• Medical Adviser, Hepatitis

    Country
    India
    City
    New Delhi
    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

     

    CHAI has been working in India since 2004 in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently CHAI works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer and immunisation. Additionally, CHAI is also supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due to malnutrition, anaemia, diarrhoea and pneumonia, and helping increase access to quality Family Planning services.

     

    About the Program:

     

    The HCV team works towards addressing barriers to access and foster a healthy competitive marketplace for essential diagnostic testing and treatment for HCV. The team works closely with Ministry of Health, diagnostics manufacturers, and other multilateral organizations to increase access to testing and treatment, accelerate entry and uptake of new innovative products for HCV testing and treatment, and lower prices.

     

    The HCV team has been providing strategic and operational support to the government of Punjab’s public health program for Hepatitis-C since 2016.  It has supported the program in developing costed strategic and operational plans, monitoring and evaluation tools to monitor and measure program performance, and designed active screening strategies through identification of high-risk geographies and populations. The HCV team has also been working at the national level with National AIDS control organization (NACO) to develop their strategic and operational plans for management of Hepatitis-C among the HIV patient population.

     

    Under the aegis of National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the HCV team plans to support the planning and implementing of National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP), which was launched in July 2018.

     

    Clinton Health Access Initiative is seeking an experienced Medical Adviser to support the planning and implementation of the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program.

    Responsibilities

    • Work under the guidance of National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and provide technical support in planning and rollout of NVHCP
      • Support development of  service delivery and clinical protocols
      • Contribute to development of guidelines and in design and implementation of clinically effective program
      • Support development of materials, protocols and practices for training of health workers
      • Provide site-focused assistance, including training, clinical mentoring and skills building as needed
    • Provide regular updates on the latest clinical, epidemiologic, and pharmacologic developments that inform program's strategy
    • Develop strong relationships with key external and internal stakeholders including government officials, affiliated institutes, and partners working in the Hepatitis landscape in India and beyond
    • Take on other work responsibilities from time to time as assigned by Program

    Qualifications

    • MBBS plus MD in Microbiology/Pathology/Medicine with 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience; MPH would be a desirable qualification
    • Prior experience of working in public health programs in India would be preferable
    • Knowledge of Hepatitis, methods for diagnosis, treatment guidelines and practices in India would be preferable
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary and multicultural group of colleagues and external stakeholders
    • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision
    • Creative, flexible, and resourceful and able to cope with logistical challenges
    • Demonstrated leadership and management ability
    • Ability to travel pan-India at short notice and on a regular basis

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