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Health Economist/Senior Health Systems Specialist

Unique opportunity to join a fast-paced, global health nonprofit that is transforming healthcare in emerging markets. Use your analytic and management skills, knowledge of global health and developing country issues to work on transformative projects undertaking policy analysis, providing technical assistance and undertaking research. Clients include governments, global institutions, private sector and non-profit organizations on health system reform in areas such as integrating hospital and outpatient care, payment arrangements, management upgrading, policy reforms, public-private partnerships, fiscal reform in health, governance and anti-corruption, among other themes. This is an exciting opportunity with an organization seeking to change the global health landscape.


Aceso Global is a Washington, D.C. based think tank and consulting organization that provides strategic healthcare advisory services to strengthen health systems and achieve affordable, high quality healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. We advise governments, private payers and providers, foundations and nonprofits in diagnosing problems, devising solutions, and creating value in hospital and healthcare networks. Aceso Global undertakes research, analysis and data collection to drive learning and collaboration across the global health community. Our work informs policymaking, healthcare investments, hospital financing and front-line integrated care improvements.

We are looking for a Health Economist or a Senior Health Systems Specialist to join our team to lead and deliver our growing portfolio of projects across the globe. These projects include, among others:

  • Working with the reformist Indonesian Ministry of Health on establishing a Health Policy Agency and collaborating with them on healthcare delivery improvements, hospital PPPs and bolstering their provider payment system;
  • Training and coaching front line health workers in Honduras to raise quality;
  • Advising the Egyptian government on contracting private providers;
  • Preparing policy notes on a myriad of topics for the Asian Development Bank;
  • Work with the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria on blended finance with International Financial Institutions, and preparing for transition; and,
  • Leading Joint Learning Network (JLN) – joint learning across countries – projects on private sector engagement; establishing telehealth capacity in primary care clinics; and integrated healthcare.

The successful candidate will work with leaders in global health, and will have the unique opportunity to provide leadership and take on a variety of meaningful projects and responsibilities, including mentoring junior staff.

Our clients include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, European Union, Wellcome Trust, leading global health sciences companies and various private foundations.


Responsibilities under this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Advisory services – Provide advice and analysis for clients including support of investments, policy formation and project implementation
  • Project management – Responsibility for management of projects, lead analysis and production of reports for clients and production of quality outputs, as well as interacting with clients
  • Research – Undertake and participate in research projects, take the lead or and contribute to writing papers and developing presentations
  • Client development – Interact with key global health stakeholders, working with governments, multilaterals and thought leaders
  • Thought leadership communication – Contribute to communicating Aceso Global’s insights to key stakeholders, donors and clients and developing material on lessons learned for policy and practice


Aceso Global is seeking a candidate with an MA, MSc, MBA, or PhD with a focus on economics, public policy, international development, global health, or related disciplines, ideally with expertise in healthcare systems and healthcare financing, and at least five years of professional experience. The candidate should be an excellent writer, be able to quickly deliver briefs, project outputs and research products on deadline, and be able to contribute to proposal writing and other tasks of the organization. Experience in low- or middle- income countries is essential, and some training in economics training important. The candidate should possess:

  • Experience working with middle and upper-middle income country governments, private sector in OECD or emerging markets or both
  • Solid grasp of development, health financing and health service delivery
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Fluency in written English usage and grammar, and experience in professional writing
  • Ability to analyze data and draw policy conclusions
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Spanish, French or Portuguese proficiency highly desired
  • Experience with multilateral development organizations a plus