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 (LMICs), 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: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.
CHAI Hepatitis Program
CHAI launched its Viral Hepatitis program in 2015 with the goal of catalyzing public sector screening and treatment programs in LMICs. Following the launch of Hepatitis C programs in seven countries (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Vietnam), CHAI is now applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to aim for the elimination of Hepatitis C and the achievement of a Hepatitis B-free generation. The program continues to focus on lowering the cost of diagnosis and treatment, while supporting ministries of health to implement smart, data-driven strategies for scaling up access to services. Globally, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based interventions. In-country, CHAI’s work ranges from helping governments select and source the right medicines and diagnostics, training health care workers in screening and treatment, designing the right service delivery mechanisms, implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, and mobilizing resources for program implementation.
Overview of CHAI Indonesia and Support to Hepatitis C Elimination
CHAI has been supporting Indonesia’s Ministry of Health since 2010, initially with the supply chain management of adult antiretroviral therapy and other technical assistance such as the optimization of laboratory systems to support HIV care and treatment. In recent years, CHAI has expanded its support to new vaccines introductions, family planning and maternal and child health, amongst other program areas.
Since 2016, CHAI has been supporting the Sub-directorate of Hepatitis and Gastrointestinal Infection in the Ministry of Health to develop, launch and scale a proven service delivery model to diagnose and treat HCV patients. To date, CHAI has supported a range of activities, including the development of foundational policy and clinical documents, training materials for local government partners and healthcare workers, and monitoring and evaluation systems, amongst others. CHAI is also supporting further case finding and treatment in vulnerable populations, such as in the prison population and amongst people living with HIV. In view of the strong results generated, in late 2019, the Ministry of Health announced its intention to scale the hepatitis program from the existing 15 provinces to all 34 provinces.
To support this effort, over the coming years, CHAI will continue to support the national program to strengthen existing systems, ensure the roll-out of services at health facilities, and identify additional sustainable financing.
Overview of the Hepatitis Program Officer Role
The Program Officer will support the Indonesia Ministry of Health to strengthen and scale hepatitis C services across the country. The support will comprise the development and implementation of key documents and tools to strengthen existing systems and build program management capacity at the national level, as well as direct engagement with provincial governments and health facilities to identify barriers and facilitate the roll out of services. The Program Officer will also engage with other local and international partners to identify opportunities for further financing and resource mobilization.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strong analytical abilities, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
The program officer will be based in Jakarta and will report to the Program Manager. Occasional travel to other provinces will be required.