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 provide appropriate responses to COVID-19 and high impact interventions to respond to diseases most especially at the community level in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
CHAI supports national and local governments in multiple countries across Africa including the DRC for the use of data, such as GRID3 data as a tool to improve primary healthcare outcomes by adopting them into PHC programs and across planning dimensions (e.g., health financing, health workforce, supply chain, service delivery) to define health catchment areas, identify underserved populations, optimize provision of health services at health facilities and in the communities, provide steady supply of commodities, allocate resources, and improve measurement of denominators and coverage.
As such, in collaboration with the MoH CHAI seeks to:
The Program Manager will shape the strategy, drive success, and provide technical input to an exciting new portfolio of work in DRC. The Program Manager will be responsible for building strong relationships with and across all stakeholders, ensuring that expected deliverables and targets are achieved and promoting a culture of data-driven decision making.
Reporting to the CHAI DRC’s Associate Director for Infectious Diseases, the Program Manager COVID-19 and Diseases Response will be the lead technical resource and manager responsible for the development and implementation of the project key strategies and interventions to support the mapping of COVID-19 emergency response, community health and vaccination roll-out with the use of data.
The Program manager COVID-19 and Diseases Response shall be responsible for implementing all project activities in the respective area of responsibility. The position shall provide technical assistance and management support for the implementation of a range of COVID-19 emergency response activities, as well as strategy to train, support, and supply community health workers (CHW) to provide diagnostics and treatment for multiple illnesses specifically COVID-19 pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria for sick children of families with difficult access to case management at health facilities.
The selected candidate will benefit from working with a strong internal team and building on the deep and dynamic relationships that CHAI DRC has cultivated with 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 the program team members. S/he 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.
The position will be based in Kinshasa, DRC with limited domestic travel and occasional international travel (5-10%).
Leadership and Strategic Planning
Stakeholder Relationship Management
Program Management and Mentorship
Other activities and responsibilities, as needed.