Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, Vector Control, Malaria & NTDs

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Benin


The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of diseases 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 diseases. 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.


Malaria and NTDs Program Overview:


CHAI’s Malaria and Neglected tropical diseases (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:


The Associate, Malaria & NTDs, Vector Control, reporting to the CHAI Malaria Senior Program Manager in Benin, will play a crucial role in advancing CHAI's malaria strategy. Their responsibilities will involve scaling up interventions to effectively reduce the malaria and NTDs diseases burden in Benin. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from performing quantitative and qualitative analyses and providing dedicated day-to-day operational support to ensure execution of effective, high-impact vector control and prevention programmatic activities. The Associate will be expected to develop and maintain strong relationships with the government, the CHAI teams supporting the malaria program as well as relevant technical and implementing local and international partners. The Associate will also be expected to identify areas of engagement relating to improvements in vector control interventions and be able to initiate work plans to address these issues rapidly and with limited guidance.


CHAI is seeking an Associate to provide technical and operational assistance in support of malaria prevention programs in Benin in areas pertaining but not limited to entomology and malaria vector control/prevention programmatic activities, including intervention choice, planning, targeting, roadmaps, monitoring and evaluation, and facilitate the use of data for decision-making. The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. They must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence and a high interested in prevention interventions and entomology. 


The candidate must also have project planning skills as well as adept cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence. The successful candidate will embody CHAI’s values including resourcefulness, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, frugality, and strong work ethic.


The position will be based in Cotonou with possible travel to provinces in Benin.


  • Provide technical assistance to the national malaria program in all malaria control interventions and entomological activities.
  • Work with CHAI colleagues and governments to identify and prioritize intervention coverage gaps, evaluate impact of interventions (analysis of key indicators, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of intervention campaigns, etc.), and uptake of new malaria prevention tools.
  • Work with CHAI colleagues and governments to identify entomological data gaps that inform the vector control intervention choice and targeting.
  • Contribute to the formulation and writing of technical deliverables, which may include strategic plans, guidelines, grant proposals, donor reports, or implementation updates.
  • Identify new opportunities within and outside of the initial project scope, anticipate risks and be proactive in responding to them.
  • Support the development of presentations, programmatic reports for government and donor reporting, as well as concept notes or other external communication products.
  • Engage stakeholders interested in supporting malaria programs.
  • Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organization in the region to ensure coordination.
  • Undertake any other tasks as identified, contributing to the overall success of the malaria and NTDs program in Benin. This multifaceted role requires a dynamic individual dedicated to enhancing public health outcomes through data-driven strategies and collaborative problem-solving.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Parasitology, Biology, Entomology or any related subject.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • High levels of proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and to handle own portfolio, balancing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Professional level in French and English fluency with excellent written and oral communication skills in both languages.
  • Exceptional problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills.
  • Skills in making persuasive presentations and written reports.
  • Possess the ability to think strategically while maintaining strong organizational skills and a detail-oriented approach.
  • Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel frequently (10-30% of time), including potential trips to rural areas.
  • Interest and basic knowledge in Entomology and Vector Control interventions.


  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Biology, Entomology or related field.
  • Prior working knowledge of malaria / infectious disease control.
  • Experience working in resource-limited settings, particularly in Benin or another country of the Francophone Region in Africa.
  • Fluency in a relevant local language.
  • Past exposure and experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments such as management consulting, investment banking or industry.
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials, multilateral organizations, or development donors.
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized/remote team.
  • Experience working in developing country contexts.

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