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. We work with our partners to strengthen the capabilities of governments and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. See https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
Mental Health-HIV Integration Program
Once at the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Zimbabwe has made much progress towards controlling its epidemic over the past few years. However, despite these gains, almost a quarter of patients initiated on treatment drop out of care by their 5th year and viral suppression among all people living with HIV (PLHIV) remains low.
Evidence shows that treating common mental disorders (CMDs) improves HIV outcomes across the continuum of care, but there remains a dearth of effective integrated mental health services in HIV treatment programs, in part due to a lack of mental health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa.
To address this, CHAI is initiating its MH-HIV integration program as part of a broader HIV grant by working with the MOHCC’s Mental Health and HIV Departments, as well as local and international clinicians, to:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical grounding and strong problem-solving abilities. The Associate is required to work with government officials and partners, and as such must have excellent relationship building, communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills. They must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence, with a keen eye for detail. They should also exhibit the following important personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, the highest level of integrity and have a strong professional ethic.