Health Economist; USAID/PEPFAR/PSC

The U.S. Embassy/USAID/PEPFAR Cote d’Ivoire is seeking an economist with experience in economic analysis and costing for the health sector for USAID/PEPFAR Côte d’Ivoire Field Office.

The U.S. Embassy/USAID/PEPFAR Cote d’Ivoire is seeking an economist with experience in economic analysis and costing for the health sector for USAID/PEPFAR Côte d’Ivoire Field Office.


Important: All Applications and Resumes Must be in English




The Health Economist will provide technical and administrative support to PEPFAR CI in the areas of healthcare costing/financing, economic analysis, as well as broader health systems strengthening activities related to health sector planning and policy development.  The health economist will have primary responsibility in tracking annual resource mobilizations by the GOCI and its other donors as well as USG (PEPFAR) in support of implementation of the national strategic plans to address HIV and AIDS through preventing the maximum number of new infections, reducing HIV/AIDS related morbidity and mortality, reducing the impact of the disease on individuals, families, society, businesses, and ensuring good governance and systems strengthening for program implementation. The health economist will track GOCI budgeting and financial cycles respectively in the Ministries of Plan and Finance to ensure that projections of recurrent cost implications of the national HIV/AIDS program are duly considered well ahead of time to ensure adequate preparations for shifting PEPFAR-supported costs into the national budget.


A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available at


Important Notice:


When submitting your application via email, please always start the subject line with the Vacancy Announcement’s number followed by the position title.


E.g.: VA No. 42-13; Health Economist; USAID/PEFAR/PSC




All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.


  1. Education (25%):  Masters’ degree (or French equivalency) in economics (or similar majors, e.g.: international development with finance/economics focus, health cost financing, econometrics, etc.) is required. Medical Doctor or MPH degree is an added advantage.


2.    Work Experience and Knowledge (45%): Minimum eight (8) years of experience with health sector programs in CI or a similar developing country is required. This should include experience at national level on development of public health policies and technical guidelines.


3.    Demonstrated expertise in econometrics and in the conduct of health sector costing, performance based financing, cost-effectiveness and other economic studies are required.


  1. Previous experience with USG, with other international donor organizations, or within a large public or private sector health care entity with nation-wide reach is required.


5.    Language proficiency (20%): Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading and writing in both English and French is required. Language proficiency will be tested.


  1. Skills and Abilities (30%): Ability to work well independently, with minimal management oversight, within a large multi-agency team whose purpose is to assist the host country government, numerous implementing partners and a wide range of beneficiaries is required. Superior writing, research, analytical and communication/presentation skills and ability to produce reports/analyses within tight deadlines are also required.




1.    Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 


2.    Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.


3.    Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.


Interested individuals should submit cover letter and curriculum vitae both in English with details of three referees to:


The Human Resources Office

Attention: Recruitment Section

American Embassy, Abidjan

01 B.P. 1712 Abidjan 01

Cote d’Ivoire


Fax: (225) 22-49-41-02   or via email to:

Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.



The Human Resources Office

Telephone: 22-49-40-00

Fax: (225) 22-49-41-02   

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 9:45am

Last updated: November 20, 2013