Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
Malaria is one of the world's most important causes of illness, death, and lost economic productivity. Over the past decade, dramatic increases in donor funding have facilitated scale-up of effective interventions to prevent, diagnosis, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to eliminate it altogether. Yet these gains are fragile: global funding for malaria remains short of what is needed, last decade's rapid growth in malaria financing appears to have halted, and resistance to insecticides and drugs threatens to set back efforts. The great majority of the growth in funding for malaria programs has come from potentially volatile international donors rather than from domestic contributions, making the sustainability of recent gains an open question.
CHAI provides direct management and technical 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.
Overview of Role:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as part of its Haiti Malaria Team supporting the Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Program to plan and execute effective programs in the Grand’Anse region in Haiti. Over the past two years, CHAI has rapidly engaged in the country and helped them make meaningful steps towards orienting their national strategic plans and systems towards historic elimination by 2020. The candidate will work as part of CHAI's Haiti Team to design, implement and expand a strong surveillance system and to develop and support the implementation of the malaria elimination operational plan in the Grand’Anse region.
The Senior Coordinator will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills, and be able to work independently and have deep personal commitment to producing results. The Senior Coordinator also will be expected to collaborate closely with the departmental and in site level MSPP staff to coach and mentor capacity for malaria surveillance, troubleshoot implementation hurdles and maintain and strengthen CHAI’s reputation and collaboration with the government and assist with its most pressing needs to eliminate malaria in the country by 2020.
The Senior Coordinator must possess skills in using the analytic software including Excel and be able to build quantitative models independently without daily supervision. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.
Outreach and Support:
Other responsibilities as needed by supervisor
Must be available to live and travel throughout the Grand’Anse Department