Health Economist

Aceso Global
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter, CV and a 2-3 page writing sample to Scott Wells ( with the subject, "Health Economist."
Where to Apply

Unique opportunity to join a fast-paced, global health nonprofit that is transforming healthcare in emerging markets. Use your analytic and management skills, knowledge of global health and developing country issues to work on transformative projects in the field, conducting research, undertaking policy analysis and providing technical assistance. Clients include governments, private sector and non-profit organizations on health system reform in integrating hospital and outpatient care, payment arrangements, management upgrading, policy reforms, public-private partnerships, fiscal reform in health, governance and anti-corruption, among other themes. This is an exciting opportunity with an organization seeking to change the global health landscape.

Aceso Global ( is a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that provides strategic healthcare advisory services to strengthen health systems and achieve affordable, high quality healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. They advise governments, insurers, private equity firms, foundations and nonprofits in diagnosing problems, devising solutions, and creating value in hospital and healthcare networks. Aceso Global undertakes research, analysis and data collection to drive learning and collaboration across the global health community. Their work informs policymaking, healthcare investments, hospital financing and front-line integrated care improvements.

They are looking for a Health Economist to participate in their growing portfolio of projects across the globe. These projects include assessing alternative payment systems for health care delivery, experiments in hospital management improvements, advising countries and donors on transition away from external funding to country sustainability, advising private companies on healthcare investments in emerging markets, analysis of viability of hospital PPPs, advising on health reform approaches and options at national and state levels plus undertaking research on a myriad of topics. The successful candidate will work with, and learn from, leaders in global health, and will have the unique opportunity to take on a variety of additional meaningful responsibilities.

Their clients include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; World Bank; Inter-American Development Bank; The Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria; European Union; Johnson & Johnson; Novartis; and various private foundations.

Responsibilities under this position include, but are not limited to:
– Project management – Responsibility for management of projects, coordinate the project team, produce quality outputs and interact with clients
– Advisory services – Provide advice and analysis for clients including support of investments, policy formation and project implementation
– Research – Undertake and participate in research projects, take the lead or and contribute to writing papers and developing presentations
– Client development – Interact with key global health stakeholders, working with governments, multilaterals and thought leaders
– Knowledge management – Develop knowledge portals on select topics to educate key stakeholders on emerging evidence on new developments in the field
– Thought leadership communication – Contribute to communicating Aceso Global’s mission to key stakeholders, donors and clients and developing material on lessons learned and link to policy or actions

Aceso Global is seeking a candidate with an MBA, MA or PhD with a focus on economics, public policy, international development, global health, or related disciplines, ideally with expertise in healthcare financing, and at least five years of professional experience. The candidate should be an excellent writer, be able to quickly deliver briefs, project outputs and research products on deadline, and be able to contribute to proposal writing and other tasks of the organization. A deep understanding of health finance, health systems and statistics is essential, as is experience in low- or middle- income countries. Economics training fundamental.

The candidate should possess:
– Experience working with middle and upper-middle income country governments and/or the private sector in OECD or emerging markets
– Solid grasp of development, health financing and health service delivery
– Demonstrated research skills, with research papers or publications desirable
– Strong technical writing skills
– Proficiency in written English usage, grammar and punctuation
– Ability to analyze data and draw policy conclusions
– Good interpersonal skills
– Spanish and/or Portuguese proficiency highly desired
– Russian proficiency desired
– Experience with multilateral development organizations a plus

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C., but they will consider applicants interested in a part-time position.

To apply, send your cover letter, resume and a professional writing sample to Scott Wells at

Aceso Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. Finalists for the position may be subject to a pre-employment background screening. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.