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Associate, Malaria and NTDs

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc

Research, Teaching & Training

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3 months ago

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Overview

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CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and mission-driven individual to work as an Associate Malaria and NTDs to implement intensified activities which will aim to improve the quality and timeliness of the collected information, make information and analytics more accessible to the Malaria and NTDs programs and in-country stakeholders leveraging existing tools, platforms and systems, and strengthen the use of information by facilitating routine data review and improving analytics for decision-making and planning. The Associate will work closely with regional technical teams including surveillance, analytics, health informatics, finance, and vector control agents. Immediate activities in Benin include supporting digitization of campaigns, promoting the use of data for NTDs efforts and strengthening the surveillance system for malaria. They will work closely and provide effective technical support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and especially the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), the National Program for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) and the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI).

The successful candidate will need to possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be able to work independently to drive implementation. The candidate will report to the Senior Program Manager and work closely with CHAI global teams, government national programs and key stakeholders to design and manage implementation of context-appropriate strategies and approaches. They must exhibit a passion for results, a commitment for excellence, a willingness to provide support to different tasks, and the capacity to facilitate high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors. The successful candidate will support programmatic aspects of CHAI’s Benin work and act as a trusted partner to government health officials and partners. They will have deep personal commitment to producing results, the skills to navigate political situations, humility, patience, and optimism even in the face of daunting challenges. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, resilience, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.

Responsibilities

The Associate will support the malaria, and NTDs programs to:

Provide technical assistance to the national malaria program to refine technical support in all malaria control interventions. Support the development and monitoring of country-specific government strategies, roadmaps, and costed work plans relating to malaria and NTDs. Work with CHAI colleagues and governments to evaluate strategies, identify and prioritize resource gaps, and develop new funding proposals for the country. Contribute to the formulation, review, and feedback of technical deliverables, which may include strategic plans, guidelines, grant proposals, donor reports, or implementation updates. Contribute to the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation to measure progress towards malaria control goals (analysis of key indicators, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of surveillance platforms, . Monitor program activities against project objectives and donor commitments, identify bottlenecks or operational weaknesses, and work collaboratively with country and global CHAI teams to achieve exceptional results within tight timeframes. Identify new opportunities within and outside of the initial project scope, anticipate risks and be proactive in responding to them. Support the development of programmatic reports for government and donor reporting, as well as concept notes or other external communication products. Provide day-to-day program management support to the malaria, and NTDs programs. Work with the MoH programs and stakeholders to develop workplans, templates, guidelines, and other material for successful project execution. Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between the government program and partner organizations in the region to ensure coordination. Additional responsibilities as required and assigned by the direct line manager.

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in relevant field like business management, public health, policy, or science. Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in a demanding, results-driven environment; preferably public health and/or business consulting. Experience managing relationships with and building capacity for national health programs staff. Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong competence in making persuasive presentations and written reports. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in data management and data analysis. Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in high-pressure situations, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize. Experience living or working in resource-limited countries. Fluency in French and English (written and oral).

Advantages:

Advanced degree in relevant field like business management, public health, policy, or science. Understanding of disease surveillance (including surveillance platforms) with knowledge of global health issues. Proven experience in implementing technology-based solutions with users, preferably for disease surveillance and in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge of malaria, NTDs or other global infectious diseases. Familiarity with emerging technologies for data collection and reporting, data integration, and data visualization and analysis.

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