Regional Financing Associate

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Johannesburg, South Africa

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th January, 2018

Job Description

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. ('CHAI') is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world. CHAI's global malaria program provides management and technical 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.

Overview of role

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as part of CHAI's Global Malaria Financing Team. This Associate will directly support governments in Southern Africa in obtaining the financial resources necessary to achieve historic malaria elimination in the next five years. Countries to be supported in Southern Africa include Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.

As part of the Global Malaria Team, the Financing Associate will provide direct support at the highest level of government. Areas of support will include: costing of malaria National Strategic Plans, conducting cost optimization analysis for specific interventions, improving financial management, and determining the optimal allocation of existing funds. CHAI's Financing Associate will also help countries identify and obtain new funding sources including expanded domestic resources, public-private partnerships, and innovative financing mechanisms. This position reports to the Manager of the Global Malaria Finance Team, and will work alongside the Regional Financing Associates for Southern Africa and in close collaboration with the CHAI Country Teams.

The Associate will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills, and the Associate must be able to work independently and have deep personal commitment to producing results. No background in finance is required. Most of all, this position requires resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards.


  • Work with national malaria staff and CHAI country teams to optimize and cost national malaria program strategies through building Excel-based budget models;
  • Conduct costing and financial analyses to identify resource gaps, prioritize activities based on cost-effectiveness, and develop new funding proposals in collaboration with national governments;
  • Support governments to meet Global Fund requests and satisfy grant application and implementation requirements for access and distribution of funding for malaria, including budget development and re-programming, quarterly work planning and budgeting at sub-national level, and performance reporting;
  • Identify key financial management impediments to programmatic goals and work with donors and country governments to devise targeted solutions to address them;
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector
  • Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders related to malaria financing work in target countries;
  • Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organizations in the region to ensure coordination;
  • Provide program updates for donor reporting and best practice sharing;
  • Other responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Policy, Public Health, or related field
  • 2+ years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in management consulting, or another relevant field
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel


  • Master's degree in Business, Policy, Public Health, 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 team
  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems is not required, but can be helpful


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