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’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
CHAI is supporting malaria programs in Mesoamerica and Hispaniola to generate evidence for strategy and operational planning, secure financing, use resources most efficiently, and support the implementation of malaria elimination activities. In particular, the regional malaria team is working to strengthen malaria surveillance systems, devise and implement targeted and evidence-based elimination plans, scale-up interventions in high-risk and hard-to-reach populations, and coordinate activities regionally.
Overview of Role:
CHAI seeks a highly motivated individual with experience in disease surveillance systems, data analysis and public health research. This individual will assist with malaria surveillance system scale up, data analysis, mapping activities, and monitoring and evaluation of malaria interventions in Haiti. The Haitian Ministry of Health has recently implemented a DHIS2-based and elimination-oriented surveillance system for malaria. The Research Associate will support the scale up and evaluation of this new system. The aim of this support is to ensure that the Ministry of Health is using robust evidence to inform their strategic and operational decisions. Strong communication and organizational skills are needed as s(he) will work closely with CHAI’s global, regional and Haiti country team, and will help to translate epidemiological evidence to the malaria program and other partners in country. Further, it is expected that the Research Associate will need to collaborate with other academics and public health agencies, including partners in the Malaria Zero Consortium, to ensure CHAI’s elimination work is complementary and not duplicative.
Strengthen the new malaria surveillance system, including improving data collection, data management, analysis, and data visualization:
Provide analytical support to the National Malaria Program, the Department of Epidemiology, Malaria Zero Consortium partners, and the CHAI country team:
Serve as a trusted adviser to the Ministry of Health staff on issues related to surveillance and malaria elimination:
Participate in research and discussion of topics relevant to the goal of malaria elimination: