Aug 04, 2019
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 The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Eswatini strives to achieve Universal Health Coverage by improving equity, efficiency, allocation and management of financial resources and thereby enabling equitable access to quality health services for their population. This commitment is made against a backdrop of rising health care costs, shrinking domestic finances for health and stagnating donor funding. CHAI Eswatini has been supporting the Ministry of Health to strengthen its public financial management by building capacity in budget development, budget execution & tracking, efficiency & cost saving initiatives, increasing fiscal space through strategic purchasing and other health financing reforms. CHAI is seeking an Associate, Public Finance Management (PFM), Sustainable Health Financing to support the MoH in achieving its health financing reforms. The Associate will support the PFM work provided to the MoH; covering Budget Development & Execution, Efficiency Initiatives, Resource Mobilization and investment Cases to Increase Fiscal Space for health. The Associate must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, analytical and communication skills. They must be able to function independently, have strong commitment to producing results and provide thought leadership to the team and the MoH. This position is based in Mbabane, Eswatini and reports to the CHAT Program Manager, Public Finance Management, Sustainable Health Financing. RESPONSIBILITIES • Support the MoH in their development of the Sector Wide Approach to improve transparency and utilization of resources for the health sector; • Develop and implement quantitative data collection tools for tracking resources for health; • Support the MoH Planning Unit in their function of tracking resources for health; • Support budget development and execution practices at facility and central levels • Support with implementation of efficiency opportunities both at central and facility level • Support the MoH Accounts office and Financial Controller in evaluating budget utilization for key MoH programs and service delivery units • Support the ‘development of solutions to supply chain challenges for essential health service delivery resources such as equipment, drugs and commodities; Support the MoH Procurement Unit in improving procurement and supply chain practices for better resource allocation and service delivery • Work with other stakeholders and external experts as needed; and • Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-S years of professional experience in finance, management consulting, health economics, public health, policy/planning, or other relevant private and public health sector experience with leadership experience; • Robust problem-solving skills, quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities; • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment; • Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively while addressing a broad-ranged audience; • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; • Potential to take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership on the team; and • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly STATA, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. ADVANTAGES: • Advanced degree in a relevant field such as economics, public health, public policy, business or other relevant disciplines; • Professional experience working with government authorities in developing countries, with experience in sub-Saharan Africa; • Experience working in public health and with international organizations; and • Familiarity with a broad range of key global health financing issues and models, including strategic purchasing, the donor financing landscape, privatization of health services, provider contracting and other broader health systems challenges in developing countries. Location: Full-time position(s) in Mbabane Applications: Interested applicants should submit their applications online at https://clintonhealthaccess.org/jobs/ All individuals should submit their applications no later than 16th August 2019. Short-listed individuals will be contacted to schedule an interview. We regret that we will only be able to respond to those applicants selected for interviews. Please note: Due to CHAI’s collaborative relationship with the Government of Eswatini, we are unable to accept applications from individuals currently working for the Government of Eswatini.
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