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Sustainable Financing Intern

Posting Number: #217-21

Position Title: Sustainable Financing Intern

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC/Virtual due to COVID-19

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SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES

FELLOWSHIP TITLE: Sustainable Financing Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION:  Health Finance and Economics Branch, Systems and Program Sustainability Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Washington, DC/Virtual due to COVID-19
POSITION LEVEL: : Masters
INT-P3-101

SALARY: $1,868.66 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position)**

ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months (Full-Time)*

*Time commitment negotiable with a maximum of 20 Hours/Week (Salary adjusted if part-time, non-exempt) 

STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Background:

The Health Finance and Economics (HFE) Branch within GH/OHA directs programs to increase sustainable financing for HIV/AIDS. The Branch informs health finance and economics program design and implementation to increase partner country domestic resource mobilization, resource allocation and strategic investments for HIV/AIDS. It provides technical expertise and guidance in health finance and economics in support of HIV/AIDS programming to strengthen impact, accountability and shared responsibility for coverage of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services.

Introduction:

Sustainable financing (SF) is identified as a priority focus area for achieving and sustaining epidemic control for HIV/AIDS. The Systems and Program Sustainability (SPS) Division/HFE Branch in the Office of HIV/AIDS has identified an immediate need for an intern to advance priorities in these areas. We are looking for a dynamic, flexible, and detail-oriented person to help on a variety of activities.

Reporting structure:

The Intern will work on the HFE Branch and receive technical guidance from the HFE Branch Chief, who will serve as their Point of Contact.

OUTCOMES

By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:

  • Experience working with OHA, Country Teams and Mission Health Offices in sustainable financing and private sector service delivery.
  • Exposure to other USG agencies, such as the U.S. Development Finance Corporation, and whole-of-government programs, such as Prosper Africa, to mobilize additional financing support for HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Experience working with implementing partners, including those new to PEPFAR, to understand their capabilities, approaches, and resources in the areas of sustainable finance.

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in project management calls on activities pertaining to sustainable financing and private sector delivery in the HIV/AIDS space, including in the areas of public financial management, financial protection schemes, contracting out, and private sector solutions (including ART and PrEP distribution in private pharmacies).
  • With support, provide feedback and review of project documents of sustainable financing activities.
  • Review COP documents to help the Branch understand the which operating units included sustainable financing in their budgets. Create visualizations to show trends in financing work.
  • Support Mission Health Offices through country cluster check-ins to effectively implement sustainable finance and private sector priorities, including drafting documents for the missions on private sector engagement and sustainable finance, when requested.
  • Contribute strategic thinking through branch meetings on to how to promote sustainable financing work.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

All STAR Interns will participate in learning activities (*approximately 10% time) during their internship. By the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:

  • Increase knowledge and skills in strategy development that supports sustainable financing and private sector services delivery within HIV/AIDS program implementation.
  • Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.
  • Deepen understanding of USAID global health programming, policies and organizational culture.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Required:

  • Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Health financing experience, such as experience with private sector, public financial management, and financial protection schemes.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and specifically experience in creating presentations.
  • This position may require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks pending lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Additional skills (preferred):

  • Health systems strengthening experience or interest.
  • Data analysis skills, using Excel and Tableau

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.

TO APPLY

All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at recruitment.ghstar.org, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter.  Application will remain open until filled.

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