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Quantitative Epidemiologist

Boston (United States of America) | Washington D.C.

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Boston (United States of America) | Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-13

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Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy 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 local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI 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 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

CHAI's malaria team provides technical and management support to over 20 countries to support evidence-based decision-making to strengthen national malaria programs and advocate for additional funding when needed. CHAI's overall goal in malaria is to reduce morbidity and mortality in the short-term, while advancing countries towards malaria elimination in the long term.

Overview of Role:

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health analytical experience to conduct epidemiological and other related analyses. Results will support evidence-based decision making within government ministries and their national and sub-national malaria programs. Data analysis will help to inform malaria elimination strategies and operational plans including those related to the identification of geographical areas of remaining ongoing malaria transmission (i.e. transmission foci), their investigation, classification, and response. This person will support countries in multiple regions including Mesoamerica and Hispaniola, Southern Africa, and potentially Greater Mekong Sub region. (S)he will work with a number of individuals on the Global and Regional Malaria Teams and therefore, will need to possess strong communication and organizational skills. Further, it is expected that this person will need to partner with other academics and public health agencies to ensure CHAI's research is complementary and not duplicative.

Overall, (s)he will bring outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills, and be able to work independently and have deep personal commitment to producing results. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.


  • Performing scientific literature review related to malaria elimination as needed;
  • Collating available epidemiological and intervention data, and assessing quality and suitability for analysis;
  • Assisting with development of hypotheses and generation of research questions related to malaria elimination;
  • Assisting with study and survey design and developing analytic plans;
  • Conducting epidemiological and biostatistical analysis over time and in space (e.g. spatial regression, time series analysis);
  • Identifying geographical areas with ongoing malaria transmission;
  • Investigating potential risk factors associated with ongoing malaria transmission;
  • Defining appropriate interventions to address areas with ongoing transmission;
  • Remotely enumerating households in malaria foci using remote sensing and GIS-based methods, and processing generated datasets;
  • Assisting with the formulation of strategy and operational plans, standard operating procedures, and, guidelines to conduct elimination activities;
  • Supporting the implementation of elimination activities when required;
  • Working with partners from academic institutions to conduct applied research and translating it for use by malaria programs;
  • Synthesizing results and communicating them internally and externally at international venues;
  • Disseminating findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications; and,
  • Any other tasks identified.

  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related field;

  • 2-3 years of working experience with responsibilities including quantitative data analyses;

  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;

  • Ability to carry out advanced statistics using relevant software (e.g. R, SAS, STATA);

  • Expertise in geospatial analyses using spatial software such as ArcGIS or QGIS;

  • Knowledge of major global infectious disease problems;

  • Ability to work independently in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges;

  • Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems; and

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.


  • Knowledge of malaria;
  • Experience in project and/or staff management;
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations;
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries;
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team;
  • Willingness to travel; and,
  • Some familiarity with Spanish.

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