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Associate, Community Health Governance


  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Bamako
  • Grade: Mid level - Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Social Affairs
    • International Relations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: Closed

Associate, Community Health Governance

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Mali

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:

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.


Based in Mali, the Project Lead Associate will support the government in the implementation of a project to strengthen the management and governance of Community Health Associations (ASACO) and Community Health Centers (CSCOMs). The specific activities will be defined in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Development based on the results and recommendations from the in-deph analysis of bottlenecks in terms of administrative and financial management and governance fo ASACO/CSComs.

  • Refine and contextualize the training modules available on the management and governance of the CSCom / ASACOs, and conduct targeted training with key personnel of the structures.
  • Accompany the CSCom/ASACO in a process of identification, prioritization and planning of activities aimed at strengthening their management and governance through the development of micro-plans, and produce recommendations aimed at the operational and strategic level to the Ministry of Health.
  • Monitor the implementation of the micro-plans and other tools/recommendations from the process and then conduct an impact analysis (post-intervention data collection) to extract lessons and learnings, and to iteratively adapt the process.
  • Advise the government on options for scaling up a strategy to strengthen management and governance at the primary health care level, or integrating the scheme with other ongoing efforts (e.g., accreditation) in line with national priorities
  • Develop and carry out the scope of CHAI's support to the MOH for strengthening primary health care in line with government priorities and evolving MOH support needs, including exploring opportunities between the MOH and selected donors/technical partners.
  • Act as a key advisor to government stakeholders on primary health care strengthening issues and ensure continuous information sharing with the UMRSS team (renovation, accreditation, CHW, etc.) and with partners working on the theme.
  • Other potential duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or CHAI.
  • Master's degree with at least 5 years of experience in a demanding environment, ideally in public health, including strategy consulting or management of complex technical projects, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership.
  • Experience in training/research/capacity building, particularly focused on action from research and development of pedagogical training modules or quality improvement.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills, including time management and project management.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize and manage projects under pressure.
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills and the ability to analyze systems holistically.
  • Strong presentation and writing skills, including proficiency in MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Excellent relationship management skills, including experience in developing and managing government relationships.
  • Self-starter with proven experience in launching new projects or initiatives and a strong analytical mind.
  • Strong ability to build consensus among diverse multi-stakeholder groups and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • A strong work ethic, humility, and integrity.
  • A strong command of French (written and oral) and a minimum level of intermediate English.
  • Previous experience in public health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience in primary and community health is preferred.

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