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The Kingdom of Eswatini has a very high prevalence of both diabetes and hypertension, with the majority of those affected being undiagnosed which is similar to many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently the Ministry of Health (MoH) only provides care for diabetes and hypertension through physician-led teams in hospitals. The country has recently conducted a successful feasibility pilot of the World Health Organisation’s Package of Essential non-communicable diseases (NCD) Interventions for Primary Health Care in low-resource settings (WHO-PEN). The MoH is determined to scale-up the WHO-PEN to all clinics nationwide. The “WHO-PEN@Scale” project, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Programme and managed by Heidelberg University (Germany), is a 4.5 year partnership of 8 European and Emaswati research and implementing partners that have been engaged by the MoH to lead the technical assistance, research, monitoring and evaluation of the proposed scale-up of WHO-PEN to clinics.
CHAI is therefore seeking a Manager, NCD to lead CHAIs component in the scale up of hypertension and diabetes care to clinics and to provide strategic and technical support to the decentralisation of NCD care in Eswatini. The Manager will work cross MoH departments to support the planning and implementation of the decentralisation helping the MoH to ensure appropriate supply chain, budget forecasting and overcoming procurement barriers that could hinder the decentralisation. The Manager must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, analytical and communication skills who is able to work in a demanding environment with a diverse team composition. S/he must be able to function independently and be a thought partner to the team and the MoH. This position is based in Mbabane, Eswatini and reports to the CHAI Country Director.
The Manager will be responsible for providing the MoH with strategic, analytical support and informed knowledge-based advice to support the decentralisation of hypertension and diabetes care.