Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems and expanding access to care and treatment 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 at a national policy and planning level for a potential innovative financing effort that would use a mixture of grants and loans to fill remaining resource needs. Areas of support to government programs will include, but are not limited to: strategic planning and costing of national or regional plans; conducting cost optimization analysis for specific interventions; and working with country governments and donors to improve financial and program management. Identified work locations include Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama in 2017, with the possibility of additional travel to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic in 2018.
The Associate will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills, and the Associate must be able to work independently and have deep personal commitment to producing results. No background in finance is required, but the Associate also will be expected to be fluent in Excel. Most of all, this position requires resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards.