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Job Title: Technical Advisor, Maternal and Newborn Health Surveillance (Applied Analytics)
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Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Posted: 2/28/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Kampala,      Uganda
Position Description: The Applied Analytics Team at CHAI is seeking a Technical Advisor, to be based in Uganda. Working with AAT, the country teams, partner government and implementing partners in Uganda and Zambia, the Technical Advisor (TA) will help design and maintain a community-based maternal and neonatal health surveillance system to track maternal and neonatal mortality and stillbirths in CHAI's SRMNH program districts in Zambia and Uganda. The TA will ensure that the system, including data collection, is robust and being used to track births and deaths in the intervention areas, and that the data is regularly analyzed and used for program improvement. Reporting The Technical Advisor will be a member of CHAI's global Applied Analytics Team (AAT). The Technical Advisor will report to a Senior Technical Advisor on AAT, and will work closely with the CHAI country teams in Zambia and Uganda. The Technical Advisor will also work in close collaboration with the government and will interact on a regular basis with donors, NGOs, companies, academic and research institutions and civil society.

• In collaboration with the CHAI country teams in Uganda and Zambia, strategize with the partner governments on the most appropriate approach to establishing or strengthening a community-based maternal and neonatal health surveillance system • Provide ongoing technical support to the country team on the implementation of the community maternal and neonatal health surveillance system in CHAI's SRMNH intervention areas • Participate in the training of community health workers and government officials at various levels to strengthen data capture and use for the surveillance systems • Support the conduct of systematic data quality audits and develop strategies to respond to data quality issues • Perform data analysis to document changes in health outcomes over time and across geographies • Design and conduct an analysis comparing changes in health outcomes in program areas to non-program areas • Support reporting to donors and partner governments through data analysis and identify gaps and challenges in meeting targets • Support regular program performance reviews using data from the surveillance system • Develop tools and strategies to transition the management of the surveillance system to the government • Investigate options for and support the establishment of technology-based solutions to facilitate electronic reporting • Facilitate sharing of lessons and best practices across countries and ensure alignment where appropriate • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: • Master's degree in public health, economics, or a related field and minimum of 5+ years of relevant work experience • Experience with surveillance and program monitoring systems • Experience with community-based interventions and programs • Statistical analysis skills with demonstrated hands-on experience with SAS, Stata, or equivalent • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated capacity to synthesize data into an effective presentation of results for a variety of audiences • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of partners and stakeholders • Strong management skills and proven ability to generate results • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to make linkages between interventions and programs • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and set priorities • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple program teams with various priorities and deliverables • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment with maximum efficiency and impact • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint • Willingness to travel internationally up to 40%

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Organization Description: 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: 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 takes an integrated Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health (SRMNH) approach to addressing these challenges, beginning with reaching adolescents with reproductive health education and services, and continues with supporting women through their reproductive years to ensure every woman is able to realize her reproductive intentions including: avoid unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, terminate a pregnancy safely under a country's legal framework, have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth, see her newborn thrive from birth to childhood, and space and limit births. To reduce maternal and neonatal mortality at childbirth CHAI focuses on averting preventable deaths that can occur in the 24- to 48-hour window around the birth process by building the health system's capabilities to prevent potential complications from becoming life-threatening, to apply proven and simple interventions to ensure survival, and to quickly refer cases to the appropriate health system level for proper treatment. To reduce unintended pregnancies and increase access to safe abortion services, CHAI aims to increase access to essential reproductive health products and services in partnership with governments 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 strengthen government health systems and build the capabilities of ministries of health to deliver robust, integrated reproductive health programs and to counsel adolescent girls and young women on SRH. Underlying CHAI's approach is the development of effective, government-led management systems that serve as the backbone towards facilitating program implementation, supports transition and enables governments to sustain progress, while also providing for the continued growth and evolution of a country's SRMNH program. In particular, clear protocols for each level of the health system and routine data collection mechanisms that monitor key indicators are established and strengthened to enable managers to ensure clarity of roles and responsibilities, develop data-based long-term plans, pinpoint weaknesses in the system and troubleshoot challenges. CHAI's high-impact, transformational programs are built on our ability to apply a rigorous, analytical approach to identify actionable solutions, guide complex change processes, and measure program performance. Working at the intersection of CHAI's global and country teams, CHAI's Applied Analytics Team (AAT) is the organization's central hub of robust analytics for decision-making. The team is comprised of public health scientists with training in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, mathematical modeling, and program evaluation. The team has programmatic expertise in CHAI's core areas including sexual, reproductive, maternal and neonatal health (SRMNH), HIV, vaccines, human resources for health, health financing, hepatitis, diarrhea, pneumonia, and TB.

Closing Date: 5/28/2018
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Technical Advisor, Maternal and Newborn Health Surveillance (Applied Analytics)
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