Overview

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.

Associate, Access to Diagnostics

Length of engagement: 12 months

Location: Mbabane, Eswatini

CHAI Eswatini is currently seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials to fill the position of Diagnostics Access Associate that will report to the Senior Program Manager. The position will be based I in Mbabane, Eswatini with occasional domestic travel to four health I facilities serving as study sites. The Associate must be a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving ability and i communication skills to support the Access team with:

• Monitoring of HIV viral load testing performance on the Hologic Panther platforms in Eswatini

• Completion and dissemination of the GeneXpert Operational Feasibility Study

• Coordinating sample collection and transport for a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug resistance study

• The associate must be able to function independently and have strong commitment to producing high quality results

Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to, the following:

• Monitoring of the Hologic Panther performance including liasing with stakeholders and preparing quarterly reports;

• Completion and results dissemination of the GeneXpert Operational Feasibility Study;

• Work closely with the Eswatini Health Laboratory Services and National AIDS Program to translate study findings into programmatic and policy changes where applicable;

• Coordination and training for an assessment of the Risk of HIV Drug Resistance among PrEP Users in Eswatini study;

• Support to develop and maintain strong relationships with key government stakeholders and other implementing partners to facilitate effective collaboration as required

• Provide additional technical assistance to EHLS related to increasing access to high-quality diagnostics as agreed upon by the MoH and CHAI

• and all such tasks and duties as are reasonably and lawfully I incidental to the above.

Requirements

• Bachelor degree and at least 3-5 years of professional experience in public health, laboratory systems or other relevant private and public health sector experience.

• Good understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodology in field of public health research

• Exceptional relationship building and interpersonal skills, and an ability to collaborate effectively with a ride range of partners and stakeholders in a culturally diverse environment

• Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think independently, be flexible and balance multiple priorities under tight deadlines

• Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner

• Ability to work independently and effective in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges.

• Potential to take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership on the team; and high level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word


Associate, Access to Medicine

Length of engagement: 12 months

Location: Mbabane, Eswatini

The HIV Access Program at CHAI aims to address global market failures and accelerating access to the most effective, high-quality health products at affordable and sustainable prices to help patients access the care and treatment they need. The Associate must be a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving ability and communication skills

Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to, the following:

• Work with the Eswatini National AIDS Program (ENAP) to develop and finalize a country-specific roadmap for introducing new HIV-related commodities into the health system

• Provide technical assistance to ENAP for supply chain improvements at select pilot facilities;

• Provide ongoing support to the programmatic roll-out of TLD in-country including, but not limited to integration of HIV and sexual reproductive health services and pharmacovigical systems;

• Improve systems that ensure the availability of ARVs and other essential medicines at the central and facility level, and support implementation of sustainable processes for data and commodity management with a specific focus on TLD;

• Maintaining a thorough understanding of the priorities, challenges and gaps associated with procurement, distribution and consumption of health commodities in Eswatini;

• Collect and analyze country-level data for medications and diagnostic commodities to support Ministry of Health decision making and to ensure access to the best prices and efficient use of resources;

• Be a liaison between the Global HIV Access Team and in-country stakeholders to disseminate relevant market intelligence information and compile requested country data following appropriate permissions structures;

• Develop and maintain strong relationships with key government stakeholders and other implementing partners to facilitate effective collaboration;

• Support the Senior Program Manager on other key deliverables and perform ad-hoc requirements as needed.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree/tertiary degree in business or health-related fields

• Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience required (ideally with increasing responsibilities & demonstrated career progression), with preference for experience in business or public health-related analysis

• Strong problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including experience with MS Excel and PowerPoint

• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence and limited supervision

• Strong written and oral communication skills in English

• For detailed job descriptions or more information visit http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org/jobs/or email: EswatiniCHAIHR@clintonhealthaccess.org

• Applications: Interested applicants should submit their applications online at https://clintonhealthaccess.org/jobs/

• All individuals should submit their applications no later than 29th November 2019.

• Short-listed individuals will be contacted to schedule an interview.

We regret that we will only be able to respond to those applicants selected for interviews.

• We strongly encourage Emaswati who meet the requirements to apply.

• Please note: Due to CHAI’s collaborative relationship with the Government of Eswatini, we are unable to accept applications from individuals currently working for the Government of Eswatini.

About Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 with a transformational goal: help save the lives of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world by dramatically scaling up antiretroviral treatment. When CHAI was founded, many viewed this goal as unreasonable because health systems in poor countries were too weak and prices of relevant drugs and diagnostic tests were too high. CHAI played a leadership role, working alongside governments and other partners, to lower the costs of treatment and help build the in-country systems necessary to provide lifesaving treatment to millions of people.