Health Economist at Society for Family Health (SFH)

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Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey. Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier lives. Working with the private and public sectors, SFH adopts social marketing and behaviour change communication to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviours.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit

Job Profile:

The health economist is primarily responsible for maximizing value for money and cost-effectiveness of programme activity by the application of economic theories and tools to assess all aspects of programme and healthcare interventions and advising on optimal efficiency.

Job-role: The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Provide leadership for Project management Costing, including economic analysis and evidence for public health initiatives.
  • Provide technical assistance to government/stakeholders on creative funding solutions and public health financing mechanism around FP/ASRH, MNCH and Girl capital.
  • Conduct health intervention costing, budgeting, expenditure tracking, monitoring, review, or data collection.
  • Build evidence-based business case for health and Girl Capital programmes.
  • Lead on generating and disseminating knowledge products on health financing, cost effectiveness, VfM and RoI.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in economics, Health Economics, Health Policy, Public Financial Management or related fields with academic specialization in Health Financing or commensurate work experience in health finance
  • Demonstrated experience in economics, health economics, public policy, public sector financing, or public health, in partnership with government counterparts or other policymakers.
  • Training in Public Financial Management is desired, and training in health or development policy is an asset.
  • Relevant experience with NGO or governments in Nigeria is considered an asset.


  • At least 5 years’ experience working in health financing analysis, tracking or development of expenditure tracking systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in economics, health economics, public policy, public sector financing, or public health, in partnership with government counterparts or other policymakers.
  • Previous work experience in applied health financing and governance, health economics, and health systems strengthening.
  • Experience and knowledge related to the technical components of health financing (e.g., costing and cost-effectiveness analysis, resource mobilization, health resources tracking, etc.)
  • Experience working with governments in a technical advisory role, especially developing research or other communications materials for policymakers.
  • Experience working with donors.
  • Quantitative analysis experience and skills, especially experience using costing tools and developing costing exercises.
  • Experience on health programme data analysis for determining value for money, health outcome and impacts.
  • Demonstratable experience on coaching and mentorship.

Skills and competencies:


  • Data Analysis
  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Technical writing, documentation
  • Cost tracking and analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Planning


  • Results oriented
  • Process driven
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proactive and resourceful
  • Prioritization skills

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