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
A strong laboratory network integrated within a high-performing health system is fundamental for countries’ ability to deliver quality health services and is critical to enabling the setup of new care programs that align with the government’s goals to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Cote d’Ivoire is putting a strong emphasis on improving testing quality at a national scale by implementing innovative solutions leveraging both the private and public sectors. However, there is a need for greater visibility around the capacity and performance of the public and private laboratory network. In order to achieve this ambitious goal a diagnostic exercise aiming to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the network as well as their root causes and implications on health outcomes is required. This work will be essential to define and prioritize fit-to-context solutions that are feasible to implement and sustainable on the long term.
CHAI is looking for a Program Manager, Laboratory Landscape, to support the government of Cote d’Ivoire with developing a thorough assessment of the laboratory network. This role will include three priority objectives:
The Program Manager will provide high-level strategic support to the MoH and will drive the overall design and implementation of this study. This person will have oversight of the laboratory diagnostic exercise: develop and implement the analysis related materials, conduct the analysis of the private sector, manage high-level relationships with a broad set of government and private sector stakeholders, provide recommendations to the government that enable the most sustainable, impactful, and integrated solutions. The goal is to improve access to reliable, quality diagnostic testing in Cote d’Ivoire, which will lead to improved patient care and the wellbeing of the population.
The Program Manager will report to CHAI’s Country Director. They will supervise the project team, coordinate the programmatic work, and ensure that it complements existing CHAI work.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, excellent relationship building and communication skills, and strong understanding of laboratory systems.
This Program Manager will be based in Abidjan. Travel for this position is expected to range from 30-50% of the time within the country.