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 is looking for a Senior Associate, Case Finding. The Senior Associate will be a part of the global HIV team, which works to address barriers to access and foster a healthy competitive marketplace for essential services for care and treatment of people living with HIV (PLHIV). The position will focus on supporting its HIV Testing Services program, which is primarily responsible for driving strategy development and execution of country and global activities to reach ambitious targets for identification of PLHIV and initiation on life-saving treatment. The global community faces the challenging task of identifying, initiating, and retaining more than 10 million new people on treatment in the next few years. Identifying and linking the remaining PLHIV is the primary limiting factor to ART scale-up, and currently the largest gap across the treatment cascade. While current testing modalities have been effective at reaching certain populations, they are not reaching all those at risk and will not be sufficient to find the remaining PLHIV. National HIV programs need to be innovative to reach the populations being left behind within resource constrained environments. CHAI is supporting a comprehensive effort to support partner governments to address these challenges and reach their treatment scale-up targets.
The primary goal of this work is to drive uptake of effective strategies to find and link adults on treatment, including introduction and scale-up of innovative testing strategies such as HIV self-testing to help governments accelerate treatment scale-up for adults living with HIV in focus countries.
This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Senior Associate will provide support to the Global HIV team, including but not limited to the following:
- Serve as a key advisor to Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams, and in-country partners to help countries achieve ambitious treatment scale-up goals
- Support the adoption, introduction, and scale-up of new HIV testing products in focus countries
- Help structure and drive key quantitative and qualitative analyses around major HTS programmatic issues along the testing and linkage to appropriate services cascade
- Support countries in designing high-impact interventions to translate the results of relevant analyses into actionable plans and changes in policy and operations
- Manage and coordinate HIV testing services projects across multiple CHAI focal countries, with multiple work streams in each country
- Share best practices across country program to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and experiences of all programs
- Act as the focal point to manage the relationship between the Global HIV team and CHAI country teams
- Support various aspects of program management including strategy, planning, budgeting, monitoring & evaluation, knowledge management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, implementation, and reporting
- Maintain program M&E dashboards through collecting data regularly from country teams, and sharing data at the global level to ensure that the program is accomplishing its objectives and corrective actions are taken if required
This is a challenging but rewarding position, which will have direct impact on millions of PLHIV in need of life-saving treatment.Qualifications
- At least 3 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- Excellent analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong verbal, visual and written communication skills in English
- Natural ability to be a team player, build strategic relationships and interact with individuals from different backgrounds
- Excellent strategic thinker and problem-solver who is able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals
- Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations, and able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
- Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support
- Proven stakeholder relationship management aptitude
- Ability to travel internationally up to 50% of the time
- Past experience working as part of a CHAI country team
- Knowledge of HIV program design and implementation in LIC/LMICs
- Work experience in management consulting, finance and similar private enterprises, or in economics and public sector financing
- Experience working in developing countries, particularly in global health
- Experience working with country governments and international partners
- Experience with data analysis or working with STATA, SAS, and other statistical software
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