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Management, Strategy and Finance Associate, Malaria and NTD
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
Country Programs - Benin
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Posted 4 months ago
Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of diseases in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.

CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the diseases. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work:


CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

Malaria and NTDs Program Overview:

CHAI’s malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their systems and programs to reduce the burden of these preventable, treatable diseases. CHAI supports governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria and NTDs elimination in the long term. CHAI recently initiated engagement with Benin's Ministry of Health through its National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the National program for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). CHAI aims to build sustainable access to timely and high-quality information across relevant levels of the health system and help programs to routinely use data and generated analytics to inform programmatic and strategic planning and operations.

Position Overview

CHAI Benin is seeking a highly motivated and mission-driven individual to work as a Malaria and NTDs Associate Management, Strategy and Finance. The Associate will provide direct support at the highest levels of malaria program policy and management in government. Areas of support consist of working as part of the country team and alongside technical experts to evaluate and improve program impact and managerial capacity; develop or refine the government's national strategic plan for malaria; support the development of a costing model to assess financial resources needed; assist with cost optimization analysis for health strategies; contribute to forecasting of resource needs; and provide any other transversal support as needed.


The Associate will also support the Ministry of Health and partners to improve the management of malaria programs, including assisting with programmatic and financial tracking to ensure on time and high-quality performance, but also assisting with other management issues such as government capacity building and the managerial efficiency of malaria campaigns and primary health care provision. They will work closely and provide effective technical support to the Beninese Ministry of Health (MoH) and especially its National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the National Program for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD).

The successful candidate will need to possess strong communication and organizational, skills, and be able to work independently to drive implementation. The candidate will report to the Benin Malaria Senior Program Manager and work closely with CHAI global teams, government national programs and key stakeholders to design and implement appropriate strategies and approaches context.

The position will be based in Cotonou.


  • Work with national malaria program staff to implement broad management capacity building plans, including trainings for malaria and NTDs government staff at central and subnational levels.
  • Identify technical gaps with the Ministry of Health that occur during the provision of malaria services at the primary health care level and malaria prevention campaigns.
  • Work with fellow CHAI country teammates and the national malaria staff to conduct malaria program reviews; update or write national strategic plans; and optimize the cost of national malaria programs by building Excel-based costing and budget models.
  • Assist Benin malaria & NTDs programs with financial and programmatic tracking, including the identification of key decision-relevant information, the development of dashboards and systems to bring that key information to the decision-making point.
  • Conduct costing and financial analyses and support the development of funding proposals and operational plans.
  • Support Beninese government to meet Global Fund requests and satisfy grant application requirements, including budget development.
  • Serve as liaison between country team, CHAI regional technical teams, Benin partners, and stakeholders with respect to management, strategy, and finance workstreams.
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector in Benin.
  • Engage stakeholders interested in supporting malaria programs.
  • 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 internal project management, best practice sharing, and donor reporting.
  • Undertake any other tasks as identified, contributing to the overall success of the malaria and NTDs program in Benin. This multifaceted role requires a dynamic individual dedicated to enhancing public health outcomes through data-driven strategies and collaborative problem-solving.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, commerce, policy, public health, international development, or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility in management consulting, public health, development, or other relevant fields.
  • Elevated levels of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in French and English (written and oral).
  • 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.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for results, a commitment for excellence, a willingness to provide support to different tasks, and the capacity to facilitate high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors.
  • Deep personal commitment to producing results and navigate political situations with humility, patience, and optimism even in the face of daunting challenges.


  • Master's degree in business, commerce, policy, public health, international development, or related field.
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials, multilateral organizations, or development donors.
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries.
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized/remote team.
  • Knowledge of malaria, NTDs and/or other major global infectious disease problems.
  • Experience or knowledge of health finance, public finance, or finance for development.

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