Associate, Geospatial Data for Health
Associate, Geospatial Data for Health
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Country Programs - Ghana
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 (LMICs) 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: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org/
In Ghana, the CHAI office provides direct technical and operational support to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service, including its key partners, to strengthen the integrated health system and expand access diagnostics, treatment, and care for communicable and non-communicable diseases.
The GRID3 (Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development) project was initiated to improve the use of digital geospatial data. The GRID3 datasets have been applied successfully to campaign-based health delivery, such as vaccines. Over the next two years, CHAI will support national and local governments in multiple countries across Africa to test GRID3 data as a tool to improve primary healthcare outcomes by adopting them into PHC programs and across planning dimensions (e.g., health financing, health workforce, supply chain, service delivery) to define health catchment areas, identify underserved populations, optimize the provision of health services at health facilities and in the communities, provide a steady supply of commodities, allocate resources, and improve measurement of denominators and coverage.
- Raise awareness about the use of geospatial data in routine program planning and service delivery
- Identify opportunities to test and use existing GRID3 geospatial data to inform routine programmatic activities
- Evaluate the impact of geospatial data use on primary health care outcomes
- Document and disseminate results to contribute to an evidence base on the use of geospatial data in primary health care
- Lead a landscaping assessment to identify use cases for geospatial data use in PHC programs
- Develop concept notes and work plans for project implementation
- Work closely with MOH programs and partners to assist in operational planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the use case
- Provide strategic guidance on project implementation, provide regular updates on project progress, and document and disseminate project updates and results
- Fulfill routine and ad hoc requests for reporting key performance indicators on geospatial data use, including data collection, aggregation, and analysis
- Manage relationships and coordinate with MOH programs and other stakeholders to improve collaboration and achieve project objectives
- Support capacity development and mentoring of professional staff on geospatial data applications
- Disseminating findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications within CHAI and among government stakeholders
- Support specific malaria surveillance activities
- Perform additional duties as requested by Country Director
- Bachelor’s degree –geography, public health, epidemiology, social sciences, or related field
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in public health supporting MOH programs
- Fluent in English, both written and verbal
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
- Strong coordination skills and ability to work with diverse stakeholders
- Strong communications skills, both written and oral
- Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems.
- Ability to think creatively, handle ambiguity, and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information.
- Ability to travel across country as needed
- Strong work ethic and flexibility.
- Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, social sciences, or related field
- Fluency in-country local language(s)
- Proficiency in GIS applications/informatics
- Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations
- Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for public health projects