The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) assists governments to promote high quality health care. CHAI teams work in partnership with the government, partners, and other major stakeholders to identify the key obstacles to access and scale-up of essential health services, and to develop sustainable strategies to overcome them. CHAI has recently made a strategic decision to focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of HIV-related funding in several countries. This initiative is referred to as the Efficiency and Effectiveness (E2) or the Value for Money initiative.
Summary of Position:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative is looking for a Volunteer Health Financing Analyst to assist the Zambian government in addressing significant funding shortfalls in their HIV programming, and to provide assistance in optimizing use of financial resources available for HIV/AIDS.
Zambia faces significant funding challenges and the Efficiency and Effective initiative seeks to address these funding challenges through the identification of funding inefficiencies and optimization of spending on HIV.
CHAI works in close partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), procuring pediatric and second line ARVs, and providing technical assistance in a variety of areas. Alongside the teams executing on this existing work, the Volunteer Health Financing Analyst will provide critical support in the quantification and mapping of funding needs and available resources, understanding current costs of HIV interventions, helping the governments identify funding gaps and access additional resources. The volunteer analyst will be a part of a team that works very closely with the Ministry of Health, as well as the national AIDS coordinating body, interacting on a regular basis with donors, NGOs and civil society. HIV/AIDS programs are integrated into broader health programs; the role may therefore extend beyond HIV financing and into broader health care financing issues that relate to health system strengthening.
This is a challenging but very rewarding position which will have direct and near-term impact on thousands of patients in need of life-saving treatment. It is an opportunity to work closely with a government that is committed to HIV care and treatment and to provide critical skills, tools and capacity that will enable access to and better management of funds to fight HIV/AIDS in Zambia.
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:
- Modeling current costs of providing HIV interventions at the national and facility levels
- Understanding current funding flows in HIV, and the broader health sector
- Reviewing specific funding channels to understand funding flows and potential areas of inefficiencies
Modeling to assess potential for improved efficiency and effectiveness of HIV interventions
- Very strong quantitative skills, including significant experience working in excel on budgeting
- Applicants with management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience are strongly encouraged to apply
- 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
- Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
- Ability to work independently on complex projects
- Knowledge of/experience with the Global Fund proposal development process as well as knowledge of other donor funding mechanisms and processes (e.g., IHP, SWAp, HIPC funds, etc.)
- Experience with working in developing countries, particularly in health or HIV/AIDS-related issues
- Experience working with recipient country governments and international partners in country