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 solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Since its inception, CHAI’s programs have helped more than 11.8 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medicines, saving the global health community billions of dollars. For more information, please visit: www.clintonhealthaccess.org.
SHF Team Overview
In South Africa, CHAI’s Sustainable Health Financing (SHF) Team is supporting the National Department of Health (NDOH) at the national and provincial levels in its implementation of scaling up HIV/TB services, and in strengthening health systems for the rollout of National Health Insurance (NHI). The work of the SHF Team is aligned to the CHAI Global Health Financing Framework and addresses three over-arching areas in which governments request support:
i) to improve understanding of resource gaps,
ii) to secure sustainable resources, and
iii) to improve management of existing resources.
CHAI is recruiting a Programme Manager for the Sustainable Health Financing (SHF) team. This post-holder will lead the team, supervise the technical work on a day-to-day basis, and work with the Senior Technical Advisor to provide strategic direction to the team in the medium to long term. The candidate will support senior and mid-level NDOH staff as well as subnational government personnel in understanding and deploying costing tools in their respective health systems, as well as engaging with both public and private sector stakeholders towards the implementation of new service delivery models and funding mechanisms within the national health system. The ideal candidate must be technically sound in health economics, be self-directed, be conversant with the health sector in South Africa, and be able to adapt to the differing needs of the programmes.
The Programme Manager will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and will report to the Senior Deputy Country Director. He/she will: