GRADE: Senior Consultant/ Managing Consultant
TEAM: Global Health Economics, Policy & Evaluation
LOCATION: London, United Kingdom

Global healthOVERVIEW

Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) is an international economics and public policy consulting business based in the heart of London (UK). We work across a range of sectors including global health, agriculture, energy, transport, water and infrastructure. The CEPA team comprises economics, finance and public policy specialists, who provide consultancy and advisory services to international organisations, governments and the private sector.

Our Global Health Economics, Policy and Evaluation team works with various UN organisations, global health partnerships, bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations and governments on a wide range of public health issues.

Our recent clients include:

• The World Health Organisation (WHO)
• Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
• The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
• The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
• The Stop TB Partnership
• Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

We provide consulting services in the areas of evaluations and strategic reviews, policy and technical advice, health commodity dynamics and market access, health systems strengthening and health financing. Specifically, we seek to assist clients in delivering better developmental outcomes by providing services including:

• Evaluations and reviews of programmes and interventions at global, regional and national levels, including assessment of impact, added value, value for money and cost benefit analysis.
• Policy and technical advisory services related to international health and donor-specific strategy and priorities.
• Analysis of market dynamics issues for health commodities and development of sustainable market-based approaches.
• Health systems strengthening and development.
• Health financing including development of innovative financing mechanisms for health issues and support for resource mobilisation strategies for global health initiatives.

We are looking to recruit a senior international health economics and policy consultant, to join the CEPA team on a full-time basis as soon as possible. The role will be as either the Senior Consultant (5-8 years’ or relevant experience) or Managing Consultant (8-12 years’ recent experience) grade within the company. As such, it is a senior role and the successful candidate will be expected to lead and /or manage consultancy projects, new business development, as well as resource planning and team development. The position would entail, at times, working at client sites as well as international travel.

The roles and responsibilities for the position include:

• Leading and/or managing the delivery of our Global Health projects, including leading and/or playing a senior role in the development of the methodology, analysis, stakeholder engagement, and report writing.
• Supporting new business development, including through preparation of tender responses, marketing activities and management of client relationships.
• Managing teams for project delivery, including coaching and supervision of junior team members.
• Supporting engagement and consultations with clients and key actors in the international health architecture (in-person and remote).
• Leading country visits and assessments in low/ middle income countries (particularly Sub Saharan Africa and Asia).
• Contributing to practice strategy and business planning, through engagement with the practice lead and senior management.

It is expected that candidates will have the following skills and experience:

• at least five years of relevant experience, gained in consulting, public policy, industry, international institutions or government;
• a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. health economics, economics, development economics, public policy, health policy and planning, etc.);
• experience of working in one or more health sub-sectors (e.g. maternal and child health, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, immunisation, etc.);
• a strong interest in international development and a desire to contribute to the development of meaningful, evidence-based policies and programmes;
• knowledge of key health issues facing developing countries;
• knowledge of the international health architecture and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
• strong project management skills and experience of managing budgets, deliverables, teams and results;
• strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, excellent written and spoken communication skills and experience of using Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and
• fluency in English.

Further, although not ‘must haves’, it is also desirable for candidates to have the following:

• previous consultancy experience;
• experience of working with one or more of our clients listed above;
• language abilities in French or Spanish; and
• the on-going legal right to work in the UK.

The ideal candidate will be a personable and proactive team player with the ability to manage, motivate and develop small teams of exceptional professionals to help our clients deliver on their high-profile international development and public health mandates.

Candidates should have the ongoing legal right to work in the UK. Please provide details of your eligibility to work in the UK in your application. If this information is not provided, we may not be able to proceed with your application.

A highly competitive consultancy remuneration package will be available for the right candidate. CEPA places significant emphasis on performance-related pay through its bonus system.

As well, beyond the annual bonus system, staff benefits include:

• health, life and travel insurance,
• a 5% employer pension contribution,
• 25 days paid holiday per year excluding UK bank holidays,
• a corporate cycle scheme, and
• a staff shadow dividend scheme.

Applicants should submit a full CV and covering letter either by using the "Apply" button on this page, or by email to:

CEPA welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We recognise and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to respond to candidates shortlisted for consideration. Candidates who have not received a response to their application within 15 working days should assume that it has not been successful.