As part of CHAI’s global HTS team, the Associate will work closely with the HTS Program Manager to support country teams in implementing this work, including technical and project management support. The associate should have excellent problem solving and analytical skills and be able to work directly with country teams in driving quantitative and qualitative analyses. The associate will need to build and maintain strong working relationships across CHAI country teams as well as with Ministries of Health and partners in country. This requires exceptional interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills. The associate will also work with the Program Manager in supporting knowledge management, tracking progress against deliverables and objectives across program countries, and fulfilling grant reporting requirements.
Experience working and living in Eastern and Southern Africa will be an advantage. Knowledge of public health in low- and middle-income countries, in particular HIV and HIV testing, is preferred, but not required. There will be opportunity to grow in understanding of specific technical content. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balance competing priorities, and function independently are critical.
There is a preference that the associate be based in one of the program countries: Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Other countries in the region may be considered, dependent on country director approval.
Help develop and execute quantitative and qualitative analyses around major HTS programmatic questions in project countries, with support and supervision from the Program Manager Support the development of evidence-based technical advice to Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams, and in-country partners in development and implementation of evidence-based HTS strategies Data management, including maintaining up-to-date country-level dashboards with relevant HTS indicators Support in translating global evidence and best practices to the country level, including distilling and communicating messages to country teams and other partners Monitoring new strategies and research in the global HIV space, identifying and developing update for country and global team members Support to general program operations, including meeting coordination and planning Support workplanning and tracking of country activities in line with grant deliverables, including support to monthly and annual grant reporting Document key country activities and lessons learned for dissemination across country and global audiencesProvide additional support to country teams and grant activities, as identified with the program manager
Bachelor’s degree3+ years of professional experienceExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExceptional cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a multicultural environmentAbility to think strategically, manage competing priorities, and drive work forward with significant independence Strong analytical skills, including high level of proficiency with excel English language fluency, both written and verbalAvailability for international travel up to 50% [Note: under normal circumstances, this role would require regular travel across program countries. Travel will depend on the evolving COVID-19 context and any safety or travel restrictions.]
Background and experience working in public health in resource limited contexts, particularly in HIVWork/living experience in Eastern and Southern AfricaExperience working remotely with a decentralized teamFamiliarity with DHIS and other national data systems
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