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.
Surveillance systems are the backbone of malaria elimination programs, providing vital information on where parasites can be found in people, where transmission is occurring, how interventions should be targeted, and whether regions are progressing towards malaria elimination goals. CHAI is supporting malaria programs in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, and Mesoamerica to strengthen their surveillance information systems to ensure they function at the standards required for elimination. Landscape assessments of surveillance information systems and data collection tools reveal gaps in existing platforms that prevent countries from rolling out fully integrated information systems that can collect timely, high quality data and facilitate appropriate decision making for elimination. In order to provide countries with a comprehensive malaria information system for quality and timely decision making, CHAI is managing a consortium of technology and programmatic partners to work together to enhance DHIS2 (the de-facto health management information system and malaria surveillance platform in many countries), update and develop mobile platforms to address the identified gaps, and roll these tools out in ten priority countries.
Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Technology Project Associate to manage the development of a full-scale malaria information system and set of tools that will accelerate malaria elimination across countries. S/he will be responsible for working with CHAI teams, external developers, and an array of ministry of health and other partner organization staff to plan and execute the timely delivery of the platform across countries. This will include driving project requirements and feedback cycles, coordinating project management across organizations, teams, and countries, and proactively managing project scope and timelines.
A successful candidate will possess exceptional communication, organizational, and management skills and be able to work independently to drive implementation. S/he must have deep personal commitment to producing results.
This role has flexibility to be based in a CHAI Africa program country, pending country team leadership approval.
Manage software development across organizations
Support field testing and roll out of tools
Coordinate operations and communications
Other responsibilities as needed