CHAI Associate - HIV Prevention Jobs in South Africa
CHAI Associate - HIV Prevention Jobs in South Africa
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
CHAI is currently expanding the focus of its HIV/AIDS access work and applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to achieve the same for HIV prevention. Recent breakthroughs in HIV treatment and prevention research have created unprecedented opportunities to curb new HIV infections, save lives, and reduce the global investment required for the HIV response. The HIV epidemic is already being affected using existing biomedical tools; however, limited global resource envelope and increasing rates of infection in high-risk populations present challenges to HIV prevention. With continued advances in biomedical prevention expected, CHAI sees now as the time to act. CHAI’s prevention work will strive to ensure that people in need of HIV prevention options can access the best quality tools and medicines at affordable and sustainable prices, as rapidly as possible. To achieve this, the team will support ministries of health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Globally, the team will interact with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies, and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based interventions. The team will also support next generation product development at all stages.
CHAI is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented individual with strong quantitative and analytical skills to support with the implementation of National Department of Health (NDoH) HIV prevention program scale up. Candidates must have excellent communication and writing skills, be able to function independently, be extremely self-motivated and have a strong commitment to excellence. The Associate will provide support both strategically and analytically.
The position may require up to 40% of travel as determined by the needs of the project. The Associate will be based in Pretoria and report to the HIV Prevention Program Manager.
Manage combination prevention monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes, starting with oral PrEP, including oversight of monthly data collection, analysis, reporting and presenting, to government, other partners, and donors. Additionally, the Associate will engage strategically on M&E and provide guidance as required.
Support the coordination and processing of data from different donor driven projects.
Support NDoH in all aspects of combination prevention strategy, planning, and implementation, including policy and guideline development and review.
Coordinate and facilitate annual PrEP implementation planning with provinces and conduct quarterly review meetings to assess progress and identify areas of support.
Support target setting to
ensure HIV prevention intervention targets are aligned to the projected reduction in HIV incidence.
Support the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from Oral PrEP scale up.
Support NDoH in the preparation of workplan(s) and budget(s) for HIV prevention programs, including identification of funding gaps and additional resources via various modeling outputs.
Participate in working group(s) to support evidence generation for implementation of PrEP and other combination prevention interventions among at-risk populations so that NDoH can make evidence-based decisions.
Ensure that the annual CHAI work plan and all quarterly and routine reports are delivered on time and with high quality.
Develop strong working relationships internally and externally and represent CHAI as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort.
Willingness to travel across the country and abroad.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years professional experience in a private or public sector setting with increasing levels of responsibility and experience;
Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint including attention to detail (analytical skills and proficiency levels will be tested during recruiting process);
Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be effective in high-pressure situations and adapt to fast-paced and changing environments with a strong commitment to excellence, both internally and externally, and with limited structural support;
Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support;
Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals;
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills;
Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills;
English language fluency, both written and verbal.
Previous work experience in public health and/or similar private sector enterprises;
Experience working within demanding work plans and tight budgets;
Ability to function well in a multi-disciplinary team (CHAI South Africa’s programs share common targets and indicators);
Knowledge, experience and interest in innovative financing approaches for low- and middle-income countries;
Experience with and/or interest in shaping national health policy decisions.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Associate - HIV Prevention Jobs in South Africa
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