Senior Health Financing Specialist –

Apply by 16th May 2014
Job Description

The International Health Division (IHD) is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.


Abt Associates seeks a Senior Health Financing Specialist for an upcoming USAID-funded project, which intends to implement HIV/AIDS and other health services for mobile populations, other key affected populations, and general communities in transport and cross-border areas of Kenya, Uganda, and other Central African countries. With support from home office Abt staff, the successful applicant will lead Abt’s contribution to the overall project in terms of designing and piloting innovative financing mechanisms for the health services to be provided.


  • Advanced degree in health financing, health economics, development economics or

related field

  • Minimum eight (8) years of relevant professional experience managing and implementing health financing programs with a minimum of (5) years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.



 Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to KenyaJobs@abtassoc.com

Organization Description

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

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