Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, Community Health Systems

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Zimbabwe


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.


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.


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.


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 skills and life experiences. Learn more about our exciting work:


Position Overview:

CHAI seeks a highly motivated and mission-driven individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills to expand our support for strengthening community health systems. The Associate must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence, with a keen eye for detail. They must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, relationship management, and communication skills. The Associate must be able to facilitate high-level strategic discussions with a multicultural, multidisciplinary set of actors, and be willing to support different tasks large or small.


The Associate Community Health Systems will report to the Associate Director Programs and work closely with the MOHCC and Community Health Workers (CHW) partners. The role will be based in Harare and require travel to provinces (30% of the time).



  • Contribute to developing and enhancing current and upcoming community health worker (CHW) interventions across the country, while acting as a reliable community health focal point for CHAI Zimbabwe country team and external partners.
  • Support the government to develop and execute community health policies, strategies, and operational plans for a coordinated community health approach.
  • Conduct collaborative situational analysis with relevant stakeholders of the existing CHW programs to highlight key strengths and weaknesses, and support the development of policies, strategies, and plans to address them.
  • Provide technical and operational guidance in developing CHW reporting tools and support monthly tracking of CHW performance.
  • Pursue opportunities for collaboration with other CHAI teams, helping to build a cross-cutting community of practice within the country and the organization.
  • Monitor program activities against project goals, identify operational bottlenecks, anticipate risks, and be proactive in responding to them
  • Supervise the financial administration of the program, encompassing the planning and control of the budget.
  • Develop compelling communication materials, case studies, and peer-reviewed publications and represent CHAI at public fora and partner meetings
  • Any other tasks assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as medicine, public health, health economics, financial management, or business preferred
  • At least 3 years of program experience in complex, multi-output, results-oriented program environments in the public sector and/or private sector (e.g., service delivery, management consulting, financial services)
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy and present results in narrative and graphic form.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills required, including experience using Excel for quantitative analyses or costing.
  • Proven ability to operate independently, multitask, and set and achieve ambitious targets with limited guidance


  • Demonstrated experience implementing health programs in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strong understanding of health systems strengthening, particularly community health care workers programs.


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