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Malaria Elimination Analyst

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Clinton Health Access Initiative
Location: Jozini, South Africa
Last Date: September 5, 2011
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Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. In South Africa, CHAI is supporting the National Department of Health in its vision to eliminate malaria from the country.
The CHAI South Africa team is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding academic credentials and strong analytical capabilities to fill the position of Malaria Elimination Analyst to be based in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, with the Malaria Control Programme within the Provincial Department of Health. Candidates must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence. The Malaria Elimination Analyst will report to the Department of Health Provincial Malaria Manager and the CHAI Malaria Elimination Coordinator. Contract position for one year.

Responsibilities:

Key Performance areas
* Provide technical support to the Provincial Malaria Control Programme in strategic and operational planning and monitoring and evaluation
* Provide support to the Provincial Malaria Control Programme and other partners in supporting the re-orientation of malaria programmes from that of control to elimination
* Support and facilitate the improvement of data collection, data management, and analysis
* Provide support on operational and epidemiological research within the province
* Assist the National Department of Health in developing the active case detection guidelines and assist the Province in implementation of the guidelines
* Assist provincial and district malaria control programmes to implement guidelines and policies to ensure alignment with South Africaís National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination
* Perform administrative tasks in support of CHAIís South Africa office where required

Qualifications:
* Bachelors degree/B. degree in science/statistics or related field
* At least 2 years of professional experience, preferably in public health, health systems strengthening, management consulting, finance or other related fields
* Current Department of Health employees will not be considered
* Must be able to live in a remote setting

Knowledge & Skills
* Exceptional problem solving skills and analytical capabilities
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with senior government and NGO representatives
* Ability to work effectively in a challenging political and multicultural environment
* Ability to multi-task and communicate well in high-pressure situations
* Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
* Ability to work independently in unstructured settings and communicate effectively within a remote, decentralized team
* High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint & Word

Advantages:
* Graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, business/public administration or medical anthropology
* Experience in management consulting, finance, and/or relevant private sector experience
* Experience working with malaria and/or other infectious diseases
* Knowledge of statistical software packages (ex. SPSS, Access, STATA, Epi Info and Excel)
* Previous experience working in fast-paced, high-pressure multicultural environments

PLEASE APPLY HERE: https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2235/job

 


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