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Associate, Non-Communicable Diseases

Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
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Associate, Non-Communicable Diseases

Country
Zimbabwe
City
Harare
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Zimbabwe
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

 

Position Overview:
The Associate, Non-Communicable Diseases (from here on “Associate”) will support CHAI Zimbabwe’s work in Non-Communicable Diseases through goal setting, program planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for collaborative work with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). The Associate will work with the MOHCC and partners to support implementation and scale up of the Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions (PEN Plus), provide technical support in strengthening the country’s approach to financing, treatment, and prevention of severe NCDs. The Associate will support program development and guide the definition of CHAI's approach in addressing NCDs in collaboration with the Manager and Senior Manager. The Associate will be part of a team that works very closely with the MoHCC, interacting on a regular basis with donors, NGOs, and civil society.

 

The Associate will be a critical contributor to CHAI’s Non-Communicable Disease program; s/he will provide analytical, strategic, and communication support to implement internal and external projects. The Associate will develop relationships and work collaboratively with various teams within CHAI. The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding conceptual and technical grounding and a strong analytical and problem-solving record. The Associate will have excellent written and oral communication/presentation and negotiation skills and a high degree of self-confidence. Able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally.

Responsibilities

The Associate will support the Program Manager NCDs and CHAI leadership to identify and define CHAI's strategy for scaling up PEN Plus, develop clear operational plans, monitor execution in line with government’s priorities, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact towards advancing the vision affordable and accessible care for severe NCDs. Specifically, the Associate will:

  • Support the Program Manager NCDs to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, development partners and NGOs, to ensure coordination of resources to facilitate consensus on process, policy, and implementation of programs
  • Support the development of a national PEN-Plus operational plan, including drafting of content, engagement of stakeholders and technical analysis to identify cost effective pathways to scale up treatment of severe NCDs through the PEN Plus model.
  • Support the development, structuring and presentation of outcomes of quantitative and qualitative data analysis models required to communicate results of the implementation of PEN Plus in 3 pilot sites in Masvingo in collaboration with other implementation partners.
  • Support analysis of options for innovative financing for NCDs including taxes and levies for health, assessing impact and effectiveness on addressing underlying causes of NCDs
  • Review national supply chain systems for medicines for treatment of severe NCDs, identifying gaps and opportunities and recommendations to improve access to timely medicines in both public and private sector.
  • Demonstrate the feasibility of national roll out of an optimized model of integrated care to improve HIV clinical outcomes by addressing the mental health needs of PLHIV affected by CMDs.
  • Evaluate the national health systems’ capacity to integrate care for CMDs into HIV programs and assess the operational feasibility of existing models of integrated care at select facilities to determine an optimized approach for national implementation.
  • Work with various MoHCC departments to adapt and/or develop elaborate strategic and implementation plans to promote awareness on severe NCDs and the PEN Plus approach through technical working groups, publications, policy briefs amongst others.
  • Identify and develop medium-term action plans and strategies to address key public health challenges in line with the MOHCC vision
  • Support business development and proposal development to mobilize additional funding to address areas identified with unmet needs especially for NCDs
  • Support and review key analyses on major program deliverables including identifying project risks and help develop solutions.
  • Collaborate with other CHAI teams and provide strategic and analytical support on cross-cutting projects.
  • Represent CHAI in key strategic and technical meetings
  • Build and maintain institutional capacity and identify and facilitate opportunities for inter-program knowledge sharing including knowledge management.
  • Any other duties as required
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Economics, Mathematics, Science, Business, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience in consulting, policy, research, business, or other related areas
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional diplomatic interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in composing high-quality briefs, proposals, technical reports, guidelines, operational plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is desirable
  • Experience in conceiving, planning, and executing programs or projects with verifiable results and little external support

 

Advantages

  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Economics, Mathematics, Science, Business, or a related discipline.
  • Background in health-related projects, management consulting or other relevant private and public sector organizations.
  • Experience working with governments and other international partners.
  • Ability to travel at short notice and on a regular basis.
  • High level of technical proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word
  • Ability to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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