• Specialist, Health Financing

    Country
    India
    City
    New Delhi
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

     

    In India, CHAI’s Family Planning program is working towards improving access to safe sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including a wide range of high-quality contraceptive choices and safe termination of pregnancy care.

    Responsibilities

    This is a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding position. The Technical Advisor will be part of a small team responsible for shaping CHAI’s strategy in financing and family planning to address key government priorities, including strategic purchasing of family planning services. The Technical Advisor will also document current challenges in health financing, with a focus on family planning services, and making recommendations to improve financing of and access to a range of family planning services. Key areas may include stakeholder interviews with high level stakeholders within and outside of the Indian government and providers, assessing options for negotiating prices of and contracting providers for family planning services, and making recommendations for implementation. The role will require a detail-oriented, entrepreneurial mind set and a high level of self-motivation.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Review available evidence, speak with stakeholders and conduct research as needed to (i) Identify supply side barriers to increasing access to family planning services and (ii) map the current financing system to understand funding flows and financial management, and associated barriers, priorities, key stakeholders and upcoming reforms.
    • Collate cost and impact data to inform negotiations around the pricing and prioritization of services, leveraging a robust understanding of economic evaluation and benefits design.
    • Provide technical inputs to the design and development of proposed HF solutions.
    • Manage technical agency shortlisted to support the scope of work and ensure timely, quality output.
    • Assess interventions to improve contracting of family planning services in the private sector, based on impact, feasibility, and sustainability; validating findings with stakeholders.
    • Enable shortlisting of intervention with key internal and external stakeholders and develop phased roadmap for implementation of shortlisted solution.
    • Enable relationship management with the ministry officials, donor and other key stakeholders to ensure success of the projects.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s degree or advanced degree in health economics, public policy or health or other relevant discipline
    • A minimum of 10+ years of experience in a relevant field (financial management, health economics, health insurance or other reforms) in the public or private sector
    • Experience working in public financing in India and/or in the Indian health sector
    • Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship management skills
    • Demonstrated analytical, leadership, strategy development and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Proven ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders, including government officials, partner NGOs, and donors, and in cross-cultural contexts
    • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English
    • Knowledge of SRH or other women’s health services is not required, but an advantage
    • Willingness to travel within India of up to 80%

     

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