• Analyst, Health Systems Strengthening, Lao PDR

    Country
    Laos
    City
    Vientiane
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • 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.

     

    Program Overview

    CHAI has partnered with the Government in Lao PDR since 2014, supporting the MOH across several health programs: Health Systems Strengthening, Malaria Elimination, HIV and TB Access, and Vaccines.

     

    As part of a five year Health Sector Reform, the Lao PDR Ministry of Health (MOH) is improving the quality of national strategic health information systems (HIS) across health programs and strengthening the supply chain system to improve access and rational use of critical medicines and diagnostics. Through the reforms, the MOH has developed, tested and refined a supply chain strengthening strategy, which includes the national roll-out of an electronic management information system (eLMIS). A key objective of the reform is to ensure the eLMIS is integrated effectively into the national health information system  and that critical health information accessible through these systems are routinely utilized by each health program for planning and targeting resources, improving performance management of programs. CHAI’s Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) team has supported these efforts since 2014.

     

    CHAI seeks a self-motivated individual with outstanding analytical and communication skills to contribute as an Analyst on CHAI’s cross-program Health Systems team to support the scale-up of the National Supply Chain Reform and to improve the utilization health information across health programs.

     

    The Analyst will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, but will be required to travel within the country up to 30% of the time. 

    Responsibilities

    The Health Systems Analyst will support the Health Systems Strengthening team and MOH team in compiling and synthesizing data from the eLMIS and other health information systems to identify health facilities that require targeted follow-up, support the scale-up of the eLMIS, and build capacity of health care workers across programs to ensure data is utilized for strategic planning and driving program performance.

     

    This includes:

    • Support development and maintenance of high quality data management systems; compile, synthesize and analyze data to inform the development of assessments, training materials, reports and other materials to ensure effective program execution
    • Help cultivate a culture of data-use by strengthening usage and analysis of data by the government and the quality of data inputs
    • Design and coordinate efficient process for tracking government program indicators
    • Support the Program Manager to coordinate and develop compelling and comprehensive program reports, presentations, memos, etc.
    • Collaborate actively with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership
    • Develop strong working relationships and manage effective communication with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, to ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort
    • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Health Systems Senior Associate

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher and at least 1 year of professional experience in the private or public sector
    • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently with little guidance and think strategically in a fast-paced and multicultural environment
    • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and be effective under tight deadlines
    • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, adapt quickly to new situations, and learn on the job
    • Experience in data management (including managing databases) and data analysis
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations, and develop program planning and memo documents
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Ability to travel at short notice and on a regular basis

     

    Advantages

    • Experience working with the Government or other NGOs at the various levels of the health system
    • Experience with health information systems (i.e. DHIS2) and communicating technical features to non-technical users
    • Lao or Thai language skills

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