LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
JOB TYPE: Full-time
REPORT TO: Managing Director, Health Finance Coalition
DIRECT REPORTS: Manager, Deal Construction and Senior Associate, HFC
TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: up to 35% International travel
WORK AUTHORIZATION: Legally able to work in Kenya
The Health Finance Coalition is seeking an exceptional, entrepreneurial leader to help build and scale its vision of transforming the landscape of health investments across Africa. This is an opportunity for an individual with strong investment and health experience to play a central role in reshaping the market for healthcare around the continent. This position reports to the Managing Director, HFC.
Healthcare in Africa receives a small fraction of the investment channeled to other sectors despite huge demand and, increasingly, the emergence of innovative business models. At the HFC, we believe this gap can only be filled through “transaction construction”: intensive work with companies, funding agencies, and, at times, host governments, to develop promising, high-impact health enterprises into investable propositions that provide the necessary risk mitigation and return to attract investment. We have built significant momentum behind this vision, launching a demonstration project, a first fund (a joint venture with AfricInvest, a leading investment manager) and our “transaction construction” platform. Now, we need dedicated leadership to grow that transaction construction work in support of this broader vision.
You will work with the Managing Director for HFC to develop the growth pathway for the transaction construction platform. You will need to be a highly creative and independent leader, able to conceive of bold new solutions and then effectively pursue them, mobilizing staff, partners, and funding as needed. You will welcome the opportunity to work on strategic direction but also willingly engage in the details of day-to-day transaction construction. This role will involve developing and implementing key partnerships, operational approaches, strategic planning, and resource management to ensure we realize our full potential for impact at scale.
Pipeline and Relationship Development
- Ensure robust pipeline development by identifying multiple new channels for developing and building transaction construction opportunities.
- Collaborate with various DFIs, Investment Funds, and other global health partners to source construction opportunities.
- Enhance and maintain the strong relationship with Transform Health Fund team and AfricInvest management as strategic partners of HFC.
Enterprise Transaction Construction
- Lead work with companies, funding agencies, and, at times, governments, to develop promising, high-impact health enterprises into investable propositions that provide the necessary risk mitigation and return to attract investment.Oversee portfolio of enterprise construction projects ensuring strong resource management and high quality and timely delivery of all projects
- Take a leadership role in delivery of presentations, pitch decks, financial models and all other transaction construction reports including impact extension analysis, market entry analysis, financial analysis, and capital structure analysis.
- Build a network of transaction construction partners and oversee relationships.
- Provide thought leadership and day-to-day support on transaction construction projects as required.
Fund-raising and Operational Activities
- Develop and execute a fundraising strategy for the enterprise transaction construction platform in partnership with HFC Managing Director.
- Design and launch a cost recovery model for enterprise transaction construction.
- Lead development of fundraising proposals and oversee required donor reporting with support from the broader HFC team.
- Take responsibility for re-registration of Malaria No More-Kenya and legal and compliance matters in collaboration with the Malaria No More-USA operations and HR team and the lawyers.
- Lead reporting to and liaison with the Board of Directors for Malaria No More -Kenya
Supporting DFI and MDB outreach and relationship management
- Play a key role in nurturing relationships with development finance institutions (DFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs).
- Engage in dialogue, sharing knowledge and expertise, and seeking collaboration opportunities to advance climate-health financing.
- Support outreach efforts to attract financial commitments from these institutions.
- Develop presentations and concept notes to support outreach to DFI and development banks.
Develop blended finance opportunities for Climate Health transactions
- Analyze and evaluate potential opportunities, providing input on financial structuring, and contributing to the development of high-impact blended finance strategies.
- Based on identified opportunities, lead the design and construction of blended finance facilities or investment vehicles.
- Pitch opportunities to DFIs and regional banks.
- Working with internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative financial structures that combine public and private sector funding.
- Leverage experience with blended finance mechanisms to ensure optimal risk allocation, financial sustainability, and social impact.
Develop commercial investment opportunities
- Identify and develop compelling investment opportunities in the climate-adaptive health sector that align with the priorities of DFIs and corporate philanthropic organizations.
- Oversee market analysis, financial modeling, and due diligence to structure projects that attract private sector investment.
- Create financially viable and impactful ventures that address the intersection of climate change and health.
- Pitch opportunities to potential investors.
- Strong preference for candidates who have worked in healthcare and investment banking; minimum of 7 years in a transaction-oriented investment role ideally at a development finance institution, impact/venture fund, asset manager, or investment bank and more than 10 years of experience in the global health space.
- Deep knowledge of public health systems across Sub-Saharan African countries with particular emphasis on primary care and supply chain management.
- Strong project management skills with exceptional ability to manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously.
- Exceptional ability to think strategically and yet you “sweat the small stuff”—people see you as unusually detail-oriented and conscientious.
- Entrepreneurial mindset: able to develop creative solutions and opportunities where others may not see them.
- Natural networker and partnership builder with the ability to quickly understand a context and develop an unmatched network of contacts (investors, angels, accelerators, talent, startups).
- A team-oriented, “low-ego” individual who works collaboratively in a high-performance environment.
- Experience in working effectively with multicultural and remote teams.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive compensation package based on the experience of the candidate. We also offer a robust benefits package including vacation days, sick days, paid holidays, health insurance, and other benefits in line with local country laws and regulations.
About Malaria No More
Malaria No More (MNM) envisions a world where no one dies of a mosquito bite. More than a decade into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments—ending malaria within our generation. MNM is a global organization with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., New York, Cameroon, and India and affiliates in London and Tokyo.
About the Health Finance Coalition
The Health Finance Coalition (HFC) was launched by a group of leading philanthropies, investors, donors, technical partners convened by WHO Ambassador for Global Strategy and Health Financing Ray Chambers and hosted by Malaria No More. The HFC seeks to attract an unprecedented level of private-sector investment to impact millions of lives and accelerate progress to ensure health lives and promote well-being for all, a UN Sustainable Development Goal 3. To achieve these goals, the HFC believes that we must position private, return-seeking capital to co-invest alongside governments and donors to scale transformative health innovations that serve the most vulnerable. HFC Steering Group members include: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; U.S. Agency for International Development; The Rockefeller Foundation; The World Bank; The World Health Organization; Royal Philips; and The Skoll Foundation.
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