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’s Health Financing program supports governments implementing reforms towards the goal of universal health coverage; ensuring that patients can access the care they need without suffering financial hardship. CHAI staff work closely with Ministries of Health and Finance, as well as government insurance agencies, often with permanent desks in government offices, to build capacity for and support evidence-based decision making. This includes work on the design, implementation and management of large-scale financing reforms to improve health outcomes and address health disparities. A cornerstone of this work is to support governments to set priorities and to improve efficiency in health spending. This includes using evidence to define the benefits package and a process for revision over time, and supporting governments to finance services, and to reliably deliver this package of services through public and private sector.
International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) (www.idsihealth.org) is a global network of priority setting institutions, universities, think tanks and individuals that aim to support low and middle income countries with the difficult decisions related to priority setting as they move towards Universal Health Coverage. CHAI is among this group of core partners that also includes the Center for Global Development (CGD), the Global Health and Development Group at Imperial College London, the Asia HTA consortium which includes the National Health Foundation of Thailand, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), the China National Health Development Research Center, KEMRI (Kenya Medical Research Institute), Wellcome Trust Programme, and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The Government of India is rolling out one of the largest health insurance schemes in the world through AB-PMJAY. At the request of government leadership, CHAI and iDSI are beginning a collaboration to support design, implementation and improvement of the scheme with a focus on strengthening institutional capacity for using data for priority setting processes.
The Program Manager will develop and execute the strategy for CHAI and iDSI’s rapidly growing health financing work in India at Central and State levels, supporting one of the largest insurance schemes in the world. They will coordinate strategic and technical support across CHAI and iDSI staff in India, working on joint objectives of capacity building and institutionalizing evidence-informed priority setting and strategic purchasing in India. They will manage a team engaged with government at the central and state level to use data for design, roll-out and improvement of the insurance reform, as well as knowledge sharing between center and states and with research institutions. They will also represent CHAI and iDSI in engagements with external partners and donors.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strategic thinking, project and people management, communication skills and technical skills to develop and manage its health financing strategy and program. The candidate must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.