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 has partnered with the Government in Lao PDR since 2014, supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) across several health programs including Procurement and Supply Management, Malaria Elimination, HIV and TB Access, and Maternal and Child Health. CHAI Laos has also supported the MoH’s COVID-19 response since the beginning of the pandemic.
The ability to make accurate diagnoses is crucial to the control of infectious diseases that have a high public health impact, including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and COVID-19. CHAI has over 15 years’ experience in providing support across more than 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia on Diagnostic testing implementation, diagnostic network optimization and systems strengthening. CHAI has a global team of technical experts for both the supply and demand sides of diagnostics.
CHAI has recently secured funding as part of a consortium for Laboratory system strengthening in Southeast Asia. Through this, CHAI will support the MoH and its National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology (NCLE) to strengthen national laboratory systems to improve COVID-19 and other molecular testing programs. Proposed activities:
Working together with and supported by the CHAI Lao PDR leadership team, the Laboratory Systems Program Officer will:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience working in client-facing positions, strong analytical abilities and communication skills, and the ability to work independently.