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 Family Planning Team is seeking a highly motivated individual with superior problem-solving skills who is resourceful, collaborative, and proficient in quantitative analysis to support the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts of CHAI’s family planning and maternal and newborn health (MNH) program in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The candidate must have a passion for results and a commitment to excellence. The Family Planning Global Associate will be responsible for supporting CHAI’s efforts in both Nigeria and Ethiopia. The Associate will report to the Global Program Manager of Family Planning. Base location is flexible, with a strong preference for Nigeria or elsewhere in Africa. Expected travel is 50%.
Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) provides women the choice of more effective methods to reduce unintended pregnancies and associated negative health outcomes. Providing LARC to women during the postpartum period is a particularly effective intervention in that it targets women with family planning when they need it most and when the health benefits can be the greatest. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a particularly cost-effective method and are the longest acting reversible contraceptive available, protecting against pregnancy for up to 12 years.
CHAI is supporting the governments of Nigeria and Ethiopia, countries with low LARC use, to expand services by integrating family planning services, especially postpartum IUDs (PPIUDs), with CHAI’s comprehensive maternal and newborn health (MNH) programs. The approach will ensure provision of complete counseling and delivery of the range of appropriate family planning methods to postpartum women by integrating these services into the MNH cascade to reach women during their pregnancy-related interactions with the health system.
Placement is flexible to other CHAI program countries, with strong preference for Nigeria or Ethiopia.