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CHAI Liberia Overview
In 2006, CHAI was the first international NGO to help Liberia’s government rebuild after a decade-long civil war in Liberia had killed an estimated 270,000 people, decimated the nations’ health infrastructure and hindered the country’s ability to deliver vital health and social services. The partnership between Liberia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and CHAI evolved from being HIV specific to addressing key healthcare challenges ranging from supply chain management, health workforce, and health financing, across various vertical programs including HIV, Maternal and Neonatal Health and Malaria. To date, the CHAI Liberia office has since helped the government achieve a nine-fold increase in HIV care and treatment and more than doubled access to a basic package of health care services.
Commencing in January 2018, CHAI Liberia will be initiating a Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) program to address some of the country’s more significant challenges. Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world, and it has nearly doubled over the last two decades. The percentage of women using modern contraceptives remains low and women continue to have an unmet need for family planningTo address these challenges, CHAI will partner with the Liberian MOH’s Family Health Division (FHD) at the national level and with deeper engagement in seven target counties (Gbarpolu, Grand Bassa, Grand Kru, Rivercess, River Gee, Montserrado and Sinoe).
The Research Associate, M&E will be responsible to provide M&E support to CHAI Liberia’s SRH Team, working closely with other members of the team and collaborate regularly with stakeholders such as the MOH FHD, the Health Management Information Systems, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (HMER) Unit, Supply Chain Management Unit, Community Health Services Division, County Health Teams, and health facilities. The Research Associate will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of program activities, outputs, and outcomes, and will undertake the necessary assessments to determine opportunities to strengthen existing SRMNH data systems, develop systems where needed, and generate user demand for data. The Research Associate will report directly to CHAI Liberia’s Deputy Country Director. The Research Associate will be based in Monrovia (Montserrado) or Sinoe and undertake travel to target counties when necessary.