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Country Director (Singapore)

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Country Director, Singapore, ACCESS Health International

ACCESS Health International is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial Country Director with a minimum of fifteen years of experience in leading program management, health research, and policy development. Individuals with a strong background in health systems and quality and process improvement are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of the Organization

ACCESS Health is an international nonprofit think tank, advisory group, and knowledge and implementation partner, dedicated to improving access to high quality, affordable healthcare in low, middle, and high income countries. ACCESS Health advises government, industry, and healthcare sectors on the design and management of healthcare finance and delivery systems. ACCESS Health fosters innovation ecosystems and establishes long term relationships across countries to address both national and local healthcare needs.

ACCESS Health’s vision is that all people, no matter where they live, no matter what their age, have a right to access high quality and affordable healthcare and to lead healthy and productive lives.

Work and Portfolio in Singapore

The world is experiencing a tremendous demographic shift. Thanks to rapid economic growth, technological advancements, and improved standards of living, people are living longer and better than ever before. Demand for high quality and affordable healthcare is growing significantly yet remains out of reach for many. Meanwhile, there is increasing interest in innovation that reaches across sectors, taking inspiration from the unlikeliest of places.

The ACCESS Health Futures network offers an ecosystem and channel for open innovation. We are bringing together people and partners from across industries and regions to envision healthcare of the future — one that is patient centered, high quality, affordable, and accessible. The Health Futures network consists of healthcare providers, payers, multinational corporations, startups, government agencies, development organizations, investors and academic institutions based primarily in Asia including in Singapore, China and India. We also conduct research and provide consulting services to industry and government partners on projects in the area of health systems transformation.


Overall Responsibility

The Country Director leads the development, implementation, and regular updating of the country work plan and manages the budget to ensure attainment of program goals and objectives.  The incumbent supervises the team and ensures the timely delivery of high quality outputs and sustained impact and is also responsible for capacity building and coaching of staff.

Together with the regional Managing Director, the Country Director is responsible for the design and implementation of the strategic plan, including budgets, and for overall institutional development.  Together with the team, the Country Director will be responsible for developing and executing the program portfolio.  The incumbent is also responsible for the financial and operational sustainability of the office; represent the office in liaising with other ACCESS Health offices, including the central office in the United States and will foster relations with donors, in country partners, and international stakeholders.

The Country Director will also be responsible for resource mobilization for existing and new programs.

The Country Director will be required to manage external relations with governments, private sector, donors, and civil society partners and will also proactively collaborate with other ACCESS Health International Country Leaders to support knowledge sharing across programs.

The Country Director will also work with the Director of Human Resources for recruitment and training of the team.


Specific Responsibilities

People Management

Ensure a culture of respect, trust, collaboration, and passion for results within the team.

Build support and engagement among staff members for long term goals and the overall strategic direction of the organization.

Build organizational identity and the value proposition as an employer within the industry.

Build and inspire direct reports and through them the rest of the organization to deliver and sustain a high level of performance.

Ensure performance management of team to implement the country strategy effectively.



Develop and execute an innovative long term strategy focused on awareness, access, and affordability. Identify innovative technology and management solutions to deliver cost effective healthcare.

Set relevant and effective medium and long term goals, leading it from the front and through ambiguity.

Communicate objectives to all relevant partners and scale national healthcare initiatives in public private partnerships, ensure comprehensive risk management and governance, ensure financial sustainability of the organization, and actively lead in networking and fundraising.

Monitor the regional healthcare environment closely on an ongoing basis and identify trends and emerging business opportunities on a proactive basis. Be seen as a thought leader in the healthcare and health policy ecosystem.

Collaborate with other ACCESS Health International Country Leaders to support knowledge and resource sharing across thematic areas.

Identify and implement fundraising strategies that benefit and complement the mission and vision of the organization.



Ensure that ACCESS Health makes significant positive impact for grant organizations and clients through delivering high quality programs and ensuring that the processes of planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, are robust.

Ensure that the financial management of the organization is accountable and transparent at every level, and that all staff is fully compliant with finance and other policies.

Ensure budget management and its adherence, timely reporting and overall project management of all business verticals and manage expectations of clients and other key partners.

Ensure implementation of activities in compliance with program agreements.



Engage with public and private partners to identify potential products and services that may be taken to market.

Generate demand for services through building awareness with new and existing clients. Build and nurture relationships with clients, strategy and business development teams in India and internationally to identify and develop new business opportunities.

Ensure a sound physical and online document management and customer relationship management system.


Reporting Structure

Based in Singapore, the Country Director will report to the Managing Director for Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong, with escalation to the Chair and President of ACCESS Health in New York, USA.


Submission of interest

Interested candidates should email their CV along with a cover letter to and indicate “Country Director Application” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Only qualified applicants will correspondingly be notified.

Deadline of Applications is March 31, 2019.

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