Chemonics seeks a Francophone Health Financing Consultant for the ongoing USAID Frontier Health Markets Engage project in Madagascar. Building on over 30 years of USAID investment, FHM Engage focuses on strengthening local health markets by addressing the root causes of market failures in the core market functions to create the necessary behavior change that catalyzes supply and demand and supports sustainable change. As part of the implementation of its 2024 work plan for Component 2. Resource Mobilization, Chemonics is recruiting for a Resource Mobilization Specialist. Under the supervision of the FHM Engage Madagascar Project Manager, the RMS is responsible for implementing the annual work plan for the “Resource mobilization” component. He/she will be responsible for achieving the Component’s objectives and results, developing strategies and carrying out planned activities involving the mobilization of innovative resources, in collaboration with the project’s technical team. This position will be based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Access to resources: Manage relations with the project’s partner Financial Institutions (FIs, which include Banks and Microfinance Institutions) and any other potential partners in the field of health financing (Insurance, Mutual Societies…. ), supply chain actors, private sector associations/groupings, as well as donor agencies and foundations to develop/adapt innovative services and financing mechanisms accessible to health market actors; Develop financial instruments targeting specific inputs/equipment related to FP, MCH and Nutrition services, which may require partnerships with stakeholders working in the field, such as insurance and mutuals on the accessibility aspect; market solutions, including partnerships, to facilitate access to financing by private health sector associations and groupings; Collect data for analysis of results and impacts of project interventions; Be USAID’s focal point for all development financing strategy, transactions and alliances.
- Capacity building for private healthcare providers and FIs: Develop/update training curricula, coaching and technical supervision guides for private healthcare providers (practices, dispensaries, medical centers) and other healthcare enterprises as needed; Offer targeted training in business and financial management for private healthcare providers in all project intervention regions, regular coaching and business support, and any technical assistance to FIs; Draw up training reports, analyze them with a view to monitoring the performance of private healthcare providers.
- Program Management: implementation of the overall strategy of the FHM Engage project, including building and managing partnerships in Madagascar, providing data, information and any other input; collaboration with other team members to maintain high standards of internal communication and professional work ; relations with the program’s ecosystem of stakeholders, including the private sector/service providers, industry associations, civil society organizations, donors, program beneficiaries and others; coordination of interventions with other USAID projects; technical reporting, monitoring-evaluation-learning and project communication; Facilitation of meetings/workshops/trainings as required.
- Advanced degree at Master II level (or Bacc+5) or equivalent in business administration, business management, finance/banking, statistics or related field required.
- At least ten (10) years’ experience. Preference is given to candidates with experience in finance, development finance, investment banking, private equity and/or consulting, particularly in lowand middle-income countries.
- Significant experience in the healthcare sector in Madagascar, in particular in a project targeting private players.
- Knowledge of key issues affecting development finance and partnership development related to USAID programs, as implemented in all geographic regions of East Africa, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, is required, including technical, social and cultural aspects.
- Experience in capacity building, coaching and mentoring of health actors, implementing partners, highly appreciated
- Certificate in training engineering, including training of trainers
- Experience in training Madagascar’s FIs is desirable
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment with an open structure, and to effectively manage competing demands for time and resources for self and others.
- Excellent writing, data analysis and presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in French and proven public relations skills
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision
- Willing to learn and propose initiatives to resolve supply chain challenges or performance gaps
- Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
- Good understanding of English
- Experience working with USAID-funded programs is an added advantage
- Self-motivated and dynamic
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
- Please send an email with your CV, cover letter, and a methodological note describing the overall work approach, a detailed timetable, and daily rate attached and “FHM Engage Madagascar Recruitment RMS” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 25, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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