Clinton Health Access Initiative

Malaria Strategy and Finance Associate

Country
Cambodia
Type
Temporary | Full-Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
Additional Location Description
Phnom Penh

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

 

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

 

Position Summary:

 

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as the Malaria Strategy and Finance Associate to help countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), Southeast Asia achieve historic malaria elimination. Malaria in these countries is an urgent global priority because of the presence of Artemisinin drug resistance, which, if it further spread from the region, could undermine global progress against the disease. The role would specifically focus on working with government malaria programs in Cambodia, Vietnam and potentially Myanmar with their national strategic evaluation and planning, and then using this strategy to help align the resources available from the Global Fund.

 

As a member of the CHAI’s Global Malaria Program, the Associate will work alongside CHAI’s technical and country experts to support government to conduct strategic reviews of the national malaria program, write the reports, and create a costing model to assess required financial resources. The Associate will further assist the government with a cost optimization analysis for health strategies and contribute to forecasting of resource needs. The Associate will report to the Senior Manager of the CHAI Global Malaria Management, Strategy, Finance Team, and will work closely with CHAI regional technical team and country malaria teams. The Associate will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills and must be able to work independently and have a deep personal commitment to producing results. No background in malaria is required, but the Associate is expected to be proficient in using Microsoft Excel. Most of all, this position requires resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards. The position will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with potential international travels to other countries in the GMS.

Responsibilities

  • Work with government malaria programs, WHO, implementing partners, and CHAI team to conduct review of the national government malaria strategies, lead technical writing of the review report, and incorporate feedback and edits as needed
  • Work with the government malaria program, implementing partners, and CHAI team to optimize and cost any new strategies or plans by building Excel-based costing and budget models, conducting financial analyses, and supporting development of operational plans
  • Support governments in the GMS countries to meet Global Fund grant application requirements, including development of budgets and funding requests
  • Work with Global Fund regional consultants to support the development of the GMS regional funding request
  • 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 with other technical teams and partners to develop potential plans to streamline and integrate malaria services into broader health systems
  • Serve as liaison between CHAI regional technical teams, country partners, and other key stakeholders
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector
  • Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organizations in the region to ensure effective coordination
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Commerce, Policy, Public Health, International Development, or related field
  • 2-5 years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in management consulting, public health, or other relevant fields
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and moderate knowledge of Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English
  • 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
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment

Advantages:

  • Master's degree in Business, Policy, Public Health, International Development, or related field
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials, multilateral organizations, or development donors
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized/remote team
  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems
  • Experience or knowledge of health finance, public finance, or finance for development

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