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
is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
Malaria is one of the world's most important causes of illness, death, and lost economic productivity. Over the past decade, dramatic increases in donor funding have facilitated scale-up of effective interventions to prevent, diagnose, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to eliminate it altogether. Yet these gains are fragile: global funding for malaria remains short of what is needed, last decade's rapid growth in malaria financing appears to have halted, and resistance to insecticides and drugs threatens to set back efforts. CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct management and technical 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 toward malaria elimination in the long term.
In Guatemala, CHAI provides strategic, technical, and operational assistance to the Ministry of Health with the long-term goal to enable Guatemala to achieve malaria elimination. Guatemala has a goal of eliminating malaria by 2025. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria work in Guatemala is to ensure the country has evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans, and necessary financial resources to effectively implement interventions for elimination. CHAI works closely on a day-to-day basis with the National Malaria Program at central and provincial levels to strengthen case management by increasing testing and treatment and ensuring the availability of case management commodities and supporting analytics to improve prevention and response interventions.
The Sub-National Associate for Izabal and Alta Verapaz will be a key member of the CHAI team, ensuring that the local foci management teams effectively implement measures for malaria elimination. These will involve supporting activities related to: training, data analysis, surveillance, CHW supervision, supply chain monitoring, communication campaigns, coordination with health services, and vector control.
The position reports to the Program Manager with close coordination and technical support from the regional case management technical lead. In-country travel will be frequent and regional travel is expected on an as-needed basis.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results with limited resources. They should be able to work independently and effectively in a high-pressure, unstructured environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently. The ideal candidate will also possess cultural sensitivity and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with the government and external partners.