Health Financing Fellow - Francophone

Financing Alliance for Health

Financing Alliance for Health

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Title: Health Financing Fellow – Francophone
Location: Flexible


The Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) is a multi-organizational partnership that supports governments to focus financing on community health systems as part of integrated primary care, with an emphasis on finding effective and sustainable financing pathways, investment opportunities, and attractive returns for commercial and social investors. In doing so, the FAH focuses on four work areas: country engagement and support, analytical toolkits, financing products, and awareness and education.


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 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 role with the Financing Alliance for Health.


  • You should have an advanced degree in business management, finance, investment, health, or other relevant field, experience in health care, development, corporate finance, investment/ 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 really impress us if you have these key competencies:

  • Financing for health: understanding of the core bottlenecks behind health financing, the key steps (costing, resource mapping, gap analysis), and potential options for financing (traditional donors, national resources, corporate and capital markets sources etc)
  • Quantitative skills and tool development: strong analytical and financial/ modelling skills. Broad experiences creating and refining analytical tools and approaches, e.g. excel models, ROIs, tools
  • Health systems: knowledge and practical work on health systems, and in particular community health systems; experience working with ministries of health and finance as well as major donor organizations critical for this role
  • Global mind-set and experience: international experience across countries. Fluency in English, French is an added advantage
  • Proactive problem solver: you should also be a proactive-problem solver, flexible, effective at working independently, self-starter, and able to build your own work plan
  • Working proficiency in French (Bilingual is strongly preferred)


Minimum of a 1 year commitment


Submit a resume through the link


The Financing Alliance operates at a global, regional and country level. In early 2015, UN Special Envoy Ray Chambers and Prime Minister Hailemariam of Ethiopia convened a high-level group to assess financing and scale-up of Community Health Worker (CHW) programs in Africa given the complexity of the funding landscape, the challenges of utilising domestic resources, and the difficulty of capitalising on available funding opportunities. The group delivered a ground breaking report that found a 10:1 return from investing in community health workers. The Financing Alliance for Health subsequently launched in 2016 with a pilot project in Liberia, to provide substantial support to governments in better leveraging existing funds and mobilising new funding for strong and effective health systems and community health in particular.

The Financing Alliance endeavours to focus the best global practices in primary and community health financing in countries, as well as elevate the country level discussions and request on a global stage. The organisation achieves these through four work areas: A) Country government support B) Analytical toolkits C) Financing products/ modalities and D) Awareness and education.

Financing Alliance has played a key role in ‘facilitating/brokering’ conversations at national and global levels, to ensure financing is a core component of the process to develop high-quality, at-scale health programs, in addition to technical health conversations. The Financing Alliance works across sectors, and alongside key financing stakeholders, to ensure that financing is increasingly ‘blended’ and includes a range of public and private sources. Financing Alliance’s ambitious 5 year goal is to work across several developing countries, supporting the scale up of over 150,000 community health workers (CHWs), and focusing $1B+ of financing toward primary and community health in order to increase access and utilisation of quality health services, at the community level, as a pathway towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In the near term, the Financing Alliance will prioritise its support to those countries that show high levels of political support for building community health systems.