Volunteer Health Financing

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.

Based in Addis Ababa, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Ethiopia is looking for a Health Financing Volunteer Analyst to assist the government in improving long-term financial planning for the health sector and to provide technical assistance in optimizing use of financial resources available for health.

The analyst will provide critical support in the quantification and mapping of funding needs and available resources, understanding current costs of interventions, helping the government identify funding gaps, and access additional resources. The analyst will be a part of a team that works very closely with the Federal Ministry of Health, cooperating on a regular basis with donors, NGOs, and civil society. The analyst will be called upon to support these efforts both strategically and analytically.

This position will have direct and immediate impact on tens of thousands of patients in need of life-saving interventions. It is an opportunity to work closely with a government that is committed to finding opportunities for sustainable financing of the health sector, provide critical skills and develop systems and tools that will increase access to and better management of funds, putting the health sector on stronger financial footing.

Responsibilities:

Provide robust data management and analytical support to the in-country team, and actively participate in structuring the analytical approach and problem solving in areas such as:

  • Developing quantitative models to assess opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness of various interventions;
  • Working directly with senior level government staff in analyzing, articulating and presenting broader HIV financing scenarios;
  • Facilitating strategic meetings with government and stakeholders in driving operational and policy changes relating to HIV financing based on extensive analysis of financing scenarios with government counterparts;
  • Providing technical advice and assistance to government on health financing related issues;
  • Understanding current funding flows in health sector
  • Reviewing and understanding specific funding flows and potential areas of inefficiencies

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of professional experience

  • Experience building and analyzing quantitative and financial models to inform decision-making;

  • Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint (proficiency levels with both will be tested as part of recruiting process);

  • Ability to translate large and complex data sets into reports, charts and pivots to inform decision-making;

  • Ability to solve problems and direct decision-makers towards developing solutions;

  • Ability to navigate political and strategic discussions objectively and diplomatically;

  • Excellent business-oriented verbal, visual and written communication skills;

  • Natural ability to build strategic relationships;

  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills;

  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations;

  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve; and challenging problems with little structural or operational support; Able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally

Advantages:

  • Experience with working in public sector policy/planning, health insurance, public sector finance, management consulting, or other relevant private and public sector experience
  • Experience working in public health and with international organizations in Ethiopia

Please apply directly

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