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Job Title: Technical Advisor, Global Health Financing
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Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Posted: 5/8/2017
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA    USA
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Position Description: Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems and expanding access to care and treatment in the developing world. CHAI's solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Since its inception, CHAI's programs have helped more than 11.8 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medicines, saving the global health community billions of dollars. For more information, please visit: www.clintonhealthaccess.org. CHAI's health financing program is working with 10 of these countries to support Ministries of Health to substantially and sustainably improve access to essential health services for their populations. Health financing is often insufficient and overly reliant on donors and individuals paying out of pocket at facilities. Low income countries in Africa and South East Asia see over half of the global disease burden, are home to 40% of the global population and account for only 3% of health spending. Donor contributions for health have plateaued, and in many countries are likely to decline in the coming years. Domestic resources for health are increasing, but the rate of growth in government spending dedicated to health fluctuates and is often insufficient to meet population needs. In addition, resources that are made available may not be spent efficiently. Healthcare providers face stock-outs, ration services among patients and charge informal or formal user fees, which can act as a deterrent for patients, and particularly the poor, to seek care. CHAI is supporting governments to address these challenges by strengthening tax-funded and donor funded systems and rolling out health insurance reforms. Staff members work closely with Ministry of Health partners, often with permanent desks in government offices, to support evidence-based decision making and design systems to mobilize sustainable resources and ensure those resources go as far as possible so that providers can deliver quality care and patients can access that care. Position Overview: CHAI is seeking a Technical Advisor with relevant experience in health financing, including health financing reforms such as insurance and public financial management, to provide technical, strategic and management support to design and implementation of health financing reforms in Sub-Saharan countries. Countries include Cameroon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Liberia, as well as potential upcoming work in Southeast Asia. CHAI has country teams in these settings working on a day to day basis with Ministries of Health. This is a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding position. The Technical Advisor will be part of a small global health financing team responsible for building out a new area of work for CHAI in supporting governments to implement health financing reforms. This includes shaping CHAI's strategy in health financing and emerging programs and priorities in areas such as health insurance and public financial management. He or she will work closely with, and advise in-country teams to strengthen the ability of Ministries of Health to design and implement health financing reforms. The ability to support generation of technical output and translate findings into pragmatic policy recommendations will be central to the success of the technical advisor role. Flexible location per country leadership approval with preference for CHAI program country in Southern and Eastern Africa. This position will require 50-70% travel.

Key responsibilities include the following: • Provide strategic and technical input, as well as quality assurance, to CHAI teams across 10 countries to support partner governments on design and roll-out of health financing reforms such as insurance and interventions to strengthen public financial management; • Provide advice to government senior management, including in Ministries of Health and Insurance Agencies, who are rolling out new systems to improve efficiency, effectiveness, equity and sustainability of health financing; • Research methods used in the roll-out of health financing reforms in other countries and support adaptation of lessons to new contexts; • Initiate new directions and novel strategies, scoping new country projects and work streams in health financing; • Collaborate and share work with global, regional and national stakeholders and donors, through day to day work as well as presentations at key global fora; • Contribute to knowledge management activities internally and disseminate methods and lessons learned through internal and external materials including peer-reviewed publications and cross-country exchanges ; • Provide training and onboarding to new CHAI staff, developing trainings in technical areas of health financing; and • Other responsibilities as requested by manager.

• A minimum of 7-10+ years of experience in a relevant field (e.g. financial management, health economics, health insurance) in the public or private sector with increasing responsibilities; • Advanced degree in health economics, public health, public policy, economics or other relevant disciplines preferred; • Experience in health financing in developing countries; • Experience working with governments an advantage; • Project management experience, including program design and execution as well as monitoring and evaluation, an advantage; • Strong strategic and problem solving skills, including excellent analytical and quantitative skills; • Strong writer, facilitator and oral communicator able to explain complex concepts to a variety of audiences; • Ability to work independently, self-motivate and propose new initiatives; • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and quickly adapt to changing priorities; • Full proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build relationships in a multicultural environment; and • English language fluency.

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