• Analyst, Sustainable Health Financing

    Country
    South Africa
    City
    Pretoria
    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 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) reform, and in implementation of scaling up HIV/TB services across the country. Key areas of technical support include NHI Benefits Package design, Costing, Investment case development, Planning, and Financial management, and overall the identification and realization of efficiency savings.

    Responsibilities

    The Analyst, Sustainable Health Financing will be based in Pretoria, South Africa with possible national travel, and will report to the Programme Manager of the SHF Team. He/she is expected to provide technical support in one or more of the following:

     

    • Public sector facility and/or community-based costings and investment cases
    • Public sector service availability assessment
    • Public sector expenditure tracking exercise
    • Development of a proposal for a standardized set of health metrics for NHI implementation
    • Linkage of service benefits to service delivery models and associated purchasing arrangements under NHI
    • Assessment and comparison services provided in the public and private sectors
    • Collection and analysis of information on current funding flows in the health sector to identify opportunities to improve efficiency
    • Quantification and mapping of funding needs against available resources including helping the government to identify funding gaps and access additional resources
    • Strengthening the NDoH planning process to ensure plans are evidence-based, prioritized, and operationalized
    • Other responsibilities, as requested by the Programme Manager

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years’ professional experience
    • A degree in Economics or Finance or a health-related discipline is preferred
    • Experience can be in a private or public sector or non-governmental organisation setting, but public sector experience is preferred

     

    Skills:

    • 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

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