• Analyst, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health

    Country
    Zimbabwe
    City
    Harare
    Type
    Full Time
    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

     

    Between July 2016 and February 2017, CHAI conducted an extensive scoping exercise under a grant awarded by Irish Aid to further understanding of the maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) space in Zimbabwe as part of a wider equitable access to quality healthcare initiative in Southern Africa (including Lesotho, Zimbabwe and South Africa). Following this, CHAI has been awarded a subsequent 6-month grant from Irish Aid to build upon the support to the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to achieve the goals of their recently released Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH&N, 2017-2021) strategy in which the MOHCC outlines their commitment to driving down maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, and engender an impactful and sustained comprehensive MNCH program. This support to MOHCC is through a comprehensive strategy that focuses on averting the preventable deaths that can occur in the 24-48 hour window around the birth process. CHAI’s strategy incorporates innovative and simple interventions that are necessary to deliver straightforward results and improve health outcomes for mothers and their infants.

     

    The Analyst will be a critical contributor to CHAI Zimbabwe’s MNCH initiative, the ultimate goal of which is to support MOHCC to achieve the ambitious goals set for maternal and neonatal mortality reduction, as outlined in its RMNCA&N strategy. These efforts will require extensive engagement with the MOHCC, other partner organizations and various teams within CHAI. The position will be based in Harare and will require local and international travel.

     

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and strong communication skills. The Analyst must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy and work ethic.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct program and relevant MOHCC data processes including setting up data tools, data collection, managing data sets, as well as analyses and syntheses of data for continued analyses of programmatic interventions
    • Develop programmatic tools for monitoring and evaluation, data collection and job-aides
    • Manage quality of program data including data quality training for staff, routine data quality assessment and other monitoring and evaluation activities
    • Develop persuasive strategies, manuals, proposals and other written quality work as required for presentation at various fora
    • Collaborate closely with officials from the MOHCC, partner organizations and CHAI teams in the design and implementation of project activities, including planning, budgeting, program management enable smooth implementation of program
    • Cultivate strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, sub-national players, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort
    • Develop content, facilitate and supervise trainings for health-care workers as per program objectives and strategy
    • Lead sub-national implementation of CHAI’s MNCH initiatives country-wide
    • Identify areas of collaboration within and outside of CHAI in order to effectively carry out implementation activities
    • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the MNCH program environment including goals and partner landscape
    • Collaborate with other CHAI teams and provide strategic and analytical support on cross-cutting projects and activities
    • Provide regular reports on progress to Manager, Pediatric HIV
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Pediatric HIV

    Qualifications

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field, business, public health, development, sciences or a related discipline
    • 2+ years’ of professional working experience, preferably in the public health or private sectors
    • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Working knowledge of statistical packages, e.g. STATA, SPSS
    • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
    • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to set priorities
    • Willingness and ability to travel if required and at short notice

    Advantages:

     

    • Experience managing change in developing countries, and partnering with donors, branches of government, NGOs or demonstrated experience in related areas
    • Experience working in management consulting, investment banking, client-facing or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments

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