The Clinton Health Access Initiative is seeking a senior manager of malaria financing to oversee three streams of work.
Thanks to significant global investment in recent years, a growing number of African countries have scaled up malaria interventions, and begun to achieve a state of controlled low-endemic malaria (CLM). Without continued intervention and financing, however, malaria will rapidly resurge.
CHAI is tackling this issue through three connected streams of work:
Increasing domestic resources for malaria: Working with four sub-Saharan African Governments to implement novel financing financing mechanisms to support malaria control.
Novel donor mechanisms for malaria: Develop a pilot for cash on delivery (COD) for malaria, a concept that provides flexible financing to countries based on a single outcome measure: prevalence
Improving efficiency and effectiveness: Examine ways for the malaria program to get better value for money, with a specific focus on considering how reduced prevention efforts combined with an increase in surveillance, in controlled low endemic areas, may be a viable programmatic strategy
This position will oversee managers for each of the three streams of work, ensuring that these efforts are effectively coordinated and managed.
This position will also lead the coordination with the grant’s program officer at the Foundation, ensuring that the deliverables, goals and objectives of the grant are effectively met.
- Lead overall malaria financing work at CHAI, linking with relevant external and country stakeholders
- Provide leadership and manage a team of three managers for each of the streams of work ensuring that the goals of the grant are met and deliverables are provided on time
- Provide policy and strategic support to each of the streams of work as required including the
- Understand current funding flows in malaria and the broader health sector;
- Liaise with the health financing and HIV E2 groups at CHAI to ensure that work is aligned as much as possible, in particular where work is carried out in the same countries
- Provide policy and strategic advice on the creation and design of various financing tools;
- Determine the suitability of different financing mechanisms to address resource mobilization challenges
- Provide input to and review of financial scenario modeling to bridge resource gaps and the suitability of different financial tools to do so.
- Be aware of and up to date on developments in the health financing space
- 5 years of relevant experience (with at least 2 years in international development or global health);
- Previous management experience, managing and leading teams to deliver high-impact results
- Understanding of financing instruments and strong quantitative skills
- Previous experience working on health financing tools
- Strong understanding of the health financing space including the role of key institutions such as WHO, World Bank and Ministries of Finance
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders;
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills;
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills;
- Strong communication skills — including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and short reports
- Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
- Ability to work independently on complex projects
How to apply:
Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2827/senior-manager%252c-malaria-financing/job