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Date: March 2020 | Sector: Global health | Expertise: Health economics & evaluation

Global health consultant sought

About the team

CEPA’s Global Health practice contributes to the effectiveness and sustainability of development aid in the health sector. We combine public policy, health economics, global health and evaluation expertise towards improving the quality and use of evidence for strategic, policy and programmatic planning and implementation. We conduct short, medium and long-term assignments, with clients including global health partnerships, multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies, donors and foundations, governments and international NGOs.

Over the last 15 years, we have gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise across a number of health areas which we apply at both global and country levels. These include: communicable and non-communicable diseases; health and community systems strengthening; immunisation; maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health; and nutrition. We also work in cross-cutting areas such as health policy and governance, health financing, health data and information systems, commodity market dynamics, as well as universal health coverage.

Our breadth of experience has given us the knowledge and skills to conduct complex evaluations and strategic reviews, and to provide high level technical advisory support. As applied economists, our main strength is bringing together diverse sources of evidence and analysis to develop relevant and nuanced conclusions and recommendations on complex issues.

The role

Key roles and responsibilities for this full-time position include:

  • actively contribute to the delivery of our global health projects, across our range of clients;
  • support new business development, including through identifying new opportunities and preparing tender responses;
  • support engagement and consultations with clients and key actors in the international health architecture (in-person and remote);
  • develop and acquire new skills by participating in internal and external training and educational opportunities;
  • travel to and participate in country visits and assessments in low- and middle-income countries (particularly sub-Saharan Africa and Asia); and
  • contribute to global health practice management in general and company-wide tasks.

Qualifications and experience required

Candidates should ideally have:

  • A postgraduate degree in Global Health or Public Health, alongside a solid understanding of economics concepts as relating to global health, OR
  • A postgraduate degree in Economics, International Development or similar, alongside solid experience in the application of global health expertise.
  • 3+ years of experience of working in the global health space, including the delivery of projects, evaluations/ reviews, strategy/ policy development, technical advisory work and/ or operational research;
  • Experience working in one or more health sub-sectors e.g. SRMNCAH, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, immunisation, etc., preferably with country-level experience in health programmes;
  • An ability to prepare high-quality deliverables for clients – including reports, presentations and models that present complex research results;
  • Strong quantitative (e.g.  Excel-based data analysis and modelling) and qualitative (e.g. desk review, in-depth stakeholder consultations) analytical skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of using Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and
  • Strong interpersonal and team-working skills with a professional and service-oriented attitude.

Although not essential, it is also desirable for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in advising and working with donor organisations, global health partnerships, international consultancies and/ or governments in strategy and programme development, evaluations, research and analysis on topical health issues;
  • Other CEPA international development focus sectors of agriculture and infrastructure would also be an advantage; and
  • Language abilities in French or Spanish.

We are a relatively small team and so require “all hands on deck” when delivering our project work. This requires us to recruit highly competent, motivated and friendly individuals to ensure that we can deliver robust, high quality work. This is an exciting opportunity for professional development.

Candidates must have the ongoing legal right to work in the UK. Please provide details of your eligibility to work in the UK in your application. If you do not possess this right, we will not be able to proceed with the application.

CEPA welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We recognise and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.


CEPA offers a highly competitive remuneration package for its staff. Beyond this, staff benefits also include:

  • health, life and travel insurance,
  • a 5% employer pension contribution,
  • 25 days paid holiday per year excluding UK bank holidays, and
  • a corporate ‘cycle to work’ scheme.

Application process

Applicants should submit a full CV and cover letter to CEPA's careers team via email.

The initial closing date for applications is 5 April 2020. Please note that CEPA does have some flexibility with this date in order to find the right applicant.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to respond to candidates shortlisted for consideration. Candidates who have not received a response to their application within 20 working days should assume that it has not been successful.

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