Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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.