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.
CHAI's health financing program supports governments implementing reforms towards the goal of universal health coverage; ensuring that patients can access the care they need without suffering financial hardship. CHAI staff work closely with Ministries of Health and national insurance schemes, often with permanent desks in government offices, to build capacity for and support evidence-based decision making. This includes work on the design, implementation and management of financing reforms to mobilize sustainable resources and ensure those resources go as far as possible to improve health outcomes and address health disparities. A cornerstone of this work is to support governments to set priorities; defining the essential health care package or benefits package as well as a process for revision over time, and supporting governments to finance, and to reliably deliver, this package of services through public and private sector.
International Decision Support Initiaitve (iDSI) (www.idsihealth.org) is a global network of priority setting institutions, universities, think tanks and individuals that aim to support low and middle income countries with the difficult decisions related to priority setting as they move towards Universal Health Coverage. CHAI is among this group of core partners that also includes the Center for Global Development, the Global Health and Development Group at Imperial College London, the Asia HTA consortium which includes the National Health Foundation of Thailand, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), the China National Health Development Research Center, KEMRI (Kenya Medical Research Institute), Wellcome Trust Programme, and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The Technical Advisor will be an integral part of the CHAI team and iDSI network, working on joint objectives of institutionalizing and capacity building for evidence-informed priority setting in LMIC health systems. The vision is that LMIC governments and payers enhance value for money in global health, leading to more equitable and sustainable and higher quality healthcare coverage, reduced financial impoverishment for households, better health and more lives saved.
Description and Responsibilities:
The Technical Advisor will be a key member of CHAI's health financing program, and will be central to the successful delivery of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) Sub-Saharan Africa Program. Taking a leadership role on a range of activities, the role will involve technical assistance to governments, and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders at national, regional and global levels. The Technical Advisor will bring relevant experience to provide technical, strategic and process management support to design and implementation of benefits planning and priority setting in Sub-Saharan countries.
This is a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding position. The Technical Advisor will be part of a small global health financing team responsible for building out a new priority initiative. The Advisor will be a critical link between iDSI partners working around the world and CHAI teams who are working on the ground with government partners in Sub-Saharan Africa. He or she will help CHAI teams embedded within or working closely with government identify and execute opportunities to bring in cross-country experts and practitioners from around the world to augment support for governments in the implementation of health financing reforms.
We are recruiting for two positions. One advisor will be based in Kenya focusing part of their time on Kenya's Universal Health Coverage Reform and another will be based in South Africa focusing part of their time on South Africa's phased National Health Insurance reform, working with CHAI's country teams. The remainder of their time will be working across countries including but not limited to Rwanda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Eswatini. Throughout these engagements, he or she will work closely with CHAI teams and iDSI to support regional knowledge sharing and engage regional and global stakeholders.
The Advisor will report to a senior manager at CHAI and work closely under a senior manager at Imperial College, the Secretariat of iDSI.
The ability to support generation of technical output and translate findings into pragmatic policy recommendations, as well as connect government and non-governmental stakeholders, will be central to the success of the technical advisor role. Work will be carried out in close collaboration with CHAI teams in country and experts within the broader iDSI network.
Interested and qualified? Go to Clinton Health Access Initiative career website on careers-chai.icims.com to apply