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 Haiti, CHAI works hand and hand with the National Malaria Program to help them use available resources effectively to achieve their goals of eliminating malaria in the near term. To coordinate CHAI’s malaria elimination support activities in Haiti, CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong management skills, proven leadership ability, public health experience, strong writing skills, extensive organization, problem-solving and communication skills, and experience making organizations and/or systems work better.
The successful candidate will manage all operational and administrative aspects of CHAI’s Haiti office, act as a trusted partner to government health officials and partners, and facilitate the involvement of CHAI’s regional technical teams in execution of high-impact programs designed to eliminate malaria. S/he will have deep personal commitment to producing results, the skills to navigate political situations, and patience and optimism even in the face of daunting challenges.
This position acts as the “Safety Point Person” for all staff members based in and traveling to Haiti. Responsibilities include the creation and implementation of policies related to security in close partnership with the Global Safety & Security Department; the oversight of staff activities, including field travel; management of local external relationships and information networks; maintenance of local documents and resources; and the management of incidents affecting the wellbeing of staff members, from critical to minor. Training and support will be provided by the Global Safety & Security Department.
This role requires travel to remote regions with limited infrastructure and medical care.