Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Program Manager, Pediatric HIV

Country: Lesotho
City: Maseru
Type: Regular – Full Time (eligible for benefits)
Business Unit: Country Programs - Country Teams

Overview:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) has been working in Lesotho since 2004 to address some of the most urgent health care needs of the nation. CHAI’s work supports the rapid expansion of access to high quality, essential healthcare for all who need it by improving the organization of commodity markets and by enabling the effective delivery of health services and efficient management of health systems thereby optimizing the use of available resources to save more lives. CHAI has worked to strengthen the Lesotho health system by improving management of health services and availability of human resources for health, strengthening the supply and distribution system, improving laboratory services and planning for sustainable health financing. 

In Lesotho, children with HIV are much less likely than adults to be identified and initiated on treatment, a critical challenge due to the high mortality for children with HIV.  The country is stepping up efforts to rapidly identify and enroll these children for care before they pass away, with a target of enrolling 10,000 additional children in care by the end of 2016.  CHAI is coordinating a consortium project aiming at addressing the low rates of identification and treatment for children living with HIV.  This multi-year project will work with specialized partners to pilot and evaluate approaches for identification of children with HIV in the community in Year 1, with the most effective approaches being scaled up in later years.  CHAI will place coordinators in the target districts, who will facilitate implementation of the approaches and lead monitoring and evaluation.  In addition, CHAI will lead implementation of improved systems to deliver HIV results to HIV-positive children around the country using mobile health technologies, and promote utilization of data and analytics for decision making and project planning. 

The candidate must have excellent communications skills and cultural sensitivity as s/he will be working closely with MoH partners. S/he must be able to manage multiple tasks and drive work plans forward. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. We place great value on the following qualities: entrepreneurship, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy and work ethic.

The position will be based in Maseru, with travel to project districts within Lesotho and occasional travel for international meetings. 
Responsibilities:
The Program Manager, Pediatric HIV, will lead CHAI’s component of the overall pediatric HIV program, ensuring high standards and effective coordination.  Specifically, the Program Manager will: 
  • Maintain close professional relationships between the project and the Ministry of Health in order to ensure that the project is aligned with Ministry priorities;
  • Lead a project team of seven people to ensure achievement of desired results at a high standard of quality and on time, aligned with project goals;
  • Foster information sharing and innovation within the project through frequent discussions, innovation, and leadership development sessions with the project staff;
  • Lead strategy and project design for the project in order to ensure maximum effectiveness in identifying children with HIV;
  • Lead coordination of project stakeholders to ensure harmonized implementation and effective monitoring and evaluation of project activities through regular meetings and clear communications;
  • Oversee evaluation of pilot approaches to identify effective approaches to identifying children with HIV and support strategic dissemination of results;
  • Ensure appropriate use of project funds by adhering to office financial procedures, overseeing monthly financial reporting, developing project financial tracking tools, and participating in CHAI budgeting and forecasting exercises;
  • Lead programmatic and financial reporting required by the donor;
  • Communicate effectively about the project within CHAI Lesotho and CHAI globally to ensure awareness of the project activities and that the project benefits from expertise and experience within CHAI;
  • Attend technical forums to represent the interests of CHAI and to ensure that evidence generated by the project is available to stakeholders and leveraged to support effective national approaches to pediatric HIV;
  • Liaise with CHAI global teams to ensure that the project incorporates best standards for pediatric HIV programming and evaluation;
  • Assist with formulation and planning for activities for years 2-4 of the project based on best available evidence;
  • Lead strategy, concept formulation, and proposal development for CHAI Lesotho’s pediatric program;
  • Perform any other responsibilities assigned by the Country Director.
Qualifications:
  • Experience with planning and conducting monitoring and evaluation or research;
  • Experience working in developing countries on health sector programming;
  • Fluency in English, excellent written and oral communications skills; Knowledge of Sesotho is an advantage, but not required
  • Strong problem solving skills and analytical capabilities;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Willing to travel within Lesotho and externally, up to 10% of time. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to build professional relationships


Experience:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 5 years work experience; or Advanced Degree or equivalent plus 4 years work experience; or equivalent total work experience that includes people management and responsibility for project planning and implementation;


Associate, Pediatric HIV Evaluation


Country: Lesotho
City: Maseru
Type: Regular – Full Time (eligible for benefits)
Business Unit: Country Programs - Country Teams

