• Volunteer, Health Workforce

    United States
    Volunteer, Local
    Program (Division)
    Universal Healthcare - Global Health Workforce
  • 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'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.  


    • Analyze data from capacity assessments and develop corresponding findings reports, with a keen eye towards ensuring information is conveyed in an effective manner
    • Copy editing reports and other products to ensure clarity of findings and key messages
    • Collaborate with CHAI’s global health workforce team and country program to flag data gaps or incomplete information from assessment data
    • Provide inputs and perform quality control on an Excel-based costing tool
    • Conduct a review of relevant supporting documents and help draft text for strategic documents
    • Other tasks as requested


    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in global health, public health, international development, or a related field
    • 2+ years experience working in a results-oriented environment
    • Familiarity with basic data management and analysis in Excel
    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Experience conducting literature reviews
    • Ability to work independently


    • Master’s in Public Health or related degree
    • Experience working in or familiarity with issues in global health
    • Knowledge management experience
    • Familiarity with issues in health workforce/human resources for health


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