Senior Research Associate, 3DE, Kampala (Uganda)

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) was founded in 2002 by President Bill Clinton to provide solutions to the biggest challenges impeding effective health delivery in developing countries. CHAI applies the rigorous thinking, analysis, and urgency of the business world to save lives and strengthen health systems rapidly and more efficiently by improving markets for medicines and diagnostics, lowering the cost of treatment, and accelerating access to key drugs and technologies. As a trusted partner to governments, CHAI’s programs have helped more than four million people access treatment for HIV/AIDS at reduced costs, and have led to more than $1 billion in savings for developing countries. In addition to retaining its initial focus HIV/AIDS care and treatment, CHAI implements programs on vaccines, malaria, health systems strengthening, and maternal child health in more than 25 countries.

Applied Analytics Team

Working closely with CHAI country teams and partner governments, CHAI’s Applied Analytics Team (AAT) uses operations research, mathematical modeling, impact evaluations, and other analytical tools to improve health care delivery.

Demand-Driven Evaluation for Decisions (3DE):

The Demand-Driven Evaluation for Decisions (3DE) strategy is an efficient, rigorous and outcome-oriented approach to impact evaluation and the use of evidence to drive decision-making that CHAI is piloting in Zambia and Uganda in partnership with the organization IDinsight. The 3DE focus is on questions posed directly by Ministry of Health managers and uses rigorous methodologies on an accelerated timeline to provide crucial evidence used to influence decisions around the delivery of interventions, and to catalyze the implementation of effective interventions.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for:

  • Leadership and day-to-day management of the 3DE program to test its impact and ensure its broader use as appropriate
  • Technical oversight and coordination of the execution of the 3DE model, including adjustment of strategy and approach as appropriate
  • Provide support to the CHAI country teams in the day-to-day execution of the 3DE model
  • Build and manage relationships with relevant stakeholders in 3DE focus countries and with leaders in the global evaluation and research community
  • Ensure strong execution of operational deliverables, including budget management, donor reporting and additional fundraising as needed
  • Develop and manage execution of strategy for dissemination and broader impact of key findings generated through initial 3DE program

Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree, preferably PhD or Masters degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in public health or a related field
  • Applied research experience preferable, including designing evaluation or operational research projects in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience translating evaluation findings into successful, evidence-based programming
  • Exceptional relationship building and management skills involving multiple partners 
  • Exceptional ability to communicate about research methods and results to untrained individuals and to adapt methods to overcome obstacles in developing country settings while maintaining rigor and speed
  • Experience working in a developing country
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve in a fast-paced, multicultural environment. 
  • Strong written communication skills and oral and written fluency in English

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