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Program and Position Overview
The Government of Rwanda (GoR) strives to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by enabling equitable access to quality health services for the population as outlined in the Fourth Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP IV). This commitment has been made against a backdrop of rising health care costs and uncertainty around the future availability of donor funding and calls for improved health sector sustainability. Acknowledging this, the Government aims to employ effective, equitable, efficient, and sustainable health care financing and systems strengthening, putting an emphasis on primary health care as the cornerstone of a strong and sustainable health system.
CHAI Rwanda’s Sustainable Health Financing (SHF), Primary Health Care (PHC), and other Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) programs work on a day-to-day basis with Government leadership in the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB). The goal of those programs is to support the Government to accelerate progress towards UHC by ensuring the sustainable delivery of quality, essential health services. This includes work to prioritize and sustainably finance essential services, to improve financial protection through the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) scheme, and to support improved management, financing, and delivery of quality primary health care.
CHAI seeks a Senior Program Manager to lead CHAI Rwanda’s sustainable health financing and primary health care programs, as well as broader health systems strengthening efforts. In this role, the SPM will shape and drive the implementation of CHAI support to the GoR working closely with key decision makers of the MoH, RSSB, and Ministry of Finance and leading a team of associates, senior associates, and technical advisors. This will include support to various health financing reforms and operational improvement initiatives, including a provider payment reform for PHC and the revision of the CBHI benefit package, as well as technical assistance for the planning, financing, and implementation of key HSS interventions for PHC.
As part of CHAI Rwanda Senior Management team, the Senior Program Manager will report to CHAI Rwanda Country Director and will work closely with other CHAI teams at the country and global level, including in Health Financing; Health System Strengthening; Infections Diseases; Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health; and others. He or she will play a key role in shaping CHAI health financing and public health portfolio based on the technical support needs of the Rwanda government.
This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. For qualified candidates, the hiring team can consider applicants at the Associate Director level, which will be discussed during the interview process.