Clinton Health Access Initiative

Program Officer, Viral Hepatitis

Country
India
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - India
Additional Location Description
Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Overview

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. For more information, please visit http//www.clintonhealthaccess.org


CHAI 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.


CHAI, in partnership with its India affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF), works in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Centre and in 16 states on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, WJCF works towards expanding access to quality service, prevention, diagnostics, care, and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-B & C, tuberculosis, vector-borne diseases, nutrition, anaemia, pneumonia, diarrhoea, sexual and reproductive health, cancer, oxygen, COVID-19, AMR, immunization, and safe drinking water. WJCF also supports partner governments on cross-cutting initiatives such as diagnostics and surveillance, telemedicine and digital health, and health financing.


Talent is the fundamental driver of WJCF’s success in helping save lives and reduce the burden of disease. WJCF’s organizational values reflect its relentless endeavour of hiring, nurturing, empowering, and celebrating diverse and high calibre individuals who come together to work as cohesive teams. WJCF places a high premium on providing its staff with an enabling environment that encourages entrepreneurship, humility, respect, equal share of voice and fosters high impact innovation to address some of the most challenging healthcare issues. 

 

Program Overview:

 

The HCV program works on addressing barriers to access for essential diagnostic testing and treatment for HCV. The team works closely with various departments/divisions of Ministry of Health and other organizations to increase access to and accelerate uptake of new innovative drugs as well as diagnostics. Over the past few years, the program has been providing strategic and operational support both at the national level and at the state level in Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. This support has spanned developing strategic and operational plans, designing monitoring and evaluation tools to monitor and measure program performance, and formulating screening strategies through identification of high-risk geographies and populations.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Viral Hepatitis program works on addressing barriers to access to essential diagnostic testing and treatment for Hepatitis B & C. The team works closely with various departments/divisions of Ministry of Health and other organizations to increase access to and accelerate uptake of new innovative drugs/diagnostics. Over the past few years, the program has been providing strategic and operational support both at the national level and at the state level in Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. This support has spanned developing strategic and operational plans, designing monitoring and evaluation tools to monitor and measure program performance, and formulating screening strategies through identification of high-risk geographies and populations. 

Responsibilities

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the Viral Hepatitis program in the state of Punjab and Haryana and will report directly to the manager, viral hepatitis at the CHAI country office. The candidate must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence. Specifically, key responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work in close coordination with the State Program officers, NVHCP and the National Health Mission of Punjab and Haryana
  • Provide strategic and analytical support to program work streams, monitor program implementation activities, including but not limited to, working with, and engaging with field staff to review programmatic activities, track implementation of activities, and monitor and review outputs.
  • Identify potential risks and challenges to the implementation plan and roll-out of activities; work towards addressing potential risks/ mitigation mechanisms.
  • Support development of proposals, work plans, budgets and other reports and documents for ongoing and new areas.
  • Develop strong working relationships with and represent WJCF as trusted advisor to key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors, suppliers, and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and effort for maximum impact.
  • Support program management and leadership team with programmatic activities, and evaluation and scoping of other potential intervention areas, as required.
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Master's/Bachelor’s degree in management, economics, engineering, computer science, statistics, operations research, economics, public health, or allied areas with atleast 2 years of work experience
  • Experience of working in public health organizations in the development sector or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Good communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and stakeholder management capabilities
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Willing to travel extensively within the states

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