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 strengthen 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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In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), malaria elimination efforts are given added urgency by the development of artemisinin resistance. CHAI is supporting malaria programs in Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia to achieve the required level of programmatic capacity to devise targeted, evidence-based plans, identify sufficient resources to enact them, strengthen surveillance systems, scale-up interventions in high risk and hard-to-reach populations, and coordinate activities regionally.
Technology plays a key role in achieving these objectives. Building strong information systems can substantially reduce the time taken to collect and access data, improve data quality, and reduce redundancies in parallel data collection systems. Availability of higher quality information enables programs to target and tailor their programs and use resources more effectively. CHAI supports programs in continuously identifying challenges and potential technological and operational solutions in surveillance systems to improve data-driven decision-making at all levels of the system
Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Health Informatics Associate and play a critical role in helping governmental programs improve how they collect, analyze, and use data to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts to eliminate and control malaria. S/he will work with CHAI staff to build in-country capacity at the CHAI and government levels on the application of information technology for data collection, management, analysis, and use. This will include strategic and operational support on the thoughtful design, creation, modification, and maintenance of potentially complex and diverse surveillance platforms; leading training sessions related to the deployment and use of technology solutions; assessing performance and data integrity of surveillance systems; monitoring and evaluating the performance of different surveillance systems; and helping staff use and troubleshoot health information technology solutions on an ongoing basis with the end goal of improving data quality, access and use.
The Associate will focus on the Greater Mekong Subregion, providing support to Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Associate will work closely with other CHAI technical teams focused on surveillance, and will also work closely with external institutions including technology companies, academic partners, the WHO, and government technical bodies working on malaria control and epidemiological surveillance.
Initial responsibilities will include (i) working with the Vietnam national malaria program to update, scale-up, monitor the performance of, and institutionalize the malaria surveillance system nationwide, (ii) supporting the adoption, governance, and technology implementation of a common geo-registry in Lao PDR, (iii) providing capacity-building support to the Thailand Ministry of Health on maintenance of a geo-spatial planning and intervention management tool and (iv) proactively identifying technical and operational challenges in system uptake and performance across all countries and working on solutions for continuous improvement.
A successful candidate will need to work with team members across CHAI’s Global, Regional and Country Malaria Teams and will therefore need to possess strong communication, organizational, and management skills as well as be able to work independently to drive implementation and have deep personal commitment to producing results.
Technical Project Management and Support (35%)
Technology Implementation and Training (35%)