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CHAI’s Health Financing program is working in 13 countries to support Ministries of Health to substantially and sustainably improve the access to essential health services for their populations. CHAI’s Health Financing teams supports the governments to address the challenges related to resource mobilization, equity and access of health services while aiming to achieve the universal health coverage (UHC). Africa is facing the health financing challenges, as donor contributions for health have plateaued, and in many countries are likely to decline in the coming years. Domestic resources for health are increasing, however the rate of growth in government spending dedicated to health fluctuates, therefore the robust health financing mechanism is required to provide the high quality services and improve health outcomes.
In this context, the CHAI Malawi health financing team works with the Government of Malawi (GoM) and key stakeholders to remove financing as a barrier to effective health care provision. CHAI staff work closely with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to support evidence-based decision-making and design systems to mobilize sustainable resources and ensure those resources go as far as possible towards high-quality, equitable and affordable health services.
The goal of the CHAI Health Financing program in Malawi is to support the government to progressively move towards universal health coverage through sustainably bringing more resources into the health sector and to ensuring they are distributed and utilized equitably, efficiently, and effectively for the delivery of high-quality health services.
In 2020, the GoM launched its first version of the National COVID-19 Response Plan in April 2020. This multi-sectoral plan was aimed at preparing for a timely, coordinated pandemic response and to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country. To support efforts in partner coordination and resource mobilization for Malawi’s COVID-19 response, CHAI is supporting the MoH to conduct a rapid resource mapping across Health Cluster partners, with the intention of capturing the financial resources in the health sector for the National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. Partner coordination is particularly relevant given current concerns and reports around management of funds.
The CHAI Malawi Health Financing team works closely with departments across the MoH, as well as disease control programs on HIV/AIDS, to provide technical assistance, develop analytical tools, and strengthen capacity to manage spending in Malawi’s health sector.
CHAI Malawi seeks to hire two Senior Associates to be based in Lilongwe to help the Government of Malawi address critical funding shortfalls and inefficiencies in financing the health sector and specifically HIV and COVID-19 landscape. The Senior Associate will report to the Technical Advisor, Health System Strengthening, within the office’s Health Systems Strengthening Cluster.
The Senior Associates will support the MoH, including the Department of HIV and AIDS (DHA), the National AIDS Commission (NAC), Department of Planning and Policy Development (DPPD), Program Implementation Unit (PIU) and other core stakeholders in the HIV and COVID-19 landscape. This challenging and rewarding position will have direct and immediate impact on the lives of thousands of citizens. It presents an opportunity to work with a committed government and group of stakeholders toward sustainable and efficient financing for health in Malawi.
Reporting to the Technical Advisor, Health System Strengthening, this position will work in close collaboration with the MoH to strengthen HIV and COVID-19 financing systems in Malawi, strengthen the capacity of MoH, NAC, and other stakeholders. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: