Clinton Health Access Initiative Senior Associate, Health Insurance Analytics Jobs in Ethiopia

Clinton Health Access Initiative Senior Associate, Health Insurance Analytics Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199080

Category: Health Care
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Organizational Overview: Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses.

Based on the premise that a business-oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management.

CHAI does not operate stand-alone programs, nor does it build parallel health systems. Rather, CHAI works at the invitation and in support of governments. CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with more than 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective health care.

CHAI Ethiopia is currently carrying out a wide range of programs to support the Ministry of Health in improving access to and increasing the quality of health services.

As one of CHAI's largest field offices with more than 150 staff, the Ethiopia office operates programs across maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; nutrition; vaccines; essential medicines; health workforce; and health financing.

The health financing program aims to transform how the health system is financed to substantially and sustainably increase access to services, beginning with essential services for those most in need.

Program Description: The Government of Ethiopia is scaling up community-based health insurance for the informal sector and preparing to roll out social health insurance for the formal sector.

This is one of the most ambitious health financing reforms on the continent and, if implemented well, has the potential to transform the health system and move the country closer to its goal of universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030.

To successfully roll out this ambitious reform, the Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency (EHIA) will need to overcome technical, operational and management challenges.

CHAI has been asked by senior leadership of the EHIA to provide comprehensive support in generating evidence to inform health insurance policy decisions and testing innovations across pilot community based health insurance schemes to ensure health insurance can be sustainably brought to scale.

This includes designing new mechanisms for pooling or re-distributing resources, developing and piloting new provider payment mechanisms to promote efficiency and quality, revising premium and subsidy levels to support long term financial sustainability, and putting in place more efficient and effective management structures and information systems.

Ethiopia will be a flagship program for CHAI's work in health insurance, shaping our engagement in other countries.


CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong technical capabilities and relevant experience to play a key role in our engagement in insurance and health financing in Ethiopia.

The Technical Advisor will provide technical and analytical input to a large CHAI team. The Technical Advisor, through robust analytical work, will help inform policy changes in how financial resources are pooled, re-distributed and used to purchase services.

This will include generating and analyzing evidence, and then working with the government and international experts to refine premium rates, revise the pooling strategy, and to improve provider payment mechanisms and rates, among other types of analytical work.

This role offers the opportunity to be involved in the development of one of the largest national financing reforms on the continent, furthering expertise in health financing, and building experience
in managing complex technical projects, working closely with the Government of Ethiopia.

This role will report to the Senior Program Manager on the CHAI Ethiopia Health Financing Team.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with the Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency and CHAI staff in areas ranging from benefits package design, membership management, provider management, management information systems, and pooling and finance;

  • Support analyses such as financial sustainability modeling to inform and iterate on premium rates, subsidies, benefits and contribution rates;

  • Present studies and analyses to stakeholders, working with the Health Insurance Agency to use this information to develop evidence-based strategies, policies and procedures;

  • Pilot, roll-out and continuously improve core business processes in CBHI pilot regions and districts; for example, through the development of tools or reporting templates and advising on improved data management and analysis techniques;

  • Support capacity building initiatives for a team of CHAI staff working across different directorates of the FMOH and EHIA, providing technical input, formal training and day to day support;

  • Work with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) Partnership and Cooperation Directorate in health financing areas ranging from economic evaluation, to resource tracking, to identifying and addressing inefficiencies, to mobilizing resources from all sources, increasingly from domestic sources;

  • Support the FMOH with identifying and implementing improvements to enhance efficiencies in the budgeting and annual planning process;

  • Engage with stakeholders working in health financing and insurance in Ethiopia, coordinating and participating in health financing working groups;

  • Work with international and local external experts; and

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager.

    Job Requirements


    CHAI works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment and this health financing and insurance reform is a top priority for the Government of Ethiopia.

    This individual would need to have strong grasp of the theoretical foundations of health financing, combined with excellent applied quantitative skills, and relevant experience.

    Professional experience in health insurance, in either a developed or developing country context, is a significant advantage.

    The ability to generate technical output and translate findings into pragmatic policy recommendations will be central to the success of the technical advisor role.

    CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility.

    Qualifications and advantages include the following:

  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a related field such as health economics, public health, financial management, public policy is strongly preferred;

  • 3-5 years of professional or experiential experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in either the public or private sector preferred

  • Experience working in health insurance and health financing in developed or developing countries preferred. This could include, but is not limited to, specific experience in actuarial costing, benefits design, and provider contracting and payment mechanisms;

  • Experience working with government agencies is an advantage;

  • Knowledge of the Ethiopian health system is an advantage;

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including attention to detail;

  • Advanced data analytics skills including a high level of proficiency with Excel and experience in financial and cost modeling;

  • Demonstrated experience in navigating strategic discussions objectively and diplomatically;

  • Demonstrated experience in managing external stakeholder relationships (e.g., donor and implementing partner relationships, or similar background);

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;

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

  • Ability to navigate ambiguous and complex processes and be flexible;

  • Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents;

  • Strong command of the English language; and

  • Willingness to travel within Ethiopia as needed.

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