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.
In Mesoamerica and the island of Hispaniola, CHAI provides strategic, technical, and operational assistance to ministries of health (MOHs) in Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic to strengthen programming to achieve malaria elimination by 2025. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria work across the region is to collaborate with partner organizations with the Regional Malaria Elimination Initiative (RMEI) to equip malaria programs with evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans, and necessary financial resources to effectively implement interventions for elimination.
Technology plays a key role in achieving these objectives. Building strong information systems can substantially reduce the time taken to collect and access data, improve data quality, and reduce redundancies in parallel data collection systems. Availability of higher quality information enables programs to target and tailor their programs and use resources more effectively. CHAI’s malaria program applies digital tools and systems to support effective decision-making through automated analyses, visualizations, and presentation of data in simple and actionable forms.
Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Health Informatics Associate and play a critical role to help governmental programs improve how they collect, analyze, and use data to accelerate efforts towards malaria elimination. They will work with CHAI teams and MOH country staff to configure and develop software applications for malaria surveillance use cases and help build in-country capacity at the CHAI and government levels on the application of information technology for data collection, management, analysis, and use.
The Associate will support CHAI malaria’s focus countries to update software configurations, develop scripts, assist in server administration, and provide technical support to end users. A successful candidate will possess strong communication, organizational, and management skills; work independently to drive implementation; and have deep personal commitment to producing results. CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and a strong work ethic. They will be part of CHAI’s Mesoamerica & Hispaniola Health Informatics Regional Team, based in Panama and will report directly to the region’s Health Informatics Technical Advisor. Because this role supports multiple countries, up to 50% travel is expected.
Across countries and projects, the Associate will have the following responsibilities:
Gathering and System Design (20%)
Technology Project Management (20%)
Software configuration and development (30%)
Technology Implementation and Training (30%)
Any other tasks identified.