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Finance Analyst || Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease 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 disease. 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.

Program Summary
Unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions drive high rates of preventable mortality and morbidity in low and middle income countries (LMICs). CHAI’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) program aims to ensure that all individuals are empowered to access information, products and services that will meet their sexual and reproductive health needs. We aim to significantly reduce unmet need for modern contraception and the incidence of unsafe abortions in program countries within the next 5 years. To accomplish our goals, we’re pursuing 3 strategic objectives:

Scale up access to new and underutilized products to increase choice for women and better meet their needs and preferences.
Increase SRH commodity security through global and country supply chain strengthening and improved financing for SRH products.
Design and strengthen client-centered service delivery models that will reach key populations with SRH services.

We pursue global and country-focused market shaping opportunities for SRH products to create an enabling environment for the introduction and scale up of quality-assured products and services in LMICs. At the global level, we are working to ensure that a diversified supplier base can meet demand for key products and ensure commodities are affordable and of high quality. We also coordinate donors and partners around global product strategies. At the country level, CHAI works with governments to develop national SRH scale-up plans with clear targets; use data to coordinate partner resources against the plan and achieve targets; strengthen national forecasting and quantification; address supply chain bottlenecks; improve health worker training; and strengthen performance management for the health system.

The Global SRH Team works across the CHAI matrix to support the application of global learning and best practices and provide thought-partnership and technical assistance to programs implemented by in-country teams who own our valued relationships with partner governments and who possess critical knowledge of local context and operating conditions. Underlying our approach is our commitment to achieving sustainable, transformational change at scale by working in a way that strengthens health systems and government capabilities to improve SRH outcomes.

Position Summary
The Finance Analyst will support the day-to-day finance functions of the Global SRH team to ensure smooth operations and timely responses to requests for information. This will include supporting various activities such as processing invoices, upkeep of financial tools, review of financials and drafting of variance explanations, and support with donor finance deliverables. The Finance Analyst will report to the Global SRH Associate Director, Finance & Operations and is expected to operate in a fast-paced environment, often working under tight donor-driven deadlines. Key measures of success in this role include: timely and accurate support on donor-driven deliverables; detailed understanding of variances to budget and forecast; a demonstrated command of the financial content of the projects supported; proactive identification of potential financial risks; and an ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders.

Preference for the Finance Analyst to be based in a CHAI program country in Africa or the US.

Grant Management

Support in creating comprehensive budgets for new grant proposals (or re-budgeting of existing grants) that meet both internal CHAI requirements and external donor requirements.
Review and support in preparing donor deliverables such as financial reports and monthly invoices
Support in both grant kick-off and grant close-out activities to ensure there is smooth communication of compliance requirements across the Global SRH team and other teams, as is relevant.
Coordinate process for bi-monthly donor reporting, including preparing and uploading bi-monthly financial detail to a donor portal and coordinating with CHAI teams to consolidate supporting expense documentation

Monthly Financial Review and Annual Budgeting
Review monthly transactions and identify necessary adjustments
Analyze monthly variances of operational expenses to budget and work with the Director to provide variance explanations
Support the annual budgeting and semi-annual reforecasting process, including prepping budget allocations for all SRH owned grants
Ensure timely submission of routine requests from finance, including the monthly salary allocation file and monthly variance explanations

Operations Evaluation and Financial Planning
Contribute to creation and maintenance of financial models to track expenditure and generate forecasts to help drive programmatic decisions
Ensure the Global SRH team has the relevant finance information they need to track travel budgets and charge expenses
Identify, investigate, and implement potential operational improvements

Maintain confidential records, such as employee information (specifically salary and benefit information) and financial information (budgets and allocations)
Communicate effectively in a matrixed work environment across various stakeholders
Perform other programmatic/operational duties as requested
Option to travel internationally 1-2 times per year

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of work experience
Excellent written and oral English communication skills
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills, proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills
Demonstrated capacity to synthesize information and evidence into effective deliverables for a broad range of audiences
Exceptional attention to detail
Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain deadlines while working in a fast-paced, limited-structured environment.
Maintains the highest ethical standards
A strong desire to create positive change on a big scale and views finance work as directly linked to, and supportive of, the organization’s impact and vision
A deep sense of collegiality and eagerness to work with a geographically dispersed team across multiple time zones
Strong commitment to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion

Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field
Prior experience with an international non-profit/NGO
Familiarity with financial systems, budgeting, compliance, accounting best-practices, expense recording and reporting

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