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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Manager, Strategy & Country Support - The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Tuma Maombi Yako Mapema

Position Overview

The Country Support Manager (CSM) will work with the Laboratory Services Team (LST) to ensure the rapid scale-up and effective management of high-quality diagnostics for high burden diseases, focusing primarily on diagnostics for patients with HIV. The CSM will work with Ministries of Health and CHAI country teams across multiple focal countries, helping to optimize policies and processes, expand access to high quality diagnostics, ensure that countries have adopted best practices in planning and implementation of testing programs, and support forecasting and procurement of essential diagnostic products.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities, and communication skills. The CMA must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, work ethic and emotional intelligence.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, which will have direct and near-term impact on thousands of patients in need of life-saving health services. The role will be based in Tanzania and will support Malawi and Zimbabwe, with up to 50% travel time.

Responsibilities
• Serve as a key advisor to Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams, and in-country and global partners on the expansion of access to diagnostic testing, and the adoption of new diagnostic products and their integration into existing laboratory networks
• Manage and coordinate diagnostics projects across multiple CHAI focal countries, with multiple work streams in each country
• Act as the focal point to manage the relationship between LST and CHAI country teams, including country team leadership
• Share best practices across country program to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and experiences of all programs
• Support countries in the adoption of the recently published WHO 2016 guidelines
• Support countries in the development of strategic and implementation plans for HIV diagnosis in adults and children, targeted at achieving the UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets by 2020, focusing on HIV Diagnosis and EID (First 90), CD4 (Second 90),VL testing (Third 90), and integration of TB-HIV services
• Support the adoption of current and new HIV and TB diagnostic products and their integration into existing lab networks
• Assist Ministries of Health to build capacity to perform technical evaluations to drive regulatory approvals and ensure that new technologies perform accurately, conduct operational pilots to demonstrate the cost effectiveness and impact of new products on patient outcomes, and assist with analysis and writing of evaluation reports
• Develop and share deployment models and strategies for how to maximize the impact of existing and new diagnostic technologies
• Prepare impact analysis and build tools (forecasting, budgeting, work plans, etc.) to support countries' activities
• Assist Ministries of Health in the development of testing policies and national implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new and existing diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
• Work with CHAI country teams, governments, and partners to identify funding for increased and sustainable investment in diagnostic products
• Design and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to measure the impact of new and existing technologies and assess progress against project goals
• Assist LST to manage global supplier relationships through product demand forecasting, market analysis, sharing of market intelligence, and supporting price negotiations
• Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to CHAI country teams and governments in support of work streams related to diagnostics
• Assist senior regional management and countries to identify funding opportunities to strengthen HIV labs and diagnostics, engage potential in-country donors, and support development of concept notes and proposals
• Work with LST and CHAI country teams to identify synergies across programs (including HCV and TB) and support efforts to enable collaboration across programs
• Troubleshoot technical and programmatic issues raised by countries and coordinate appropriate support from LST to address technical issues

Qualifications
• Master's Degree preferred; Bachelor's degree required, with a minimum of 5 years' professional work experience
• Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups, investment banks, or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments strongly preferred
• Familiarity with global health issues, particularly HIV, HCV, and TB
• Experience managing and developing demanding work plans and budgets
• Ability to navigate government processes with multiple stakeholders
• Strong analytical skills
• Technical proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to solve challenging problems without extensive structural or operational support
• Able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and work on complex analyses
• Fluent in English, proficiency in both written and verbal

Advantages:
• Lab and diagnostics-related experience, either in a programmatic or clinical setting
• Laboratory experience in either microbiology, molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry (CD4 testing), Hematology, Chemistry
• Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa
• Knowledge of workflow related to EID, CD4, Viral Load, POC, understanding the clinical underpinnings of these programs, and general market dynamics of their respective technology platforms and reagents
• Demonstrated growth in responsibility in current or previous roles

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