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
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’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 Role:
Cameroon is one of the world’s highest malaria incidence countries, with over 11,000 people dying from the disease each year. In recent years, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Cameroon has begun to improve the targeting and tailoring of malaria interventions to combat the increasing malaria burden. CHAI will work directly with the NMCP to improve government-owned and operated malaria surveillance systems and foster data-driven decision-making to ensure life-saving malaria treatment and prevention tools are targeted towards the people who need them most. CHAI’s work focuses on the importance of enhancing Ministry of Health governance, ownership, and oversight of health systems to ensure improvements are truly owned and sustainably operated by government staff rather than partners.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and mission-driven individual with strong public health management experience and analytical skills to drive success of this project. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of an innovative initiative that leverages technology, epidemiology, and cutting-edge analytics to drive reductions in malaria cases and deaths in Cameroon.
The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) will have a deep personal commitment to producing results and be able to work independently to drive implementation. They must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, relationship management and communication skills. The STA will have exceptional ability to communicate nuanced and complex technical information clearly and concisely. They must exhibit the capacity to facilitate high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors, and a willingness to provide support to different tasks large or small. The STA will join a fun, entrepreneurial and close-knit team who are dedicated to reducing the global burden of malaria.
CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.