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 Liberia 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.
Liberia aims to build a high-quality and sustainable health system, but faces a severe deficit of physicians and other health care workers. In 2015, the Ministry of Health developed the Health Workforce Program (HWP), a national, inter-ministerial initiative aimed to achieve targeted improvements in the quantity, quality and skill diversity of the national health workforce in order to improve access to safe and quality health services in Liberia.
The Health Workforce Program Strategy aims to guide investments to achieve objectives laid out in Liberia's 2011 National Human Resources Policy and Plan (HRPP). The resulting strategy articulates Liberia's need to increase health faculty at training institutions and medical infrastructure at training hospitals in order to achieve an aggressive scale-up plan that will increase the quality, skill-diversity and quantity of targeted health professionals including physicians, nurses, midwives, community health assistants and health managers trained in Liberia. Additional interventions are planned to strengthen the systems and capacity within the Ministry of Health to plan and manage the health workforce. The Program emphasizes the country's desire to move from Ebola containment and treatment to prevention of a recurrence, which will only be achieved through rebuilding and strengthening the health system holistically.
Currently, CHAI is supporting the Government of Liberia to provide technical assistance and managerial support to the Ministry of Health on all aspects of Health Workforce Program management. In addition, CHAI will build capacity of key Ministry of Health Units to ensure full transition of CHAI's role to Ministry staff.
Candidates must have excellent planning, management, writing, analytical, communication and cultural sensitivity skills as they will be working closely with government and external partners. The candidate must have a passion for results and a commitment to excellence.
Funding is secure for this position through June 30, 2018.
Support to Government of Liberia:
CHAI Team Management and Accountability: