Clinton Health Access Initiative

Finance Assistant

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Laos


The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems. 

CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.  

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work:

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.

Position Overview:

CHAI is seeking a highly entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills to work as a Finance Assistant with the CHAI Lao PDR Operations Team. A dynamic, energetic, self-motivated individual with exceptional people skills and experience working in challenging environments would make for a strong candidate for this role. The Finance Assistant will support the CHAI office in managing, arranging and facilitating all financial transactions for CHAI team members and government counterparts.


The Finance Assistant will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR and will report to the Finance Country Lead.


Key responsibilities of the Finance Assistant will include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Maintain accounting software, supporting documents and financial records in line with internal controls
  • Ensure that all accounting transactions are properly authorized, supported by proper documentation, and completed in accordance with the agreed procedure and recorded in the accounting system in a timely manner
  • Support accounts payable activities including invoice payments and communicating with admin team, staff and vendors as needed
  • Support financial accounting including collecting, organizing and reviewing all financial documents to support financial management of the office
  • Support weekly, monthly financial records within accounting software and supporting files in accordance with internal procedures
  • Ensure that all CHAI financial obligations are properly attended to on time
  • Support documentation for internal and external auditors
  • Answer questions and provide assistance to all staff as needed
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Finance Administrator, Finance Country Lead, Deputy Country Director or Country Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar area with 1-2 years of experience or fresh graduate with some experience in a formal work environment.
  • Strong written and oral English and Lao communication skills, including email management.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks).


  • Good problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated team player, open to learning.
  • Reliable and responsible.
  • Good planning, coordination, and organization.
  • Can flexibly respond to multiple requests.

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