Overview:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) has been working in Lesotho since 2004 to address some of the most urgent health care needs of the nation. CHAI’s work supports the rapid expansion of access to high quality, essential healthcare for all who need it by improving the organization of commodity markets and by enabling the effective delivery of health services and efficient management of health systems thereby optimizing the use of available resources to save more lives. CHAI has worked to strengthen the Lesotho health system by improving management of health services and availability of human resources for health, strengthening the supply and distribution system, improving laboratory services and planning for sustainable health financing. 
In Lesotho, children with HIV are much less likely than adults to be identified and initiated on treatment, a critical challenge due to the high mortality for children with HIV.  The country is stepping up efforts to rapidly identify and enroll these children for care before they pass away, with a target of enrolling 10,000 additional children in care by the end of 2016.  CHAI is coordinating a consortium project aiming at addressing the low rates of identification and treatment for children living with HIV.  This multi-year project will work with specialized partners to pilot and evaluate approaches for identification of children with HIV in the community in Year 1, with the most effective approaches being scaled up in later years.  CHAI will place coordinators in the target districts, who will facilitate implementation of the approaches and lead monitoring and evaluation.  In addition, CHAI will lead implementation of improved systems to deliver HIV results to HIV-positive children around the country using mobile health technologies, and promote utilization of data and analytics for decision making and project planning. 

CHAI is seeking an experienced, talented, highly motivated, creative, and flexible individual to contribute quantitative analysis and strategic thinking to CHAI’s Pediatric HIV program as it seeks to reach ambitious targets.  The associate will be responsible for production of high quality deliverables and analyses tailored to the audience and designed for impact. The candidate for Associate must be highly analytic and able to analyze data and present it in a compelling format.  The candidate must have excellent communications skills and cultural sensitivity as s/he will be working closely with MoH partners. S/he must be able to manage multiple tasks and drive work plans forward. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. We place great value on the following qualities: entrepreneurship, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy and work ethic.

There will be one position based in Maseru, with travel to project districts within Lesotho and occasional travel for international meetings.  The Associate, Pediatric HIV Evaluation will report to the Program Manager, Pediatric HIV. 

Responsibilities:
The Associate, Pediatric HIV Evaluation, will lead the analytical component of CHAI’s overall pediatric HIV program, ensuring high standards of evidence and analysis to strengthen the national program.  Specifically, the Associate will: 
  • Lead design and implementation of a comprehensive evaluation on community- and facility-based child testing strategies in order to inform the MOH and other stakeholders about the best strategies;
  • Develop user-friendly national- and district-level dashboards that track progress in identification of children and provide helpful analysis for targeting of interventions to district and facility level;
  • Develop project-wide database aligned with partners’ reporting mechanisms in order to consolidate project achievements for reporting and feeding into the dashboards;
  • Conduct targeted analyses in support of the government’s scale up such as human resource mapping and planning based on expected testing volumes or planning for implementation and effective use of viral load testing for clinical assessment and improved adherence for children;
  • Attend technical forums to ensure that evidence generated by the project is available to stakeholders and leveraged to support effective national approaches to pediatric HIV;
  • Assist with skills building for colleagues in Excel in order to build their capacity to conduct analysis;
  • Maintain close professional relationships with counterparts in the Ministry of Health in order to ensure that the project is aligned with Ministry priorities;
  • Liaise with CHAI global teams to ensure that the project incorporates best standards for pediatric HIV programming, mobile health and evaluation;
  • Assist with formulation and planning for activities for years 2-4 of the project based on best available evidence;
  • Contribute to project reporting requirements and participate in team coordination meetings;
  • Perform any other responsibilities assigned by the Program Manager.
Qualifications:
  • University degree, preferably with a quantitative and/or research focus;
  • 2+ years of professional experience in the private or public sector, with a focus on quantitative analysis and production of professional outputs;
  • Experience with designing and conducting research strongly preferred;
  • Proven ability to operate independently, multitasking, setting and achieving ambitious targets with limited guidance, and able to demonstrate creative thinking about major challenges facing Lesotho;
  • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English, and high quality of presentations, and strength in building relationships in an African setting;
  • Knowledge of Sesotho is an advantage, but not required;
  • Excellent proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word; 
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the health sector in Lesotho in general would be a distinct advantage.
  • Willing to travel within Lesotho and externally, up to 25% of time. 

District Coordinator, Pediatric HIV


Country: Lesotho
City: Maseru
Type: Regular – Full Time (eligible for benefits)
Business Unit: Country Programs - Country Teams

Overview:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) has been working in Lesotho since 2004 to address some of the most urgent health care needs of the nation. CHAI’s work supports the rapid expansion of access to high quality, essential healthcare for all who need it by improving the organization of commodity markets and by enabling the effective delivery of health services and efficient management of health systems thereby optimizing the use of available resources to save more lives. CHAI has worked to strengthen the Lesotho health system by improving management of health services and availability of human resources for health, strengthening the supply and distribution system, improving laboratory services and planning for sustainable health financing. 

In Lesotho, children with HIV are much less likely than adults to be identified and initiated on treatment, a critical challenge due to the high mortality for children with HIV.  The country is stepping up efforts to rapidly identify and enroll these children for care before they pass away, with a target of enrolling 10,000 additional children in care by the end of 2016.  CHAI is coordinating a consortium project aiming at addressing the low rates of identification and treatment for children living with HIV.  This multi-year project will work with specialized partners to pilot and evaluate approaches for identification of children with HIV in the community in Year 1, with the most effective approaches being scaled up in later years.  CHAI will place coordinators in the target districts, who will facilitate implementation of the approaches and lead monitoring and evaluation.  In addition, CHAI will lead implementation of improved systems to deliver HIV results to HIV-positive children around the country using mobile health technologies, and promote utilization of data and analytics for decision making and project planning. 

