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Associate, Sustainable Health Financing

Associate, Sustainable Health Financing

South Africa
Full Time
Business Unit 
Country Programs - Country Teams
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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.


In South Africa, CHAI's Sustainable Health Financing (SHF) Team is supporting the Department of Health (DoH) at the national, provincial and district level in strengthening the health system to support the rollout of National Health Insurance (NHI) policy reform, and in implementation of scaling up HIV/TB services across the country. Key areas of technical support include Benefits Package Design, Costing, Resource mapping, Planning, and Financial management, and overall the identification and realisation of efficiency savings.


The Associate will be based in Pretoria, South Africa with possible national travel, and will report to the Programme Manager of the SHF Team. He/she will:


  • Support the design and implementation of hospital costing;
  • Support the development of evidence to inform public and private service benefits;
  • Support the development of a proposal for a standardized set of health metrics to inform and track facility-based service delivery models and strategic purchasing arrangements;
  • Collect and analyze information on current funding flows in the health sector to understand existing service delivery models, identify opportunities for efficiency gains, and design and implement plans to support the DOH realise these gains;
  • Support the quantification and mapping of funding needs against available resources including helping the government to identify funding gaps and access additional resources;
  • Diagnose systemic weaknesses and support a strengthening of NDoH planning process to ensure plans are evidence-based, prioritized, financial feasible, and operationalized;
  • Provide support in additional areas, as requested by the Programme Manager, SHF



  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Economics or Finance or a health-related discipline



  • A minimum of three years' professional experience in a private or public sector or non-governmental organisation setting, preferably in public health



  • Strong analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be effective in high-pressure situations, and adapt to fast-paced and changing environments;
  • Effective team player with strong commitment to excellence;
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills;
  • Strong communication skills (English language fluency), both written and verbal;



  • Previous work experience in hospital costing;
  • Previous work experience in public sector health financing and/or service benefits design
  • Previous work experience with coding and classification systems including Diagnosis Related Groupings (DRGs);
  • Demonstrated experience building and analyzing quantitative models to inform decision-making, including experience developing or evaluating financial models;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify key trends from complex datasets and translate them into clear advice for decision makers;
  • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term programme objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals


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