Associate, Malaria Technical Support

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

CHAI’s malaria team provides technical and management support to over 20 countries to support evidence-based decision-making to strengthen national malaria programs and advocate for additional funding when needed. CHAI’s overall goal in malaria is to reduce morbidity and mortality in the short-term, while advancing countries towards malaria elimination in the long term. 

Job Requirements

  • Provide direct management and operational support to the NVDCP on a daily basis to achieve high performing and effective program operations
  • Build and manage relationships with key individuals in the Ministry of Health, in CHAI and relevant partner organization
  • Work with the CHAI Regional Manager to develop a work plan for delivering a coordinated program of support to the NVDCP
  • Identify key impediments to the successful execution of malaria elimination plans and work with malaria programs and other partners to develop solutions to rapidly address those bottlenecks
  • Support the strengthening of systems and procedures for prompt, confirmed diagnosis of malaria
  • Provide management support on strengthening surveillance systems (passive and active)
  • Assist in the development and roll out of a national malaria diagnostics quality assurance program
  • Support policy-relevant operational research pilots in partnership with the University of Namibia (UNAM)
  • Support the mobilization of financial resources and technical assistance to enable the implementation of malaria elimination plans
  • Support evaluation and documentation of results and impact from CHAI's work
  • Develop influential presentation materials that work for varying audiences
  • Perform other tasks as necessary

Other on-going duties:

  • Provide regular updates/reporting on the progress of project activities to CHAI
  • Manage own weekly schedule, budget, office environment, and logistics
  • Represent the interests of CHAI in Namibia in technical working groups, development workshops, policy dialogues, and advocacy events where critical

Essential:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public health or related field, international development, or business administration
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience in project development and management, including both implementation and financial management aspects
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and be effective in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations and work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Ability to be flexible in and adopting to a continuously evolving program
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, self-manage and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to build professional relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Fluent in English

Desirable:

  • Experience living and working in Southern Africa, including as a native of the region
  • Experience working with African governments and institutions
  • Experience in working with malaria and/or other infectious diseases

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