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’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
Overview of role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as Regional Malaria Finance Associate to help ensure that malaria programs in Central America and Hispaniola have the resources they need to achieve historic regional malaria elimination by 2020. In particular, the Associate will help countries in the region prepare for a new and pressing funding opportunity: a potential grant and loan package currently being designed by the Inter-American Development Bank, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and CHAI. This preparatory work will entail engaging governments and relevant partners to design strategic plans and detailed costing models for achieving 2020 elimination targets. Identified work locations include Belize, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Panama, with the possibility of additional travel to Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.
The candidate must be able to work independently to drive results and have deep personal commitment to producing results. A successful candidate will be highly motivated and hard working with exceptional quantitative, problem-solving, leadership and communication skills. This position will report to the Malaria Finance Manager for Central America.