CLINTON HEALTH ACCESS INITIATIVE, Inc. (CHAI) Program Officer, TB (2 Positions)
Location: Lilongwe and Mangochi, Malawi
Organization 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. Position Overview: In 2016, only an estimated 54% of TB cases in Malawi were detected and registered on treatment. Studies have suggested that many TB patients will initially present through the private sector via traditional healers, pharmacies or other drug dispensaries before seeking formal clinical evaluation. Currently these entry points are not equipped nor activated to screen and refer possible TB cases for formal evaluation. Through TBReach, CHAI has received a grant to implement a project which proposes to activate traditional healers, pharmacies, and drug dispensaries in two target districts in Malawi. CHAI will identify and engage traditional healers and pharmacies/dispensaries in the target districts to improve TB screening and referrals by these groups. To do this, CHAI will sensitize, train, and incentivize providers at these entry points. A free-to-use mobile phone-based platform will be used to track referrals, while participation will be encouraged through the use of token financial incentives. CHAI is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, flexible, and operationally-focused individual to support the TB Reach program as it seeks to reach ambitious targets. The Program Officer will be an integral part of the team; their main objective will be to assist in the mapping and implementation phases of the project. During mapping, the program officer will lead the implementation of community mapping and relationship building with traditional healers and drug dispensaries. Following mapping, the Program Officer will support the intervention by sensitizing, training, and conducting ongoing supervision of providers participating in the project. The Program Officer is expected to travel within the target district and provide feedback to the Program Manager on implementation.
The Program Officer will report directly to the Program Manager for Pediatric HIV and TB.
Duties will include:
Terms: The two positions are based in Lilongwe and Mangochi respectively, with frequent travels to communities and health facilities within the districts, as well as regular travels to Lilongwe CHAI office to meet with the Program Manager.
How to apply
Interested applicants can apply online at: https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/8516/program-officer/job
Closing date of application is September 30st, 2018
8th of September, 2018 11:32:32 am
Location: Lilongwe & Mangochi
Employment Type: Full-time
Job deadline: 30th September, 2018
Company: The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)Log in to apply