Non-profit Careers – Country Support Analyst at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Organization: Clinton
Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About CHAI:
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 care
and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. Based on the premise
that business-oriented strategies 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 national and sub-national level management. CHAI is
focused on large scale impact and, to date, 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 25 governments to tackle many of the
largest health system barriers to effective care and treatment.
About Malaria Program:
Malaria is one of the world’s
most important causes of illness, death and lost economic productivity.  Over the past decade, dramatic increases in
donor funding have facilitated scale-up of effective interventions to prevent,
diagnosis, and treat malaria. This investment has successfully reduced the
burden of malaria in many settings, and some countries have begun planning to
eliminate it altogether. Yet these gains are fragile: global funding for
malaria remains short of what is needed, last decade’s rapid growth in malaria
financing appears to have halted, and resistance to insecticides and drugs
threatens to set back efforts. CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct
management and technical support to countries around the globe to strengthen
their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable
disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for
prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of
sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths
worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria
elimination in the long term.
Job Summary: The CHAI
Country Support Analyst will support and strengthen the malaria program in
medium and high-endemic countries in East Africa. The Associate will be
responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from performing quantitative and
qualitative analyses (drug and diagnostic availability, supply chain
improvements, etc), designing evidence-based strategic plans, and providing
dedicated day-to-day operational support to ensure execution of effective,
high-impact programs.  The Associate will
be expected to develop and maintain strong relationships with CHAI country
teams managing the malaria program as well as relevant government and/or
country partners. They will also be to identify areas of engagement relating to
improvements in supply chain, data integrity, market intelligence, forecasting
and planning and be able to initiate work plans to address these issues rapidly
and with limited guidance. The position requires an individual with outstanding
analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support
    the Malaria East Africa Regional Manager to develop and implement a
    coordinated malaria strategy within the region; liaise closely with
    malaria technical teams; and serve as a trusted advisor to CHAI malaria
    country teams. Ensure alignment of country team strategies with global
    strategies
  • Support
    the build-up of evidence and conduct costing and financial analyses to
    inform future strategy and funding requests
  • Develop
    and maintain a thorough understanding of the malaria landscape within East
    Africa and globally including the key priorities, challenges and gaps in
    order to inform program development
  • Assist
    in the dissemination of key information from the global malaria community,
    partners and donors to the country teams
  • Identify
    key impediments to programmatic goals and help devise targeted solutions
    to them
  • Perform
    quantitative analyses to ensure sufficient supplies of commodities,
    appropriate coverage with interventions, and/or progress towards program
    goals
  • Draft
    presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Offer
    ad-hoc support to national malaria programs to help them make
    evidence-based plans and execute effective programs
  • Provide
    program updates for donor reporting and best practice sharing
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should possess a university degree plus 2-3 years of work
    experience
  • The
    candidate must also be able to work independently to drive implementation
    and have deep personal commitment to producing results.
  • Past
    experience with malaria programs is not required as candidates will work
    closely with CHAI’s technical teams, but successful candidates should be
    fast learners and strategic thinkers who are both willing to take on
    routine tasks such as data entry and capable of facilitating high-level
    strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of
    actors. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity,
    patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.
  • Exceptional
    problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills (English; Swahili a bonus)
  • Skills
    in making persuasive presentations and written reports
  • Possess
    the ability to think strategically while maintaining strong organizational
    skills and a detail oriented approach
  • Possess
    the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and
    work independently
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong
    relationships in a multicultural environment
  • Patience
    and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
  • Past
    exposure and experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented
    environments such as management consulting, investment banking or industry
  • Possession
    of an advanced degree is an advantage
  • Prior
    working knowledge of malaria is advantageous
  • Past
    experience with infectious disease control programs is desired
  • Prior
    experience working in a developing country context is also preferred
How to Apply:  
All candidates who wish to join
one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations, Clinton Health Access
Initiative (CHAI) should Apply by visiting the web link below.

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