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.
Technology plays a key role in achieving these objectives. Building strong information systems can substantially reduce the time taken to collect and access data, improve data quality, and reduce redundancies in parallel data collection systems. Availability of higher quality information enables programs to target and tailor their programs and use resources more effectively. CHAI’s malaria and NTDs program applies digital tools and systems to support effective decision-making through streamlining data collection and reporting, integrating data sources, and generating automated analyses, visualizations, and presentation of data in simple and actionable forms.
Overview of Role:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Health Informatics Associate (East, Central and West Africa) and play a critical role in helping governmental programs improve how they collect, analyze, and use data to accelerate efforts towards malaria and NTDs elimination. They will work with CHAI staff to support government efforts and build in-country capacity in the application of information technology for data collection, management, analysis, and use. This will include providing strategic direction on context-appropriate architecture, technologies, and use cases; leading the thoughtful design, development, implementation, modification, and maintenance of potentially complex and diverse surveillance platforms; supporting training initiatives on the deployment and use of technology solutions for data management and use; and helping government staff use and gain confidence with health information technology solutions on an ongoing basis with the end goal of improving data quality, access and use.
The Associate will focus on East, Central and West Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana) and work closely with other CHAI technical teams focused on surveillance and M&E. The Associate will also work closely with external institutions including technology companies, NGO and academic partners, the WHO, and government technical bodies working on digital health and malaria and NTDs control.
A successful candidate will need to work with team members across CHAI’s Global, Regional and Country Malaria and NTDs teams and will therefore need to possess strong communication, organizational, and management skills as well as be able to work independently and proactively to drive implementation and have deep personal commitment to producing high quality work.
This position will be ideally based in Accra, Ghana, or other countries within Africa based on country leadership approvals.
This position will report to the Health Informatics Senior Technical Advisor, Africa
Across countries and projects, the Associate will have the following responsibilities:
Technology Project Management and Support (40%)
Technology Implementation and Training (35%)
Knowledge Management (5%)
Leadership and Interpersonal Skills