Associate, Hepatitis Maternal and Child Health
Associate, Hepatitis Maternal and Child Health
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Infectious Disease - Global Hepatitis
- Additional Location Description
- Kigali, Rwanda; Abuja, Nigeria; Kampala, Uganda or other country in Sub-Saharan Africa, pending approvaln
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 launched its Viral Hepatitis program in 2015 with the goal of catalyzing public sector HCV screening and treatment programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Following the launch of hepatitis C programs in seven countries (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Vietnam), CHAI is additionally applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to aim for the elimination of hepatitis C and the achievement of a hepatitis B-free generation. The program continues to focus on lowering the cost of diagnosis and treatment, while supporting ministries of health to implement smart, data-driven strategies for scaling up access to services. Globally, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies, non-governmental and community organizations, and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based and program interventions. In focal countries, CHAI’s work ranges from helping governments select and source the right medicines and diagnostics, training health care workers in screening and treatment, designing the right service delivery mechanisms, implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, and mobilizing financing for program implementation.
The Associate, Hepatitis Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is a member of CHAI’s Global Hepatitis Program, who will support the implementation and scale-up of CHAI’s hepatitis strategy, with a focus on maternal and child health issues, across countries in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Associate will focus on helping develop and scale strategies and tools to address viral hepatitis and co-morbidities among pregnant women, supporting introduction and scale-up of hepatitis b prevention of mother to child (HBV PMTCT) interventions as part of a triple elimination agenda, including hepatitis b birth dose introduction and coverage improvement and antiviral prophylaxis for pregnant women. The Associate will also support efforts on product development and introduction of hepatitis paediatric formulations. The role would require strong communication and coordination of efforts across several CHAI teams, including CHAI’s HIV team, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) team, Vaccines team, Global Health Sciences team (GHS), Global Markets Team (GMT) and Lab Services Team (LST). The Associate will report to the Director of the Hepatitis Program overseeing country support, maternal and child health- related work streams and operations.
Location for this position is flexible pending discussions with candidates and leadership approval (preference is for the position to be based in a CHAI focal country in Sub-Saharan Africa). The position will require moderate international travel, estimated at 25%.
CHAI is seeking an individual with at least 4 years’ experience with experience providing technical and operational support in either the private or not-for-profit sectors. Knowledge of public health in low- and middle-income countries, is preferred, but not required. There will be opportunity to grow in understanding of specific technical content. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities, and function independently, with strong communication and organization skills, are critical. We are seeking an individual who is humble, self-driven, a fast learner, and a strong team player.
- Coordinate development and refinement of strategies and work plans on hepatitis MCH-related work, feeding into the hepatitis global strategy and focal country work plans
- Support work planning and tracking of planned activities in line with grant deliverables, including support to monthly and annual grant reporting
- Assist in distilling and communicating updates on global evidence, new strategies, research, best practices and lessons learned across CHAI’s hepatitis community and partners
- Lead data management, including maintaining resources, toolkits and dashboards with relevant indicators
- Assist country support and CHAI country teams in providing technical assistance to Ministries of Health to develop and implement evidence-based MCH-related strategies for impact
- Support with general program operations to ensure coordinated and well-planned projects
- Support proposal development and resource mobilization efforts for hepatitis MCH-related strategies
- Represent CHAI at regional strategic forums and meetings, as needed
- Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 4 years of professional work experience in a fast-paced enviroment
- Strong quantitative skills, including significant experience in data management and data analysis, with high level of proficiency in Excel
- Demonstrated strong analytical, organization and problem solving skills
- Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information for application across various contexts
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and work on analyses at varying levels of granularity
- Strong interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and diverse work environments
- Can travel extensively, up to 25% of the time (travel varies depending on time of year and on travel restrictions)
- Technical proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Fluency in English, in both written and verbal communications
- Familiarity with global health issues, particularly sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health, communicable diseases (e.g. viral hepatitis, HIV, TB, malaria), and/or national and sub-national public health programming
- Experience working with government agencies