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:
Despite half the world being at risk for malaria and billions of dollars spend on malaria each year, few malaria programs around have ability to track basic financial and workplan indicators in real time. The result is sometimes critical payments and activities are late, or donor funding is never spent at all. CHAI is partnering with governments, partners, and donors to tackle this problem, and this role would be at the vanguard of those efforts.
To this end, CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to help government malaria programs across the world improve how they collect, report, analyze, and use programmatic and financial data, with a goal of transforming the use of this data for strategic and operational decision-making and ultimately improving programs’ efficiency and effectiveness at malaria burden reduction.
CHAI’s approach recognizes that management solutions are not one-size-fits-all and instead emphasizes understanding problems and the pre-existing environment that programs operate in, and then thinking innovatively and collaboratively to introduce new or adjust existing processes, tools, or structures tailored to those problems and those environments.
Therefore, strong communication, organizational, and management skills will be critical, as well as the ability to work independently with a deep personal commitment to producing results. A strong grasp of the technologies, tools, and processes currently available and how they are used in different industries will be helpful. Comfort and familiarity with developing process flows to visualize the status quo and envision ideal information flows, and then communicate these ideas clearly to technology developers, will be vitally important for this role.
This role will join a diverse, entrepreneurial, and close-knit team, and will have the opportunity to own and grow this initiative across multiple countries. This role will provide support to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (e.g. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Southeast Asia (e.g. Cambodia, Laos), and Central America (e.g. Panama, Guatemala or Honduras), with travel as needed to these regions.
Working closely with CHAI teams, country governments, and partners: