Health Economist (Consultant for ITN Campaign Costing Studies) at Malaria Consortium

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Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Economist (Consultant for ITN Campaign Costing Studies)

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Location: Ondo
Duration: January – February 2022
Total TA Days: 42 days

Job Summary

  • Malaria Consortium requires qualified candidates that will carry out financial and economic costing of the universal coverage ITN campaign implemented in December 2021 in Ondo State.

Purpose / Scope of Assignment

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  • Malaria Consortium in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) is planning to implement a campaign to distribute insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Ondo State in December 2021.
  • Malaria Consortium will also implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) research in relation to the campaign.
  • The Ondo Net Campaign M&E Project will gather comprehensive data to assess the outcomes of the campaign in terms of ITN coverage, cost, use rates and net durability, as well as to monitor relevant epidemiological and entomological indicators such as the impact on malaria incidence rates reported from a sample of health facilities across the state, vector biting habits and insecticide resistance.
  • The costing study will be used to gather all financial and economic costs incurred in order to distribute ITNs in Ondo State during December 2021.
  • Detailed data on different types of costs associated with the ITN campaign will be collected through document reviews and key informant interviews. Financial, logistics, operational and other relevant documents from all stakeholders involved in various stages of the implementation of the ITN distribution campaign will be assessed to collect various types of cost data.
  • Key informants will be identified and interviewed at the global, national, state, local government area (LGA) and community levels to assess economic and financial costs incurred by various stakeholders. The collected data will be analysed to compute the cost per ITN delivered.

Specific Tasks

  • Assists the senior health economist in all activities of the project.
  • Contributes to the development of the work plan, study methodologies and data collection tools for the costing study.
  • Works with the senior health economist to identify key informants and data sources and relevant cost data from stakeholder financial and logistics documents.
  • Conducts key informant interviews.
  • Will be responsible for the compilation and analysis of information obtained through key informant interviews.
  • Will be responsible for cleaning and analysis of data on financial and economic costs obtained from various sources.
  • Contributes to the writing of the final report.

Deliverables:

  • A detailed work plan with methodologies and data collection tools.
  • A comprehensive report on the costing study with summaries of financial and economic costs of the campaign expressed as cost per ITN delivered and components of the cost.
  • Cleaned economic and financial cost data from all sources in relation to the Ondo 2021 ITN campaign.

Qualifications and experience

  • A Postgraduate Degree in Health Economics.
  • At least 3 years experience in costing or health economics studies in disease control interventions.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and authorship of relevant publications would be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Yoruba and/or Ijaw languages.

Application Closing Date
9th January, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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