Financing Alliance for Health, Health Financing Fellow - Investments

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About the portfolio organization

Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) is a partnership between the government and private sector with the goal of strengthening and sustaining community health systems to achieve universal health coverage. FAH uses its knowledge of financial structuring and access to private sector financing to increase funding options for governments to scale up community health systems. The aim is to improve access to quality primary health services and reduce morbidity and mortality. The alliance was established in 2015 in response to a report by a high-level group led by UN Special Envoy Ray Chambers and Prime Minister Hailemariam of Ethiopia that recommended the creation of a "financing support unit" to help countries access financing for health systems. FAH soft-launched in 2016 with four business lines: country support, analytical toolkit, financing products and modalities, and market building and awareness. The core values of FAH include respect and trust, challenging the status quo, being curious and passionate, and supporting community well-being.

About the Fellowship role

Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) is seeking a candidate to lead an entrepreneurial effort aimed at financing health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. The role will be part of the Africa Frontline First (AFF) initiative, a collaborative effort to scale and strengthen community health delivery in the region. The successful candidate will work with the Country Investment and Knowledge team to co-design, deploy, and track the impact of financing solutions in the 10 countries that are part of the AFF initiative. The goal is to build high-functioning, resilient, country-led community health systems that include 200,000 community health workers by 2030. The ideal candidate should have a private sector background and be able to work effectively with various stakeholders, including governments, donors, implementers, and technical allies. The role requires someone who is passionate about making a positive impact in international development and is committed to challenging the status quo.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya / remote
Employment: Full-time, one-year Fellowship
Starting Date: 1 July 2023

Key responsibilities

  • Support ideation, co-designing, pressure testing and deployment of financing solutions and mechanisms that tap into other multilateral, bilateral, and domestic resources - to fund scaling of 200,000 CHWs.
  • Identify the content, research, and analytics needed to deliver on the financing mechanism. This may include costed plans for illustrative countries, identifying sources of financing, research briefs on bilateral and multilateral funding institutions.
  • Co-develop concept notes on the design and potential implementation of the financing mechanisms to be used in gaining institutional partnership.
  • Cultivate relationships and partnerships with major bilaterals and multilaterals, private foundations, private sector actors and global health institutions, within the context of the AFF.


  • You should have an advanced degree in business management, finance, investment, health, or other relevant field, experience management consulting, investments, corporate finance or another similar field
  • Have at least three (3) years of experience in a position with similar responsibilities and tasks
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and analysis
  • High level presentation skills and experience using a variety of visual and written communication approaches
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Must Haves
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • 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

About the LGT Impact Fellowship

As part of LGT Venture Philanthropy's and Lightrock's strategic efforts to scale positive impact, the LGT Impact Fellowship was established to provide additional know-how and capacity to portfolio organizations and companies. Each year a limited number of professionals are nominated to work full-time for one year with the organizations and companies supported by LGT Venture Philanthropy and Lightrock in Latin America, Africa and India as per the above job description.

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