• Monitoring and Evaluation Associate, HIV Self-Screening

    Country
    South Africa
    City
    Pretoria
    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 is currently expanding the focus of its HIV/AIDS access work and applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to achieve the same for HIV Self-Screening. By the end of 2017, South Africa had an estimated 7.1 million people living with HIV (PLWH), with about 4.2 million of them already initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Nearly 270 000 people in South Africa were newly infected in 2016, with a prevalence rate of approximately about 12.8% among the entire population. Gaps in knowledge of HIV status are often largest among young people and men. At the same time adolescent girls and young women are at unacceptable high risk of HIV infection. HIV Self Screening (HIVSS) plays an important role in accelerating progress in closing this testing gap through increased coverage and scale-up that can reach individuals with undiagnosed HIV and at high ongoing HIV risk.

     

    CHAI is also supporting the National Department of Health (NDoH) at the national and provincial level in strengthening the health system to support policy implementation and scaling up of HIV/TB services across the country. Some of these key areas of technical support include, costing, resource optimization, resource mapping, planning, and financial management, and overall the system strengthening for health financing.

     

    The Associate will be based in Pretoria, South Africa with possible national travel, and will report to the Programme Manager for HIV Self-Screening Team. 

    Responsibilities

    • Support development and management of HIV self-testing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes, including oversight of routine data collection, analysis, and reporting/presentation internally, to government and other partners, and donors;
    • Support the quantification and costing of HIVSS for the NDoH against available HTS programs including helping the government to identify risks and challenges;
    • Diagnose systemic weaknesses and support a strengthening of NDoH planning process to ensure plans are evidence-based, prioritized, financial feasible, and operationalized;
    • Collect and analyze information on HIV self-screening distribution models, identify opportunities for efficiency gains, and design and implement plans to support the DOH realise these gains;
    • Provide support in additional areas, as requested by the Programme Manager.

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Economics or Finance or a health-related discipline;
    • A minimum of 3-5 years professional experience in a private or public sector setting with increasing levels of responsibility and experience;
    • Strong analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint;
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be effective in high-pressure situations and adapt to fast-paced and changing environments with a strong commitment to excellence, both internally and externally, and with limited structural support;
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be effective in high-pressure situations, and adapt to fast-paced and changing environments;
    • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term programme objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals;
    • Experience being a self-starter and effective team player with strong commitment to excellence;
    • Strong communication skills (English language fluency), both written and verbal.

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