Senior Associate, Hepatitis Country Support
Country : Kenya
City : Nairobi
Type : Full Time
Program (Division) : Infectious Disease – Global Hepatitis
Additional Location Description : Base location flexible to another CHAI program country in Africa, pending country leadership approval
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 launched its Viral Hepatitis program in 2015 with the goal of catalyzing public sector screening and treatment programs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Following the launch of hepatitis C programs in seven countries (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Vietnam), CHAI is now applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to aim for the elimination of hepatitis C and the achievement of a hepatitis B-free generation. The program continues to focus on lowering the cost of diagnosis and treatment, while supporting ministries of health to implement smart, data-driven strategies for scaling up access to services. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based interventions. In country, CHAI’s work includes helping governments select and source the right medicines and diagnostics, training health care workers in screening and treatment, designing the right service delivery mechanisms, implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, and mobilizing resources for program implementation.
As part of the Hepatitis Country Support Team, the Senior Associate will support the implementation and scale-up of CHAI’s hepatitis country programs in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The Senior Associate will have a specific focus on support to new hepatitis focal countries in SSA, working together with CHAI teams in countries as they begin to scale-up public viral hepatitis programs and helping to optimize policies and processes to ensure access to high quality hepatitis drugs and diagnostic testing. Extensive travel will be required for this position. The Senior Associate will report to the Hepatitis Country Support Manager. This role is based in Kenya but may have flexibility to be based in another CHAI program country in Africa, pending country team leadership approval.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strong analytical abilities, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player.
Provide strategic guidance and planning support to countries (30%)
Provide technical support and bandwidth to country programs (40%)
- Design and develop deliverables to support implementation of country programs, including presentations and concept notes, and tools and models
- Support alignment on strategy and activities and facilitate processes for progress reviews
Support cross-cutting global work streams (20%)
Provide coordination support across global and country programs (10%)