Senior Associate at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI): (Deadline 30 September 2020)
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 system that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
Every year over 300,000 mothers die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth with 99% of all maternal deaths occurring in the developing world. Unintended pregnancies also contribute significantly to maternal mortality. In developing countries, 214 million women and girls have an unmet need for contraception, meaning they want to avoid or postpone pregnancy but are not using a modern contraceptive method. CHAI is collaborating with the Maternal, Child, and Community Health( MCCH) Division in the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) to increase access to essential reproductive health products and services by pursuing global and country-focused market-shaping opportunities and in-country engagement around guidelines, registration, tendering, procurement and service delivery. In addition, CHAI aims to support the government to deliver robust, integrated reproductive health programs.
Underlying CHAI’s approach is the development of effective, government-led management systems that serve as the backbone towards facilitating program implementation, supports the transition, and enables the government to sustain progress, while also providing for the continued growth and evolution of a country’s Family Planning program.
The goal is to actualize a more efficient, effective, routine government-led product introduction that can continue without partner support. CHAI will provide direct technical assistance (TA) to the Ministry of Health to improve and establish the full scope of systems and processes required for governments to optimize reproductive health product markets in-country by providing leadership across the full spectrum of product introduction, from informing product development to scale-up. This may require engagement with the private sector where relevant to ensure that public and private systems are leveraged for greater sustainability and efficiency of product introduction.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide ongoing technical support, coordination, to MOH to support the best-practice government-led product introduction.
This role will be seconded to MCCH and will be responsible for the following functions:
- Coordinate closely with MCCH and partners on the product introduction taskforces and relevant technical working groups for introduction and scale-up of test case products, coordinating the integration of products into the existing country and partner programs and investments as much as possible
- Develop strong, trusted working relationships with key stakeholders in government, professional bodies, regulatory authorities, international partners, donors, and NGOs to undertake consultative processes with stakeholders to enhance systems for product rollout efficiency and effectiveness
- Support periodic review and document process of product landscape by the Family Planning product introduction taskforce.
- Support optimization of registration processes for new products;
- Support MCCH in development, costing, implementation, and monitoring of detailed national commodity introduction and scale-up plans for test case products;
- Conduct financial gap analyses and prioritization of commodity scale-up plans, and support efforts to mobilize resources towards underfunded areas of the plans;
- Conducting routine data analysis of national data and monitoring against targets, and analytical support for costing and data-driven decision-making around the national scale-up plans for test case products;
- Review health information and logistics management systems to ensure critical data on the supply and consumption of the product are captured through these systems;
- Support analyses of policy and regulatory landscape to make recommendations and support any policy revisions that may be required to ensure the smooth introduction of the products;
- Support annual quantification exercises as needed and integration of commodities into supply chain systems for test case products;
- Support integration of commodities into training and service delivery guidelines and systems for test case products;
- Provide input into relevant technical documents to support the product introduction and scale-up (e.g. provider training curricula and SOPs, service delivery guidelines, etc.) for test case products
- Provide capacity-building support to MOH to sustain, institutionalize and carry out the above functions and requirements of the product introduction task force;
- Perform any other related duties
Education and qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field such as Social Sciences; preferably with a quantitative focus.
- At least 5-10-years of working experience in a demanding result driven environment, with increasing levels of responsibility in the public sector and/or private sector (e.g., management consulting);
- Demonstrated experience including priority setting, planning, budgeting, and influencing with limited authority
- Experience informing the development of government strategy, policy, and operational plans, preferably in health systems;
- Exceptional diplomacy and interpersonal skills demonstrated the ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
- Demonstrated capacity to synthesize data into an effective presentation of results for a variety of audiences
- Excellent communication and presentation skills with a strong command of the English language.
- Strong analytical skills and technical capabilities.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences
- Excellent Microsoft Excel skills required, including experience using Excel for quantitative analyses or costing.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy and to present results in both narrative and graphic form.
- Proven ability to operate independently, multitask, and set and achieve ambitious targets with limited guidance.
- Ability to work independently and effectively in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Experience in Health systems strengthening and (or) Supply Chain Management, Sexual Reproductive Maternal, and Neonatal Health
- Experience working with government authorities in developing countries, with experience in sub-Saharan Africa;
- Experience working in public health and with international organizations;
- Familiarity with a broad range of key global health issues, including health systems or health financing challenges in developing countries.
Interested candidates should submit their application on the link:
The deadline for application is September 30, 2020, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.