Job Title: Diarrhea and Pneumonia Technical Assistant
Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative
About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:
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 other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity to provide high-quality treatment.
In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.
Job Summary: The Diarrhea and Pneumonia Technical Assistant will be seconded to the Child Health Division of the Ministry of Health, providing technical assistance in order to enhance access to treatment and prevention of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia. The Technical Assistant will organize and support Uganda’s Diarrhea and Pneumonia Coordinating Committee, facilitate the integration of these diseases into other child health platforms, and help to oversee and implement an ambitious national program to scale-up diarrhea treatment and prevention of dehydration at all levels. In addition, the Technical Assistant will support coordination around diarrhea and pneumonia efforts between various bodies, including the Uganda National Expanded Program for Immunization (UNEPI), Pharmacy Division, National Medical Stores, and partners. The Technical Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from report-writing and enhancing communication between different stakeholders within and outside the Ministry of Health, to quantitative analysis.
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How to apply:
Please apply to this position at https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/3077/diarrhea-and-pneumonia-technical-assistant/job
Deadline: 31 Jan 2013