Analyst, Sustainable Health Financing and Health Workforce: The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Summary of Position:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative is looking for an Analyst to assist the Ministry of Health and Child Care in addressing significant funding shortfalls in its health-related programming, and to provide assistance in optimizing use of financial resources available in the health sector by identifying program inefficiencies and improving allocation of resources in the health sector.

The Analyst will provide critical support in the quantification and mapping of funding needs and available resources, understanding current costs of health interventions, helping the governments to identify funding gaps and access additional resources, and assessing the feasibility of a menu of financing options to expand the fiscal space within the health sector. The Analyst will also provide support around the finalization and implementation of a Community Health Strategy. The Analyst will be a part of a team that works very closely with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, interacting on a regular basis with donors, NGOs and civil society.

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 universal health coverage and building critical skills, tools and capacity that will enable access to and better management of funds in the health sector.

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

Review specific funding channels to understand funding flows and potential areas of inefficiencies
Actively lead support for the resource mapping exercise to track funding flows from both the government and health sector stakeholders
Build and use tools to assess potential for improved efficiency and effectiveness of health sector interventions
Actively support CHAI’s engagement in community health workforce, specifically by supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care to finance, operationalize and implement a streamlined community health strategy
Generate evidence to inform efforts to mobilize additional revenues for health and human resources, engage private sector, and strengthen workforce management
Support management of processes to develop policy recommendations, conduct analyses, and seek stakeholder input in areas of Health Financing and Human Resources for Health
Collaborate with other CHAI teams and provide strategic and analytical support on cross-cutting projects
Develop and maintain cordial and productive work relationships with government and partner officials
Effectively represent CHAI in various Technical Working Groups, and partner fora
Maintain a current understanding of the program environment including goals and partner landscape
Support program budgeting and reporting
Any other duties as assigned by management


Bachelor's or master’s degree in an area related to finance and economics, health economics or related degree in public health with a minimum of two years of professional experience.
Very strong quantitative skills, including significant experience working in excel on budgeting, costing and modeling
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders
Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational, entrepreneurial and problem solving skills
Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations
Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
Ability to multi-task and take on ad-hoc requests while managing existing workload
Ability to work independently on complex projects and deliver results under high-pressure situations

Applicants with experience in management consulting or other relevant private and public sector organizations are strongly encouraged to apply
Technical experience in health insurance, resource tracking, public financing and excel macros
Knowledge of/experience with the Global Fund proposal development process as well as knowledge of other donor funding mechanisms and processes in Zimbabwe
Experience with working in developing countries, particularly in Human Resources For Health, Community Health and systems strengthening
Experience working with governments and international partners in country

Created: July 12, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Location: Harare
Expiry Date: July 31, 2019

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