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Current Jobs at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, 6th December, 2019

Clinton Health Access Initiative – Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems and expanding access to care and treatment in the developing world. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Associate, Epidemiologist, West, Central and East Africa

Job Reference: 2
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Program (Division): Infectious Disease – Global Malaria

Overview
Malaria is one of the world’s most important causes of illness, death, and lost economic productivity. Over the past decade, dramatic increases in donor funding have facilitated scale-up of effective interventions to prevent, diagnosis, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to eliminate it altogether. CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct management and technical support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease.

In parts of West, Central and East Africa, CHAI provides technical and managerial assistance to national malaria programs in order to accelerate policy changes, ensure sufficient supply commodities, generate demand among health providers and patients and ensure adequate monitoring and troubleshooting mechanisms are in place to track progress. Over the last few years, CHAI has also expanded its support to include surveillance and is helping national malaria programs in this region to identify the bottlenecks and potential solutions to improve the collection, reporting, analysis and use of data for programmatic decision-making.

Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills to support the expanded surveillance and analytics scope of work across West, Central and East Africa, with an initial focus on Nigeria and Uganda. Specific analytical projects will include:

  • Design and implementation support for operational research (with an emphasis on monitoring and evaluation), study protocol oversight and IRB applications, study design and implementation, and data analysis.
  • Design, roll-out and evaluation of electronic surveillance tools and processes in the private sector, documenting technical lessons learnt for potential scale-up.
  • Key indicator and other analysis of routine data as required for project and program planning and implementation, as well as to support evidence generation and proposal preparation.
  • The individual will work with team members across CHAI’s Global, Regional and Country Malaria Teams and will therefore need to possess strong communication and organizational skills. It is expected that the Epidemiologist will need to collaborate with government programs, academics and public health agencies to ensure CHAI’s work is complementary and not duplicative.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and implement analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required;
  • Design and implement operational research projects: identifying knowledge gaps, defining research questions, protocol development, survey and sampling design, formulating training material, training and monitoring survey data collectors, data management, analysis, and dissemination;
  • Organize and merge available data, assessing its quality and suitability for analysis, data management, conduct statistical analyses (generally descriptive), and present data in the form of charts and maps;
  • In collaboration with country teams, provide analytical support to the National Malaria Program and its Information Management and Surveillance Units to help strengthen the new malaria surveillance platform, including improving data collection, data management, analysis, and data visualization;
  • Develop and conduct monitoring and evaluation for ongoing projects, including support for the monitoring and evaluation of existing and new surveillance platforms in collaboration with the health informatics malaria team at CHAI;
  • Provide technical supervision, training and ongoing support to staff members involved in monitoring and evaluation activities or study implementation;
  • Synthesize results through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications and translate them to national and sub-national partners to support evidence-based decision making, as well as internally and externally at international venues;
  • Provide ad-hoc programmatic support to country teams in service of government partners; this includes but is not limited to: program material review (e.g., training, data collection tools), report generation and program data analysis;
  •  Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key country stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and local academic institutions, with support from program managers; and
  • Any other tasks identified.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field preferred;
  • 1+ years of working experience in related fields;
  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems;
  • Experience conducting and managing epidemiological surveys;
  • Experience in the epidemiological and spatial analysis of health data;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of surveillance systems and/or public health programs;
  • Familiarity with disease surveillance and strengthening information systems;
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;
  • Statistical and geospatial analysis programming experience (R, SAS, STATA, ArcGIS and/or other relevant software);
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and other external partners;
  • Ability to work independently in remote and unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges;
  • Ability to collaborate and operate as part of a multi-cultural team;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems; and
  • Willingness to travel (40-50% of time)

Advantages:

  • Experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments;
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited settings;
  • Experience working with a decentralized team;
  • Experience working with surveillance platforms (e.g. DHIS2), data collection tools (e.g. ODK) and/or data visualization applications (e.g. Tableau).


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Program Manager, Public and Private Partnerships

Job Reference: 3
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Program (Division): Global Laboratory Services

Overview
The Laboratory Services Team (LST) plays a lead role at CHAI in helping increase access to high quality, reliable and affordable diagnostic services. This includes improving the overall labs system and ensuring the timely and scaled rollout of the most appropriate screening, diagnostics and monitoring technologies.

CHAI is currently working with Ministries of Health to explore the potential for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to strengthen their laboratory systems and create long-term improvements in healthcare delivery. CHAI will work with these countries to assess, design, negotiate and implement a public private partnership between partner governments and their respective private partners in order to realize this target impact.

CHAI is seeking a high-performing and entrepreneurial person for a key role as Program Manager. They will play a lead role in advising and developing these labs-focused partnership agreements across a number of countries. The Program Manager will be the lab service expert for Ministries of Health and CHAI country teams to draw on for both technical and strategic guidance. They will deliver a rigorous and timely deal development and approval process and manage high-level relationships with a broad set of internal and external stakeholders. They will ensure rigorous and evidence-based analysis guides this process and ensures development of the most sustainable and impactful partnerships. They will provide overall program management across participating countries.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong analytical and project management  experience, expertise in resource-limited health systems, and deep commitment to contributing towards CHAI and LST’s strategic goals. The candidate must be able to work independently and flexibly, prioritize across multiple workstreams and manage both internal and external collaborations. They should have experience managing direct reports. The Program Manager will report to the Associate Director, Laboratory Services Team.

CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a matrixed project team to provide timely expert guidance to CHAI country teams and Ministries
  • Support engagement with national government offices to ensure they are capacitated and coordinated for timely development and approval process:
    • Design options for PPP deals that addresses government priorities – this will include defining the PPP scope and estimating the cost and impact
    • Develop appropriate supporting analyses to drive official decision-making process – lab system gaps analysis; feasibility studies of PPP models; financial and value for money analyses and more
    • Support MOH and other government bodies in the process of determining and securing government approval of the deal
    • Develop strategic and technical recommendations for the scale up of the project
  • Work with CHAI country and global teams to set priorities, progress a number workstreams and deliver on goals across project countries. This will likely include but is not limited to:
    • Landscapes of existing laboratory services, regulatory environment and government resources
    • Informing the strategy and engagement with private companies in the project country and globally
    • Designing the PPP model options and the framework and supporting analyses to select the appropriate model and private partner for each country’s context
  • Lead development of recommendations for complementary public health interventions that can maximize the impact of the PPP’s diagnostic improvements:
    • Help summarize evidence base intio actionable recommendations
    • Work with CHAI country teams and global technical experts to design innovative interventions that can improve models of care
    • Establish priority interventions and hone into funding proposals
  • Represent CHAI in relevant forums and technical working groups with Ministries and partners
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Public Health, Public Policy, or Business Administration
  • 7-10 years’ professional work experience and 3-5 years’ experience working at management level with demonstrated expertise in public health
  • Experience living and working in resource-limited settings, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, for at least 2 years
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to handle multiple work streams simultaneously, work independently and proactively manage the implementation of complex projects
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Highly entrepreneurial with strong self-motivation
  • Excellent analytical skills and high levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations, write concept notes and memos for technical and general audiences
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% for meetings with in-country and global stakeholders.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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