CHAI is seeking talented, highly motivated, creative, and flexible individuals to contribute field support and practical implementation assistance to CHAI’s Pediatric HIV program as it seeks to reach ambitious targets.  The candidate must have excellent communications skills and cultural sensitivity as s/he will be working closely with MoH partners at the district and facility level. S/he must be able to manage multiple tasks and drive work plans forward. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. We place great value on the following qualities: entrepreneurship, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy and work ethic.

There will be four positions.  The District Coordinators will report to the Program Manager, Pediatric HIV. 
Responsibilities:
The District Coordinators, Pediatric HIV, will work in teams of two in order to support District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) and their partners to implement initiatives to identify children with HIV and initiate them on treatment. 
  • Conduct trouble-shooting, strategy, and creative problem-solving in the effort to identify and initiate HIV-positive children on treatment in target districts and facilities;
  • Support implementation of HIV testing in health facilities by assisting health staff with trouble-shooting and planning to ensure that all sick children receive an HIV test and that all children are born with a known exposure status;
  • Support implementation of community-level testing approaches including mapping outreach locations, maintaining a calendar of regular visits, and assisting with coordination across partners for activities within the assigned district;
  • Operate and routinely update a district dashboard with available data related to pediatric HIV, and assist in interpreting results for action by district stakeholders;
  • Support DHMT management efforts through regular meetings and effective communication  and maintain close professional relationships with counterparts in the DHMTs in order to ensure that the project is aligned with Ministry priorities;
  • Coordinate a system for ensuring that positive HIV test results lead to treatment initiation for young children, in cooperation with DHMTs and focal point people to trace children with positive results;
  • Support implementation of the mHealth system for delivery of HIV results;
  • Support data collection for the project monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Contribute to project reporting requirements and participate in team coordination meetings;
  • Perform any other responsibilities assigned by the Program Manager.
Qualifications:
  • University degree;
  • Sesotho language skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership and social-service commitment through extracurricular and volunteer activities;
  • Strong problem solving skills and analytical capabilities and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently in a fast-paced environment;
  • Able to work in a team of two to plan and orchestrate work in a coordinated way;
  • Fluency in English, excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to build rapport and influence behaviors of colleagues while maintaining appropriate respect and consideration;
  •  This position may require frequent travel and/or part-time residence in project districts.

Program Analyst, Essential Medicines

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi 
Regular – Full Time (eligible for benefits)
Business Unit: Essential Medicines

Overview:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) was established in 2002 to increase access to care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS and to strengthen health systems in resource-poor countries. Over the past few years, CHAI has expanded the scope to include access to high-quality treatment for malaria, new vaccines and essential treatments for common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia. CHAI has also increasingly supported governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs and diagnostic test agreements that CHAI has negotiated.

CHAI Kenya is seeking a program analyst to work in the Essential Medicines program. The goal of the Essential Medicines program in CHAI is to support the Ministry of Health in countries we work in to reduce overall child mortality through scaling up of essential treatments for common childhood illnesses.

The Essential Medicines analyst will be expected to carry out a wide variety of tasks from quantitative analysis to program implementation related aspects. We are seeking two highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The officers must be able to function independently and flexibly as well as build strong relationships with government officials and partners. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The Essential Medicines Analyst will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel  to the field.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Ministry of Health and County Health teams in scaling up of high impact interventions aimed at reducing child morbidity and mortality in Kenya
  • Work closely with implementing partners at the regional/county levels in the execution of the Child Health interventions scale up strategy.
  • Contribute to the analysis and design of CHAI’s Essential Medicines strategy in Kenya and globally and supporting the mobilization and management of financial resources to implement that strategy
  • Conduct robust analysis of various child health interventions and consulting with key individuals and organizations to inform program design and re-design  
  • Plan and timely execute ambitious Essential Medicines program activities at national and county levels
  • Ensure the robust design and implementation of evaluation methodologies and the translation of findings into appropriate changes in policy and practice
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in Public Health or a related field
  • Exceptional analytical, research and presentation skills of qualitative and quantitative data and strong communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build relationships in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work in a high-performance environment and demonstrated flexibility to respond to changing program needs. 
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, especially clinical and scientific information
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.  Knowledge of MS Access would be a significant advantage;
  • Willingness to travel frequently and at short notice
Plusses
  • Experience working in public health- preferably in developing countries
  • Experience working with Governments/Ministry of Health in developing countries
  • Postgraduate degree in public health, business, economics or related disciplines

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