• HIV Program Officer

    Country
    Myanmar
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
    Additional Location Description
    yangon
  • 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

    The HIV Program Officer is responsible for developing a number of work streams, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and CHAI Global team, aimed at 1) coordinating the development of a tracking system for HIV positive pregnant mother and baby pairs as per National AIDS Program’s (NAP) plan and 2) increasing laboratory data utilization for Early Infant Diagnosis and HIV Viral Load for program management. The HIV Program Officer should be a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. He/she is able to apply the insights to resource-limited settings and improve CHAI’s in-depth understanding of the challenges for health system strengthening development to drive global health policy. He/she reports to the Program Associate for project progress and ensuring the timely delivery of the project outcomes.

    Responsibilities

    Technical Responsibilities

    • Assist the National AIDS Program (NAP) to keep track of HIV positive pregnant mother and baby pairs across the country through development of tools and systems to ensure accurate data availability and linkages to care
    • Strengthen the Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Service Delivery and maximize access to Pediatric ART at selected PMTCT hospitals
    • Support National Health Laboratory and other laboratories to establish a national laboratory data warehouse for HIV Viral Load and EID enhancing data utilization for program management and linkages with other eHealth platforms
    • Build capacity of laboratory staff in managing Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for HIV Viral Load and EID, which is used across multiple testing platforms and sites
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation field work as necessary and compile necessary training/trip/quarterly reports for internal CHAI and donor review
    • Contribute to overall CHAI work in strengthening laboratory systems including the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new innovative diagnostic products for HIV/AIDS, and in the process become a trusted advisor to the Myanmar MOHS and partners

     

    General Responsibilities

    All staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:

     

    • Work within the framework of CHAI’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement
    • Work towards achieving program and/or department business plan objectives
    • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all CHAI policies and procedures and keep informed of CHAI activities
    • Travel to program areas, as and when required
    • Demonstrate sound judgment to elevate or consult senior level management with problems or other issues
    • Work as part of a team and liaise with other departments to ensure effective communication across the organization
    • Participate in meetings, networks, seminars and conferences where relevant and beneficial to CHAI and its mission and mandate
    • Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programs
    • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may be required
    • Contribute independently to team goals
    • Other responsibilities as required

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health science or related degree
    • 2+ years’ experience in HIV, TB or other infectious diseases within a development context
    • Fluency in English and Burmese, both written and oral
    • Exceptional problem-solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and ability to build and nurture relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
    • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously
    • Ability to work on complex problems without extensive support, prioritize work requirements, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
    • Ability to work independently on large, demanding projects
    • Excellent understanding of MS Office with high proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
    • Experience in training and capacity building

     

     

    Advantages

    • Advanced degree in business, public health, health science, or related degree
    • Previous experience working for an INGO
    • Previous CHAI Experience
    • Experience living and working in Southeast Asia
    • Experience working with Asian governments and institutions

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