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
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. Based on the premise that business-oriented strategies can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives. CHAI is focused on large scale impact, and CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 25 governments to tackle many of the largest health system barriers to effective care and treatment.
Malaria is one of the world's most significant causes of illness, death and lost economic productivity. Over the past decade, dramatic increases in donor funding have facilitated scale-up of effective interventions to prevent, diagnose, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to eliminate it altogether. CHAI’s malaria program provides direct management and technical 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, 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 South Africa’s Malaria Programme Manager is responsible for leading a team of CHAI staff to support the South African government to achieve its malaria elimination goals. The Program Manager will continue to build strong relationships with the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, and relevant country partners to develop and deliver upon evidence-based strategic plans to eliminate malaria from South Africa. The Program Manager provides dedicated operational support to the National Department of Health to execute effective highimpact programs, focusing on surveillance system strengthening, elimination activities, and regional initiatives to prevent cross-border malaria transmission.
The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, analytic, and organizational skills. The candidate must be results oriented and independent, able to learn quickly, think strategically, and work effectively with a multicultural, multidisciplinary set of actors. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.
The Malaria Program Manager will work with the National and Provincial Departments of Health to:
To achieve these objectives, the Malaria Program Manager must:
Leadership/personal skills required: