• Regional Associate, Malaria Case Management

    Country
    South Africa
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Access Programs - Global Malaria
  • 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

     

    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.

     

    Overview of the Role:

    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as an Associate, based in the Southern Africa region, to provide technical assistance to our global and country teams in support of our malaria diagnostic and treatment programs, and for assessment and programmatic work on improving commodity supply chains across the countries we work in (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique). The Associate will be a part of a team that works in close partnership with CHAI country teams, and partner organizations. The candidate must have excellent communications skills and cultural sensitivity, as s/he will be working closely with global and country partners. The successful Associate will have strong organizational and project management skills, and will be capable of conducting rapid quantitative analysis and communicating such analysis on a regular basis in a clear and concise manner to colleagues and partners. The successful candidate will be able to function efficiently in a semi-independent setting, and thus will be a self-motivated individual capable of managing multiple tasks at once and making sound independent decisions regarding data analysis.

    Responsibilities

    Case Management Responsibilities:

    • Develop and maintain strong understanding of the malaria diagnosis and treatment landscape within CHAI’s focus region and identify the highest priority opportunities to improve the quality and coverage of malaria diagnostic and treatment services offered
    • Support gathering, analysing, presenting and mapping of coverage and quality of diagnostic and treatment indicators in each of CHAI’s focus countries
    • Support government partners and CHAI country teams in executing strategies to achieve programmatic goals related to diagnosis and treatment, including:
      • Increasing availability and access to case management services
      • Developing materials for health care workers, including community health workers, to improve diagnosis utilization and adherence to national guidelines;
      • Exploring implementation of new diagnostic and treatment tools, as necessary.
    • Support government partners and CHAI country teams in the drafting and/or updating of national guidelines related to diagnosis and treatment and quality assurance and control for medicines and diagnostics

     

    Supply Chain Management Responsibilities:

    • Compile information on procurement processes and timelines for diagnostic, and treatment commodities, including rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), antimalarial medicines, and other products. This includes documenting processes and key stakeholders around quantification, tendering, financial management, customs, and delivery to central medical supply (CMS), as well as documenting the downstream ordering, supply, and distribution process from CMS to health centers and community health workers
    • Support CHAI country teams and country malaria programs with meeting procurement deadlines through timely reminders and direct engagement, in order to Increase availability and access to case management commodities
    • Support CHAI country teams in following up on order progress and tracking deliveries and distribution of commodities to ensure that products are in hand when needed
    • Engage with suppliers, distributors, and regional stakeholders to ensure timely, streamlined, and affordable delivery of case management commodities
    • Assist in the national forecasting and quantification of diagnosis and treatment commodities to support accurate procurement of all malaria-related health products

     

    General responsibilities

    • Draft presentations and reports related for national and global teams on topics related to malaria case management and/or supply chains
    • Supporting case management and/or supply chain management aspects in ongoing or planned studies led by CHAI
    • Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between the government program and partner organizations in the region to ensure effective coordination
    • Assist in internal reporting, budget forecasting, and grant reporting

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree plus relevant professional experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment
    • 3-5 years of experience in a demanding private sector environment, such as strategy consulting, or health commodity market intelligence, or public sector advisory position
    • Strong quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel
    • Ability to create compelling, logical presentations and reports, using MS PowerPoint and MS Word
    • Comfort and flexibility to work independently with a diverse set of counterparts
    • Will be able to travel frequently (~60% time) and extensively across sub-Saharan Africa, and to other trans-continental meetings 

     

    Advantages

    • An MPH, MS in public health, or experience working in public health, particularly international health/health policy and management
    • Experience working in developing countries, particularly on health related issues

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