Interests:Public administration in the health sector combining economics, organisational science, political science, anthropology and medicine. Health Systems strengthening; governance and decentralisation; aid & development effectiveness.
Skills:Team leader; policy analysis; cross disciplinary approach; understanding and including different stakeholders’ views and priorities; programme design and implementation; respecting country ownership.
Background and relevant experience:Finn is a Medical Doctor with Master’s degree in Public Administration and has worked 8 years as a clinician and more than 30 years with development assistance to the health sector in Africa and Asia, including 11 years living in developing countries (Botswana, Bangladesh, India & Tanzania).
With a main professional focus on policy development and health systems strengthening, Finn is keen to promote country ownership and development effectiveness. He has a proven track record as team leader, for example from appraisals and joint assessment, and an ability to work across cultures.
Finn has since 2018 worked as a part-time Senior Health Adviser to Zanzibar’s Ministry of Health. In addition, the most recent work has been for DfID evaluating the South Sudan Health Pool Fund; WHO developing a strategic plan for Bhutan’s national referral hospital; and Danida reviewing the support for operations & maintenance for all primary facilities in Kenya. Previously, Finn worked for WHO (almost 2.5 years), last as Senior Health Advisor, initiating and supporting the transformation of IHP+ to the UHC 2030 partnership. Before that Finn was Senior Health Specialist for the World Bank in Washington for 7 years, and prior to that worked 14 years for Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ technical services in different capacities, including 7 years as the Ministry’s Chief Technical Adviser on Health, having overall responsibility for technical assessments in relation to Danida’s health programs and international work. For 4 years Finn was also an External Associate Professor at Copenhagen University teaching MIH students health economics and organisational theory.
Personal:Finn currently lives in his native Copenhagen. He is fluent in English and understands French.
For a full CV email Finn at the address given at the top of this profile.