Associate, Regional Financing, Global Malaria Financing Team – Swaziland

Overview:

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, 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 barriers to effective treatment and care.

 

CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.

 

Overview of role:

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as part of CHAI’s Global Malaria Financing Team. This Associate will directly support governments in Southern Africa in obtaining the financial resources necessary to achieve historic malaria elimination in the next five years. Countries to be supported in Southern Africa include Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.

 

As part of the Global Malaria Team, the Financing Associate will provide direct support at the highest level of government. Areas of support will include: supporting the development of funding proposal  for GFATM funding, costing of malaria National Strategic Plans, conducting cost optimization analysis for specific interventions, improving financial management, and determining the optimal allocation of existing funds. CHAI’s Financing Associate will also help countries identify and obtain new funding sources including expanded domestic resources, public-private partnerships, and innovative financing mechanisms. This position reports to the Manager of the Global Malaria Finance Team, and will work alongside the Regional Financing Associates for the Southern Africa and in close collaboration with the CHAI Country Teams.

 

The Associate will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills, and must be able to work independently and have deep personal commitment to producing results. The Associate must have experience in proposal development, is expected to be fluent in Excel and be able to build excel-based budgets without daily supervision. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with national malaria staff and CHAI country teams in both regions to optimize and cost national malaria programs by building Excel-based costing and budget models
  • Conduct costing and financial analyses and support the development of funding proposals
  • Support the development of funding proposals in accordance with overarching guidelines from the identified funding agent
  • Identify key impediments to programmatic goals and help devise targeted solutions to address them
  • Engage with and cultivate donors, including individuals, corporations, and organizations interested in supporting malaria programs
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Regional Malaria Financing Associates and CHAI Country Teams
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector
  • Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organization in the region to ensure coordination
  • Identify opportunities for the development of Public-Private-Partnerships and innovative financing
  • Provide program and budget updates for donor reporting and best practice sharing
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Policy, Public Health, or related field; or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in finance, management consulting, or another relevant field
  • Experience working in an international context and/or entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to think strategically and anticipate future consequences and trends
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Proven ability to function in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a sense of urgency and timeliness
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to oversee multiple work streams simultaneously, to set priorities, and to work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence in high-pressure situations
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
  • Willingness to travel

 

Advantages:

  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations
  • Experience with GFATM or other donor proposal development
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team
  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems is not required, but can be helpful