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1) Senior Health Specialist (System Strengthening and Immunization), P-5, NYHQ O/P Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Health Specialist (System Strengthening and Immunization), P-5, NYHQ O/P Nairobi, Kenya, 72208
The Senior Immunization Specialist, Systems Strengthening & Immunization Financing) (P5) will provide technical support to Country Offices in the East & South Africa region and other regions. Work areas include Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS) Grant Application Support, Immunization Financing assessments, research and data collection and information analysis:
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced University degree with specialization in Public Health with a focus on health economics or health financing, or an advanced degree in economics or financing with a focus on Health Systems Strengthening.
At least 10 years of experience in a relevant discipline such as international public health or global development.
Experience working with a global health partnership such as GAVI, GPEI, GAIN, etc. -particularly in areas of policy, strategy and governance is an asset.

Preference will be given to candidates who have: (1) Knowledge of, and experience with the Health Systems Strengthening and Financing; (2) Knowledge and experience of immunization, Universal Health Coverage and global health issues in developing countries; (3) Knowledge of global health financing issues and trends; (4) Strong communication and relationship building skills in the global health community particularly among immunization donors, multilateral partners, and implementers; (5) Experience with Health Systems Strengthening applications and programs. (6) Experience in strengthening public health financing and governance.
Fluency in English (written and verbal)is required. Knowledge of an additional UN language, i.e.. French is desired.
Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Ulla Griffiths, Senior Advisor Immunization Financing. Email:[log in para visualizar]

2) Associate Professor / Professor, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), UTS, Australia

Associate Professor / Professor, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), UTS, Australia
The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellencein health economics and health services research. CHERE is a world leader in the research and evaluation of health policies,funding and health care delivery and in the methodology and practice of health technology assessment (HTA).
Our vision is to contribute to the UTS goal of being a world leading university in the health field by enhancing our internationalreputation for excellence in health economics and health services research, by developing high quality teaching programs thatengage people across the health sector, and extending our engagement with and influence on health policy and health sector reform.
CHERE is seeking to build on its current strengths in quantitative evaluation of health policy, measurement of preferences andhealth technology assessment and is strategically appointing outstanding international researchers as a result of continued upwardtrajectory in funding.
In this role, you will contribute to the overall research, teaching and engagement strategy of the Centre by leading andmanaging research programs, building collaborative research networks, attracting new research funding, contributing to thedevelopment of new teaching programs, mentoring early and mid-career researchers, supervising PhD students and activelyengaging with policy makers in the health system.
Our key focus areas for strategic expansion of the Centre are application of discrete choice experiments to health and health care,methods and applications in health technology assessment and quantitative evaluation of health policy.
To be successful in applying for this role, you should have:
•        An excellent track record in teaching and learning, with experience in providing high quality postgraduate teaching andsupervision
•        An outstanding track record in generating research income
•        Substantial demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more of the following research areas:
o   Discrete choice experiment methodology
o   Health technology assessment
o   Quantitative methods and analysis of large datasets
•        Doctoral qualifications in economics or health services research or other relevant discipline, with recognition as a leadingauthority in a field of expertise relevant to health economics
Base Salary Range: $142,116 to $176,712 pa (Level D/E)
The university offers 17% superannuation in addition to base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child  carecentres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.
This appointment will be on a 5 year fixed term full-time basis. How To Apply
Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. You can apply using the following link:
Prior to commencing your application for IRC84810, please review the Position Statement and the relevant Selection Criteria whichyou can find also find on the above link.
Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.
Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at [log in para visualizar] or on+61 (0) 2 9514 1080.
For further information on this role, please contact the Director of CHERE, Professor Rosalie Viney, at [log in para visualizar] oron +61 (0) 2 9514 4722.
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th October at 11.59pm (AEST)

3) Research Fellow Vacancy MHIHS1101 - University of Leeds, UK

To view the advert for Research Fellow (MHIHS1101) use the link below:
The closing date is 2nd October 2016.

