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Country Associate, Malaria & NTDs
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
Full-time
Expired
Posted 6 months ago
Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.


CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

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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.

Overview of Program and Role:

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.

This is a high impact role as you will play a crucial part in assisting the Angolan government in implementing recently acquired funding from the Global Fund. Your responsibilities will involve scaling up interventions to effectively reduce the disease burden in Angola. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from performing quantitative and qualitative analyses, 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 teams supporting the malaria program as well as relevant government, technical, and implementing partners. They will also be expected to identify areas of engagement relating to improvements in vector control, surveillance, and program implementation, and be able to initiate work plans to address these issues rapidly and with limited guidance.

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The candidate must have excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational, communication, and project management skills as well as adept cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence. The successful candidate will embody CHAI’s values including resourcefulness, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, frugality, and strong work ethic.


The position will be based in Luanda with frequent travel to provinces in Angola and occasional international travel.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to the national malaria program to refine technical support in all malaria control interventions.
  • Support the development and monitoring of country-specific government strategies, roadmaps, and costed work plans relating to malaria.
  • Work with CHAI colleagues and governments to evaluate strategies, identify and prioritize resource gaps, and develop new funding proposals for the country.
  • Contribute to the formulation, review, and feedback of technical deliverables, which may include strategic plans, guidelines, grant proposals, donor reports, or implementation updates.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation to measure progress towards malaria control goals (analysis of key indicators, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of surveillance platforms, etc.)
  • Monitor program activities against project objectives and donor commitments, identify bottlenecks or operational weaknesses, and work collaboratively with country and global CHAI teams to achieve exceptional results within tight timeframes.
  • Identify new opportunities within and outside of the initial project scope, anticipate risks and be proactive in responding to them.
  • Support the development of programmatic reports for government and donor reporting, as well as concept notes or other external communication products.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by management.

Qualifications

  • Professional-level Portuguese and English fluency with excellent written and oral communication skills in both languages
  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
  • High levels of proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and to manage own portfolio, balancing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Exceptional problem-solving solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel frequently (30-50% of time), including potential trips to rural areas

Advantages:

  • Possession of an advanced degree
  • Prior working knowledge of malaria / infectious disease control
  • Experience working in resource-limited settings, particularly in Angola
  • Fluency in at least one relevant local language
  • Past exposure and experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments such as management consulting, investment banking or industry
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials, multilateral organizations, or development donors
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized/remote team
  • Experience working in limited resource country contexts

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