Clinton Health Access Initiative

Manager, Vector Borne Diseases

Country
India
City
New Delhi
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - 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 that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: https://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 the William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF), has been working in India since 2004 in partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) both at the central and state levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, WJCF/CHAI work across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer, health financing and immunization. Additionally, WJCF/CHAI are supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due to Malnutrition, Anemia, Diarrhea and Pneumonia, and helping increase access to quality Family Planning services.

 

Background:

 

Vector Borne Diseases (VBDs) represent a substantial burden in many low and lower middle-income countries, including India that accounts for a significant proportion of the global burden of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL). VL is endemic in about 54 districts in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and WB with an estimated 130-165 million population at risk whilst LF is more widespread with cases reported across ~20 states/Union Territories and an estimated 550-600 million people at risk. Under the aegis of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, significant progress has been made towards elimination by 2025 and this ambitious vision is backed by strong political and robust programmatic strategy.

 

CHAI/WJCF is privileged to support NCVBDC’s bold vision of accelerated elimination of VL and LF by 2025. To that end, CHAI has established a Technical Support Unit (TSU), an embedded team to work under the guidance of NCVBDC to achieve that vision.

 

We are seeking a Manager with outstanding credentials and demonstrated analytical abilities to work closely with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare/NCVBDC in coordination with the CHAI led TSU. The Manager will provide technical support in strengthening program management including M&E across vector borne diseases to facilitate informed decision making. They will also support data collation, analysis and visualization and identification of innovative approaches/technologies to support the elimination goals.

Responsibilities

  • Under guidance of NCVBDC and sector specialists, review existing M&E systems, surveillance tools and indicators in use by the government and relevant partners; identify sources of data available and flow of information
  • Supporting the NCVBDC in programme management issues with regards to VL and LF as well as other VBD management and/or eradication plans
  • Provide leadership and steering the TSU team towards time bound and quality deliverables
  • Facilitate development of tools for monitoring performance of surveillance for actionable guidance to states and various stakeholders
  • Support the TSU team in operationalising and integrating the analytical framework with existing government systems
  • Support NCVBDC in developing a comprehensive calendar of events to include activities at the national as well as the state level
  • Assess the NCVBDC supply chain mechanisms and process, assist in forecasting of commodities, scheduling, consigning and monitoring - recommend and support in optimization
  • Take lead in advocacy and recommending new management as well as technology approaches to NCVBDC
  • Support TSU in coordinating with partners, donors, agencies, and ministries for programmatic interventions vis-à-vis vector surveillance issues and knowledge building/sharing
  • Support in design and implementation of innovative approaches and recommendations to address key surveillance gaps in the programs at the national and state level
  • Support NCVBDC in building capacity at the national and state level to enable efficient and effective programming through the development and institutionalization of evidence driven solutions
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the TSU Lead/Director and other sector specialists
  • Requirement of travel within India
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Relevant Master’s degree in related field such as management, public policy, public health, or development with 8 + years of experience in management and system strengthening
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Demonstrated success in coordinating various stakeholders/interests and developing strong relationships in order to drive a process successfully
  • Knowledge of and experienced in project cycle management and well versed in logical frameworks
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data analytics and dashboard development for multilateral funded projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Willingness to travel to states at short notice to provide technical support

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