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 health workforce programs aim to help governments achieve substantial improvements in the availability of qualified health workers so that they can effectively expand access to high quality health services. Because the most severe bottlenecks to addressing the global health workforce shortage lie in education and financing, CHAI focuses its efforts in these two areas, but also provides technical assistance to governments to strengthen their health workforce planning and management systems. CHAI currently has active health workforce programs in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
CHAI’s global health workforce team seeks a volunteer to support work in Ethiopia, which aims to increase access to specialty services in the country by scaling up quality residency training and education for complementary mid-level providers. Work will largely focus on translating findings from recent capacity assessments of training institutions into a cohesive operational plan, which will be the foundation of a major governmental project expected to start in late 2019. The ideal candidate is passionate about health systems strengthening, has strong desk research and communication skills, and is capable of producing high quality products, including written documents and PowerPoint decks.
The volunteer will be US-based and will be managed remotely. In accordance with CHAI policy, the volunteer position shall be unpaid and last no longer than four months. The volunteer should expect to work 8-10 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.
The position offers the candidate an opportunity to learn generally about CHAI’s health workforce programs and specifically to learn about national strategy development through supporting a number of core functions in this process. This opportunity also provides candidates interested in health systems strengthening to dive into best practice and key issues in health workforce through policy development.