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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 building government and industry capacity private sector in these countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our help. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

CHAI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values ​​diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds and culture.

CHAI’s Global Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the world to strengthen their programs and reduce the burden of preventable and treatable diseases. We support governments to scale up effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance interventions, with the aim of sustainably reducing the number of illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short term and accelerating progress towards elimination. long-term malaria and NTDs.

Presentation of the role

Vector control interventions (such as bed nets and indoor residual spraying) reduce human contact with disease-carrying mosquitoes and have been responsible for about 78% of the decline in malaria in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000.[1] CHAI supports National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) worldwide by providing analytical, operational and management expertise to help countries optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of vector control interventions to achieve a maximum impact on health. In addition, CHAI provides global malaria stakeholders with insight into current and future global needs and demand for vector control interventions, helping to maintain and improve country access to these important malaria prevention tools.

CHAI is seeking a Senior Associate to work on three key areas related to vector control products, including a) providing analytical support on forecasting vector control products, b) developing new approaches to promote consistent quality vector control products , especially mosquito nets, and c) understand and assess new market opportunities in malaria vector control:

  1. Forecast project (~50%): CHAI is working to develop global forecasting models that project annual needs and supply of antimalarial products, including bed nets and insecticides used for indoor residual spraying. This position will assist in collecting and collating data from global and national partners and collaborators, in particular data related to bed nets; perform data analysis and contribute to market forecasting models/tools; research national strategic plans and other data-based assumptions that go into commodity demand projections at national and global levels; provide technical review and think tank partnership for forecasting models and results; frequently liaise and manage relationships with partners and other global malaria stakeholders in the area of ​​vector control; and communicate results to partners and global stakeholders.
  2. Mosquito net quality (~40%): There is a huge body of evidence supporting the critical impact of bed nets on preventing malaria and therefore saving lives. In response to this evidence and its cost-effectiveness, more than two billion nets have been distributed worldwide over the past two decades. With these volumes come the ethical obligation to deliver high quality mosquito nets. This role will involve understanding the various elements that influence net quality, from policy and design to procurement and monitoring, and bringing this information together to help shape structural improvements in future net quality. It will also examine how changes in net quality would affect future net supply and demand.
  3. New products (~10%): This role will involve keeping track of the many new vector control products being developed, the evidence supporting these products, the potential relevance of these products for malaria vector control programs and potential demand for these products.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with exceptional analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication skills. They must demonstrate a passion for results and a commitment to excellence. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, patience and cultural sensitivity as they will work on complex topics with global and national partners as well as multiple CHAI teams.

The successful Senior Partner will have strong organizational and project management skills, and be able to conduct rapid quantitative analysis and communicate this analysis clearly and concisely to colleagues and partners. The successful candidate will be able to function effectively in a semi-independent setting and will therefore be a self-motivated individual who can handle multiple tasks at once and move multiple workflows forward. CHAI attaches great importance to the following qualities of its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, autonomy, energy and work ethic.

There is flexibility in the base location for this role, pending management approval, with a preference for a base location in a CHAI program country in Africa. Regardless of the location of the base, displacements should not exceed 20%.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with internal and external partners to collate, interpret and analyze vector control commodity data in support of a global multi-year malaria commodity forecast
  • Identify and quantify the potential implications of changing insecticide resistance trends, product prices, donor and country budgets, available products and normative guidance on vector control product volumes
  • Attend, contribute to, and lead meetings with key vector control partners, and support relationship building and relationship management with these partners
  • Act as a key point of contact and liaison for internal and external partners and colleagues in the vector control space
  • Support writing and editing reports for donor and dissemination
  • Analyze and review forecast model outputs
  • Attend and participate in key partner and internal meetings
  • Research levers affecting the quality of vector control products, particularly the quality of bed nets – including policy guidelines, minimum standards, pre-qualification processes, quality assurance and quality control at global/purchaser/ country, transport and storage conditions and monitoring in the country
  • Consolidate insights from research, stakeholder conversations, and thought leadership into clear, high-quality presentations, reports, and publications
  • Conduct literature reviews, stakeholder conversations, and data analysis on new and upcoming products, synthesize this information for dissemination, and provide strategic thinking partnership on how CHAI and its partners could support deployment new products
  • For innovative program initiatives, translate high-level ideas into actionable work plans and project presentations
  • Quantify relevant market demand through top-down or bottom-up analysis
  • Support the scope of innovative approaches to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of combinations of vector control interventions with the aim of effectively achieving the desired health impact of the preventive intervention
  • Proactively develop and maintain strong working relationships with key government and non-governmental organization stakeholders
  • Represent CHAI at relevant working groups and meetings to provide appropriate technical support as needed
  • Support the continued development and refinement of the CHAI vector control strategy

Qualifications– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Business or related field

  • 3-5 years of experience in a demanding private sector environment, such as strategy consulting, health product market intelligence, or a public sector consulting role
  • Exceptional quantitative, presentation and writing skills, including proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including report writing
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility and dedication to CHAI’s mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in unstructured environments and adapt to new environments and challenges
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to be efficient, patient and thoughtful in high pressure situations
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and act on technical information
  • Demonstrated ability to translate scientific knowledge into actionable information for decision-making
  • Comfort and flexibility to work independently with a diverse set of peers
  • Available up to 20% travel

Advantages :

  • An MBA or MPH
  • Work experience in pharmaceutical or medical device market research, market intelligence, wholesale distribution, or business strategy
  • Experience working in developing countries, particularly on health-related issues
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team

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