IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit http://www.ifc.org. IFC’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Department is looking to recruit a Healthcare Economist and Quality Specialist with considerable experience in emerging markets healthcare.
Investment in the health sector has been a profitable and impactful business for IFC, and has grown into a global portfolio of over US$2 billion. With the growth and diversification of its healthcare portfolio, and the evolution towards Value Based Healthcare, IFC is interested in continually improving the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of its investment companies and ensuring they are delivering quality services. In 2010, IFC, in partnership with Joint Commission International (JCI), developed a Self-Assessment Guide for Health Care Organizations to help hospitals and clinics to assess and improve their quality, safety, ethics and clinical governance. The guide provides a series of questions and scoring which can be used to evaluate an organization in these areas.
The candidate should have a strong healthcare economics background with relevant experience of measuring the impact of healthcare investments. Ideally, the candidate will also have a track record of implementing or assessing the quality of healthcare service providers, as well as the capability for developing meaningful indicators to track the clinical and developmental outcomes of health organizations.
The position will be based in Washington DC and be part of the MAS investment team.
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.Background / General description
• Together with IFC’s Health Specialists, develop and implement appropriate frameworks and tools for better assessing and communicating the level of quality, value for money, and impact of IFC health projects. This will likely include the refinement and roll-out of IFC’s Self-Assessment Guide for Health Care Organizations;
• Assist investment teams in analyzing the economic and development impacts of IFC’s investment projects and in communicating those impacts both internally and externally;
• Comprehensively review IFC Health [Development Outcome Tracking System] (DOTS) indicators and propose more relevant and specific health impact indicators within an appropriate M&E framework;
• Support in the development and implementation of an IFC advisory program to help IFC clients improve their quality and results measurement;
• Coordinate with colleagues at the World Bank and with other internal and external stakeholders to ensure IFC’s M&E framework and quality assessment tools are consistent with industry best practices;
• Engage in broader relevant impact evaluation and quality / value forums to share lessons learned and gain insights into global trends and approaches.DRDuties and Accountabilities
• Economics or other relevant graduate degree with at least ten years of professional experience in quality and impact assessment and M&E work, with particular focus on the health sector;
• Strong knowledge and experience with the commercial private health sector and its role in health systems in emerging markets;
• Knowledge of accreditation (e.g. JCI) processes and implementation and/or other quality assessment platforms;
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to coordinate with various stakeholders;
• Ability to represent IFC externally and to collaborate closely with World Bank and other MFIs and financing institutions and banks and other stakeholders.SCSelection Criteria