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Associate, TB

Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
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Associate, TB

Country
Zimbabwe
City
Harare
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Zimbabwe
Overview

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


Summary of Position:


The TB Associate will provide high quality technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in the provision of quality TB diagnostic services and medicines. These efforts will require extensive engagement with the MoHCC, other partner organizations and various teams within CHAI. They will support the Program Manager in fostering strong working relationships with these stakeholders. The Associate will be part of the Access team that works at the country level to address demand-side barriers to access of quality HIV/TB diagnostic services, HIV/TB medicines and to foster sustainable laboratory systems. They will lead in the development of clear operational plans for execution and continued identification of opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact in this space. The Associate will drive rigor and quality in the content and on time delivery for CHAI’s TB work and will coordinate with other teams within CHAI Zimbabwe, the Global Laboratory Systems Program, The Global TB Program, Drug Access and Pediatric Programs to ensure synergies in strategy in support of the Program Manager. The position will be based in Harare with significant local travel.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical grounding and strong problem-solving abilities. The Associate is required to work with government officials and partners, and as such must have excellent relationship building, communication and negotiation skills. They must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence, with a keen eye for detail. They should also exhibit a number of important personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, the highest level of integrity and have a strong professional ethic. They will also be responsible for responding promptly to MoHCC and management requests, as well as working outside of normal working hours when the need arises.

Responsibilities
  • Develop the CHAI Zimbabwe TB program objectives and strategies with support from the Program Manager and Access team members, senior management and the MoHCC
  • Monitor and evaluate the program plans (objectives and strategies), and apply strategic and critical thinking and offer recommendations on adjustments to the program as necessary
  • Ensure access to TB medicines and diagnostic services to all clients in need through evidence-based interventions
  • Plan and support MoHCC in the introduction of new TB drugs and diagnostic technologies to improve treatment success ,access to services and monitor uptake
  • Monitor the uptake patterns of pediatric and adult TB formulations and services and advise both MoHCC and PM of developing trends.
  • Support Program Manager in the design and implementation of programmatic, clinical and diagnostic initiatives for TB
  • Initiate ideas for new projects in line with the global TB program objectives and the objectives of the MoHCC that will improve TB services
  • Support Program Manager in ensuring that quality improvement programs are designed implemented and maintained in order to assure the quality of TB clinical and laboratory services
  • Conduct various data analyses to inform program design, implementation and monitoring
  • Lead development of data management tools to track key program performance indicators and monitor uptake
  • Undertake core budgeting for all activities, resources and performance target setting responsibilities that will work to optimize service delivery designs
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for program planning and implementation
  • Develop presentations (PowerPoint, oral) for communication with stakeholders and for purposes of sharing results with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the MoHCC and Program Manager in the development of SOPs, guidelines and any other material required by the program
  • Ensure sustainability and ownership of the program by MoHCC
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (business, science, public health) or equivalent with at least 3 years working experience
  • Experience working in an TB/HIV environment, supply chain, clinical practice setting, mHealth or M&E
  • Experience working with governments and international partners in country
  • Experience structuring and leading evidence-based decision making processes
  • Knowledge of health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems
  • Strong analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel to create shareable analytical tools and models (databases, forecasts, cost optimization analysis, tracking, etc.)
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel as required, often at short notice
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline and experience working in the public health sector or management consulting is an added advantage

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