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
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CHAI’s global malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria and NTD 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 and NTD-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria and NTD elimination in the long term.
The Malaria and NTD Senior Program Manager for Benin will shape CHAI’s malaria and NTD strategy for the country. The Senior Program Manager will directly manage the CHAI malaria and NTD country team in Benin and oversee CHAI’s operational and technical support to the government. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and drive success of a new and ambitious malaria and NTD program in Benin. The successful candidate will manage all operational and programmatic aspects of CHAI’s malaria and NTD work in Benin, act as a trusted partner to government health officials and local organizations, and facilitate the involvement of CHAI’s global malaria and NTD team to support high-impact programs designed to reduce malaria and NTD mortality and morbidity.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic. The Senior Program Manager does not need to have prior experience in malaria and NTD or health programs but should be someone skilled at solving difficult problems in complex settings. They must be fluent in French and English and have excellent relationship building and communication skills. They must also be able to function independently with minimal oversight and have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for detail.
This Senior Program Manager will be based in Cotonou and will report to the Regional Operations Manager, Malaria and NTDs, Francophone West and Central Africa.