Program Officer, Malaria Elimination – Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Job Description

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to
strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses.
Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to
mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more
effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to
date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working
side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

 

Position Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Zimbabwe, is seeking a Program Officer to support the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC)
in executing their Malaria Elimination Program. The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) within MoHCC recently expanded the malaria
elimination campaign from 7 districts in Matabeleland South province to a total of 20 districts across 4 provinces (Matabeleland South,
Matabeleland North, Midlands, and Mashonaland West). The Program Officer will be the focal point for CHAI’s provincial engagement. The Program Officer will provide direct day to day support to the provincial malaria team (PEDCO, PEHO, and other team members) to support execution of malaria strategies and activities. The Program Officer will serve as a primary support person for the province, with the exclusive focus on activities that further the province’s malaria elimination agenda.

 

We are recruiting two Program Officers, one will be based in Bulawayo, the other will be based in Gweru.

  1. Work as an integral part of the provincial team to provide focused support on the execution of the malaria elimination strategy;
  2. Support annual and monthly planning of malaria activities in the province;
  3. Serve as a liaison between CHAI’s malaria technical teams and the province to support translation of global guidance on elimination into
    successful implementation at provincial level;
  4. Work very closely with provincial and district health teams to strengthen adherence to surveillance algorithms and tools, including
    participating in training of district and health facility staff as needed;
  5. Support supervision of district health teams to ensure high standards in surveillance, including timely case investigation, and
    accurate reporting;
  6. Provide robust analytical and data management support to present progress in implementation of the malaria elimination strategy;
  7. Provide policy and strategic advice on elimination specific and general malaria debates;
  8. Any other duties as assigned by manager
  9. Bachelor’s degree with a focus on public health , development, or related field
  10. Highly proficient in relevant computer applications –MS Excel, Powerpoint and Word;
  11. Exceptional diplomatic interpersonal skills and ability to build
    strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a
    multicultural environment
  12. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills;
  13. Strong communication skills – including the ability to synthesize
    information concisely, prepare compelling presentations, and short
    reports;
  14. Ability to multi-task and be effective in high-pressure situations;
  15. Ability to work independently on complex projects

Experience:

  • 3 years of professional work experience in the public or private sector (candidates with public health experience preferred);
  • Experience working with governments and global health institutions will be a strong advantage;
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team;

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