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 global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to expand our support for community-based malaria surveillance, diagnosis and treatment in Hispaniola. As a member of the Global Malaria Team, the Associate will also be called on to support content development related to malaria case management and community health more broadly, as indicated by project need.
In both Haiti and the Dominican Republic, community health workers (CHWs) play a key role in extending access to basic health services and performing routine, community-based surveillance. Both governments are working in an ongoing manner to address bottlenecks related to community health program governance, financing, HR management, commodity security, service delivery, M&E and uptake of best practices. As it has done in other countries and regions, CHAI malaria seeks to scale its support to these government-led efforts in key ways that are both immediate and long-term. These expanded efforts will aim to fortify existing CHW platforms to optimize their case management and surveillance contributions, and integrate them as sustainable, cross-cutting community health infrastructure within the country’s health system. In addition to providing technical support to CHAI’s existing CHW program engagements in Hispaniola, the Associate will scope additional strategic opportunities, working closely with partners and colleagues to coordinate CHAI’s pursuit and operationalization of these opportunities. Finally, the Associate will provide ad hoc support to related CHW workstreams in the Mesoamerica region as needed and as time allows. The Associate will work closely with the CHAI Haiti country team and CHAI regional technical lead for case management in Mesoamerica, and report directly to CHAI’s global technical malaria lead for community health workers.
The candidate must have excellent communications skills and cultural sensitivity, as s/he will be working closely with global, regional and country partners. The successful Associate will have strong technical, organizational and project management skills, and will be capable of conducting rapid quantitative/qualitative analysis and communicating such analysis on a regular basis in a clear and concise manner to colleagues and partners. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual able to function efficiently and constructively with teams/partners across countries, manage multiple tasks at once, make sound informed decisions independently when necessary and build strong relationships. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.
This role requires travel to areas of high risk.
This role is based in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), with frequent travel (up to 50%) in Hispaniola.