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Senior Associate, Oxygen

Lao (Lao )

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Lao (Lao )
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Ebola
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Senior Associate, Oxygen

Country
Laos
City
Vientiane
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Laos
Overview

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

Responsibilities

The Senior Associate, Oxygen will provide direct support to the Ministry of Health to support efforts that will rapidly increase the availability of oxygen at health facilities nationwide, and enhance the country's ability to respond effectively to COVID-19. CHAI seeks a highly-motivated individual with strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills to fill this role. The Senior Associate will work together with the Department of Healthcare and Rehabilitation, MoH, to strengthen medical oxygen delivery mechanisms throughout Lao PDR and ensure preparedness for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. This will include support on the planning and facilitation of trainings, assisting with partner coordination meetings, conducting supervision visits to health facilities, capacity building, and other support as needed. The role will require 10-20% domestic travel.

 

Key responsibilities of the Senior Associate, Oxygen include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development and refinement of the Oxygen program’s strategic initiatives, ensuring ongoing alignment with the MOH strategic goals and priorities
  • Support Ministry of Health staff to ensure continuous availability of oxygen gas and oxygen delivery systems at all hospitals
  • Translate objectives provided by the government, donors, and other partner organizations into clear activity plans, and provide guidance to Oxygen team on prioritization of initiatives
  • Collaborate with internal CHAI teams to facilitate access to key information and stakeholders, provide updates, and leverage core competencies of the various CHAI teams
  • Leverage quantitative tools and platforms to conduct qualitative and quantitative exercises to estimate Oxygen needs in Lao PDR and analyze survey results from the National Oxygen Biomedical Equipment Tool
  • Prepare analysis and build tools to support Oxygen investment case and roadmap for Lao PDR. Provide independent assessment of the oxygen manufacturing capacity, quality management systems and product design
  • Establish collaborative relationships with the MOH, partner organizations and other relevant stakeholders
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and at least 5 years of professional work experience
  • Ability to work independently, and outstanding planning, coordination and organizational skills
  • Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and the ability to build professional and collaborative relationships
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in creating investment cases for clients
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in the English language, with the ability to prepare compelling presentations and memo documents
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel at short notice and on a regular basis

Advantages

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in the Lao or Thai language, with the ability to prepare compelling presentations and memo documents
  • Experience living and working with Asian or low/middle income governments and institutions
  • Experience in conducting costing, quantification and forecasting analyses
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