• Associate, TB

    Country
    Zimbabwe
    City
    Harare
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • Overview

    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

     

    Summary of Position:

    The TB Associate will provide high quality technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in the provision of quality TB diagnostic services and medicines. These efforts will require extensive engagement with the MOHCC, other partner organizations and various teams within CHAI. He/she will support the Program Manager in fostering strong working relationships with these stakeholders. The Associate will be part of the Access team that works at the country level to address demand-side barriers to access of quality HIV/TB diagnostic services, HIV/TB medicines and to foster sustainable laboratory systems. He/she will lead in the development of clear operational plans for execution and continued identification of opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact in this space. The Associate will drive rigor and quality in the content and on time delivery for CHAI’s TB work and will coordinate with other teams within CHAI Zimbabwe, the Global Laboratory Systems Program, The Global TB Program, Drug Access and Pediatric Programs to ensure synergies in strategy in support of the Program Manager. The position will be based in Harare with significant local travel.

     

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical grounding and strong problem solving abilities. The Associate is required to work with government officials and partners, and as such must have excellent relationship building, communication and negotiation skills. She/he must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence, with a keen eye for detail. She/he should also exhibit a number of important personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, the highest level of integrity and have a strong professional ethic. 

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct initial diagnostic on TB landscape in the country and conduct periodic updates
    • Develop the CHAI Zimbabwe TB program objectives and strategies with support from the Program Manager and Access team members, senior management and the MoHCC
    • Ensure access to TB medicines and diagnostic services to all clients in need through evidence based interventions
    • Plan and support MOHCC in the introduction of new TB drugs to improve treatment success and monitor uptake
    • Plan and support introduction of:
      • New TB drugs to improve treatment success and monitor uptake
      • New diagnostic technologies such as point of care (POC) diagnostics to improve access to TB/HIV diagnostic services and treatment and monitor uptake
    • Monitor the uptake patterns of pediatric and adult TB formulations and services and advise both MOHCC and PM of developing trends.
    • Monitor and evaluate the program plans (objectives and strategies), and apply strategic and critical thinking and offer recommendations to Program Manager on adjustments to the program as necessary
    • Assist Program Manager design and implementation of programmatic, clinical and diagnostic initiatives for TB
    • Initiate ideas for new projects in line with the global TB program objectives and the objectives of the MoHCC that will improve TB services
    • Support Program Manager to ensure that quality improvement programs are designed, implemented and maintained in order to assure the quality of TB clinical and laboratory services.
    • Conduct various data analyses to inform program design, implementation and monitoring.
    • Lead development of data management tools to track key program performance indicators and monitor take operational Undertake core budgeting for all activities and resources and performance target setting responsibilities that will work to optimize service delivery designs.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for program planning, implementation
    • Develop presentations (PowerPoint, oral) for communication with stakeholders and for purposes of share results with internal and external stakeholders
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by management

     

    Ensure proper and realistic exit strategies (sustainability): 

    • Ensure sustainability and ownership of the program by MoHCC
    • Develop project documents with clear deliverables (objectively measurable indicators) and timelines
    • Develop tools and rigorous data-based analyses, results, and presentation layout to support recommendations to the MoHCC
    • Develop budgets and analyze budget expenditure and provide a monthly report to PM

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least 3 years working experience
    • Experience working in a TB/HIV environment, supply chain, clinical practice setting, mHealth or M&E
    • Knowledge of health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems
    • Strong analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel to create shareable analytical tools and models (databases, forecasts, cost optimization analysis, tracking, etc.)
    • Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, leadership, and problem solving skills
    • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Flexible and willing to travel as required
    • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
    • Ability to react quickly to ad-hoc requests while managing an existing workload
    • Experience working with governments and international partners in country
    • Experience structuring and leading evidence based decision making processes
    • Proven track record working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments

     

     Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in relevant discipline
    • Experience working in the public health sector or management consulting

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