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 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.
Overview of the role
Angola is among the countries with the highest number of malaria cases and deaths, accounting for 3.4% of global cases. In Angola, CHAI supports the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) on the scale-up of effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, in line with the National Malaria Strategic Plan (2021-2025). CHAI provides strategic, technical, and operational assistance to the NMCP with its goal to reduce malaria morbidity by 40% and mortality by 50% by 2025. At subnational level, CHAI is focusing a great part of its support on the southern provinces bordering Namibia, which account for 11% of all reported malaria cases and 14% of deaths.
CHAI seeks a highly motivated individual to work as a Provincial Malaria Associate reporting to the Senior Regional Manager. This position will support the Regional Manager and the existing Malaria Associate in shaping CHAI’s overall malaria strategy for the country, and specifically for the Southern Provinces of Namibe, Cunene, and Cuando-Cubango. The Associate will participate in the development of clear operational plans for execution, and continuously identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize the impact of the malaria program. The successful candidate will work closely with the NMCP provincial and municipal teams in Southern Angola to plan and implement more effective sub-national malaria control programs.
The Associate will operate at a high level and will be expected to develop and manage strong relationships with the provincial and municipal governments and health authorities, as well as malaria teams and relevant country partners. The role will require the associate to help design evidence-based strategic plans and provide dedicated day-to-day operational support to ensure execution of efficient, effective and high-impact interventions.
The candidate must have excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills, and be able to work independently, within a fast-paced working environment. The successful candidate will be a fast learner and strategic thinker, willing to take on routine tasks such as data entry and capable of facilitating high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.
The Associate will be based in Southern Angola. Regular in-country travel and occasional regional travel is expected.