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’s Access Program approaches some of the most pressing issues in global health with a business-oriented strategy to fundamentally change the underlying economics. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. By addressing global market failures and accelerating access to the most effective, high-quality health products at affordable and sustainable prices, CHAI helps patients access the care and treatment they need.
We are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving ability and communication skills to join our team at CHAI Eswatini. The Associate must be able to function independently, and have a strong commitment to excellence.
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 pharmacovigilance 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;
Prepare and present analytical findings to internal and external partners in a professional manner;
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.
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
Fluency in written/oral SiSwati
Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner
Demonstrated ability to perform consistently at a high level in unstructured, high-pressure situations
Experience living and/or working in developing countries
Management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience
Experience with Microsoft Access and/or Stata
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About Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
CHAI began work in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) in 2009 to support the country to eliminate malaria and improve access to lifesaving HIV diagnosis and treatment. Working with the Ministry of Health, Aidsfonds, and other partners, CHAI began the groundbreaking MaxART program in 2011 to reduce new infections and dramatically improve HIV diagnosis and linkage to care. The second phase of the program included a pioneering study to help demonstrate the effectiveness of the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended ‘Test and Start’ approach to treatment calling for all HIV-positive individuals to begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) regardless of disease progression. In 2017, the government announced a first-time decline in HIV incidence in the country as a result of interventions such as MaxART, and results from the study are helping inform ‘Test and Start’ across sub-Saharan Africa.