Country Engagement and Support Manager – Francophone  

Location: Nairobi, Sub-Saharan Africa

Travel: Frequent travel required (~50+% of the time)

Are you interested in helping lead an entrepreneurial effort aimed at changing paradigms in international development, and in true partnerships with governments to reduce donor dependency and increase financial sustainability? Would you be excited to leverage your public and/or private sector background to help finance health systems? Do you get energy from working with different stakeholders – ranging from ministries of health and finance to UN agencies to multinational companies? Are you looking to join a team of partners that are committed, experienced, and fun to work with? Then you should explore this leadership role with the Financing Alliance for Health.

THE ROLE

The Financing Alliance’s CEO and Project Advisory Committee are seeking an experienced and senior health leader to serve as Country Support Manager. The Country Support Manager will serve as the key team leader for the FA’s country engagement work, and he or she will engage with senior MOH and MOF representatives through all the steps of creating a sustainable financing plan that can advance community health as part of integrated primary care. He or she will also support critical knowledge management and innovative finance efforts undertaken by the Financing Alliance.

He or she will work alongside the CEO to support our work in countries and in partnership with the Country Investment and Knowledge Director and will also support overall strategy development. You should feel comfortable engaging across the spectrum of stakeholders, from ministries of finance and health (at the senior level) to NGO partners to members of the business and finance communities. You should also be an ‘out of the box’ thinker, comfortable with ambiguity, ready to fundraise and build the venture, and keen to work towards the broader mission of improving health outcomes and expanding access.

WHO YOU ARE

In terms of background, you should have an advanced degree in business management, finance, health, or other relevant field and ~7-10 years of experience in health care, development, management consulting, or another similar field. You will be expected to have excellent oral and written presentation skills, strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. You will also be expected to have full proficiency in English and French.

TIMING

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Angela Gichaga, CEO of the Financing Alliance: info@financingalliance.org  with title “ Country Engagement and Support Manager – Francophone” in the subject line. To download the full job description, please click here.