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 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 and sports 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 Myanmar support to Hepatitis C Elimination:
CHAI Myanmar Hepatitis team has been providing strategic and operational support to the National Hepatitis Control Program of Ministry of Health and Sports since 2015. CHAI supported the establishment of a National Hepatitis Control Program (NHCP) within the Department of Public Health in 2015 and supported the NHCP to develop and cost its first ever National Strategic Plan for hepatitis and developed simplified treatment guideline for hepatitis C.
CHAI’s support to national program covering viral hepatitis diagnostic, clinical care and management and facilitated in the initiation of hepatitis C public sector treatment program. The team works closely with Ministry of Health and Sports, Department of Public Health and National Health Laboratory for general lab strengthening and implementing demonstration pilots to generate evidence for optimization of viral load testing. Additionally, CHAI works with other multilateral organizations, manufacturers and suppliers of drugs and diagnostics to increase access to testing and treatment, accelerate entry and uptake of products for HCV testing and treatment, and lower prices.
The Hepatitis Program Officer will support the National Hepatitis Control Program (NHCP) in Myanmar to strengthen and scale hepatitis services across the country, in line with the regional and global WHO guidance. As a core member of CHAI’s country team in Myanmar and along with CHAI’s global hepatitis team, the Hepatitis Program Officer will 1) provide day-to-day technical and operational support to the NHCP of the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS), 2) assist technical aspects of the training dissemination conducted by the NHCP at States/Regions, and 3) optimize current strategies and develop and execute new strategies focused on the successful prevention and treatment of hepatitis.
We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding logistical, analytical 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 position will be based in 50% in Yangon and another 50% for frequent travel to Naypyidaw and other States/Regions as required.
Other responsibilities as needed