4) Research Assistant Vacancy - University of Leeds, UK

The vacancy is for a Research Assistant in Economic Evaluation and Healthcare Decision Modelling MHIHS1100 and the closing date is 29thSeptember 2016.
To view the advert use the link below:

5) Research Fellow post in Health Economics / Impact Evaluation, LSHTM, UK

We are seeking an enthusiastic Research Fellow in Health Economics / Impact Evaluation to join the Health Economics and Systems Analysis Group (HESA) of LSHTM. 

The Research Fellow will join a team evaluating an innovative approach developed by the international NGO PharmAccess that aims to improve quality of care in private facilities in low and middle income countries, using step-wise certification based on standards developed with international accreditation bodies. The evaluation involves a randomised controlled trial of the PharmAccess approach in Tanzania measuring the impact on quality of care, complemented by qualitative work in Tanzania and Kenya. The post-holder will contribute to the development of data collection tools; provide oversight of primary data collection in collaboration with local partners; take a lead role in quantitative data analysis using experimental and quasi-experimental methods; contribute to the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data; and contribute to several manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

The successful applicant will have a Masters degree in economics, health economics, development economics, statistics, epidemiology or a related discipline; excellent skills in analytical reasoning and critical thinking; expertise in the application of econometric/statistical methods, using Stata to an advanced level; excellent written and oral communications skills in English; the ability to work effectively in a multicultural team; and a willingness to travel to Tanzania and Kenya.

For further details please see:

Closing date is Friday 30 September 2016 

6) PhD position at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

The institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG) at Erasmus University Rotterdam offers the position of
PhD student

Quantifying the health benefits and displacement effects of health care policies (1.0 fte)
Institute of Health Policy & Management

The institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is leading in the Netherlands with its educational and research activities targeted at policy and management issues in health care. A research position is offered within the section Health Economics. This section is distinguished by independent and excellent research and teaching in health economics.

Description of the project
Developed countries spend an increasing percentage of their GDP on health care with the aim to improve population health. However, to what extent this goal is achieved has been surprisingly difficult to demonstrate in empirical research. Therefore, whether increased health care spending improves population health remains one of the most important research questions in the field of health economics. This project aims to answer this research question by taking as starting point changes in health care policies, which will be analysed as natural experiments using state-of-the-art econometric methods.

The project aims to analyse the population health consequences of some recent changes in Dutch health care policies (e.g. changes in hospital payment schemes, introduction of expensive new technologies etc.) using several large administrative datasets that have been linked by the Netherlands Statistical Office. It will investigate whether health care policies have their intended effects by not only focusing on the health benefits of new technologies but also on possible displacement effects within health care (what activities within the health care sector are given up as a result of policy changes?). Later in the project, substitution between different types of care (preventive, curative, long-term) and/or effects of health care policies outside the Netherlands may be explored. 
Results of the project will inform several policy debates including the debate what the maximum price should be for new medical technologies that are publicly financed.

The successful applicant for this position is expected to have a master degree in (health) economics, applied econometrics or applied statistics. Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills in English, and have a strong motivation for doing empirical research in the field of health economics. At least a basic command of Dutch is desired. Computer skills should include R, Stata or similar statistical software.

Appointment and salary
We offer a position as PhD student at EUR. PhD students are appointed for a period of 4 years, starting with a temporary contract for 1.5 years followed by a second temporary contract for 2.5 years. Remuneration will be in accordance with the PhD scale set by the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Fulltime work will pay € 2.191.- before taxes in the first year, going up to € 2.801.- in the fourth year. EUR offers a set end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and there are generous opportunities for additional education. A minimal teaching requirement (about 0.1 FTE) is required.
Applications and more information

For more information about this position, contact dr. Pieter van Baal ([log in para visualizar] /. +31-10-4089118) or prof.dr. Eddy van Doorslaer ([log in para visualizar] /+31-10-4082566). Qualified applicants should send by mail or email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, grade list and the names and addresses of two references to: Ms. Liza Moreira, iBMG, P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, [log in para visualizar]

The deadline for application is November 1st, 2016.