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CHAI is seeking a Senior Associate with strong analytical and communication skills and relevant experience in health financing and primary health care systems, to support country teams and governments on their health financing efforts. The Senior Associate will work across a portfolio of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. CHAI supports governments in health financing in 12 countries, including Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and others. This is a challenging, fast paced and rewarding position. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with governments who are leading change in the region to achieve universal health coverage. The Senior Associate will provide health financing technical assistance to country teams and governments, help shape CHAI emerging primary health care and health financing strategy, and play a key role as part of a growing global health financing team responsible for building out new areas of work for CHAI across sub-Saharan Africa. The Senior Associate will report to a program manager in the global health financing team and work closely with the rest of the team, health financing country teams and governments, and various global teams including Maternal, Newborn & Reproductive Health, Human Resources for Health, Global Markets and others. This position has flexibility to be based in a CHAI program country, pending CHAI country leadership approval. Travel is anticipated to be up to 50%. Key responsibilities include the following:- In collaboration with other members of the global team, support governments and country teams supporting governments in developing and implementing health financing strategies and reforms, including for improved resource mobilization and pooling, strategic purchasing (including priority setting and benefits package design and provider contracting and payment), and financial management. This will include a mix of thought partnership and technical advisory to teams and government stakeholders, and of content creation including the development of literature reviews, concept notes, excel tools, quantitative and qualitative analyses, and training materials.- Design and conduct cost and impact analyses, and other quantitative analyses that help assess opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability in health financing for countries in scope of support. Provide training and coaching to teams on analytics, including in the areas of costing, scenario modelling, and budgeting.- Support the design, implementation and analysis of health system diagnostics, which will aim to support governments map the financing and management bottlenecks for effective service delivery at facility and community levels. Document learnings from those diagnostics in the form of internal knowledge materials or case studies.- Contribute to shaping CHAI Global Health Financing knowledge sharing approach and support continuous knowledge sharing across countries. This includes the development of relevant documents, publications, and case studies, and the planning and facilitation of learning events including the health financing summits and monthly calls.- Contribute to CHAI’s strategy on health financing and primary health care globally and at country level, including in country programs. This will include participating in strategy sessions, sharing learning from in country work, and developing materials such as strategy documents, concept notes, and proposals.- Maintain technical expertise in health financing and stay abreast of key challenges.- Other responsibilities as requested by manager.This role requires up to 50% travel within the Sub-Saharan Africa region and amount of travel will vary based on needs and in accordance with travel restrictions.
Program (Division)
Universal Healthcare Coverage - Global Health Financing
Employment Status
Full Time
Primary Job Location : Country (Full Name)
South Africa
Primary Job Location : City
Pretoria
Additional Location Description
Flexible for Nigeria or other CHAI program country

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