Program Analyst TB

The TB Program Analyst will work to ensure the rapid scale-up and effective management of high-quality treatments for endemic diseases, focusing primarily on drugs and diagnostics for patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and in the process becomes a trusted advisor to the Lesotho Ministry of Health (MOH). In addition, the TB Program Analyst will also work to ensure that Lesotho has adopted best practices in forecasting and procurement of first line TB and MDR-TB drugs and diagnostics.

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills to support the CHAI Lesotho in its Access program, primarily targeting TB. 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. Specifically, key responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the MOH on a variety of drug-related and access-to-medicines topics (e.g., drug quality and pricing, procurement, forecasting, new product introduction, product tradeoffs);
  • Actively participate in the MOH’s TB TWG meetings or Task Force groups which could involve helping draft various national strategies, policies, implementation plans and provide support related to costing strategic plans and assisting with surveys, etc.  Assist with the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new drugs or diagnostic products (as applicable) such as conducting assessments or organizing trainings or improving quality assurance;
  • Assist the MOH to build capacity on forecasting and quantification of both decentralized first line TB and MDR drugs and diagnostics– either through leadership in forecasting workshops, participation in technical working groups (TWGs), or training on forecasting models – in order to avoid stock-outs, reduce waste and minimize costs;
  • Develop and leverage expertise in procurement best practices for TB medicines and diagnostic tools;
  • Support MOH in the development and maintenance of high quality data management systems;
  • Liaise with CHAI’s global teams regarding information about new MDR TB drugs or diagnostic TB technologies in the pipeline and assist with in-country technical or operational evaluations or new product roll-out strategies to improve uptake of new drug formulations or diagnostics products as they become available;
  • Disseminate information from CHAI and other sources on supply dynamics and access-to-medicines issues; and
  • Assess opportunities for optimization of national treatment guidelines; assist with budget and scenario analysis at the request of the MOH; help develop strategies to advocate for the changes with the MOH and/or partners.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2-5 years of work experience
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries
  • Fluency in English , excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and analytical capabilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Pluses (in order of priority):

  • Experience working for a management consulting firm
  • Prior modelling and costing experience
  • Experience working in procurement and supply chain management
  • Familiarity with global health issues

Contact Person:      Recruitment Team

Company Website: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org/

Closing Date:         04/26/2013

Job Location:         Lesotho, Maseru

Please apply here

 

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