Senior Analyst, Insurance

Addis Ababa
Full Time
Business Unit
Country Programs - Country Teams
Additional Location Description
Travel to 2 regions in Ethiopia


Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.


CHAI is currently operating in Ethiopia carrying out a wide range of programs to support the Ministry of Health in improving access to and increasing the quality of health services. As one of CHAI’s largest field offices with more than 150 staff, the Ethiopia office operates programs across hospital management; maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; nutrition; vaccines; and health financing. The health financing program aims to transform how the health system is financed to substantially and sustainably increase access to services, beginning with essential services for those most in need.



The Government of Ethiopia has supported significant improvements in health over the past decade and now aims to accelerate progress to deliver quality essential health services to its growing population of close to 100 Million people. To achieve this goal, Ethiopia is rolling out health insurance schemes with the goal of reaching most of the population by 2020. If successful, Ethiopia will set an example for all other countries working towards the goal of universal health coverage on the continent.


To successfully roll out this ambitious reform, the newly-staffed Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency will need to overcome technical, operational and management challenges of insurance scale-up across a large and diverse country. CHAI is supporting the Agency in implementing a pilot in two regions of the country to improve the scalability and sustainability of community based health insurance. This includes working with local government to test innovations to strengthen management structures and information systems, to pool or re-distribute resources across woredas, to better incentivize and hold providers accountable for efficient and high quality service delivery, and to tailor processes to fit the needs of sub-populations that have yet to be enrolled. The findings from this work will inform national policies around insurance.


CHAI and the EHIA are embarking on pilots of insurance in two regions, where key innovations will be tested, and if successful, will influence one of the largest national insurance reforms on the continent.


CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical capabilities to serve as Senior Analyst for this pilot project. This senior analyst will be responsible for the design and implementation of innovations to improve on the sustainability and scalability of community based health insurance. He or she will report to a program manager.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Support data collection on the existing schemes and target populations, leveraging results to inform design of improvements in insurance;
  • Work with the Program Manager to engage local governments and communities and consult with and sensitize populations on new insurance schemes;
  • Support the design of innovations to improve the scalability and sustainability of insurance schemes. Examples may include enrollment strategies that are tailored to new populations;
  • Support development of standard operating procedures and tools for the roll-out of core insurance business processes. Deliverables could span the following areas: Provider management and payment, member management, pooling and finance, management information systems, and/or other information technology;
  • Support monitoring and early identification of problem areas during the roll-out and scale-up of insurance and work with supervisor and Agency management to address these problems as they arise;
  • Build process management and technical capacity within the Insurance Agency at headquarters and branch offices. This includes providing day to day support to Agency staff.
  • Serve as a liaison between directorates at headquarters and sub-national branch offices to ensure that insurance is rolled out in a standardized manner.
  • Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.

This position will require significant travel (50%+) within Ethiopia to two regions to be selected.


CHAI works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment and this health insurance reform is a top priority for the government. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is a fast learner and who is both detail oriented and has the ability to ask the key questions or see the “big picture.” CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility.


Qualifications include the following:

  • Advanced degree in a related field such as economics, statistics, public health, financial management, public policy is an advantage; Bachelor’s degree minimum with equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of professional experience preferred in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public sector and/or private sector (e.g., management consulting); 3 years minimum professional experience
  • Experience working in the public sector, health sector and/or insurance sector in Ethiopia an advantage;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including attention to detail and fluency in Microsoft Excel;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly;
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous and complex processes and be flexible;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships;
  • Strong communication skills, including development of compelling presentations (in Microsoft PowerPoint) and documents (in Microsoft Word);
  • Strong command of English and Amharic language required;
  • Willingness to travel within Ethiopia.



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