• Associate, Laboratory Strengthening Team

    South Africa
    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 


    Working closely with international partners, the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), the National Department of Health (NDOH) and other CHAI Country Teams to develop actionable solutions to address the relevant burdens within South Africa. The Associate will be responsible for implementing project activities, such as data collection, cost analysis and materials development. The Associate will also work very closely with international partners and relevant Country Team Program Managers, Associates, and stakeholders in CHAI focus countries.


    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with at least 3 years working as a consultant, Associate, or strategist, preferably in the global health field. A proven record of analytics, programme execution, and communication skills is required. The Associate must be able to function independently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, humility and a strong commitment to excellence. This position reports to the Program Manager – Laboratory Strengthening.


    • Support diagnostics related projects;
    • Quantify current costs of providing health interventions at the national and facility level;
    • Quantify and map funding needs, both present and future, and identify funding gaps;
    • Review specific funding channels to identify potential areas of inefficiencies and opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness of health interventions;
    • Support the design of requirements to create systems for collecting health outcomes when related to diagnostics and cost effectiveness ratios to plan service delivery;
    • Support coordination efforts between the workstreams and diagnostic stakeholders;
    • Support the creation of the new policy for decentralized diagnostics services in the country;
    • Support design of requirements to create systems for collecting health outcomes and cost effectiveness ratios to plan service delivery;
    • Coordinate linkages with other teams in the CHAI country office;
    • Support the development of strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts;
    • Support collaboration with government at national and sub-national levels throughout planning and implementation phases to ensure skills transfer and government ownership, and provide technical support as needed;
    • Ensure that the annual CHAI work plan and all quarterly and routine reports are delivered on time and with high quality;
    • Represent the programme in meetings and workshops;
    • Perform other tasks as necessary.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Public Health, Business or a related field. Master's Degree a plus;
    • A minimum of three years’ professional experience in a private or public sector setting (i.e. public health) with increasing levels of responsibility and experience;
    • Knowledge of health financing, health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems;
    • Strong analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint (analytical skills and proficiency levels will be tested during recruiting process);
    • Previous work experience in public health and/or similar private sector enterprises and/or in economics and public sector financing, particularly in the health sector and in South Africa/Sub-Saharan Africa;
    • Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, leadership, and problem solving skills;
    • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
    • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently;
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations;
    • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;
    • English language fluency, both written and verbal;


    • Experience using statistical software, such as Stata, SAS, SPSS or R;
    • Proficiency with Tableau or other data visualization software;
    • Knowledge of health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems;
    • Experience managing demanding work plans and tight budgets;
    • Experience working with international partners in country;
    • Management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience.




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