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
In Zambia, CHAI’s Pediatric HIV program is supporting the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to accelerate the scale up of pediatric antiretroviral therapy with funding from the ELMA Philanthropies. This 3 year follow on program builds on the work started in phase 1 of the ELMA supported pediatric HIV program that started in 2014 and has contributed to significant progress made on attaining the first 90 on pediatric testing. In order to build on the gains made in phase 1, efforts need to be intensified around the 2nd and 3rd 90 to attain 90% coverage on, initiation and retention on treatment including achieving viral suppression for all pediatric populations on ART. The program will build upon Phase I results, by focusing on (i) institutionalizing proven testing interventions; (ii) establishing strong linkage systems, and (iii) identifying effective strategies to improve pediatric retention/viral suppression.
CHAI seeks a full-time Pediatric HIV Program Manager to lead the team, to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. Dynamic individuals with strong analytical skills, organizational skills, and ability to handle fast-paced work environments with immense responsibilities are sought for this role. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with government in developing and implementing ‘smart’ strategies for scale-up of pediatric HIV care and treatment services for Zambia to reach 90/90/90 goals for children by 2020.
The Pediatric HIV Program Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Program Manager HIV/Health Financing and Research. She/he will line-manage a Senior Program Officer, and a Program Analyst.
The Program Manager will be responsible for the execution and management of the Zambia pediatric HIV program. S/he will be involved in all aspects of program management including planning, budgeting, monitoring & evaluation, knowledge management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, implementation, and reporting. This is a challenging but rewarding position, which will have direct impact on thousands of children in need of life-saving treatment.