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 South Africa’s Sexual Reproductive Health Program:
Over the last few decades, the South Africa Department of Health (DoH) has made significant progress in increasing access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in South Africa. However, gaps still exist, maternal and child mortality is still a significant contributor to overall mortality rates and wide variations persist in quality and access to comprehensive, integrated healthcare services, especially for women and adolescents.
To address these challenges, the CHAI-SA’s SRH team is supporting the DoH at national and provincial levels to implement a broad range of activities, across demand generation, supply chain strengthening and service delivery expansion, across both public and private sector channels, aimed at significantly increasing uptake of SRH services for women and adolescents. CHAI-SA’s SRH program supports NDoH to ensure that performance of the strategic development and implementation of SRH program efforts are conducted and monitored efficiently and effectively, specifically focusing on increasing access to contraceptives and comprehensive safe abortion and post-abortion care. This is done through the provision of technical assistance in the implementation of the national SRH policy, guidelines, and operational plan, development of strategic documents and tools, including training and monitoring and evaluation (M&E), to support critical management systems and to galvanize key stakeholder coordination.
CHAI seeks a highly entrepreneurial, energetic, results-oriented and self-motivated individual to support CHAI’s SRH Program with the goal to increase uptake of SRH services. The SRH Analyst will join a diverse team to support the DoH create evidence based strategic plans and ensure that these plans are translated into strong operational plans and are implemented effectively. The Associate will be a critical contributor to CHAI's supply-chain strengthening initiatives, which aim to ensure sustainable and broad access to quality SRH commodity and equipment availability across South Africa for a market of 9M+ women and girls. The Associate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis to collaborating with stakeholders, including DoH, suppliers and other partners, to building workable and sustainable solutions to strengthen healthcare systems. The Associate will be expected to lead areas of engagement relating to improvements in supply chain-related data integrity, market intelligence, demand forecasting and quantification and initiatives related to holistic supply chain strengthening.
The ideal candidate must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, excellent communication and writing skills, be self-directed, be able to adapt to the differing needs of the program and have a strong commitment to excellence. The Associate will provide support both strategically and analytically.
The Associate will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and report to the SRH Program Manager.