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Publicado el 16 de Diciembre de 2020

Finance Associate, Mesoamerica & Hispaniola

Fecha límite: 31 de Enero de 2021

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

CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.


Position Summary:

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Strategy, Management, and Finance Associate to help the governments in countries of Central America (Panama, Guatemala, Honduras) and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) implement the Regional Malaria Elimination Initiative (RMEI) which aims to achieve historic malaria elimination across the region. As part of the Global Malaria Team, the Strategic Planning and Financing Associate will provide direct support at the highest level of government and to senior partners from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). In particular, the Associate will analyze the strategic, managerial, and operational challenges countries encounter in their fight to eliminate malaria, and then based on the assessment, the Associate will develop solutions framework and work with the country and partners to implement it. The Associate will report to the Manager of the Global Malaria Finance Team; base location is flexible between Panama City and Guatemala City.

The Associate will bring outstanding relationship management, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. The Associate must also be able to work independently and have deep personal commitment to producing results. The Associate also will be expected to be fluent in Excel and have a high business proficiency in English and Spanish, with French as an optional advantage. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.

Provide strategic guidance, planning, and management support to CHAI teams in Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic as they operationalize malaria elimination plans at the provincial and community-level
Implement a diagnostic to help determine the key managerial challenges particularly around local malaria management teams betting set up by the RMEI, and develop a framework to help the government and partners prioritize solutions to these operational and managerial challenges
Work with national malaria staff and CHAI country teams to optimize and cost national malaria plans by building Excel-based costing and budget models
Support the epidemiology team in to developing and costing predictive disease models to support decision-making of malaria interventions (e.g. geo-spatial coverage of interventions)
Conduct costing and financial analyses and support the development of funding proposals and operational plans
Assist government programs and donors with addressing the long-term sustainability of malaria funding, by: forecasting future funding gaps, mapping and assessing funding opportunities (both innovative and traditional), and working other technical teams and partners to streamline and integrate malaria services to lower costs
Engage with and cultivate donors, including individuals, corporations, and organizations interested in supporting malaria programs
Serve as a trusted advisor to CHAI country teams and the InterAmerican Development Bank
Serve as liaison between CHAI regional technical teams and country partners and stakeholders
Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector
Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders
Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organization in the region to ensure coordination
Provide program and budget updates for donor reporting and best practice sharing
Other responsibilities as needed

Fluent in English, Spanish; proficiency in French is a bonus
4+ years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in finance, management consulting, or another relevant field
Master's degree in Business, Policy, Public Health, or related field, or Bachelor's degree with equivalent work experience; minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Exceptional relationship management and communication skills
Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
Ability to oversee multiple work streams simultaneously, to set priorities, and to work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence in high-pressure situations
Willingness to travel to up to 75% of the time


Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations
Experience living or working in resource-limited countries in Latin America or the Caribbean
Experience working remotely with a decentralized team
Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems is not required, but can be helpful


If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the offer Finance Associate, Mesoamerica & Hispaniola and follow the instructions indicated.

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