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Volunteer, Health Financing and Malaria (6 months)

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Volunteer, Health Financing and Malaria (6 months)

Country : Rwanda
City : Kigali
Type : Volunteer, International |
Business Unit : HIV, TB & Health Financing

More information about this job:

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest obstacles to effective treatment and care. Given the current global funding landscape, the Health Financing team is focused on providing technical support to governments in overcoming financing barriers to achieve universal access to health services.

CHAI currently seeks a Volunteer to work with its health financing and malaria programs. The Volunteer will play an important role in CHAI Rwanda’s work in light of the upcoming country application submissions for the next Global Fund grant in malaria, HIV and TB. With the Health Financing and Malaria CHAI teams, the Volunteer will have two core functions: firstly, to provide effective assistance on the upcoming Global Fund application, and secondly, to work with the Health Financing team in conducting critical health systems analysis and formulating strategic solutions that can be leveraged as part of a comprehensive health financing strategy.  The Volunteer will report to the Health Financing Program Manager. The position will have a duration of 6 months.

The ideal candidate must have advanced analytical, problem-solving and organizational competencies. The candidate is expected to be highly fluent in Excel and be able to build quantitative models independently with minimal supervision.  The candidate will also demonstrate excellent communications skills and display cultural sensitivity. S/he must be able to manage multiple tasks and drive multiple work plans forward. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. We place great value on the following qualities: academic excellence, entrepreneurship, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy and work ethic.

Provide robust data management and analytical support to the in-country team by actively participating in structuring the analytical approach and problem-solving in areas such as:
Providing effective assistance to the national HIV, TB & Malaria programs on their Global Fund grant application;
Developing quantitative models to understand resource needs of key health interventions at national and facility levels and to mobilize additional resources for the health sector and distribute them equitably, effectively and efficiently;
Providing analytical support to prioritize interventions in light of limited resources;
Identifying, providing recommendations, and supporting the implementation of operational efficiencies;
Supporting the design and implementation of long-term financial sustainability plans;
Supporting the development of investment cases for disease programs and health systems areas; and
Performing any other duties assigned by the Program Manager

Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of professional experience in public sector finance, banking, management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience
Highly-motivated, entrepreneurial, with outstanding problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities;
Demonstrated experience building and analyzing quantitative models to inform decision-making, including experience developing or evaluating financial models;
Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multicultural environment;
Exceptional organizational and communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively;
Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be effective in high-pressure situations and adapt to fast-paced and changing environments with a strong commitment to excellence;
Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals;
Ability to manage ambiguity, work independently on complex projects and deliver results in a timely manner;
Advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint; and
Proficiency in English is required and proficiency in French is an asset


Experience working in health care financing particularly in developing countries;
Experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership;
Familiarity with a broad range of key global health issues including health systems challenges in developing countries; and
Experience working in Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa

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