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 is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical and managerial capabilities to play a leadership role to help develop, execute, and coordinate an effective program to fight against infectious diseases and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Since 2017, CHAI supports the government of DRC to sustainably reduce malaria morbidity and mortality through the scale-up of evidence based, high-quality and effective interventions for surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. CHAI’s initial malaria control effort in DRC set to advance the development of operational guidance for the scale up of pre-referral rectal artesunate (RAS) treatment for severe malaria among children under five in hard-to-reach communities.
As a scale up of its scope of work, CHAI aims to strengthen data reporting, data analysis, and disease surveillance, including the integration of reporting of private health facilities, community health workers as well as entomological and intervention data. The CHAI malaria program also encompasses support to the National Malaria Program (NMCP) and key stakeholders in DRC for effective coverage of high-quality, context-appropriate prevention, case management and vector control interventions at national, sub-national and community levels.
The Program Manager will shape the future strategy, drive success, and provide technical input to an exciting portfolio of work in DRC reinforcing the strong relationships built with and across all stakeholders and ensuring that expected deliverables and targets are achieved.
Reporting to the CHAI DRC’s Associate Director for Infectious Diseases and NTD, the Program Manager will benefit from working with a strong internal team and building on the deep and dynamic relationships that CHAI DRC has cultivated with government partners and the Ministry of Health (MoH) and its partners, shaping the future direction of CHAI’s support to and partnership with the government of DRC, as well as direct management of one or more of the program team members. They will work with a range of partners and subject matter experts and will have deep personal commitment to producing results, the skills to navigate political situations, and patience and optimism even in the face of daunting challenges.
The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the effective execution of programmatic strategies and ensuring that CHAI provides high-quality support to the DRC government partners. They will spearhead the development and implementation of program technical activities, management systems, and supervision of a small but robust technical and programmatic staff. This role requires strong technical, managerial, communication, and organizational skills. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new, start-up effort to build up a targeted, impact-driven CHAI program in a country with significant public health needs.
Leadership and Strategic Planning
Stakeholder Relationship Management
Program Management and Mentorship
Other activities and responsibilities, as needed.