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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
CHAI’s global malaria and neglected tropical disease (NTD) program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their programs and reduce the burden of preventable, treatable diseases. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards elimination of malaria and NTDs in the long term.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as part of CHAI’s Global Malaria Management, Strategy & Financing Team. This Associate will directly support governments in Central America and Hispaniola in a strategic role to help countries achieve historic malaria elimination goals.
The Associate will provide direct support at the highest levels of malaria program policy and management in government. Areas of support consist of working alongside country and technical experts to evaluate program impact; develop or refine the governments’ national strategic plan for malaria; support the development of a costing model to assess financial resources needed; assist with cost optimization analysis for health strategies; and provide management trainings and support at the national and subnational levels to ensure ambitious elimination targets are met.
In addition to the general responsibilities above, the Associate will also support the Ministry of Health in Guatemala to develop a Global Fund Funding Request for the current funding cycle to secure key financial resources to help the country achieve its malaria targets. Further, across Panama, Guatemala, and Honduras, the Associate will lead the development and costing of different elimination initiative scenarios.
The Associate will report to the Associate Director of the Global Malaria Management, Strategy, Finance Team, but also have a close working relationship with the regional technical team and country teams.
The Associate will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills and must be able to work independently and have a deep personal commitment to producing results. No background in malaria is required, but the Associate is expected to be proficient in using Microsoft Excel. Most of all, CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.
The position will be based in Panama City, Panama, with periods of international travel (40-50%) within the region.