• Volunteer, Malaria

    Country
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    City
    La Gombe, Kinshasa
    Type
    Volunteer, Local
    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.

     

    CHAI’s global malaria program provides management and technical 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. 

     

    CHAI is seeking a Malaria Volunteer to be based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Volunteer will support a project that will generate evidence on the responsible introduction of rectal artesunate, a pre-referral treatment for severe malaria, in community health systems. Rectal artesunate can be administered by community-based healthcare workers in remote settings and buys time for a child with severe malaria who needs to be treated at a higher level health facility. Appropriate use has the potential to save thousands of lives from malaria, a readily preventable and treatable illness. This project will be implemented in collaboration with other development partners working in DRC as well as with the National Malaria Control Program.

     

    CHAI is seeking a highly-motivated individual with strong project and relationship management skills to support the project’s implementation in partnership with the government and other development partners. During a six month period, the Volunteer will follow-up on the project execution, delivery of milestones, and troubleshoot challenges that arise. S/he must be able to work independently with limited supervision from the Malaria Program Manager and DRC Country Manager. The Volunteer will work as part of the CHAI-DRC team and will report to the Malaria Program Manager and DRC Country Manager.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Manage relationships with development partners to ensure effective and timely project execution as well as with the National Malaria Control Program to keep them up to date on the evolution of the project
    • Support project efforts to quantify commodity demand and procure commodities in the DRC
    • Identify and report key impediments to the successful execution of this project and work with the Malaria Program Manager, project partners and global malaria colleagues to develop solutions
    • Support donor reporting efforts
    • Other tasks as assigned by the Malaria Program Manager or DRC Country Manager

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum of 3 years’ professional work experience, with a demonstrated capability to effectively manage projects
    • Ability to manage the implementation of program work plans and progress monitoring to ensure successful delivery of the project in DRC
    • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to foster professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to navigate government processes with multiple stakeholders
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Technical proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
    • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
    • Fluency in English and French, proficiency in both written and verbal
    • Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa

     

    Advantages:

    • A Master’s degree or a Master’s degree in progress with a focus in public health, development or business administration
    • Familiarity with global health issues, particularly malaria
    • Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups, investment banks, or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments

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