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.
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. CHAI works closely with governmental staff to identify 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 help governments strengthen their surveillance and analytics across West, Central and East Africa. Specific projects will include design and implementation of operational research projects (with strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluation), study protocol oversight and IRB applications, surveillance system assessments, design and implementation of specific surveillance interventions, and data analysis. The individual will work with a diverse set of local and international collaborators, including government programs, academics and public health agencies, and will therefore need to possess strong communication and organizational skills.
There is flexibility on the base location for this position, with a choice of Uganda, Nigeria, or Rwanda.