Clinton Health Access Initiative

Country Manager, Senegal

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Senegal


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:

Established in Senegal since 2018, CHAI supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) to build sustainable health systems that provide patients with the care they need, when and where they need it, to improve health indicators and save lives. CHAI is now focusing on the priorities identified with MOH, including COVID-19, HIV, cervical cancer, and health financing.


CHAI wishes to continue to provide ongoing support to the MOH in the development of national policies and health system strengthening activities, and the Country Manager will play a key role in shaping CHAI's support to MOH by establishing a strong foundation in country. This includes building strategic relationships with government and other partners as well as program development and operationalization.


The Country Manager will be based in Dakar. They will lead and provide operational and programmatic support and guidance to the CHAI team in Senegal and help design future opportunities for country programs.


  • Define the Country Team's overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
  • Build and leverage strong effective relationships with key partners and stakeholders, identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate
  • Establish robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies
  • Oversee the financial management of the program, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, cash allocations and budget forecasting and planning
  • Develop and manage program budgets in collaboration with program staff
  • Support human resources management, including recruitment and management of existing staff
  • Oversee internal management of the office's daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, and interfacing with CHAI's legal and financial teams
  • Support fundraising efforts, including new program development, budgeting and the development and management of relationships with existing and potential donors
  • Manage processes for internal and donor reporting
  • Develop communication materials, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums
  • Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners and establish new partnerships
  • Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI headquarters to ensure that CHAI's global capabilities are being fully leveraged
  • Facilitate communications and coordination between stakeholders
  • Lead the M&E development and implementation plans of CHAI supported interventions and lead the country team in the preparation of donor reports
  • Perform other tasks as necessary


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 10 years work experience; or Advanced Degree or equivalent plus 8 years work experience; or equivalent work experience
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Experience conceiving, planning and executing complex programs or projects with verifiable results
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable in a peer relationship with political leaders such as the Minister of Health, as well as civil servants
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers, and to negotiate and achieve consensus
  • Demonstrated ability to work with organization leadership on strategic, operational, and organizational issues, as a strong yet collaborative team member
  • Ability to work independently to solve complex problems without extensive structural or operational support from HQ
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, delegate and work independently
  • Ability to achieve maximum efficiency and impact with limited human and financial resources
  • Strong mentor, manager, role model and team player who demands 100% performance from self and entire team
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills

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