The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI's global malaria program provides management and technical 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.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills to support vector control, entomology, and operational activities related to malaria elimination efforts in Guatemala. The Technical Associate will focus primarily on supporting Guatemala's national malaria program by providing analytical and operational assistance with planning effective vector control interventions, monitoring and evaluating programs, analyzing intervention and entomological surveillance data, and other relevant activities for malaria elimination. The individual will work as part of a team providing technical, operational, and coordination-related support to the government and will interact with a wide range of national stakeholders, necessitating strong communication and organizational skills.
Malaria elimination involves both technical and logistical challenges. The successful candidate will need to be highly skilled at problem-solving, troubleshooting, and relationship building. He/she must have a deep personal commitment to producing results and working independently without daily supervision and be willing to spend time in the field. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.
The base location for this position will be Guatemala City, Guatemala. This role requires regular travel (up to 50%) to high risk, remote regions of the country with limited infrastructure and medical care.
Translating results of analyses to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making, and disseminating findings through high-quality and clear presentations, reports, and publications