Post Title: Malaria Management, Strategy, and Finance Associate
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 strengthen and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.
CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Malaria Management, Strategy, and Finance Associate to help the government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to obtain the financial resources necessary to achieve historic reductions in malaria cases and deaths.
As part of CHAI’s Global Malaria Program, the Associate will work alongside CHAI’s country and technical experts to help government staff develop or refine the DRC national strategic plan for malaria, create a costing model to assess financial resources needed, assist with cost optimization analysis for health strategies, and contribute to forecasting of resource needs.
The Associate will also support the DRC’s Ministry of Health and partners develop a Global Fund Funding Request for the 2024-2026 funding cycle to secure key financial resources to help the country achieve its malaria targets. Additionally, the Associate will help the DRC malaria program ensure that they are able to maximize the use of existing resources and help them plan for and seek out the additional resources they need. The Associate will report to the Associate Director of the Global Malaria Management, Strategy, Finance Team, and will work closely with the regional technical team and the DRC malaria program country team.
The Associate will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills and must be able to work independently and have a deep personal commitment to producing results. No background in malaria is required, but the Associate is expected to be proficient in using Microsoft Excel. Most of all, this position requires resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards.
The position will be based in Kinshasa, DRC with limited domestic travel and occasional international travel (15-20%).
Responsibilities and areas of support to government programs will include:
- Work with national malaria staff and CHAI DRC country team to optimize and cost national malaria programs by building Excel-based costing and budget models
- Conduct costing and financial analyses and support the development of funding proposals and operational plans
- Support governments to meet Global Fund requests and satisfy grant application requirements, including budget development
- Assist government programs and donors with addressing the long-term sustainability of malaria funding, by forecasting future funding gaps, mapping and assessing funding opportunities (both innovative and traditional), and working other technical teams and partners to streamline and integrate malaria services to lower costs
- Serve as a trusted advisor to CHAI DRC country team on malaria management, strategy and finance
- Serve as liaison between CHAI regional technical teams, country partners, and stakeholders
- Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector
- Engage with and cultivate donors, including individuals, corporations, and organizations interested in supporting malaria programs
- Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders
- Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organization in the region to ensure coordination
- Provide program and budget updates for internal project management, best practice sharing, and donor reporting
- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce, Policy, Public Health, International Development, or related field
- 2-5 years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in management consulting, public health, or other relevant fields
- High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and moderate knowledge of Word, and PowerPoint
- Fluent in spoken and written French and English
- Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
- Ability to oversee multiple work streams simultaneously, to set priorities, and to work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence in high-pressure situations
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment.
- Master’s degree in Business, Policy, Public Health, International Development, or related field
- Experience working and communicating with government officials, multilateral organizations, or development donors
- Experience living or working in resource-limited countries
- Experience working remotely with a decentralized/remote team
- Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems
- Experience or knowledge of health finance, public finance, or finance for development
- Job City La Gombe, Kinshasa