Associate, Research & Knowledge Management
Associate, Research & Knowledge Management
- New Delhi
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Country Programs - India
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.
In India, CHAI works in partnership with its India registered affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF) under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States' levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, WJCF supports government partners across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tuberculosis, COVID-19, common cancers, sexual and reproductive health, immunization, and essential medicines.
Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is one of the largest public immunization programmes in the world. It caters to 27 million infants and 30 million pregnant women. The programme provides access to vaccines against 12 Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) at the national level and against one VPD at the sub-national level.
Under the strong leadership of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and state governments, the immunization ecosystem has demonstrated a proactive commitment to achieving universal immunization coverage in the country in recent years. This includes health system strengthening efforts towards the introduction of new vaccines, rolling out of data systems, digitization of vaccine cold chain and inventory management, and health worker capacity building. MoHFW plans to scale up a digitized beneficiary management system for Routine Immunization on the lines of the CoWIN Portal for COVID-19 Vaccination and introduce Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (HPV) and Typhoid Conjugate Vaccines (TCV) in the UIP.
Based on the NHFS-5 survey data, the number of Zero-Dose children (those who missed pentavalent 1 vaccine after birth) in India stands at around 1.6 million. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan contribute the largest share of zero-dose children in the country. Building atop Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030), India aims to reduce the number of Zero-Dose children by 30% by 2026. GoI also intends to eliminate measles-rubella by 2023 through intense Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine campaigns.
WJCF’s immunization program supports the MoHFW’s UIP at the national level and in the focus states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The programme provides catalytic support to NCCVMRC, based out of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), on national projects for improving availability and efficacy of vaccines and efficiency of vaccines systems. The programme also supports national and state governments on broader operational aspects such as planning, capacity building and systems improvements for immunization service delivery.
In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, the programme will provide catalytic support to for achieving and sustaining 90% FIC. The programme will help in setting up effective program management & review mechanisms, identifying pressing challenges as well as best practices in RI, enhancing impact of well performing interventions, developing & deploying effective solutions to pressing challenges and undertaking multi-year planning for long term immunization systems strengthening.
Documenting the impact and value of work is critical to not only positioning organizations in the public health ecosystem but also to creating public goods that shape and guide the entire sector. For WJCF’s immunization programme, the Research & Knowledge Management Associate will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining comprehensive documentation for various projects, research studies, program evaluations, and interventions. This role involves collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders to accurately document project objectives, methodologies, and outcomes. The Associate is responsible for effectively communicating research findings, program outcomes, and public health recommendations through clear, concise, and precise reports, summaries, and technical documents. Additionally, they contribute to synthesizing scientific evidence for the development of guidelines, policies, and interventions.
- Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation for WJCF’s immunization portfolio projects, including research studies, program evaluations, interventions, newsletters, success stories, case studies, meeting slide-decks, and technical notes.
- Collaborate with multidisciplinary and multi-location teams, including public health professionals, researchers, and program managers, to accurately document project objectives, methodologies, and outcomes.
- Write clear, concise, and precise reports, summaries, and technical documents to effectively communicate research findings, program outcomes, and public health recommendations.
- Conduct literature reviews and contribute to synthesizing scientific evidence for the development of guidelines, policies, and interventions.
- Maintain and update document repositories, databases, and filing systems to facilitate easy access and retrieval of information.
- Assist in preparing presentations, training materials, and educational resources for public health initiatives.
- Travel to project locations, meet with government officials, and capture photography/videography to document diverse project activities.
- Ensure quality assurance and confidentiality in documentation, including avoiding plagiarism, complying with regulations, maintaining branding consistency, and handling information ethically.
- Identify platforms and opportunities to showcase and disseminate project interventions.
- Adhere to ethical information handling and referencing practices in all products.
- Perform assigned tasks as required.
- 5-7+ years of relevant experience in documenting projects and research studies.
- Bachelor's degree in public health, health sciences, or a related field. A Master's degree or PhD in Public Health (MPH) is highly desirable.
- Proven experience as a Knowledge Management Officer or in a similar role, preferably within the public health industry.
- Strong understanding of public health concepts, terminology, and regulations.
- Excellent written communication skills with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
- Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Proficiency in document management software, MS Office Suite, and other relevant tools.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders.
- Proficiency in APA and AMA style guidelines for formatting and referencing in healthcare and scientific documentation.
- Knowledge of data protection and confidentiality protocols.
- Fluency in English & Hindi
- Familiarity with regulatory compliance requirements in the public health sector .
- Experience working with regional/international organizations.
- Understanding of the social development/NGO sector, specifically working with donors and ministries.
- Previous experience in project documentation, scientific writing, and publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals and technical documents.