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
Overview of the CHAI Indonesia Paediatric Cancer Work
Paediatric Cancer remains an increasing challenge with only 20-30% of survival children in low and middle income countries, compared to more than 80% in high-income countries. The inequity to care access, late diagnosis & treatment and high treatment abandonment are common in pediatric cancer medication. In Indonesia, WHO-IARC estimates that 7,574 children under the age of 14 developed cancer in 2020, with the majority being leukaemia cases (30%). Despite Indonesia having developed a population-based cancer registry in 14 provinces since 2016, only about 10 hospital centers have hospital based pediatric cancer registry, and the coverage and data quality remain low, meaning many pediatric cancer cases are unreported. This disparity in pediatric cancer is unacceptable considering that most childhood cancers can be effectively treated with affordable, generic medicines, even if they are detected late. This huge outcome disparity indicates that there is a significant opportunity to save lives if treatment access can be improved.
Position Description Data Officer Paediatric Cancer
The Data Officer Pediatric Cancer will support the strengthening of the National Paediatric Cancer’s data management system, with a focus on improving data quality and promoting data utilization to guide key programmatic decisions. The Officer will report to the Paediatric Cancer Program Manager, but will work closely with and support the IT & ME Manager.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strong quantitative and analytical abilities, and excellent 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.