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.
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.
Overview of role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a part of its Guatemala Malaria Team supporting the Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Program to plan and execute effective programs in Escuintla Region of Guatemala. 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. This position will work as a part of CHAI’s Guatemala team to design, implement, and monitor and evaluate CHAI-supported elimination-focused interventions and help support their scale up on the regional level.
The candidate must be able to work independently to drive implementation and have deep personal commitment to producing results. A successful candidate will be highly motivated and hard working with exceptional, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.
The base location for this position may change to a CHAI program country in Meso-America at a later date due to requirements of the role. This role requires travel to remote regions with limited infrastructure and medical care.