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.
Botswana has set an elimination goal of 2018, and is poised to be one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate malaria. Despite significant progress over the past decade, a recent increase in malaria cases highlights the fragility of the gains made so far and the importance of ensuring effective interventions are targeted at remaining areas of malaria transmission. CHAI is working with the Botswana National Malaria Program (NMP) to develop evidence-based intervention plans, mobilize and allocate resources, and ensure interventions are executed efficiently and effectively.
Overview of Role
NMP and CHAI are seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee direct technical and operational support to the NMP as they scale up efforts to achieve and sustain the goal of malaria elimination. The Program Manager will manage the CHAI country team and lead expansion of subnational support in malaria endemic districts. The position requires an individual with outstanding problem-solving and relationship management 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 candidate will have strong organizational and project management skills, 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. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and strong work ethic. This position is based in Gaborone, Botswana with approximately 25-40% domestic travel.