Clinton Health Access Initiative

Epidemiologist, Research Associate, Haiti

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)


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:


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 program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long-term. Since 2013, CHAI has been supporting Haiti’s Ministry of Health to make meaningful steps in orienting its strategic plans and systems towards historic elimination of malaria by 2030.


CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, and humility.

Overview of role

CHAI seeks a highly motivated individual with experience in disease surveillance systems, data analysis and/or public health research to spearhead and coordinate CHAI’s epidemiological surveillance and analytics work in Haiti. This individual will collaborate with the Ministry of Health and its partners to further improve and scale up reporting via the case-based malaria surveillance platform at both facility and community levels, expand functionalities of the platform (incl. GPS mapping of cases) and strengthen routine analytics of the data it generates. The aim of this support is to ensure that robust evidence is available to inform the Ministry’s strategic and operational decisions. Strong analytic, communication and organizational skills are needed as this individual will work closely with CHAI's Global and Regional Malaria Teams to generate and translate epidemiological evidence to the National Malaria Control Program and other in-country and international partners.


The candidate must be able to multi-task, work independently, and build strong relationships to consolidate CHAI’s partnerships and drive progress. Furthermore, the candidate must have deep personal commitment to producing results and a willingness to travel to relatively remote regions with limited infrastructure and medical care.


The Research Associate will report directly to CHAI’s Program Manager in Haiti while technical guidance and backstopping from regional epidemiologists and Health Information specialists.


  • Perform scientific literature review on relevant topics as needed (e.g., surveillance methods, drivers of malaria transmission, intervention effectiveness)
  • Monitor, evaluate, and improve the performance of malaria surveillance processes and platforms including the quality of generated information
  • Contribute to the formulation of surveillance guidelines and SOPs
  • Design, implement, analyze, and disseminate results from projects evaluating program and/or intervention effectiveness
  • Organize, clean, and integrate datasets from different sources to aid program monitoring and evaluation and data analyses
  • Conduct statistical and spatial analyses of malaria metrics (epidemiology, entomology, interventions) to understand disease pattern and impact of interventions in collaboration with academic partners
  • Synthesize and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and scientific publications
  • Translate analytic results to government and non-government partners to support evidence-based decision making and the formulation of operations plans of malaria activities
  • Promote the routine use and analyses of epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data to inform country strategy planning and routine program implementation
  • Supporting institutionalization of data reviews at all levels, including the development of data collection tools and dashboards (e.g., Tableau, DHIS2)
  • Formulate and deliver national and sub-national level technical training materials
  • Provide technical supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to staff members involved in epidemiological and surveillance strengthening activities
  • Represent CHAI at external technical meetings with local academic and technical partners
  • Serve as a trusted adviser to key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations by proactively developing and maintaining strong working relationships
  • Any other tasks as required


  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field
  • 1+ year of related working experience
  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems
  • Proven experience with monitoring, evaluating, and strengthening disease surveillance and information systems
  • Experience working with electronic surveillance platforms (e.g., DHIS2), data collection tools (e.g., ODK) and/or data visualization applications (e.g., Tableau)
  • Experience in epidemiological and spatial analysis of disease data
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications
  • Ability to work independently in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges
  • Ability to manage complex projects and stakeholder relationships
  • Experience applying research methods to address global health problems
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in French or Haitian Creole (written and oral), and English
  • Willingness to travel in country (up to 25% of the time) and internationally (~5%)


  • Expertise in M&E of public health programs
  • Working knowledge of at least one statistical and geospatial analysis program (e.g., R, SAS, Stata, Python, ArcGIS)
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations
  • Experience living and working in resource-limited countries
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team
  • Working proficiency in Spanish

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