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Date: October 2021 | Sector: Global health | Expertise: Health economics & evaluation

Junior global health consultant vacancy

CEPA’s Global Health practice

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 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, commodity market dynamics, health data and information systems as well as universal health coverage.

Our breadth of experience has given us the knowledge and skills to conduct complex evaluations and strategic reviews, impact modelling and cost-benefit analyses and to provide strategic and operational advise. 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.

Further information on the work of CEPA’s Global Health practice can be found online.

The role

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

  • conduct qualitative and quantitative analytical tasks to contribute to the delivery of our global health projects, including conducting (i) document reviews; (ii) stakeholder consultations; (iii) country case studies; and (iv) Excel-based data analysis and impact modelling;
  • support new business development, including through identifying new opportunities and preparing tender responses;
  • support engagement 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) dependent on COVID-19 travel restrictions; and
  • contribute to global health practice management in general and company-wide tasks.

Qualifications and experience required

Candidates should have:

  • a postgraduate degree in Global Health, Public Health, Epidemiology or similar, alongside a solid understanding of economics concepts as relating to global health, OR a postgraduate degree in Economics, International Development or similar, alongside experience in the application of global health expertise;
  • strong quantitative (e.g.  Excel-based data analysis and modelling) and qualitative (e.g., desk review, in-depth stakeholder consultations) analytical skills;
  • an ability to prepare high-quality deliverables for clients – including reports, presentations and Excel-based models that present complex research results;
  • 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 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., communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, immunisation, pandemic preparedness etc.,) preferably with country-level experience in health programmes; and
  • 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.

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.

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.

Remuneration

CEPA offers a highly competitive remuneration package based on applicant experience and performance. Beyond this, staff benefits also include:

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

Application process

Applicants should submit a full CV and cover letter to our recruitment team by email to: careers@cepa.co.uk

The initial closing date for applications is 26 October 2021. 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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