Senior Associate Health Financing

Singapore, Singapore
Apply by 6 April 2017
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 March 2017

Job Description

Job description

Could you secure the health of 4.2 billion people?

Communicable diseases present a clear and present danger to us all, a fact now recognized like never before. A unique opportunity has opened up to help lead the charge in building the health security of the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Alliance (APLMA), with its Singapore based HQ, is an alliance of Heads of Government committed to addressing this challenge. With malaria as an entry point, the Alliance works with Governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector and civil society to identify financing and policy solutions that will end malaria by 2030, and in doing so, build robust systems for health security.

The APLMA Team are now looking for new senior colleague to help drive this agenda. The new Senior Associate Health Financing will be an innovator able to thrive in an environment that is open to new ideas, and with the agility and reach to put these into practice. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to work across sectors, including governments and the private sector and will gain exposure to a wide range of policy makers and influencers across the region and beyond.

The Role

This role will support the region to accelerate progress towards elimination by working closely with and supporting the Senior Director Resource Mobilisation. Specifically in:

  • Showing leadership in identifying and progressing new or innovative options to increase resources available for health security and malaria elimination for the nearly 4 billion population of Asia and the Pacific.
  • Building the evidence base through research and analysis.
  • Creating an innovation platform for the region, including independent initiatives under the platform.
  • Working with development banks, donors and the Global Fund to develop new health financing. products, like blended finance and/or buy-downs.
  • Supporting the outreach to High-Net Worth Individuals and Business Leaders.
  • Provision of briefing, communications and policy support to the Senior Director Resource Mobilisation as a basis for effective communications with and outreach to key stakeholders and influencers.

Key Responsibilities

Building the evidence base

  • Support building the evidence case for malaria elimination;
  • Implement a tailored engagement strategy to demonstrate the economic case for malaria elimination to key stakeholders;

Innovation platform

  • Design and capture and catalyze innovations from the private sector, public sector and community-based organizations;
  • Support building an innovation platform to accelerate prevention and treatment interventions in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region;
  • Independently lead innovative initiatives in Singapore, and potentially across other countries.

New health financing opportunities

  • Work with Development Banks and the Global Fund to develop new health financing products, especially buy-downs.
  • Support the introduction of new health financing instruments through research, analysis and engagement of key stakeholders at the country level;
  • For outreach to High-Net Worth Individuals and philanthropists, work with dedicated consultant(s) and other partners like the Global Fund, and conduct market analysis, prospect identification and outreach, partnership negotiations and donor engagement and cultivation;
  • Assist with the formation and support for a Task Force on Innovative Financing and Resource Mobilization

Engagement of leaders committed to malaria elimination

  • Support cultivation of high-level actors from the business sector, and beyond, who can champion the malaria elimination goal.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced University degree in business or economics
  • Track record of managing innovations, and/or complex partnerships or projects;
  • Experience in working across a range of different sectors;
  • Excellent technical writing and persuasive oral communication skills in the English language
  • Experience or familiarity with the Asia Pacific region
  • Understanding of thehealth financing landscape and its main actors is preffered; ideally with work experience in a multi-lateral development bank or other health financier.
  • Willingness to travel and proven ability to work in multi-cultural teams

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and broker deals between actors from different sectors.
  • Comfortable and capable public speaker

Duration and location

Appointment will be made for an initial 24 month period . The post will be based in Singapore. Remuneration is negotiable and, for the right candidate, will reflect the seniority and strategic importance of the role.

Employment type



Mid-Senior level

About the Organization

APLMA is an affiliation of Asian and Pacific heads of government formed to accelerate progress against malaria and to eliminate it in the region by 2030.

The Alliance is served by a small secretariat, and operates under a mandate from the East Asia Summit.

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