Clinton Health Access Initiative

Management, Strategy and Financing (MSaF) Associate, Haiti and Mesoamerica

Country
Haiti
City
Port-au-Prince
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global Malaria

Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

 

CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.

 

Position Summary:

 

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Management, Strategy, and Finance Associate to help the government in Haiti achieve historic malaria elimination. In addition, this individual will provide light touch support in Mesoamerica (Panama, Guatemala, Honduras) and the Dominican Republic to implement the Regional Malaria Elimination Initiative (RMEI) alongside the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB). As part of the Global Malaria Team, the Strategic Planning and Financing Associate will provide direct support at the highest level of government and to senior partners from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other international and local NGOs. In particular, the MSaF Associate will support the development of strategic plans for sustainably eliminating malaria and preventing resurgence and develop the cost models to determine the resources required. In addition, the Associate will analyze the strategic, managerial, and operational challenges countries encounter in their fight to eliminate malaria, and then based on the assessment, develop solutions framework and work with the country and partners to implement it. The Associate will report to the Senior Manager of the Global Malaria Finance Team; base location is preferably Port Au Prince, Haiti, but other options within Panama, Honduras, or Guatemala are optional.

 

The Associate will bring outstanding relationship management, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. The Associate must also be able to work independently and have deep personal commitment to producing results. The Associate also will be expected to be fluent in Excel and have a high business proficiency in English and French, with Spanish as an optional advantage. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic guidance, planning, and management support to CHAI teams in Meso American and Hispaniola, with a strong focus on Haiti. as they operationalize malaria elimination plans at the provincial and community-level
  • Work with national malaria staff and CHAI country teams to optimize and cost national malaria plans by building Excel-based costing and budget models
  • Conduct costing and financial analyses and support the development of funding proposals and operational plans
  • Assist government programs and donors with addressing the long-term sustainability of malaria funding, by: forecasting future funding gaps, mapping and assessing funding opportunities (both innovative and traditional), and working other technical teams and partners to streamline and integrate malaria services to lower costs
  • Implement a diagnostic to help determine the key managerial challenges particularly around local malaria management teams betting set up by the RMEI, and develop a framework to help the government and partners prioritize solutions to these operational and managerial challenges
  • Engage with and cultivate donors, including individuals, corporations, and organizations interested in supporting malaria programs
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to CHAI teams and the InterAmerican Development Bank
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector
  • Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organization in the region
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Fluent in English, French; proficiency in Spanish is a bonus
  • 3+ years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in finance, management consulting, or another relevant field
  • Master's degree in Business, Policy, Public Administration, Public Health, or related field, or Bachelor's degree with equivalent work experience
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional relationship management and communication skills
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to oversee multiple work streams simultaneously, to set priorities, and to work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence in high-pressure situations
  • Willingness to travel to up to 50% of the time (flexibility depending on base location)

Advantages:

  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries in Haiti, Latin America or the Caribbean
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team
  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems is not required, but can be helpful

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