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 the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), malaria elimination efforts are given added urgency by the development of artemisinin resistance. CHAI is supporting malaria programs in Lao, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia to achieve the required level of programmatic capacity to devise targeted, evidence-based plans, identify sufficient resources to enact them, strengthen surveillance systems, scale-up interventions in high risk and hard-to-reach populations, and coordinate activities regionally.
Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Health Information Consultant to play a critical role in helping governmental programs in the GMS improve how they collect and analyze data to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts to eliminate malaria. S/he will be responsible for creating, modifying, and maintaining potentially complex and diverse DHIS2-based surveillance platforms; supporting integration of mSupply and other custom systems with DHIS2, supporting in national training sessions in technology solutions, and helping staff use and troubleshoot health information systems on an ongoing basis. The consultant will report to the GMS malaria Health Information Associate, and work closely with technology companies, and other NGOs to ensure malaria programs in country have the tools required to monitor and evaluate progress towards elimination. A successful candidate will be able to work independently to drive implementation and have deep personal commitment to producing results.
*Please note that this is a 6 month Independent Contractor position.*
Preferred Skills and Experience