Full time Offered Salary :

Country Engagement and Health Financing Specialist at Financing Alliance for Health. Nairobi

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Job Description

This position is only open to candidates who are located and authorized to work within Sub-Saharan Africa Remote or in Nairobi. This position has a fixed term contract until March 2024, with potential for renewal.

What You’ll Do

  • Plan, supervise, monitor, follow up and report on, together with BIRCH providers, all aspects of AFF in-country activities for the countries in your portfolio.
  • Review progress reports from country implementing partners to make recommendations for review by the BIRCH Director.
  • Serve as a liaison between AFF’s financing, political prioritization, and impact teams and the 3-5 countries in your portfolio
  • Support development of narrative and budget components of GC7 funding request development and other health programming and financing technical support with BIRCH providers, Ministry of Health, and other relevant actors including Global Fund team.
  • Provide technical advice to all countries in AFF’s portfolio, on key Global Fund processes, information, and technical guidelines.

This role includes 30% travel.

What You’ll Bring

  • Master’s degree in health economics, economics, or public health with a health financing focus, or related field
  • Several years working in health financing and health economics
  • Experience working with ministries of health and finance, donors and implementing agencies, and strong communication skills to knowledgeable and effectively interact with key actors
  • Experience with the Global Fund funding request development process, including previous experience as part of writing teams, country coordinating mechanisms, technical guidance to Ministries, or in review of funding requests
  • Established track record of carrying out analytical work and preparing high-quality technical reports, policy briefing materials, and presentations
  • Strong and compelling writing skills
  • Culturally nuanced with extensive experience across multiple countries/regions on the African continent, with high preference for experience working with Francophone countries in Africa
  • Diplomatic and patient, with ability to understand specific nuances of country contexts (political, cultural, economic, etc
  • Working proficiency in French required (Bilingual is strongly preferred) with additional language skills are an added advantage
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