Clinton Health Access Initiative Associate, Global Health Financing Jobs in Rwanda

Clinton Health Access Initiative Associate, Global Health Financing Jobs in Rwanda

Position Overview

This Associate will play a key role anchoring the global coordination and technical support to Ministries of Health supported by CHAI to conduct resource tracking: providing direct support to set up and strengthen these processes across countries, developing global knowledge products, and facilitating cross-country learning.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will also take on other roles on the global health financing team in: monitoring and evaluation, donor engagement, and other ad-hoc projects.

The Associate is expected to grow in this global role to work across a variety of technical areas in health financing across a breadth of health system contexts, in addition to resource tracking. This is a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding position, which offers a unique opportunity to work closely with governments and technical advisors who are leading change in the region to achieve the ambitious goals of universal health coverage.

The Associate will report to a Senior Associate on the global health financing team. The Associate will play a key role supporting: overall strategy and program documentation and implementation; cross-team coordination including production of knowledge products and government/team exchange on relevant health financing topics; and contributing to donor engagement from proposals to monitoring and evaluation.

They must therefore have excellent relationship management skills, strong writing and presentation skills, and strong attention to detail for managing complex projects and outputs.

We are open to candidates based in one of CHAI’s program offices in Sub-Saharan Africa. This role requires up to 40% travel within the Sub-Saharan Africa region; the amount of travel will vary based on needs and in accordance with travel restrictions.


The Associate's key responsibilities will focus on multi-country support to strengthen Health Resource Tracking across Africa. The Associate will provide targeted technical support to country advisors working with government leadership in resource tracking, facilitate sharing of insights and knowledge across CHAI-supported countries, and develop global knowledge products. This will include:Thought Partnership and Capacity Building

  • Strategic guidance and thought partnership to develop a roadmap/approaches to institutionalizing resource tracking processes

  • Research (desk and interviews) to landscape resource tracking exercises

  • Capacity building for CHAI teams in resource tracking, to become a team topic expert in over time

  • Support to in-country advisors to build Ministry of Health capacity in health resource tracking (e.g., training) and to support institutionalization activities (e.g. resource mobilization)

    Process Guidance and Country-Level Execution

  • Production of data collection tools and training materials for Health Resource Tracking, adapted to country context and use cases

  • Support in drafting checklists, guidelines, standard operating procedures, and other tools to support institutionalization

  • Technical support to CHAI teams as needed in data cleaning, aggregation, and validation; as well as data analysis and modeling

  • Development and/or review of concise resource tracking reports and dissemination products tailored to audiences and use cases, with strong attention to detail

    Knowledge Sharing and External Dissemination

  • Facilitate cross-country knowledge sharing through organization and facilitation of virtual exchanges between governments CHAI is supporting in resource tracking

  • Contribute to development of externally-facing knowledge products (e.g., toolkits and templates, learning briefs) to contribute to practical guidance on resource tracking; as well as advocacy and communications materials such as conference presentations and case studies

    The Associate is anticipated to grow as a core member of our global team, providing technical support across countries based on needs and the individual’s interest and skills. This will include assisting in broader strategy and proposal development as well as contributing to donor reporting and externally-facing knowledge products across our health financing portfolio. Key responsibilities may include:

    Global Strategy and Multi-Country Support

  • Participate in
    global strategy planning, problem-solving discussions, and review of program outputs. Support drafting program updates, presentations, concept notes, and meeting plans, as needed.

  • Provide targeted technical support to global technical leads and country advisors working with government leadership in the design and implementation of health financing interventions and reforms, including through the production of written documents, presentations, data analysis, and models. These technical areas of support include but are not limited to: aid coordination/resource tracking, benefits package design, health insurance design and
    provider payment reforms, financial management, and gender mainstreaming in health.

    Donor Engagement and Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Support the program planning and development cycles across global and country teams through the development of project management tools such as workplans and templates

  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals and the production of donor reports and other associated resources (e.g., slide decks, concept notes, one-pagers)

  • Support documentation of program progress and outcomes, including case studies that link work in health financing and systems to expansion of SRH access

    Knowledge Production and Management

  • Support global team technical leads and country advisors to develop health financing knowledge products on key technical topics (as described above). These knowledge products will be utilized by a range of CHAI, government, and other external audiences, and include case studies, reports, toolkits, and publications.

  • Support and participate in the development and organization of regular knowledge exchanges between countries and partner governments in the form of in-person and virtual summits, meetings, and trainings.

  • Develop and maintain technical expertise in health financing, and stay abreast of key challenges.

  • Other responsibilities as requested by manager


  • Graduate/post-graduate university degree in public health, social science, medicine, health systems, public policy, economics, finance, business administration or related subjects

  • 3-5 years of work experience, with time spent preferably in writing/communications and in data collation, analysis, and write-up of economic/financial data

  • Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, with preference for experience working with government institutions, informing development of government strategy, policy, and operational plans (preferably in health financing or health systems)

  • Affinity for analytics and information management, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner and distill key messages/explain complex concepts to varied audiences, including for technical documents and reports

  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a team, and proven ability to meet project deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and operate in a multicultural environment

  • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; Proficiency in MS Excel modeling and data analysis

  • English fluency

  • Ability to travel

    Candidates with the following qualifications will have an advantage:

  • Previous experience in working on resource tracking (preferably in health) or similar areas such as national health accounts, financial analysis

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel (e.g. VBA programming), tool/template design, and/or user experience

  • French language skills

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Clinton Health Access Initiative Associate, Global Health Financing Jobs in Rwanda

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