| May 23, 2024

Consulting on Financial Sustainability for Malaria Elimination – Impact Investing Jobs in Guatemala

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Job Position: Guatemala

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile and passionate people, united to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Those who work with us find purpose and do what they love most in an inclusive, collaborative, agile and rewarding environment.


About this job

The Social Sector (SCL) has a multidisciplinary team convinced that investing in people is the way to improve lives and overcome the development challenges of Latin America and the Caribbean. Together with the countries of the region, the Social Sector builds public policy solutions to reduce poverty and to improve the education, work, social protection and health services that citizens receive. The Sector’s work aims to promote a more productive region with equal opportunities between men and women and with greater inclusion of the most vulnerable populations.


We work to improve the quality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean. We help improve health, education and infrastructure through financial and technical support to achieve development in a sustainable and climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the main source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We offer loans, grants and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a firm commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency and accountability.


The team: The Regional Initiative for the Elimination of Malaria in Mesoamerica and the Dominican Republic (IREM) is a results-based financing program, funded by the Bill & Belinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Carlos Slim Foundation, and administered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), with the Council of Ministers of Central America and Dominican Republic, and with the Mesoamerica Project.  IREM seeks to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination in this region over a five-year period (2018-2022).

As part of this dialogue, in 2020 the Global Fund asked the Bank to execute the transition grant to support the elimination of malaria in Guatemala. This donation will be carried out in part by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) of Guatemala. The first objective of this consultancy is to provide specialized technical assistance for the execution of the technical and governance components of the “Transition Grant for the elimination of Malaria in Guatemala” (GU-G1014) and to monitor and track compliance with the financial administrative agreements that will be signed between the Bank and the World Fund.


What you will do

As part of the strategic vision in the process of eliminating malaria and ensuring the non-reintroduction of indigenous cases in Guatemala, a consultancy has been proposed to design a financial transition model that ensures the sustainability of actions for the elimination of malaria. malaria towards 2030.

The objective of the consultancy is to “ analyze and propose institutional mechanisms that ensure financial sustainability for the elimination and prevention of the reestablishment of malaria transmission in Guatemala by 2030.”

To achieve this objective, the consultant must collect and analyze information concerning the way in which malaria actions are operationalized, the level of budget required per year and the sources of financing, as well as the way in which it is executed both at the central level. as the DDRISS; To do this, you must hold a set of meetings with those involved, both those who structure, formulate and approve budgets, as well as those who assign resources, those who execute them and those who supervise them.

As the consultant progresses in understanding the financial situation around malaria, he or she should organize working meetings to present the findings, possible solutions and alternatives to build the financial transition model.

The following axes of analysis are proposed.

  • Quantification of expenditure on malaria . Based on the budget execution reports of national funds and donations, identify the volume of investment in malaria in the main accounts: personnel, operating expenses, essential supplies, equipment and machinery, training processes, computer applications, vector control and others. Identify trends and establish explanations for the reasons for these trends
  • Review of official budgets . Carry out an analysis of the budget items assigned to malaria of the different departments and departmental directorates, with their subsequent level of annual budget execution. Identify deviations, trends and explanations for these trends.
  • Set the level of spending required to eliminate . Depending on the proposed care model and the epidemiological situation, reasonably establish the level of expenditure required on malaria for the various strata and the central level for a typical year and for subsequent years with a decrease in cases until elimination. This estimate must be made by concept of expense and territory in its condition as direct and indirect expense.
  • Establish adjustments to current spending based on needs . Carry out a comparative analysis of investment requirements versus spending levels, identifying deviations and proposing alternatives for their adjustment.
  • Identify sources of funds . Analyze the current agreements and the behavior of the sources of funds, mainly the Treasury source, and build an action plan to ensure that the required resources are allocated in a timely manner. This involves identifying the way in which the state allocates and adjusts the national budget and how lobbying actions can be established to provide malaria action with pending resources.
  • Prepare a dynamic financial scenario model based on the epidemiological evolution and financial model . Depending on the volume of cases, the number of active and residual foci and the dispersion of malaria and its risk of transmission, establish investment volumes for expenditure that allow the level and intensity of actions to eliminate or maintain zero cases in the territories.

Among other activities you must:

  • Analyze the nature and volume of malaria spending carried out by the country in recent years, according to the various sources of funds, both at the central level and the DDRISS.
  • Based on the current malaria care model and the epidemiological situation, propose a projected budget for the next five years, for direct expenses on malaria.
  • Prepare scenarios of expected changes in donor funding in the coming years
  • Depending on the state’s budget preparation arrangements in a particular MSPAS, propose a restructuring of the malaria spending items aligned with the care model and the epidemiological situation.
  • Select and implement implementation scheme options for funding allocated to malaria (regardless of source)
  • Intentionally and systematically explore other fiscal spaces to identify additional funds. Identify and implement other efficiencies.
  • Trips : 5 missions to Guatemala of 5 days each.


Deliverables and Payment Schedule:

1.   Consulting work plan

2.    Quantification of the historical level of annual investment in malaria made by Guatemala in the last 5 years: expenditure concepts, sources of funds, destinations according to responsible area and territory, execution levels, conclusions.

3.    Quantification of the financing needs required by the malaria care model.

4.    An analysis of financial execution scenarios based on the various levels of cases and transmission risks derived from the analysis of expenditure and execution.

5.   A financial transition model for malaria

6.    A roadmap of the financial transition proposal .


This is what you need

  • Education : Master’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Industrial Engineering and/or related fields,
  • Experience : At least Five (5) years in planning and financing development projects. At least three (3) years in structuring national budgets in the Central American area. Preferably, having held a financial, accounting and/or administrative or consulting manager position linked to the financial execution of the state of Guatemala and/or the Central American states. Experience in financial modeling preferred.
  • Languages : Mastery of the Spanish language and intermediate mastery of the English language.


Key skills 

  • Continuous learning
  • Collaborate and share knowledge
  • Focus on customers
  • Communicate and influence
  • Innovate and try new things



Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48 member countries.
Consanguinity: You do not have family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including your spouse) who work at the IDB, IDB Invest or IDB Lab.

Contract type and duration 

  • Type of Contract : External Products and Services Consultant (PEC), lump sum.
  • Duration :   11 months.
  • Work Location : Remote with five five-day missions to Guatemala


What we offer

The IDB Group offers benefits that respond to the different needs and moments in an employee’s life. These benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package  .
  • A flexible way of working. You will be evaluated by deliverable.


Our culture

At the IDB Group, we work for everyone to give their best and bring their true self to work, be willing to try new approaches without fear, be accountable for their actions and be rewarded for them.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are the pillars of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, Black and Indigenous people to apply.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate who has a disability, please email us at [email protected] to request a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

Our Human Resources Team thoroughly reviews each request.


About the IDB Group

The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and IDB Lab, offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through loans and subsidies to public and private entities in the Americas. Latin and the Caribbean.


About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank’s mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for the economic, social and institutional development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research projects and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private clients throughout the region.

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Additional Information

  • External Opening Date: May 23, 2024
  • External Closing Date: Jun 11, 2024
  • External Contact Email: [email protected]
  • External Contact Name: HR Service Center
  • Job Field: Technical Support



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