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
Malaria is one of the world's most significant causes of illness, death and lost economic productivity. Over the past decade, dramatic increases in donor funding have facilitated scale-up of effective interventions to prevent, diagnose, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to eliminate it altogether. Yet these gains are fragile: global funding for malaria remains short of what is needed, the last decade's rapid growth in malaria financing appears to have halted, and resistance to insecticides and drugs threatens to set back efforts.
CHAI’s malaria program provides direct 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, 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.
The Associate will be expected to develop and manage strong relationships with the National Department of Health (NDOH) and relevant country partners, and to be the key relationship manager with the KZN Provincial Department of Health. The role will require the Associate to help design evidence-based strategic plans, and provide dedicated day-to-day operational support to ensure the execution of effective, high-impact programs as the programme pursues malaria elimination. The Associate will also be responsible for direct management of 2 CHAI technical staff seconded to the KZN Provincial Department of Health.
The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. The candidate must be able to work independently to drive implementation, and have deep personal commitment to producing results. Past experience with malaria programs is not required as candidates will work closely with CHAI's technical teams, but successful candidates should be fast learners and strategic thinkers who are both willing to take on routine tasks such as data entry and capable of facilitating high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.
The Associate will support the National and Provincial Departments of Health to:
To achieve these objectives, the Associate, Malaria Program must: