• HIV Program Officer (OpenMRS)

    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
    Additional Location Description
  • 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.


    Position Overview

    CHAI developed a case-based data system using OpenMRS for three programs – HIV (ART), MDR-TB, and Hepatitis. CHAI’s pilot testing of OpenMRS for HIV was initially done in 2015 at 4 government hospitals and scaled up to 61 facilities by May 2018.  Continued scale up, plus a focus on data utilization, is necessary to ensure sustainability and a successful transition to the National AIDS Program (NAP).


    The HIV Program Officer will be responsible for developing a number of work streams, in coordination with the country office, Ministry of Health and Sports, and CHAI’s Global team, aimed at 1) coordinating the development of an electronic patient management system (OpenMRS) for HIV/AIDS patients enrolled into care and treatment in Myanmar, in collaboration with the National AIDS program (NAP), WHO, UNICEF, and other relevant partners 2) scale up implementation nationwide, as per NAP’s plans 3) work closely with NAP to build capacity and sustainability of data utilization to improve the quality of patient care and to increase evidence-based decision making and follow through. The HIV Program Officer should be a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. He/she is able to apply the insights to resource-limited settings and improve CHAI’s in-depth understanding of the challenges for health system strengthening development to drive global health policy. He/she reports to the Program Manager for project progress and ensuring the timely delivery of the project outcomes.


    Technical Responsibilities

    • Support NAP to refine and scale up the national electronic patient management system across service delivery sites, state/regions and national level.
    • Provide technical input into developing customized modules in OpenMRS based on existing clinical work flow, user requirements, and paper forms.
    • Contribute technical input for integration of OpenMRS with other eHealth platforms (DHIS2, MPI and etc.)
    • Contribute technical input for the development of end-user and trainer-of-trainer training materials including data utilization and SOPs.
    • Assist to establish best practice sites where OpenMRS is fully functioning and data is utilized for quality of care for patients and program.
    • Participate in capacity building of healthcare staffs in utilizing OpenMRS for HIV patients across multiple sites.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation field work as necessary and compile necessary training/trip/quarterly reports for internal CHAI and donor review.
    • Contribute to overall CHAI work in strengthening public sector information management systems including the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new innovative health technology solutions for HIV/AIDS, and in the process become a trusted advisor to the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports and partners.


    General Responsibilities

    All staffs are expected to undertake the following general duties:

    • Work within the framework of CHAI’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement
    • Work towards achieving program and/or department business plan objectives
    • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all CHAI policies and procedures and keep informed of CHAI activities
    • Travel to program areas, as and when required
    • Demonstrate sound judgment to elevate or consult senior level management with problems or other issues
    • Work as part of a team and liaise with other departments to ensure effective communication across the organization
    • Participate in meetings, networks, seminars and conferences where relevant and beneficial to CHAI and its mission and mandate
    • Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programs
    • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may be required
    • Contribute independently to team goals
    • Other responsibilities as required


    • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health science or related degree
    • 2+ years’ experience in HIV, TB or other infectious diseases within a development context
    • Fluency in English and Burmese, both written and oral
    • Exceptional problem-solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and ability to build and nurture relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
    • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously
    • Ability to work on complex problems without extensive support, prioritize work requirements, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
    • Ability to work independently on large, demanding projects
    • Excellent understanding of MS Office with high proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
    • Experience in training and capacity building



    • Advanced degree in business, public health, health science, or related degree
    • Previous experience working for an INGO
    • Previous CHAI Experience
    • Experience living and working in Southeast Asia
    • Experience working with Asian governments and institutions


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