Senior Associate, Global Project Management
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
United States
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: General Support, Programme and Project Management
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Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational 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.

Overview of role

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Senior Associate to manage a CHAI-led consortium of partners building market forecasts for malaria commodities (bed nets, insecticides, diagnostics, and treatments). This position will manage the operations of the project in compliance with grant guidelines and timelines, liaise with consortium partners and CHAI staff to ensure that project goals and timelines are met, interface with the project’s steering committee to coordinate meetings and collect feedback, and maintain project communications and relationships with malaria commodity suppliers and other global malaria stakeholders (e.g., Roll Back Malaria).

This person should be an experienced professional with expertise in complex project management, work planning, international team coordination, and will need to have exemplary communication skills. They must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding people and program management, problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills. They must have excellent relationship building and communication skills. They must also be able to function independently with minimal oversight and have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for detail.

CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.

Responsibilities

Support CHAI-led consortium of partners for the malaria commodities forecasting project:

  • Lead the work planning process, including the development of templates, ensuring the completion of work plans by all partners, and monitoring the activities and timelines outlined within them
  • Develop a process and timeline for donor reporting on an annual basis; manage the assembly of CHAI and partner inputs; and help ensure that final reports are clear, consistent and cohesive
  • Oversee knowledge management platform for the project, working in partnership with all consortium partners to keep it comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly
  • Manage publication of all project findings, draft and disseminate all communicative briefs and white papers
  • Create and maintain a consortium calendar that tracks key deadlines and meetings
  • Manage team calls and supporting planning and execution of meetings
  • Act as the key point person representing this project in liaison with commodity suppliers and with global stakeholders (e.g., Roll Back Malaria)

Provide support to CHAI's malaria team:

  • Act as first point of contact on the team for project management assistance or questions
  • Liaise regularly with staff at headquarters on matters relevant to the team
  • Track hiring plans, sub-contracting, and the status of recruitment efforts and proactively flag delays
  • Develop and maintain onboarding materials, and coordinate and lead onboarding for new staff
  • Manage team calls, including preparing the agenda, taking notes, and tracking follow-up action items
  • Develop and maintain knowledge management platform for the team
  • Support planning and execution of meetings, including identification of venues and coordination of all travel logistics

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of professional experience including project management
  • Experience working in an international context and/or entrepreneurial environment
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to think strategically and anticipate future consequences and trends
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
  • Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in high-pressure situations, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Proven ability to function in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a sense of urgency and timeliness
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to travel 10% to 15% time

Advantages

  • Master’s degree in public health, project management, or similarly applicable studies
  • Experience in a demanding private sector environment, such as strategy consulting, health commodity market intelligence, or public sector advisory position
  • Experience working in an international context and/or entrepreneurial environment

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