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. For more information, please visit: www.clintonhealthaccess.org
In Zambia, CHAI’s HIV Access program is supporting the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to accelerate the scale up of the national efforts to provide viral load testing to all HIV positive individuals undergoing ART treatment. With the establishment of 2020 "90-90-90" targets, there is a renewed focus on initiating HIV-infected people onto ART as soon as possible, and ensuring they remain on effective treatment to achieve viral suppression - both of which require better access to Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and Viral Load (VL) testing. Within this context, the Laboratory Program Manager is expected to provide technical expertise, analytical and program planning and implementation rigor to CHAI Zambia’s re-engagement in laboratory services support. The incumbent will lead efforts to accelerate adoption and uptake of innovative, affordable and high-quality viral load diagnostics. S/He will promote Ministry of Health (MOH)/partner coordination and strengthen access to essential HIV testing services such as EID and VL testing; promote sustainable solutions for equipment service and maintenance challenges. In addition, s/he will work to strengthen data management and reporting and expedited results reporting systems.
CHAI seeks a full-time Laboratory Program Manager, to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The Laboratory Program Manager will have the opportunity to impact positively the broader HIV-related lab and diagnostics capacity in Zambia to improve systems for patient care and monitoring.
The Laboratory Program Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Program Manager HIV/AIDS, Health Financing and Research.
The Laboratory Program Manager will be responsible for the execution and management of the LAB program in Zambia. 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. Some of the specific priority areas of responsibility include: