Clinton Health Access Initiative

M&E Associate, NTDs

Country
Senegal
City
Dakar
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global Malaria

Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems. 

 

CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.  

 

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

 

Overview of team

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

NTDs, including schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, soil-transmitted helminths, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma, affect more than one billion people worldwide, disproportionately impacting children and the world’s poorest populations. Preventative Chemotherapy (PC) NTDs can be prevented and treated with existing medicines and tools, and countries are aiming to eliminate these diseases by 2030. To achieve this goal while operating under significant resource constraints, national NTD programs need to make data-informed decisions to improve strategic planning, mobilize and make efficient use of increasingly limited resources, and inform the targeting and implementation of prevention and treatment campaigns for NTDs.

 

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as an M&E Associate to demonstrate a simplified and harmonized approach to M&E within the wider NTD community. This position will be instrumental in developing and managing relationships with a range of key stakeholders, coordinating activities and timelines, and effectively performing key Accelerate Resilient, Innovative, and Sustainable Elimination of NTDs (ARISE) M&E activities in close partnership with the End Fund (ARISE fund manager) and Ministries of Health NTD programs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal and South Sudan. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.

 

Travel is expected to be 20-30% and this Associate will be based in Dakar, Senegal. 

Responsibilities

 

ARISE M&E project management and execution (70%)

  • Support adaption of a consolidated NTD M&E framework to each project country in close collaboration with national NTD programs, implementing partners, and relevant CHAI teams
  • Support data review, indicator estimation, and data source mapping that is required to populate key indicators at relevant frequencies
  • Support the design, launch and review of the ARISE project dashboard (or similar data system) and relevant supporting materials, in collaboration with the CHAI health informatics and digital health teams to visualize progress of the project
  • Support regular dashboard use by NTD programs and in-country partners to ensure routine data review and facilitate data-based decision making (e.g., during M&E technical working groups)
  • Support cross-country collaboration and learning around M&E to ensure capacity and coordination are built amongst project staff
  • Support in-country M&E meeting planning, including agenda development, soliciting partner input, and developing meeting materials

Stakeholder coordination and relationship management (30%)

  • Work closely with technical and implementing partners and government in each identified country to ensure there is a robust M&E system in place that leverages both government and project data
  • Identify regional or local partners (could include government) to sustainably transfer M&E work to in future years of NTD programs

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience working in a results-oriented environment
  • Master’s degree, preferably MPH, MBA, or MPP; or bachelor’s degree with relevant experience
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation, and setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives
  • Familiarity with national health management information systems (e.g., DHIS2)
  • Expertise in research to practice (i.e., identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts)
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in M&E
  • Meticulous work ethic and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible
  • Tendency to overachieve and go above and beyond the required expectations
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willingness and ability to travel (20-30%)
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and oral

Advantages

  • Knowledge of malaria, NTDs or other global infectious diseases; and understanding of disease surveillance with knowledge of global health issues
  • Experience in disease surveillance, including analysis and review of data for program planning and decisions
  • Experience living or working in one or more of the program countries

 

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