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.
Overview of Role:
CHAI is seeking a Research Associate to provide technical assistance in support of malaria analytics and surveillance programs in CHAI focus countries in the southern Africa region. The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. The candidate must have excellent communications skills, patience, and cultural sensitivity, as s/he will be working on complex topics with global and country partners as well as multiple teams at CHAI.
The successful Research Associate will have strong organizational and project management skills, and will be capable of conducting rapid quantitative analysis and communicating such analysis 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 driving multiple work flows forward, with the malaria program best interests in mind.
CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.
The responsibilities include supporting CHAI to conduct robust analytics, strengthen surveillance gaps, identify drivers of malaria transmission, and monitor progress to elimination, in order to ensure that all potential malaria cases observed by health system are tested, treated, and reported appropriately, and that high level of coverage is achieved and monitored with evidence-based interventions in the required places.
Manage analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance:
Contribute to the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation in order to measure progress towards malaria elimination:
Participate in research and discussion of topics relevant for the goal of malaria elimination
Contribute to the implementation of training activities:
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs), other government and non-governmental partners and stakeholders working on malaria surveillance and mapping in Southern Africa:
Any other tasks identified.