Associate, Health Financing

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The Clinton Health Access Initiative hiring Associate, Health Financing.

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. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

Background

In line with the objectives set out in the Senegal Emerging Plan, the Ministry of Health and Social Action (MoH) has recently validated its third National Health and Social Development Plan (PNDSS), for the period 2019-2028. The PNDSS is a reference document for the sector and serves as a link for all the activities of national and international actors working in the health sector.

Formation Finance

Achievement of the PNDSS objectives has been estimated at approximately 2,574 billion FCFA over 10 years. An initial resource mapping was conducted as part of the Investment Plan SRMNEA and identified an available envelope of resources of CFAF 118 billion for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and youth health for the period 2018-2022. However, the funding available for achieving the objectives of the remaining programmatic areas is yet to be identified.

Stemming from its strong experience in resource mapping, CHAI is supporting the Cellule of Health Economics of the MoH to extend the resource mapping to the entire health sector. This resource mapping will cover the period 2019 – 2021 and measure and analyze the level of funding for the PNDSS.

Drawing on a resource mapping approach CHAI has used across eight countries, CHAI will work with the MoH of Senegal to develop a tailored, Excel-based, dynamic data collection tool that can be institutionalized within the government. The tool will include a detailed geographic and programmatic breakdown of data so that results can be used to better inform analysis and decision-making processes. The resource mapping tool will be completed by all key PTFs. In parallel, CHAI will, to the extent the information is available; quantify resource gaps by comparing the data collected on resources available to the estimated cost of the health sector strategies (PNDSS).

Description of Role

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated Associate with outstanding credentials and analytical abilities. Reporting to the Global Health Financing Associate, this role will provide integrated support to the MoH in Senegal to conduct a resource mapping activity. The Associate will interact with key stakeholders from the Government and the Financial and Technical Partners (PTF) in the field of health in Senegal.

The Associate must therefore have excellent analytical skills, relationship building, and communication skills. They must be fluent in French and English and have excellent command of Excel databases. They must be able to have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for detail.

This Associate will be based in Dakar, Senegal.

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing secondary sources of information including reports, data and literature to inform and develop resource mapping process
  • Supporting the development of the resource mapping tool and all its supporting documents
  • Conducting a series of training sessions to train actors on using and filling the resource mapping tool
  • Providing technical support for data collection and analysis. This will include liaising with development partners in the collection of data and identifying the type and detail of data necessary, and how this map to the data available from partners
  • Producing a report on the resource mapping to summarize methods and outputs for government and further dissemination
  • Producing analysis materials, graphs and PowerPoint presentations for dissemination purposes
  • Supporting the government to apply resource mapping results to identify gaps against strategic plans and guide the allocation of resources, as well as to strengthen planning processes and other government priorities
  • Developing and delivering compelling presentations to inform evidence-based/data-driven decision making
  • Other tasks assigned by the Program Manager

Job requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health economics or related technical field
  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ professional work experience in a demanding private sector or public health environment.
  • Familiarity with global health issues, and concepts of health system strengthening
  • Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to build professional relationships with key stakeholders, negotiate and achieve consensus
  • Demonstrated experience launching new projects or initiatives
  • Ability to react quickly to ad-hoc requests while managing an existing workload and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work on complex problems without extensive support and self-motivate
  • Ability to navigate government processes with multiple stakeholders
  • Fluent in French and English, proficiency in both written and verbal

Advantages:

  • Master’s or other advanced degree
  • Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups
  • Experience with financial costing and resource mapping in the field of health
  • Experience working with the Senegalese MSAS and international PTF in the country

Application deadline: 17 Sep 2020

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