Avenir Health is dedicated to enhancing social and economic development in the fields of HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, child survival and infectious diseases. We do this by providing tools and technical assistance in policy, planning, modeling, resource allocation and evaluation. Much of our work uses computer modeling to examine the impact of interventions, including new technologies, in averting new infections, deaths or unplanned pregnancies.

Avenir Health offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Senior Associate

Updated 10/2021


Avenir Health, a global health organization that works to enhance social and economic development, is seeking to hire a Senior Associate with strong quantitative skills to contribute to costing, modeling, and planning activities that support international donors and national programs.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the development and application of analytical frameworks and quantitative tools for prioritization of health interventions
  • Contributing to development and application of economic models for new health technologies
  • Analyzing impact, cost, and cost-effectiveness of programs.
  • Carrying out literature review and extraction of relevant impact and cost data
  • Supporting design of health costing guidelines
  • Contributing to writing of reports and peer-reviewed journal articles

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, etc.) in public health, economics or other social sciences, or a health-related field. A PhD in any of the fields above would be a plus.
  • Five years’ experience in international public health
  • Detail-oriented with excellent quantitative skills
  • Expertise with Excel
  • Excellent communication (email, presentation, writing) skills
  • Knowledge of developing country population and health issues.
  • Ability to work successfully across a wide range of teams and projects and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to travel to developing countries as needed (10 -40% of time), and ability to work well with developing country counterparts and support capacity building
  • Proficiency in a second language (French, Spanish, or Portuguese) a plus
  • Experience/knowledge/understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment interventions a plus
  • Experience/knowledge/understanding of ABC/M (Activity-Based Costing for Management) and TDABC (Time-Driven Activity-Based costing) a plus

The position is likely to be based in Washington DC, USA.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to:


Updated 10/2021


Avenir Health has an immediate opportunity for a full-time entry or intermediate level web application developer. Programmer will be required to develop, maintain and support computer modeling applications for use in the international public health field. Programmer will work closely with senior research and programming staff to translate analytical health models into user friendly web application tools. This position is primarily client-side development although server-side tasks will be involved.

Individual should possess BA/BS Computer Science/Math or related degree, team-player attitude, and strong incentive to learn in a small company environment. Experience with JavaScript, React, Material-UI or Python a plus.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: Attn: Bob McKinnon

Manager of Finance and Administration

Updated 2/2020


The Manager of Finance and Administration will report to the Director of Finance and Administration. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will support the following areas: finance/accounting, payroll, budgeting, contracts/grants, human resources/benefits, risk management and administration.


Financial Management

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly project status reports and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Assist project managers develop budgets and assist in preparing cost proposals.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Maintain the contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all business/accounting/personnel policies and manuals.
  • Effectively communicate.

Human Resource and Administration

  • Maintain and implement Avenir Health’s human resources compensation and benefits plan in conjunction with the management team.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.


  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree.
  • At least 7 to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen human resources functions previously.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • A track record in contracts/grants management.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem- solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Avenir Health.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: