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
Malaria is one of the world's most important causes of illness, death, and lost economic productivity. Over the past decade, dramatic increases in donor funding have facilitated scale-up of effective interventions to prevent, diagnosis, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to eliminate it altogether. CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct management and technical support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease.
In Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Kenya, CHAI is implementing programs to address critical barriers that prevent access to and use of malaria commodities for uncomplicated and severe malaria. CHAI provides technical and managerial assistance to national malaria programs in order to accelerate policy changes, ensure sufficient supply commodities, generate demand among health providers and patients and ensure adequate monitoring and troubleshooting mechanisms are in place to track progress. Across West, Central and East Africa, CHAI has recently expanded its support to include surveillance and is helping national malaria programs identify the bottlenecks and potential solutions to improve the collection, reporting, analysis and use of data for programmatic decision-making.
Overview of Role:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills to support the expanded surveillance and analytics scope of work across West, Central and East Africa, with an initial focus on Tanzania. Specific projects will include design and implementation support for operational research (with strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluation), study protocol oversight and IRB applications, study design and implementation, and data analysis. The individual will work with team members across CHAI’s Global, Regional and Country Malaria Teams and will therefore need to possess strong communication and organizational skills. It is expected that the Research Associate will need to collaborate with government programs, academics and public health agencies to ensure CHAI’s work is complementary and not duplicative.