The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to preventative health interventions such as care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, vaccines, malaria and other diseases. Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries, while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs, diagnostic tests, and vaccines agreements that CHAI has negotiated. CHAI signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Zimbabwe in 2007 to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since 2007, CHAI Zimbabwe’s operational portfolio has expanded to include: Laboratory Systems, PMTCT, Male Circumcision, Drug Access, Malaria and TB programs. In September 2014, CHAI Zimbabwe, together with three other CHAI country teams, will launch a new Paediatric HIV Program. This work continues CHAI’s legacy of commitment to accelerating access to quality HIV care and affordable formulations for paediatrics.
Summary of Position:
The Program Manager will be responsible for the set-up and implementation of CHAI Zimbabwe’s new paediatric HIV initiative, which aims to strengthen identification of paediatric HIV and TB, improve retention along the eMTCT-Peds cascade and expand access to high quality paediatric HIV and TB services. These efforts will require extensive engagement with the Ministry of Health, other partner organizations and various teams within CHAI. The position will be based in Harare with significant local travel.
We are seeking a dynamic and innovative manager to oversee a fast-paced and high-yield program. As this is a new initiative, the Program Manager should be able to function at a high level and to play a key role in shaping the strategic and technical direction of this work. The Program Manager will be CHAI’s main representative within the Zimbabwe paediatric HIV landscape, and should be able to represent CHAI effectively in various national partnership forums. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
- Manage the launch and implementation of the new Paediatric HIV initiative including supervision of a senior analyst, analyst and 2 program officers;
- Develop clear operational plans for execution of defined program aims, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact;
- Ensure execution of multiple program interventions simultaneously along aggressive timelines;
- Manage teamwork to ensure completion of deliverables to high technical and analytic standard, and to position results effectively to inform policy and practice by MOH and partners
- Manage and coach team to ensure everyone is working towards the same objectives, and ensure coordination with other teams in the CHAI country office;
- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts;
- Collaborate with relevant partner organizations on joint projects and where necessary, negotiate with partner organizations to ensure smooth implementation and coordination;
- Collaborate with government at national and sub-national levels throughout planning and implementation phases to ensure skills transfer and government ownership, and provide technical support as needed.
- Oversee progress reports and deliverables for Ministry of Health as well as for donors
- Develop and manage program budget, ensuring alignment between work plan and budget
- Represent CHAI at key partnership forums related to paediatric HIV care and treatment
- Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field, public health, development, sciences, or a related discipline
- A minimum of four years’ professional experience in a private or public sector setting with increasing levels of responsibility and experience;
- Knowledge of health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems;
- Strong analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint (analytical skills and proficiency levels will be tested during recruiting process);
- Demonstrated strong organizational, leadership, and problem solving skills;
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
- Strong communication and diplomacy skills, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations;
- Strategic minded, and ability to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals;
- Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently
- Master's degree in Economics, Public Health, Business or a related field;
- Experience managing demanding work plans and tight budgets;
- Experience working with recipient country governments and international partners in country;
- Management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience
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