpretation. Experience with statistical software such as Stata, and high level of proficiency with Excel, required
o Experience with government engagement and policy analyses, costing, and health economics, desired.
o Past work experience managing USAID- or other donor-funded projects beneficial.
o Ability to present complex information to diverse audiences. Clear and effective writing and oral communication skills, including significant experience with report development and delivering oral presentations supported by PowerPoint slides.
o Strong program management, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
o Experience working internationally. Experience in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southeast Asia is highly desirable.
o Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
o Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
o Professional and mature demeanor and conduct.
o Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.
o Work well with limited oversight and with diverse cross-cultural groups, partners, and colleagues
o Ability and willingness to travel internationally, required
o Foreign language skills, especially French, Spanish or Portuguese, an advantage

Intermediate Level
Washington, DC, United States
Closing date:
31 March 2019