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 and neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs 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.
CHAI recently initiated engagement with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Benin through its National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the National program for Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs). CHAI aims to build sustainable access to timely and high-quality information across relevant levels of the health system and help programs to routinely use data and generated analytics to inform programmatic and strategic planning and operations.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and mission-driven individual to work as a Malaria and NTD Associate to implement intensified activities which will aim to improve the quality and timeliness of the collected information, make information and analytics more accessible to the Malaria and NTD programs and in-country stakeholders leveraging existing tools, platforms and systems, and strengthen the use of information by facilitating routine data review and improving analytics for decision-making and planning. The associate will work closely with regional technical teams including surveillance, analytics, health informatics, finance, and vector control. Immediate activities in Benin include supporting digitization of campaigns, promoting the use of data for NTD efforts and strengthening the surveillance system for malaria. S/he will work closely and provide effective technical support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and especially the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), the National Program for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) and the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI).
The successful candidate will need to possess strong leadership, communication, organizational, and management skills, and be able to work independently to drive implementation. The candidate will report to the Benin Malaria Program Manager and work closely with CHAI global teams, government national programs and key stakeholders to design and manage implementation of context-appropriate strategies and approaches. S/he must exhibit a passion for results, a commitment for excellence, a willingness to provide support to different tasks, and the capacity to facilitate high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors. The successful candidate will support programmatic aspects of CHAI’s Benin work and act as a trusted partner to government health officials and partners. They will have deep personal commitment to producing results, the skills to navigate political situations, humility, patience, and optimism even in the face of daunting challenges. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, resilience, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.
The Associate will support the malaria, NTD and EPI programs to:
The Associate will achieve these objectives as follows: