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.
In 2006, CHAI signed an MOU with the Malawi government to strengthen health systems in the most challenged districts, provide national support to HIV/AIDS drug pricing and programmatic work, support the pilot and scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) initiatives, expand access to ART for children, strengthen Malawi's lab system, and scale up an integrated nutrition program for children. Since then, CHAI's support to Malawi has expanded to include Human Resources for Health; Health Financing; Pediatric HIV and TB; Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health; eHealth; and HIV Prevention Program.
Position Overview: Under the leadership of Department of HIV&AIDS, Malawi made significant progress in HIV treatment programs but a clear gap still exists in effectively implementing its national prevention policy. HIV Prevention Market Manager Program Associate at CHAI, Malawi will work with Department of HIV&AIDS, National AIDS commission and other Non-government organizations and Stakeholders to close the existing prevention policy gap and strengthen the national prevention program. The Associate will also work to identify and analyze the gaps and barriers existing in the system to effectively introduce and scale up latest biomedical interventions such as Oral PrEP in Malawi. The Associate will work on projects quantifying the policy adoption and implementation gaps, helping the government make evidence based policy decisions. The assignment will also include providing technical support and assistance to the MoH and National AIDS commission on planning, costing and budgeting programmatic activities along with conducting assessments with support from local data collectors to prepare policy landscape for current and upcoming interventions for HIV prevention. CHAI is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and creative individual with entrepreneurial mind set to contribute quantitative and qualitative analysis and strategic thinking to CHAI's HIV Prevention program as it enters its next phase and 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 HIV Prevention Associate will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi with up to 10 -20% travel in-country, and will report directly to the Program Manager, HIV Prevention (PxMM) and HIV Drug Access Program (HAP).
• Creatively identify, collate, and analyze available data sources in order to focus the HIV prevention program in Malawi towards strategies with highest impact • Develop Excel-based dashboards that leverage available data from multiple sources to create insights that will help guide both CHAI-internal and MOH/partner-external program strategy • Design strategy to conduct assessments in the country to prepare landscape for latest and upcoming interventions • Conduct analyses on potential new technologies, medications, and strategies for improved delivery of HIV prevention services • Generate deliverables, including presentations, reports, and one-pagers, that present results of analyses in a way that is technically excellent, appropriate for the target audience, and geared towards impact • Contribute to project monitoring and evaluation, and assessment of project impact as per the Donor requirements • Actively participate and drive innovation during Ministry of Health HIV technical working groups and sub working groups within the Ministry and National AIDS Commission • Participate in the proposal development process for follow on funds for the HIV program, including stakeholder coordination, drafting of proposal components, and ensuring appropriate approvals obtained • Maintain communication with Prevention global team and contribute to global project reporting as necessary • Participate in knowledge sharing and skills development in quantitative and qualitative analyses for fellow staff members • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager and CHAI Malawi Senior Leadership
• University degree, preferably with a quantitative focus • 2-4 years of professional experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public and/or private sector • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills • Experience managing and developing strategic insights based on datasets • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English. Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences • Entrepreneurial mind set to generate ideas and drive out of the box thinking around HIV prevention • Proven ability to operate independently, multitask, and set and achieve ambitious targets with limited guidance • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word • Ability to creatively solve challenging problems in the application of research and evaluation methods without extensive structural or operational support • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
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