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 is currently seeking candidates for the position of Country Director for it office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and provide overall management and strategic direction to CHAI’s efforts.
Description of Role:
Reporting to the Vice President, West and Central Africa, the Kinshasa-based Country Director will manage CHAI’s Country Program in DRC. Established in late 2015, CHAI supports the Ministry of Public Health in DRC to improve HIV diagnostics, the treatment of severe malaria in children, and data-base decision making in family planning programs, as well as to introduce new optimal ARV treatments. The Country Director will play a leading role in expanding CHAI’s transformational, results-oriented portfolio in a country with substantial public health needs. The role of the Country Director comprises a full range of responsibilities including: fundraising; planning and budgeting; the implementation of technical assistance programs to the Ministry of Public Health; monitoring, evaluation and reporting of programs; and engagement with both in-country and global stakeholders.
Most importantly, the Country Director will be responsible for continuing to develop and manage CHAI’s relationships with the Government. Through these interactions, the Country Director will be responsible for further refining and executing the strategy and direction of the CHAI office in DRC, including identifying opportunities where CHAI can add value and maximize impact in the Government’s priority areas. S/he is responsible for developing clear operational plans as well as working closely with the relevant technical staff in the MoH and their partners to ensure rapid implementation, skills transfer, and government ownership.
The position is based in Kinshasa, with limited travel both in-country and internationally.
Programmatic & Strategic: