Deputy Regional Manager, Malaria, Francophone West & Central Africa
Deputy Regional Manager, Malaria, Francophone West & Central Africa
- Program (Division)
- Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
CHAI’s global malaria and neglected tropical disease (NTD) program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their programs and reduce the burden of preventable, treatable diseases. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards elimination of malaria and NTDs in the long term.
Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and mission-driven individual to help develop, execute and lead more effective malaria and NTD programs in the countries where CHAI works in Francophone Africa (including but not limited to DRC, Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal).
The Deputy Regional Manager (DRM) will have a deep personal commitment to producing results and be able to work independently to drive implementation. They must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational, relationship and team management, and communication skills. They will have strong quantitative analysis skills and exceptional ability to communicate nuanced and complex technical information clearly and concisely. They must exhibit the capacity to facilitate high-level strategic discussions with a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary set of actors, and a willingness to provide support to different tasks large or small. The DRM will join a fun, entrepreneurial and results-driven team who are dedicated to reducing the global burden of malaria and NTDs.
CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.
- Serve as a thought partner and contribute to a technically sound strategic vision for how analytics, surveillance, and health information systems can be leveraged to strengthen malaria and NTD programs across the region.
- Communicate effectively across a matrixed organization and, together with the Regional Manager, coordinate CHAI’s teams and resources to help governments achieve dramatic reductions in malaria and NTDs
- Monitor program activities against project goals and donor commitments, ensure project plans are in place, identify operational bottlenecks or weaknesses, and work collaboratively with CHAI country and global teams to rapidly reduce the burden of malaria and NTDs across the region.
- Formulate, review, and improve quality of technical deliverables, which may include strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, analysis plans, grant proposals, or implementation updates with the intention to further CHAI’s life-saving mission.
- Rapidly digest and synthesize complex technical, political and operational information to overcome program roadblocks and accelerate progress towards malaria and NTD control and elimination
- Foster strong working relationships with key stakeholders across CHAI, government, non-governmental organizations, and local institutions to promote local ownership, equity and sustainability of malaria and NTD programs
- Be entrepreneurial and identify new opportunities for CHAI to have impact, anticipate risks and be proactive in responding to them.
- Support CHAI teams with the development of government and donor reports, concept notes and dissemination of successes and lessons learned.
- Other responsibilities in Francophone Africa as needed.
- Master's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of work experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
- Written and spoken fluency in French and English
- Exceptional problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities
- Experience in strategy development, planning, and project implementation
- Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, connect the dots and act upon technical information and translate scientific knowledge into actionable insights for decision-making
- Experience in capacity building, mentorship and management of remote or decentralized teams
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong spoken and written English, and skill in making persuasive presentations and written reports
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations
- High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Ability to work independently in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges
- Ability to effectively scope problems, anticipate and pre-empt emerging issues, and make decisions with conviction even in highly ambiguous contexts
- Willingness to travel 50-70%
- Master’s degree in public health, or related field
- Knowledge of malaria, disease elimination or other global infectious disease priorities
- Previous experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa