• Abuja


ThinkWell is a health systems development organization using tailored health financing approaches to help low- and middle-income countries achieve universal health coverage.

We believe that effective health financing systems are essential to ensuring health services are well resourced, high quality, accessible, and do not cause financial impoverishment by those who use them. We also believe that health financing can serve as a crucial lever to improve overall health systems performance.The Health Financing Specialist brings strong quantitative skills and research capacity (typically in health economics and financing) as well as a solid understanding of the design, implementation and evaluation of health financing policy reform.

The Health Financing Specialist reports to the Project/Country Director. This is a full-time position based in Abuja, Nigeria with travel to Kano or Kaduna. Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Technical Leadership

Provide direct technical assistance to ensure high-quality program results and execution across projects in the area of specialization
Contribute to project work planning, coordinate across external partners and lead their engagement in collaborative projects
Develop monitoring, evaluation, research and learning tools, indicators and plans
Collaborate with other ThinkWell programs to ensure programming aligns with the organizations mission and vision, and that program best practices and lessons learned are shared for wide dissemination
Lead analyses on health expenditure, including out-of-pocket spending, financial forecasting, benefit incidence analysis, resource tracking and cost-effectiveness
Produce high quality written reports and presentations, including technical documents, project status reports, policy briefs, and publications for conferences and journals
Support ministries of health and finance on development of state-level health financing strategies, budget planning, preparation and execution, and budget advocacy
Create graphics and visualizations of quantitative and qualitative data
Design a sustainable capacity building model to ensure the Ministry of Health counterparts are directly engaged and evolve their health financing competencies and applied knowledge


BA/BS and 10+ years experience or graduate degree and 8+ years experience;
Substantive, relevant work experience in data management, data analysis, health financing, and health policy in Nigeria;
In-depth understanding of current and emerging health financing policy and systems reforms in Nigeria;
Demonstrated capacity to configure and analyze data, including from various large datasets;
Adept at communicating technical information to non-technical audiences;
Demonstrated interest and ability in growing staff, mentoring and coaching junior professionals;
A senior leader, able to rally staff around ThinkWell’s mission and priorities;
A thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of our work;
Recognized as a leader in the area of technical specialty; strong professional network in the field;
Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external strategic partners, donors, and stakeholders;
Full English fluency and;
Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and orientations as well as across work areas;
Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%.


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