Volunteer, Resource Mobilization Officer (3 Months)

Liberia
Monrovia
Type
Volunteer, International | <6 months
Business Unit
Country Programs - Country Teams
Additional Location Description
City only (Monrovia)

Overview

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.

 

Liberia Office Overview:

 

In 2006, CHAI was the first international NGO to help Liberia's government rebuild after a decade-long Civil War in Liberia had killed an estimated 270,000 people, decimated the nation's health infrastructure and hindered the country's ability to deliver vital health and social services. The partnership between Liberia's Ministry of Health (MOH) and CHAI evolved from being HIV specific to addressing key healthcare challenges ranging from supply chain management, health workforce, and health financing, across various vertical programs including HIV, Maternal and Neonatal Health and Malaria. To date the CHAI Liberia office has helped the government achieve a nine-fold increase in HIV care and treatment and more than doubled access to a basic package of health care services.

 

During the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa, CHAI Liberia played a prominent role supporting the MOH with case management, health worker training and supply chain logistics. During the outbreak, CHAI also supported an assessment of Liberia's chronic health workforce shortage to inform the country's post-Ebola strategy aimed at building a resilient health system. The Ministry developed the Health Workforce Program: a seven year, comprehensive intervention aimed at scaling up training of physicians, nurses, midwives, health managers and community health assistants while, also, improving the quality of education provided. This became Liberia's top post-Ebola priority, with program activities launching in 2016. CHAI serves as the Contract Management partner on the project; all of CHAI Liberia's programmatic staff is dedicated to supporting the government's successful implementation of the Health Workforce Program. The Health Workforce Program is currently funded for the first two years of the seven year intervention.

 

Description of Volunteer Position:

 

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to support resource mobilization and advocacy efforts for the Liberia Health Workforce Program. The individual will work closely with leadership at the Ministry of Health and the CHAI Director of Health Workforce to develop advocacy materials, funding proposals and documents, and management of prospective donors and implementing partners. The volunteer will also work closely with the CHAI Liberia team to ensure that key programmatic achievements are communicated to current donors, and leveraged to secure high-impact commitments from prospective donors.

 

Successful applicants must have demonstrated expertise with donor engagement and resource mobilization; strong writing, communication, and cultural sensitivity skills; and strong project management experience. The right candidate will be able to multi-task effectively, work well in high-stress environments, and have a passion for achieving results in the health development sector. This position is based at the Ministry of Health building in Monrovia, Liberia. The duration of this position is three months.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop high-quality, regular briefing and advocacy materials for leadership at CHAI and the Liberia Ministry of Health to inform conversations with key donors and implementing partners;
  • Conduct a detailed assessment of donors and partners (in Liberia and globally) which are currently or would be interested in funding health workforce activities in Liberia;
  • Manage and execute the development, finalization, and submission of funding proposals to donors, and supporting relevant follow-up activities including:
    • Liaising with donor program officers to clarify the submission process, timeline, and proposal requirements;
    • Soliciting and synthesizing information from relevant teams at CHAI and the MOH to inform proposal development;
    • Working closely with members of the MOH Health Financing Unit to synthesize costing information in a suitable format to share with prospective donors;
    • Developing, reviewing, editing, and conducting quality checks of all final proposal materials;
    • Managing the formal submission and relevant follow-up work to partners with all program proposals and materials;
  • Where appropriate, facilitate communication and relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including those at the Ministry of Health, prospective donors, and current implementing partners in Liberia.

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a track record of developing high-quality and professional materials to be shared externally;
  • Excellent diplomacy skills, work ethic, and flexibility;
  • Highly motivated, independent, dynamic and entrepreneurial thinker with strong managerial experience and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate high performance conceiving, planning, and executing on competing requests in unstructured and demanding environments without extensive operational support;
  • Experience living and working in resource-limited setting, and willingness to learn in a culturally diverse work environment;
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications.

Experience:

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) or MPH strongly preferred plus 5 years work experience; or a minimum Bachelor's degree with exceptional equivalent experience;
  • Experience working in development is a benefit.

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