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.
The Laboratory Services Team (LST) is a key source of support for Ministries of Health and CHAI's country teams, and works to address barriers to access and foster a healthy competitive marketplace for essential diagnostic testing. LST plays the lead role in coordinating work globally on access to diagnostics, working closely with diagnostics manufacturers, governments, and multilateral organizations to lower prices, increase access to testing, and accelerate the entry and uptake of new innovative products.
LST has been working closely with CHAI country programs and Ministries of Health to support the use of technology-based solutions as part of a broader package of tools to monitor and improve health services and deliver and has created a team within LST known as “mHealth and Connectivity”. The mission of the mHealth team is to ensure that the technology deployed by CHAI is designed, selected and deployed by stakeholders and countries in a way that maximizes the tools ability to save lives, increase efficiencies in the health system and improve decision making. The mHealth Connectivity team creates mHealth tools and provides connectivity solutions for diagnostic devices and rural clinics. The mHealth Connectivity team supports country teams and local government as the first line of trouble shooting when already connected devices or deployed mHealth tools aren’t functioning properly in the field. The mHealth Connectivity team also engages regularly with volunteers from Cisco, Ericsson and Google and student volunteers from University of Washington, Cornell Tech and Stanford University. The mHealth team has recently begun working more in the hardware space and has designed and launched a device agnostic fragile connectivity solution, known as the “node”, that flexibly allows multiple diagnostic devices to connect reliably despite fluctuating network conditions.
We are currently looking for a Senior Associate, mHealth to join the mHealth team, the position reports directly to the mHealth and Connectivity team lead and will oversee country communication on connectivity deliverables and guide the design and development of the team’s mHealth solutions from concept to handover in collaboration with CHAI country teams. The Senior Associate, mHealth will oversee the maintenance and improvement of existing systems, and document requirements for testing, support and upkeep to ensure ease of solution replication and long term sustainability. Additionally, the Senior Associate, mHealth will assist the mHealth team leader in ensuring in-country project/s objectives are delivered in a timely and efficient manner, as well as work closely with global and local mHealth team programmers to ensure the success of all mHealth and connectivity health systems.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, management experience, and some exposure and/or strong interest to work with technology-based solutions for health. S/he must be able to function on and with flexibility and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. The right candidate will have a strong interest in innovation and technology, with a passion for creative problem solving.