Country Support Analyst job at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Job Title:  Country Support Analyst

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 for the job:  

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