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.
Liberia Office Overview:
In 2006, CHAI was the first international NGO to help Liberia's government rebuild after a decade-long Civil War in Liberia had killed an estimated 270,000 people, decimated the nation's health infrastructure and hindered the country's ability to deliver vital health and social services. The partnership between Liberia's Ministry of Health (MOH) and CHAI evolved from being HIV specific to addressing key healthcare challenges ranging from supply chain management, health workforce, and health financing, across various vertical programs including HIV, Maternal and Neonatal Health and Malaria. To date the CHAI Liberia office has helped the government achieve a nine-fold increase in HIV care and treatment and more than doubled access to a basic package of health care services.
During the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa, CHAI Liberia played a prominent role supporting the MOH with case management, health worker training and supply chain logistics. During the outbreak, CHAI also supported an assessment of Liberia's chronic health workforce shortage to inform the country's post-Ebola strategy aimed at building a resilient health system. The Ministry developed the Health Workforce Program: a seven year, comprehensive intervention aimed at scaling up training of physicians, nurses, midwives, health managers and community health assistants while, also, improving the quality of education provided. This became Liberia's top post-Ebola priority, with program activities launching in 2016. CHAI serves as the Contract Management partner on the project; all of CHAI Liberia's programmatic staff is dedicated to supporting the government's successful implementation of the Health Workforce Program. The Health Workforce Program is currently funded for the first two years of the seven year intervention.
Description of Volunteer Position:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to support resource mobilization and advocacy efforts for the Liberia Health Workforce Program. The individual will work closely with leadership at the Ministry of Health and the CHAI Director of Health Workforce to develop advocacy materials, funding proposals and documents, and management of prospective donors and implementing partners. The volunteer will also work closely with the CHAI Liberia team to ensure that key programmatic achievements are communicated to current donors, and leveraged to secure high-impact commitments from prospective donors.
Successful applicants must have demonstrated expertise with donor engagement and resource mobilization; strong writing, communication, and cultural sensitivity skills; and strong project management experience. The right candidate will be able to multi-task effectively, work well in high-stress environments, and have a passion for achieving results in the health development sector. This position is based at the Ministry of Health building in Monrovia, Liberia. The duration of this position is three months.