Devjobs - Analyst, Health Financing based in South African

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works to lower the price of treatment for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria by working with pharmaceutical companies and other suppliers to reduce the costs of medicines and laboratory tests, and also partners with national governments to strengthen the systems required to deliver treatment. In South Africa, CHAI is supporting the National Department of Health (NDOH) and the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) in its implementation of the National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STI (2012-2016) strategic objectives.

At the request of CHAI’s partner governments, and given the current global funding landscape, CHAI is increasing the technical support it is providing to governments in overcoming financing barriers to achieving universal access of health services.

Summary of Position:
CHAI is looking for a Health Financing Analyst to assist the South African government in addressing significant funding shortfalls in their health-related programming, and to provide assistance in optimizing use of financial resources available in the health sector. South Africa faces significant funding challenges and CHAI aims to address these funding challenges through the development of innovative health financing mechanisms, identification of funding inefficiencies and improved allocation of resources in the health sector, and supporting health financing planning processes more broadly.

The Health Financing Analyst will provide critical support in the quantification and mapping of funding needs and available resources, understanding current costs of health interventions, helping the governments to identify funding gaps and access additional resources, and assessing the feasibility of a menu of financing options to expand the fiscal space within the health sector. The Analyst will be a part of a team that works very closely with governments that are committed to universal access and to provide critical skills, tools and capacity that will enable better management of funds in the health sector.

Provide robust technical and analytical support to the in-country team, and actively participate in structuring the analytical approach and problem solving in areas such as:
· Supporting design and implementation of long-term financial sustainability plans · Modelling current costs of providing key health interventions at the national and facility levels · Understanding current funding flows in the health sector, and modelling future trends · Reviewing specific funding channels to understand funding flows and potential areas of inefficiencies · Modelling to assess potential for improved efficiency and effectiveness of health sector interventions · Developing revenue projection models to assess potential for new, innovative financing mechanisms in the health sector

· Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of professional experience in health financing, public health, economics, or international development strongly preferred. Other relevant experience may be considered. · Experience working with non-profits, overseas development agencies or other international organisations strongly preferred · Very strong quantitative skills, including significant experience working in Excel · Experience working in developing countries, particularly in health or HIV-related · Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders · Excellent organizational and problem solving skills · Ability to communicate technical matters and complex ideas to a wide range of audiences · Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations · Ability to work independently on complex projects · Highly motivated self-starter · Willingness to travel to rural areas

· Experience working with governments and international partners in country · South African work authorization strongly preferred

How to apply:
Please apply directly HERE