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Analyst, COVID-19 Program

South Africa (South Africa)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: South Africa (South Africa)
  • Grade: Entry Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Ebola
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Analyst, COVID-19 Program

Country
South Africa
City
Pretoria
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - South Africa
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

 

CHAI approaches some of the most pressing issues in global health with a business-oriented strategy to fundamentally change the underlying economics. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for diagnosis and treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. By addressing global market failures and accelerating access to the most effective, high- quality health products at affordable and sustainable prices, CHAI helps patients access the care and treatment they need.

 

Team Overview:

 

The first case of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019 and in January 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) and subsequently in March 2020 as a pandemic. To respond to COVID-19, South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) set up an Incident Management Team (IMT) and partnered working nationally and provincially to coordinate the health response and provide stewardship and strategic guidance to ensure successful and sustained implementation.

 

Position Overview:

 

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent analytical ability and strong communication skills to play a key role in the COVID-19 program in South Africa. The Analyst will input to a growing CHAI team and will be expected to support the DoH to create, execute and monitor evidence-based plans and strategies. The Analyst will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis to collaborating with stakeholders and assisting the team with components, which will contribute to investment cases, improvements in supply chain, market intelligence, demand forecasting and/or quantification.

 

Staff are expected to follow the heightened response guidance for COVID-19 with regard to social distancing, wearing of masks, hygiene control and symptom management in line with government guidance and CHAI directives. This post will require attendance and meetings in locations such as the Department of Health. We would ask candidates to note this fact and request that any candidate who have concerns about covering these to raise them at the interview.The Analyst will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and report to the relevant COVID-19 Program Manager.

Responsibilities
  • Supporting the National Department of Health (NDoH) in all areas of national COVID-19 efforts, including planning and implementation ensuring CHAI’s ongoing alignment with NDoH strategic goals and priorities;
  • Compile, synthesize and analyse data to inform the development of assessments, reports and other program materials to ensure effective program execution;
  • Lead in data capturing and support in managing data collection databases, survey instruments and data collection protocols;
  • Supporting in maintaining program databases and dashboards for performance monitoring and evaluation;
  • Support in M&E efforts with the aim to maintain and update comprehensive, feasible M&E frameworks that will generate credible, actionable and timely information;
  • Support in data management and analysis tools such as indicator dashboards to monitor and track ongoing work;
  • Conduct routine field supervision visits, data collection, and routine data analysis of program data;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree economics, public health, financial management, or related;
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience. Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including attention to detail and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Willingness to travel within South Africa as needed.

Advantages:

  • Advanced problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including significant experience working in Excel (modelling);
  • Previous experience working with the South African public sector desirable;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including attention to detail;
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging environment;
  • Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a very fast-paced, limited structure, multicultural environment;
  • Willingness to travel within South Africa as needed.

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