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Country Support Associate, Severe Malaria At The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Date Posted: 25/May/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works in partnership with country governments, partners, and other major stakeholders to identify key obstacles to scaling-up and increasing access to essential health services, and to develop sustainable strategies to overcome them. 
CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving vaccines and technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required to design and implement high-quality care and treatment programs.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Country Support Associate, Severe Malaria

Overview of Role 


  • CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as Country Support Associate, Severe Malaria to support countries in Sub Saharan Africa to scale-up the use of rectal artesunate, a critical newly approved medicine, for pre-referral treatment of severe malaria in rural communities with limited access to healthcare. This work will be conducted as part of a CHAI-led consortium funded by UNITAID.
  • This position will support CHAI teams in DRC, Nigeria and Uganda to implement a pilot project to introduce rectal artesunate while developing a landscape assessment of current use of rectal artesunate in other countries across Africa.
  • The candidate must be able to work independently to drive implementation and have deep personal commitment to producing results. This position will report to the Global Malaria Manager for East, West and Central Africa.
  • Flexibility to be based in the US or certain CHAI program countries (Rwanda, Nigeria, etc.) pending country leadership and CHAI leadership approval.


  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Global Malaria Program Support Teams and CHAI Country Teams
  • Support CHAI Country Teams and their respective National Malaria Programs to quantify need for rectal artesunate for pilot areas
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis to support Program Support Teams and CHAI Country Teams
  • Conduct desk research on the guidelines, procurement and use of rectal artesunate across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Visit select countries in sub-Saharan Africa to understand current and future plans to scale-up use of rectal artesunate
  • Support donor reporting as necessary working with Regional Managers and Country Teams on coordination and information synthesis
  • Engage with key project consortium partners, UNICEF and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute to ensure smooth implementation of the overall project
  • Identify key impediments to programmatic goals and work with the Program Support Teams to devise targeted solutions to them
  • Other responsibilties as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
  • Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in high-pressure situations, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Proven ability to function in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a sense of urgency and timeliness
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to travel 50%
  • Experience working in an international context and/or entrepreneurial environment
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think strategically and anticipate future consequences and trends
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Experience in public health or malaria
  • Master’s degree in public health, business or related field
  • Fluency in French

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