Clinton Health Access Initiative
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 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 Sexual and Reproductive Health (Global SRH) team works to reduce unintended pregnancies and related impact of maternal mortality and morbidity by increasing access to essential reproductive health commodities and services. CHAI is currently supporting the introduction of several reproductive health products to LMIC markets, including hormonal IUD, medical abortion (MA) commodities, and subcutaneous injectable contraceptives (DMPA-SC). As part of this effort, CHAI is working with the governments of DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia to introduce new SRH products, including hormonal IUD. In Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia CHAI is also supporting the development of government-led product introduction mechanisms that will be responsible for routine introduction of SRH products in the future, providing needed direction, leadership and coherence to donor-funded activities implemented by other partners.
The Associate will provide technical and programmatic support to 3 program country teams in Africa (likely DRC, Uganda and Zambia) to support introduction of new reproductive health products and improve sexual and reproductive health service delivery. To support this work, CHAI’s Global SRH Team is seeking a highly motivated individual with superior problem-solving and communication skills who is resourceful, collaborative, and proficient in quantitative analysis. The candidate should have experience working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment and functioning independently with minimal guidance. The candidate must have excellent relationship-building and communication skills and ability to work effectively with others remotely.
The position will also support country teams to remain abreast of global best practices and evidence related to SRH and to translate this information into improvements in country-specific programs and approaches. The role will be expected to work collaboratively with country teams to design programs, identify country-specific opportunities for improving SRH service delivery, document and evaluate progress, and communicate lessons learned.
In addition to country support, the Associate will own a subset of knowledge areas, leading knowledge sharing priorities and coordinating development of global goods; as well as liaising internally with other CHAI program teams as appropriate. The Associate will report to the Global SRH Senior Program Manager. Base location is flexible, with a strong preference for a CHAI SRH program in Africa, pending Country Director Approval. Expected travel is 50%.
Strategic and Technical Support to Country Programs:
- Provide programmatic support for the design, planning and implementation of high-impact work with country teams
- Provide day-to-day thought partnership, technical support, and bandwidth across country programs, including but not limited to forecasting, supply chain strengthening, service delivery, and product introduction
- Design and develop high quality deliverables to support the scale-up of country programs, including presentations, concept notes, tools, and models
- Utilize and analyze programmatic data to support the monitoring of country-level program process against milestones, and work with Program Management to identify and mitigate risks to achieving program and grant goals
- Conduct cost and impact modeling of various program approaches to inform decision-making
- Work closely with country teams to improve quantification and forecasting efforts, monitor SRH commodity stock levels, and work with in-country partners, global procurers and donors to address identified risks of stock imbalances
Cross-country Coordination and Knowledge Management:
- Share country updates with broader global team to inform global priorities and keep team members up to date on ongoing areas for support
- Document and disseminate relevant industry best practice and key CHAI program learnings across country teams
- Inform program activities based on global evidence base, insightful analytical perspective, and lessons learned from CHAI and other partners
- Participate in the broader efforts of the Global SRH team to serve as a resource and support to country teams across a wide range of subject areas by leading and/or supporting one or more “knowledge areas” within the team. This responsibility includes staying up to date on relevant literature, participating in relevant webinars or global fora, producing briefs or other knowledge products for sharing with the Global SRH team or country teams, and maintaining a Box folder or relevant resources
- Lead or support development and implementation of special projects to further global impact, as needed
- Work collaboratively with Global SRH Team, Global MNH Team, Global Markets Team, Analytics and Implementation Research team other relevant CHAI global teams, and CHAI country teams to achieve project goals
- Provide support on cross-country / global workstreams including internal and external reporting
- Frequent travel to CHAI program countries
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-4 years of relevant experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment
- Commitment to upholding values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
- Excellent written and oral English skills
- Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and high level of proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
- Work experience in a results-oriented environment
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform plans and strategy
- Willingness to work with a geographically dispersed team across multiple time zones
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to manage challenging multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder situations to achieve intended results
- Demonstrated capacity to synthesize evidence into an effective presentations and actionable recommendations for broad range of audiences
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work well under pressure
- Self-motivated and comfort working independently with little oversight
- Experience working in LMICs
- Ability to travel extensively to focus countries and other locations as needed for work
- Prior experience in reproductive health
- Management consulting experience
- French language skills