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
CHAI Zimbabwe has been a key partner in supporting the Ministry and Health and Child Care (MOHCC) since 2006. CHAI has been consistently involved in transformational change in the country, focusing on programs ranging from the accelerated introduction and penetration of new drugs and diagnostic devices for HIV and TB to creating technical and operational efficiencies in malaria elimination. Since 2014, with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), CHAI has supported the MOHCC to implement short- and long-term health financing reforms. This includes the development of the Health Financing Policy and Strategy and implementation of an annual resource mapping exercise to support donor coordination and resource allocation decisions.
In its current phase, CHAI seeks to expand its support to the MOHCC to improve equity, efficiency and accountability in the allocation and management of financial and human resources for health, towards the goal of increasing access to and utilization of essential health services. CHAI is seeking a Manager to take the strategic and technical lead on the implementation of high-profile projects, including support to the Government of Zimbabwe to develop, operationalize and implement a community based health strategy and community essential health package, strengthening human resource management, engaging line ministries and donors on coordinating resources towards UHC reforms and health systems strengthening, and assessing innovative financing mechanisms and efficiencies in current allocation for their impact on the health system. The Manager will also lead efforts to explore new engagements for CHAI in the health financing and health workforce spaces.
CHAI Health Workforce:
A skilled health workforce is the backbone of every health system and therefore an essential precondition for progress toward universal health coverage (UHC). CHAI’s Health Workforce programs assist governments to design, mobilize resources for and implement health workforce strategies that move beyond marginal improvements toward transformational changes in the quantity and composition of their workforce. Specifically, in many contexts, CHAI supports governments to develop health workforce strengthening programs that emphasize the following areas: 1) strengthening the capacity (faculty, infrastructure, management) of national training institutions, and 2) improving governments' capacity to optimally deploy, finance and manage their health workers. CHAI currently has active health workforce programs in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
CHAI Health Financing:
To move toward the goal of UHC, CHAI is committed to helping governments sustainably finance health systems and address financial barriers that prevent patients from accessing the care they need. CHAI’s Health Financing program is working in Ethiopia, Eswatini, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to establish financing systems that improve equity and efficiency in how funds are collected, distributed, and spent. In donor dependent settings, CHAI works with governments to ensure limited resources are used efficiently, mobilize additional resources, and build national budgeting systems that can manage a greater proportion of funds over time. In countries moving toward aid independence, CHAI supports governments to comprehensively reform national financing systems, including through national health insurance reform.
Manager, Health Financing and Health Workforce:
This is a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding position. The Manager will hold senior relationships with government and other partners, engage in stakeholder forums to help shape the vision for UHC and enabling reforms, provide technical inputs on matters of community health and broader health workforce, and shape the strategic direction of CHAI’s engagement in these areas. The Manager will be based in CHAI’s Zimbabwe office in Harare and manage a team of two full time employees. The position will report directly to the Zimbabwe Country Director.