Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a Global Health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: In 2020, CHAI assembled a team on the ground in Bamako and provided strategic and operational support on the primary health care reform in Mali that was announced by former President Keita in early 2019. Under a very complex political and health system conditions, CHAI provides continuous support to the Ministry of Health to develop national policies and carry out health system strengthening activities. As the Mali programs are relatively new, the Country Manager will play a critical role in shaping CHAI support to the Ministry of Health by establishing strong in-country foundations. This includes building strategic relationships with the government and other partners as well as setting up programs and operationalizing them.

The Country Manager will lead and provide operational and programmatic support and guidance to the CHAI Mali team – who is embedded as technical assistance within the Ministry of Health – and help shape future opportunities for the Country Programs.

This is an unaccompanied post. Dependents, including spouses, may not relocate with the accepted candidate.


  • Demonstrate leadership and provide support to the country team, managing programs, accounting/finance, human resources, logistics and Administration
  • Ensure strong execution of the country programs to make sure that CHAI's results meet and exceed our targets
  • Support the registration process of CHAI and set up of CHAI operations in Mali ensuring legal compliance of CHAI
  • Establish the appropriate processes and tools for planning, budgeting, reporting, and monitoring the progress of CHAI programs
  • Develop and manage annual program budgets in collaboration with program staff
  • Ensure strong Financial Management and accountability of the country program budgets
  • Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI headquarters and other
  • Continually identify new opportunities together with the MOH for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
  • Support Fundraising efforts and key donor relationships
  • Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners, identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate
  • Work with global and country teams within the organization, identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate
  • Given CHAI's lean staffing model, taking responsibility for some direct programmatic work when and where needed in support of the country team
  • Other tasks assigned by the Regional Director

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 10 years work experience; or Advanced Degree or equivalent plus 8 years work experience
  • Fluent in English and French, proficiency in both written and verbal
  • Seasoned operator who knows how to get things done – on time and on budget
  • Entrepreneurial ability to work quickly and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable in a peer relationship with political leaders such as Ministers of Health, as well as Civil Servants
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers, and to negotiate and achieve consensus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Ability to work within budgetary constraints
  • Great mentor, manager, role model and team player
  • Sensitivity to local political and cultural contexts
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft office software, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint
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