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Fred Hollows Foundation

Senior Health Economist

Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
Full time, Permanent Global Role
Closing Date: Sunday 14th August 2022


The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. This year marks The Foundation’s 30th anniversary of carrying on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation is known around the world as an organisation that works with purpose and determination. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen.

The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind, or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

To find out more about our work, please visit our website https://www.hollows.org


To be successful in this role, you will have strong experience in providing strategic and technical advice across government, development, and academic stakeholders within the context of health economics and health financing.  You will hold a relevant post-graduate qualification and ideally have superior knowledge of health systems financing.  Excellent research, communication and coordination skills, an acute eye for detail, together with a positive disposition will all be essential to enable you to help influence change at a senior level across The Foundation and across a wide network of partners and professionals.



The Senior Health Economist will contribute to a strategically important and growing portfolio of work in health economics and financing for eye health as part of the design and delivery of programs and help shape global norms and policy aligned to The Foundation’s Strategic Plan.



Lead development and technical oversight of a strategic portfolio of health systems financing and economics work for eye health that links with and leverages relevant global agendas
Coordinate and foster coherence across country activities to increase capacity, evidence-based approaches and systemic change in eye health financing
Provide high level technical support to country teams for strategic health economics and financing projects
Undertake quantitative and economic analyses and prepare briefings and reports to deliver on The Foundation’s economics and health financing plans
Support global resourcing and advocacy efforts, as required, across The Foundation
Build internal and external sector capacity in eye health economics and financing
Facilitate strong working relationships across The Foundation and drive shared initiatives
Other tasks as requested by your manager


Supporting costing and economic evaluation work in a health economics and financing related field
Providing national health systems financing and technical advice in low- or middle-income countries
Negotiating and partnering with government, research and / or non-government entities in health-related field particularly in a development setting
Working across cultures particularly in South and East Asia and Africa
How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you.


To find out more about our benefits click here


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Applications should be made via our Website. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at employment@hollows.org for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.


Applications Close: Sunday 14th August 2022

To apply for this job email your details to employment@hollows.org.