Overview

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: www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Eswatini strives to achieve Universal Health Coverage by improving equity, efficiency, allocation and management of financial resources and thereby enabling equitable access to quality health services for their population. This commitment is made against a backdrop of rising health care costs, shrinking domestic finances for health and stagnating donor funding. CHAI Eswatini has been supporting the Ministry of Health to strengthen its public financial management by building capacity in budget development, budget execution & tracking, efficiency & cost saving initiatives, increasing fiscal space through investment cases and other health financing reforms. CHAI is seeking an Analyst, universal health coverage to support the MoH in achieving its health financing reforms.

The Analyst must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, quantitative, analytical and communication skills. S/he must be able to function independently and have strong commitment to producing results.

This position is based in Mbabane, Eswatini and reports to the CHAI Senior Program Manager, Universal Health Coverage.

Responsibilities:
His/her primary responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):
• Supporting the Universal Health Coverage Manager in strengthening MoH capacity for financial management budgeting, planning, tracking and performance monitoring;
• Supporting the MoH Planning Unit in their function of tracking resources for health;
• Supporting the MoH in the identification and subsequent implementation of efficiency initiatives both at central and facility level;
• Supporting the MoH Accounts office and Financial Controller in evaluating budget utilization for key MoH programs and service delivery units;
• Supporting the development of solutions to supply chain challenges for essential health service delivery resources such as equipment, drugs and commodities;
• Supporting the MoH in preparing annual procurement planning to ensure resource management and procurement linked to budgeting processes;
• Supporting quantitative analysis to understand resource needs required for service delivery scale up;
• Supporting quantitative analysis to inform investment cases for resource gaps in the delivery of essential health services;
• As needed, supporting cross-cutting workstream contributing towards attaining universal health coverage and;
• Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications and skills required:
• Bachelor’s degree in economics, public health, finance, operations research or related technical field
• At least 1-3 years of professional experience in finance, management consulting, health economics, public health, policy/planning, or other relevant private and public sector experience;
• Robust problem-solving skills, quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities;
• Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively while addressing a broad-ranged audience;
• Ability to work independently and effectively in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Potential to take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership on the team; and
• High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Advantages:
• Professional experience working with government authorities in developing countries, with experience in sub-Saharan Africa
• Advanced knowledge of STATA or R
• Experience with financial costing, modelling and/or resource mapping; and
• Familiarity with a broad range of key global health system strengthening challenges, health financing issues and models in developing countries.

Application:
Interested applicants should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of qualifications online at EswatiniCHAIHR@clintonhealthaccess.org

All individuals should submit their applications no later than 29th April 2022.

Short-listed individuals will be contacted to schedule an interview. We regret that we will only be able to respond to those applicants selected for interviews.

Please note: Due to CHAI’s collaborative relationship with the Government of Eswatini, we are unable to accept applications from individuals currently working for the government.