• Associate, Lao Malaria Program

    Country
    Laos
    City
    Vientiane
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • 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

     

    Position Overview

    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to support malaria programs plan and execute more effective anti-malaria programs. The Associate will be expected to develop and manage strong relationships with the Center for Malariology, Parasitology, and Entomology, and relevant country partners, help design evidence-based strategic plans, and provide dedicated day-to-day operational support to ensure execution of effective, high-impact programs. The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. The candidate must be able to work independently to drive implementation and have deep personal commitment to producing results. Past experience with malaria programs is not required as candidates will work closely with CHAI's technical teams, but successful candidates should be fast learners and strategic thinkers who are both willing to take on routine tasks such as data entry and capable of facilitating high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.

    Responsibilities

    • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations
    • Serve as a trusted advisor to the malaria program
    • Provide day-to-day support to national malaria programs to help them make evidence-based plans and execute effective programs
    • Work with CHAI's technical teams and regional managers to develop and implement a coordinated program of support
    • Identify key impediments to programmatic goals and help devise targeted solutions to them
    • Conduct quantitative analyses to ensure sufficient supplies of commodities, appropriate coverage with interventions, and/or progress towards program goals
    • Conduct costing and financial analyses and support development of funding proposals
    • Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders
    • Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between the government program and partner organizations in the region to ensure coordination
    • Provide program and budget updates for donor reporting and best practice sharing
    • Limited domestic and international travel

    Qualifications

    • University degree plus 3-5 years of work experience
    • Exceptional problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Skill in making persuasive presentations and written reports
    • Strong organizational abilities and detail-oriented approach
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
    • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a multicultural environment
    • Patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
    • Strong spoken and written English

    Advantages:

    • Experience working in management consulting, investment banking, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
    • Advanced degree
    • Knowledge of malaria
    • Experience with infectious disease control programs
    • Experience working in a developing country context
    • Lao Language Skills

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