10 Jan 2019

Clinton Health Access Initiative Jobs in Ethiopia : Associate

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Organizational OVERVIEW: Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in low and middle income countries.

CHAI Ethiopia is currently carrying out a wide range of programs to support the Ministry of Health in improving access to and increasing the quality of health services. As one of CHAI’s largest field offices with more than 170 staff, the Ethiopia office operates programs across a wide range of areas, including maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; Cancer, nutrition; vaccines; health financing and human resource for health (HRH).

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: As part of its commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage, the Government of Ethiopia has prioritized national investments in the public health sector to increase the availability and quality of specialty health services. Toward this end, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) requested CHAI to support scale up (intake and quality) of medical specialists training based on CHAI’s experiences with similar programs in Rwanda and Liberia. Thus, CHAI is collaborating with FMoH to set national targets for postgraduate medical training programs on select medical specialists and the mid-level healthcare providers (MLHP), revise and harmonize of curriculum; establish educational quality standards and develop a comprehensive operational plan for funding to strengthen and scale-up the trainings.

CHAI is approaching this work in two phases: during phase I (2018-2019), it has been working to established national training standards for ten priority postgraduate medical training programs, conducted capacity assessments of universities/institutions against these standards.  The data from the capacity assessment will inform developing staffing targets for selected residence programs and long-term costed intervention/operational plan on prioritized interventions to strengthen medical specialty programs. CHAI will support the government to mobilize resources and engage partners to implement this plan. During this phase, the program is focusing on postgraduate medical programs in Anesthesiology, critical, care and pain medicine, Emergency and critical care medicine, Internal Medicine, General surgery, Obstetrics & gynecology, Dermatovenereology, Clinical oncology, Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics and child health, and Clinical radiology.

During phase II (2019), CHAI will develop conduct a similar approach to Year 1, but will focus on MLHP who are integral to the delivery of specialty training and services. This work will inform a costed strategy to scale up production and quality of the MLHP required to improve quality specialty training and access to the services.

The CHAI team is working closely with Government, the health education sector, universities, professional societies, other relevant government bodies; and INGOs to inform program design. The team is supported by CHAI’s Global Health Workforce Team to leverage CHAI’s health workforce experience in other countries.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Associate will support analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data of the institution capacity assessment and report writing, communicate the report with universities and stakeholders, convene workshops with universities to identify priority intervention on both the postgraduate training program and MLHP education and develop presentation and dissemination materials.

The Associate will be responsible to develop a cogent national intervention/operation plan, resource mobilization plan and academic partnership outreach to support scale-up and quality improvement of priority medical specialist training and their complimentary MLPH education programs.

Successful candidates must have a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated capacity to work in high-stress environments, as well as a demonstrated capability for high-level analytical capability, critical thinking, and problem solving. This position will report to the Senior Program Manager.


The consultants key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following;

·         Implement the CHAI-FMoH joint work plan and the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between CHAI and FMoH.

·         Closely work with the Analytics Manager and provide technical support on the analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data of the universities’ capacity assessments and prepare technical reports and synthesize outputs of the different activities of the program.

·         Convene workshops/TWGs to get involved FMoH, universities, professional associations and other key stakeholders to review, validate and endorse the capacity assessment reports and faculty staff and trainee target setting pipeline model.

·         Facilitate regular communication and closely work with FMoH, universities, professional associations and other relevant stakeholders to fully engage them in the process of identification and prioritization of programs and interventions.

·         Compile and summarize inputs and comments from the different stakeholder meetings and incorporate as required.

·         Manage the identified prioritized interventions, develop relevant costing tool, build assumptions and produced costed report.

·         In association with the Analytics Manager and solicit involvement of donors and other partners to develop .o Gsntrevetion the e project and d expperince long term costed intervention plan to strengthen both postgraduate medical and MLHP training programs.

·         Develop presentation and dissemination materials that help communicate the various aspects of the program with wider stakeholders.

·         Facilitate meetings with targeted donors, FMoH and CHAI leadership to sensitized on the scale-up and quality improvement intervention plans for both postgraduate medical and MLHP training programs.

·         Closely work with the FMoH, universities and donors to develop a corresponding resource mobilization strategy with the aim of securing funding to implement the intervention plan.

·         Closely work with the FMoH and universities to establish international and national academic partnership to fill immediate medical faculty gaps.

·         Support FMoH/universities to liaise and signing binding agreement with academic partners for capacity building, visiting faculty support, and other identified activities.

Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Program Manager

Job Requirements


·         Master’s Degree either in Health Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Economics, Business, Statistics or other related fields with at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

·         Demonstrated tangible experience of developing high quality and wide scope technical reports, large scale grant proposals and national policy documents.

·         Demonstrated experience and skill on either using or developing health planning costing and budgeting tools.

·         Strong communication skills, including exceptional written and oral communication in English and the ability to communicate. effectively and in a timely manner with external stakeholders, team members, and remote technical advisors.

·         Excellent experience on producing and delivering compelling documents and presentations.

·         High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications.

·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and facilitate collaboration between a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

·         Excellent analytical quantitative and problem solving skills and experience.

·         Ability to work both independently in unstructured settings and as part of a group, often on tight timelines.

·         Experience on being effective in high-pressure situations, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, and setting priorities.


·         Clinical background and/or experience working in medical schools

·         Familiarity with a broad range of global health issues, including health systems challenges in low and middle income countries.

·         Experience working at complex systems, especially at the scale of training programs, health facilities, and regional/national-level health systems.

How to Apply

All interested candidates who meet the above qualification should apply [email protected] 

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