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Senior Policy Analyst (Health Economics), Global Health Policy - UK or DC

CGD and CGD Europe, each an independent, non-partisan research organization located in Washington, DC and London respectively, seek a full-time Senior Policy Analyst for the Global Health Policy programme, to be based in either location.

The successful candidate will have experience with research and policy analysis relating to Health Benefit Package design, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and related fields in priority setting in health. The candidate must demonstrate outstanding analytic and technical skills, both in academic research and applied policy analysis as well as organizational skills, programme management and reporting, and experience with stakeholder management in a global environment.   
The successful candidate will perform a range of project research, policy analysis and other duties in support of the Global Health Policy program with a strong focus on the work of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) in India. iDSI is a global reservoir of health, policy and economics expertise. It aims to support countries to make better decisions about how much public money to spend on health care and how to get the most from every dollar they spend. CGD and CGD Europe are core partners in this initiative, with CGD Europe functioning as the secretariat of the grant.   
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Design and lead technical assistance and capacity building projects as part of the iDSI grant, focusing on HTA, priority setting and health benefits packages (HBP) in India
  • Support the Director and Assistant Director with analysis and research on the international Decision Support Initiative on diverse projects
  • Independently design, develop, manage and conduct research and co-author working papers, notes, blogs and/or peer-reviewed global public goods, with the support of colleagues (including the Director). Topics of interest may include health benefits package development, pragmatic HTA methods, priority setting and strategic purchasing.
  • Lead on scoping and needs assessment activities, working with clients and local experts, to identify current practice and capacity and respond to policy requests from national governments in iDSI countries
  • Organising and deliver training programmes to build capacity in health economics and priority setting within local institutions for better generation and use of health economic evidence in iDSI countries.
  • Lead on new grants applications to expand the work of CGD and CGD Europe
  • Represent the global health policy team at meetings and conferences related to policy and research priorities
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of parties involved in research and strategy advice projects, including CGD and CGD Europe  staff, national and international decision-makers, technical experts, consultants, academics, clients and research partners
  • Perform other duties within the range of skills and abilities of the post holder, as required in support of senior iDSI staff 

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:  

  • PhD in health economics, health financing or a closely related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience of research or policy analysis related to HTA and/or HBP design in low-or-middle income countries (LMICs)
  • Experience of research or policy analysis related to the Indian health system
  • Experience of and/or understanding of the role played by donors in global health
  • Outstanding attention to detail; proven ability to advance research projects with hands-off supervision while being accountable for the accuracy of outputs
  • Competent in working in complex multi-stakeholder environments, and ability to quickly grasp the political dynamics of new contexts
  • Strong communications and writing skills in English, including the ability to communicate complex messages to a wide audience
  • Willingness to undertake frequent short- and long-haul travel (when possible), to further CGD, CGD Europe, and iDSI impact in country

Desirable Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience of economic evaluation modelling and/or the production of HTAs
  • Experience of contributing to a HBP revision
  • Experience of providing technical assistance support to policy makers in LMICs
  • Research or policy experience gained working in low- or middle-income countries, and ideally in India

CGD and CGD Europe celebrate fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

To apply: 

Applicants should submit a CV and a covering letter outlining how they meet the requirements for the role along with a writing sample. Closing date for applications is 31 October, 2021 at 23:59. The salary range for the position is £53,500 - £65,000 GBP per annum.

The successful candidate can be located in either the United States or the UK and any offer of employment requiring sponsored work authorization is contingent on CGD and the candidate’s ability to successfully petition for and secure the necessary work visa(s).

In the UK, staff have started to return to the office and it is the expectation that the successful candidate will be within commutable distance to the offices based in SW1. The successful candidate will need to be in the office a minimum of two days a week.



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