Economist/Modelist, Health Economics Unit – Ethiopia


Type of job: National full-time

Location: The position can be based in Ethiopia or Kenya

Submission deadline: July 25, 2022

About Us

At Nutrition International, we make the difference, because nutrition is the difference.

The passion and drive of our global team of over 600 people, working in 13 offices in 11 countries with a common goal: to transform the lives of those who need it most through better nutrition is woven into the very fabric of our approach.

If you are a driven and passionate individual who shares our belief that a better world is possible through better nutrition, who wants to leave the world a little better than you found it, and who seeks to be part of a global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.

Meet our team

Nutrition International’s Program Operations Unit is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of key Nutrition International program interventions, including development, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. reporting, and grant management, including setting up annual operational planning, budgeting, and review processes. The unit includes a global team of professionals located in our top 10 countries across Asia, Africa and our head office in Ottawa, Canada. Nutrition International is seeking applications for Economist/Modeler, Health Economics Unit and Global Technical Services positions based in Ethiopia or Kenya.

About you

At a minimum, a master’s or doctoral degree. degree from a recognized university in health economics, development economics, health policy research, epidemiology, nutrition and public health, or related fields. Training in epidemiology, biostatistics, modelling, econometrics, financing and health policy is an asset. At least 5 years of experience working in research and evaluation, economic evaluations of health and nutrition interventions and policy advocacy. At least 3 years of experience in food fortification and/or nutrition. At least 5 years of project management experience

About the role

In this role, you will be:

In line with NI’s strategic objectives in Africa, contribute to improved nutrition in Africa and Ethiopia in particular by providing economic analysis for two new projects:

  • In Ethiopia, NI is undertaking the implementation of the “Product Development and Market Introduction of Double Fortified Salt with Iodine and Folic Acid (DFS-IoFA)” project. Specifically, the candidate will support the NI team in generating evidence on the effectiveness and/or cost-benefit analysis of DFS-IoFA using rigorous modeling approaches. The candidate will also lead the public health analysis related to DFS-IoFA to determine the feasibility and potential contribution of DFS IoFA as part of an optimal mix of interventions in Ethiopia aimed at improving micronutrient intake in the country among the general population.
  • In Africa, NI provides technical and advocacy support to the African Union (AU) and African Nutrition Leaders (ALNs) in the areas of data and evidence generation, and specifically for economic analysis and financial. The candidate can support the development of investment cases for nutrition in Africa (cost, cost-benefit analyses) at regional, national or district level and provide analytical support in the development of a funding target for nutrition. nutrition in Africa or other jointly agreed priorities. by the AU, ALN and NI inform and influence policy-making, advocacy and investment in nutrition decision makers.
  • Develop work plans and budgets to perform a set of “baseline” analyzes to understand the feasibility, impact, viability, and return on investment of introducing and scaling up DFS -IoFA from a public health and economic perspective. Develop work plans to perform public health analysis, economic evaluation and modeling, and prepare an investment case for DFS-IoFA. Oversee the design and cost data collection of DFS-IoFA in coordination with the NI technical team. Undertake the necessary training to develop the skills necessary to use the complex modeling tools needed to perform this public health and economic analysis, as well as provide training/mentorship to others on the use of the modeling tools. Perform rigorous economic modeling and analysis and compile the results to generate evidence on the effectiveness or CBA of SFN-IoFA in Ethiopia. Develop quality monthly and quarterly progress monitoring reports and ensure that challenges are identified and recommended corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner. Conduct monitoring and consultation visits to the site to ensure that key stakeholders are consulted in a timely manner, to build the capacity of data collectors and ensure the quality of data collection activities. Ensure that the research protocol and evaluation designs are reviewed and approved internally and by the local and international scientific research review board. Establish and maintain good collaborative relationships with key stakeholders such as EPHI, FBPIDI, FMHACA, ESA, FMoTI, FMoH, Salt Producers, IF-SBH, FTT, BMGF, MINIMOD Team, MAPS, CHAMPS, GAIN, UNICEF, PAM, AU and ALN other organizations interested in these projects. Represent NI in regional and international forums relevant to these projects in the area of ​​food fortification and nutrition financing/investment.

What we offer

A market-competitive salary, employee and dental benefits and a pension plan, flexible work hours, work from home, four weeks of vacation (plus holidays), and support for learning and development opportunities. development. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment.

Selected candidates must have a current legal right to work in Ethiopia or Kenya. We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, fair and accessible work environment. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks.

For more information on the role, please click on the attached job description. Please click on the apply button below to submit your application.

How to register

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