• Volunteer – Public Health Degree – General Interest Application

    Country
    United States
    City
    or CHAI Program Country (archived)
    Type
    Volunteer, International | <6 months
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
    Additional Location Description
    To Be Determined. Will be one of CHAI’s Program Countries (offices across Africa, Asia and Central America)
  • Overview

    Please note: This is not an active role. Teams across CHAI recruit volunteers on a rolling basis, as needed. Funding is available for volunteer roles and a role typically lasts between 3-6 months. If you are interested in volunteer roles with CHAI at any point during the year, please answer the screening questions on this application and we will reach out to you if your profile and availability align with a team’s needs.

     

    These roles will be based in one of CHAI’s program countries in Africa, Asia or Central America. These roles are not available in the United States.

     

    CHAI Overview:

     

    Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

    The hallmark of CHAI’s approach is simultaneous and intensive engagement on both the demand and supply sides of the market. On the demand side, CHAI’s country teams help governments scale up treatment programs, improve procurement and supply chain management.

    CHAI also works to address supply-side barriers to access and foster the development of healthy marketplaces to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines. CHAI works closely with drug and diagnostic manufacturers to lower prices, encourages the adoption of stringent quality standards, and facilitates the entry and uptake of new improved products.


    Volunteer Position Overview:

     

    CHAI uses operations research, mathematical modeling, impact evaluations, and other analytical tools to provide the evidence needed to dramatically increase the efficiency and impact of global health interventions. Working closely with CHAI’s country teams and partner governments, we address challenges faced in many resource-limited settings such as the scarcity of human resources, and the availability and distribution of drugs and commodities.

    Volunteers will works closely with CHAI Teams to support a variety of projects, including, but not limited to, conducting literature reviews, checking data and assisting with preliminary analysis, preparing presentations to share research results, writing project reports, and supporting other requests as needed. This volunteer role requires strong analytical skills, and would be best suited for a graduate student or recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate school) who are interested in applying their quantitative training in biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, or a related degree.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in updating M&E framework
    • Ensure alignment of program M&E framework with existing data systems and results frameworks
    • Develop tools such as survey instruments, protocols, and databases for program monitoring and evaluation purposes
    • Establish baseline and end line measures across target counties and at the national level
    • Develop tools for the presentation and dissemination of information to inform program design and modifications by decision-makers and for optimization of program strategies
    • Evaluate current use of data systems at the facility, county, and central level and provide recommendations for integration of program M&E with existing systems and using existing population-based surveys and assessments
    • Build capacity of county and health facility staff in timely and accurate health data collection, management and dissemination
    • Contribute to donor reports
    • Conduct other formative and operational research as necessary
    • Represent CHAI at relevant technical working groups and meetings

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of professional experience or Master’s degree with 1 year of relevant experience
    • Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, information management, economics or relevant subject matter strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing M&E systems for health programs from end to end (frameworks, information systems, data collection tools, data collection and analysis, reporting, etc.
    • Experience with public health research, implementation science, and the relevant evaluation models and methods, particularly in establishing baseline figures and assessing post-intervention changes and targets
    • Experience with health information management systems and relevant platforms
    • Excellent analytical skills, qualitatively and quantitatively; high proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and other relevant software packages
    • Exceptional attention to detail, with strong organizational and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-pace environment, and collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team of colleagues and stakeholders
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to effectively synthesize large amounts of information and potentially complex analyses for consumption by a wide audience
    • Must have good understanding of M&E challenges and limitations in post-conflict and low-resource settings, particularly for hard-to-measure and sensitively public health issues
    • Prior experience in Africa, Asia or Central America strongly preferred

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