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: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
CHAI recently initiated support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Burkina Faso through its National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and has spent its initial months seeking to understand the strengths and areas for improvement within the malaria program, the broader health system, and the partner and donor engagement with it. Through a set of technical and operational assessments, CHAI is identifying potential areas of work and prioritizing them based on impact and feasibility. We anticipate our initial focus to be on strengthening data reporting, data analysis, and disease surveillance based on the results of an in-progress assessment, including devising a plan for integrating reporting of private health facilities, community health workers as well as entomological and intervention data. CHAI is also positioned to provide strategic and financing support to the national malaria control program, following successful costing of the malaria strategic plan and application to the Global Fund.
CHAI will continue to consult with government and non-government partners in country to evaluate how it can best add value to ongoing efforts.
Reporting to the Burkina Faso Country Manager, the Malaria Program Manager will help shape CHAI’s overall malaria strategy for the country, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new, start-up effort to build up a targeted, impact-driven CHAI malaria program in a country with significant public health needs.
The successful candidate will manage all operational and programmatic aspects of CHAI’s Burkina malaria work, act as a trusted partner to government health officials and partners and facilitate the involvement of CHAI’s regional technical teams in execution of high-impact programs designed to reduce malaria mortality and morbidity. S/he will have deep personal commitment to producing results, the skills to navigate political situations, and patience and optimism even in the face of daunting challenges. The Program Manager must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding people and program management, problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills. S/he must be fluent in French and English and have excellent relationship building and communication skills. S/he must also be able to function independently with minimal oversight and have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for detail.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.