The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI’s global malaria and neglected tropical disease (NTD) program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their programs and reduce the burden of preventable, treatable diseases. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards elimination of malaria and NTDs in the long term.
Summary of Position:
CHAI seeks a highly qualified entomologist to support CHAI country programs on work streams related to entomology and vector control. Entomological data is critical to making informed decisions on malaria vector control, and as such, entomological surveillance has been identified as an important priority across many country programs. The entomologist will help to shape CHAI’s strategy in entomology at a global level, while supporting malaria programs through CHAI country teams with their own entomological strategy and workplans, as well as executing against those plans.
Typical country support includes supporting local entomological capacity, development of SOPs for entomological data collection and analysis, designing evidence-based strategic plans, and providing dedicated day-to-day operational support to ensure execution of effective, high-impact programs. The entomologist will be expected to develop and manage strong relationships with CHAI country programs, government programs, and relevant country partners.
Candidates should be familiar with malaria vector species, bionomics, and insecticide resistance challenges across Mesoamerica, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. This entomologist will be responsible for advising malaria programs on vector control and entomological investigation, monitoring, and surveillance, including through the use of digital tools, and providing guidance on how to interpret data results. They will be translating evidence, current research, and normative guidelines into practical and feasible programmatic and field operations, considering innovative approaches in places where current vector control strategies have not been proven effective (e.g. for outdoor biting or resting vectors).
The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. They must be able to manage multiple tasks and drive multiple work flows forward. They must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.
Applicants should be open to frequent travel, up to 50%.