• Regional Associate, Malaria Case Management

    Country
    Rwanda
    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.

     

    CHAI provides data analysis for global malaria stakeholders (e.g., the Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), UNITAID) as well as with medicine and diagnostics suppliers. We support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) by providing analytical, operational, and management expertise to help countries optimize the allocation of their available resources to achieve maximal health impact. In addition, CHAI provides global malaria stakeholders with insight into the current and future global need and demand for malaria diagnostics and anti-malarial treatments, helping to stabilize and improve patient access to these important commodities while helping countries achieve a solid footing for malaria case management with a goal of moving steadily toward malaria elimination.

     

    Position Overview

    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as an Associate, 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 (Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Nigeria). 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

    • 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 private providers, 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
    • Support CHAI country teams in identifying and addressing supply chain management gaps
    • 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
    • Perform other duties as requested by manager

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree plus 3-5 years of experience in a demanding, results-oriented 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
    • Willing 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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