The Government of Ethiopia has supported significant improvements in health over the past decade and now aims to accelerate progress to deliver quality essential health services to its growing population of close to 100 Million people. To achieve this goal, Ethiopia is rolling out health insurance schemes with the goal of reaching most of the population by 2020. If successful, Ethiopia will set an example for all other countries working towards the goal of universal health coverage on the continent.
To successfully roll out this ambitious reform, the newly-staffed Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency will need to overcome technical, operational and management challenges of insurance scale-up across a large and diverse country. This includes making evidence-based decisions in key areas such as the initial design of the benefits package and premium rates, as well as setting up processes to continuously revise these decisions. There will also be a need to strengthen core operations for successful enrollment, provider payment, and financial management. As experience from other countries has shown, the early stages of launch will determine the success of the reform.
CHAI has been supporting the Government of Ethiopia in health financing over the past few years and has been asked by senior leadership to provide more comprehensive support to all of these areas in order to ensure this reform has the intended outcomes in increasing access to quality care for all in need. Ethiopia will be a flagship program for CHAI’s health financing work; shaping our engagements in health insurance in other contexts.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical capabilities to serve as Senior Associate, to support the Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency as the Agency oversees the launch of social health insurance and the expansion of community based health insurance.
The Senior Associate will spend the majority of his or her time working from within the Insurance Agency at the headquarters and branch office level. He or she will provide direct support to key directorates of the Agency such as Providers Affairs, Membership, Finance, Research and Information Technology. The Senior Associate will be part of a small, but growing CHAI team.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
CHAI works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment and this health insurance reform is a top priority for the government. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is a fast learner and who is both detail oriented and has the ability to ask the key questions or see the “big picture.” CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility.
Qualifications include the following:
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