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.
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 Benin.
In collaboration with the Benin government, its partners and WHO, CHAI will work to digitize and integrate major components of campaign activities across disease programs areas including planning, supply chain management, campaign worker training, intervention delivery, payment, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). This program will aim to integrate end-to-end digital campaign tools across different campaigns and embed or link relevant components of these digital campaign tools into the associated government-owned routine health systems.
The Senior Program Officer will shape the strategy, drive success, and provide technical input to an exciting new portfolio of work in Benin building strong relationships with and across all stakeholders and ensuring that expected deliverables and targets are achieved.
Reporting to the CHAI Benin’s Senior Program Manager for malaria and NTDs, the Senior Program Officer will benefit from working with a strong internal team and building on relationships that CHAI Benin has cultivated with government partners and the Ministry of Health (MoH) and its partners and shaping the future direction of CHAI’s support to and partnership with the government of Benin. 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 Senior Program Officer will be responsible for overseeing the effective execution of programmatic strategies and ensuring that CHAI provides high-quality support to the Benin 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.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.
The position will be based in Cotonou, Benin with limited domestic travel and occasional international travel (5-10%).
Leadership and Strategic Planning
Stakeholder Relationship Management
Program Management and Mentorship