• Analyst, HCV

    Country
    India
    City
    New Delhi
    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

     

    In India, CHAI’s programs span a broad spectrum of focus areas, including HIV paediatric care and treatment, health system strengthening and access to essential medicines.

     

    In India since 2004, CHAI has worked on various initiatives with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and has served over 350,000 people in the country, including children, mothers and caregivers. We are also currently engaged with the state governments of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat in implementing an ambitious campaign around Essential Medicines to arrest diarrhoea and pneumonia mortality in these states. CHAI has recently started a new Vaccines program to support the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the immunization cold chain and supply chain systems in the country, in addition to carrying out with focused strategic interventions in MP, UP & Bihar to improve availability and quality of vaccines.

     

    Position Overview

    India accounts for a significant share of global HCV infections (~185mn) due to a large population. Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection is estimated to be around 0.5%–1%. At 0.5% prevalence, India harbours about 6 million individuals infected with chronic HCV, with >25% concentrated in high risk populations & few geographies.

     

    In July 2018, the National government launched the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program under the National Health Mission, making access to free public treatment accessible to patients infected with the diseases. It aims to treat minimum of 3 lakh hepatitis C cases over a period of three years for eliminating the disease by 2030.

     

    The HCV team works towards addressing barriers to access and foster a healthy competitive marketplace for essential diagnostic testing and treatment for HCV. The team works closely with Ministry of Health at the National and State level, diagnostics manufacturers, and other multilateral organizations to increase access to testing and treatment, accelerate entry and uptake of new innovative products for HCV testing and treatment, and lower prices.

     

    The HCV team has been providing strategic and operational support to the government of Punjab’s public health program for Hepatitis-C since 2016.  It has supported the program in developing costed strategic and operational plans, monitoring and evaluation tools to monitor and measure program performance, and designed active screening strategies through identification of high-risk geographies and populations. The HCV programme has also been working at the national level with National AIDS control organization (NACO) to develop their strategic and operational plans for management of Hepatitis-C among the HIV patient population.

     

    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills to support CHAI India in its HCV program. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. The candidate must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

    Responsibilities

    • Support development and maintenance of high quality data management systems for patient management across the patient cascade, forecasting and supply chain management, and overall health systems strengthening
    • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to measure the impact of HCV testing and treatment
    • Conduct data analysis for estimation of HCV prevalence and projection of demand for diagnostics and treatment
    • Support development of counselling and IEC material and, prepare training modules and job aids for training of lab technicians and general clinicians to conduct HCV testing and providing treatment to patients
    • Support development of guidelines for HCV, algorithms for testing and treatment with support from experts
    • Support in drafting implementation plans and provide support for costing strategic plans, assisting with surveys, etc.
    • Conduct thorough landscaping analysis for HCV diagnostics and treatment in India and identify the key partners in the space
    • Assist with the creation/optimization of operational systems to support various interventions planned for increasing access to HCV diagnostics in the public or private sector, quality and affordable treatment and monitoring response to treatment
    • Mapping key suppliers for HCV drugs and diagnostics and working with them to ensure early registration of new products in India
    • Support in proposal writing and development of research methodologies
    • Build and maintain strong trust based relationships with government representatives, suppliers and other key opinion leaders and partners
    • Other responsibilities as needed

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years of work experience
    • Exceptional analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and skills with the ability to effectively communicate (orally and in written form) and to tailor communication to a variety of audiences
    • Exceptional strategic development skills, ability to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain and evolving environments with little external support
    • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including technical information, and to prepare compelling presentations and reports
    • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
    • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, high-pressure, multicultural environment
    • Experience in composing high-quality briefs, proposals, technical reports, guidelines and SOPs
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Ability to travel at a short notice and on a regular basis
    • Fluency in English & Hindi, both written and verbal
    • Preference would be given to candidates with strong experience in management and/or healthcare consulting (or development sector consulting) with consulting firms, investment banking or a fast-paced results oriented organization. Significant government stakeholder management experience would be a strong positive
    • Demonstrated growth in responsibility in current or previous roles would be preferred

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