Project Advisor, Financing Systems

Job Information

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    Category West Africa Jobs
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    Posted On Jul 8 ,2020
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    Qualifications Bachelor's Degree
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    Employer Name Clinton Health Access Initiative
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Job Description

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the MoH on a broad range of health financing and health systems strengthening issues, enabling MoH to mobilize resources into the health sector and distribute them equitably, effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintain and leverage the CHAI’s continuous presence and relationships with MoH in context of health financing and health systems and increasingly engaging with other ministries and core stakeholders for multi-sectoral collaboration.
  • Support the national government to enhance improved and harmonized multi-sectoral planning for health through inter-ministerial engagements to strengthen coordination; resource allocation; efficient utilization of funds; prioritization of health needs; transparency; implementation of multisectoral interventions and increased domestic funding over time.
  • Support the government of Malawi to establish a formal structure/Committee for multi-sectoral collaboration for health, including conducting high-level engagements with different line ministries to secure buy in and developing TORs for the Committee.
  • Conduct analysis, develop tools and tailored briefs to support evidence generation for key areas including: funding allocation, utilization, absorption reprogramming, reallocation and mobilization of funds according to priority needs as well as develop templates for the committee to be used for evidence based decision making.
  • Provide recommendations based on the evidence generated on re-programming of funding towards critical underfunded areas in accordance to government priorities to ensure greater absorption and efficient utilization of funds, value for money and harmonization of upcoming donor funding.
  • Build organizational capacity and strengthen management systems; engagement of government officials in data use and evidence generation.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. Economics, Health Economics, Public Health, Finance etc.) strongly preferred; Bachelor’s degree with excellent relevant experience will also be considered

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience (e.g. in a research institution, government, bilateral or multilateral development agency, consulting firm, NGO or think tank), with increasing levels of responsibility

  • Good understanding and knowledge of and experience in health systems and health care financing and/or public sector financing, particularly in low- and middle-income countries

  • Structured and strategic thinker with experience analyzing complex datasets to identify key trends and to translate them into actionable options for decision makers

  • Strong writer, facilitator and oral communicator able to distill and explain complex concepts to varied audiences