CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
CHAI is seeking a Regional Manager to guide the provision of technical and operational assistance to national and sub-national malaria control programs in West Africa including but not limited to Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Benin. The Regional Manager will help CHAI country programs and government partners strengthen case management, surveillance, and response systems to reduce malaria-related deaths and accelerate progress towards elimination. The candidate must have excellent communications skills, patience, and cultural sensitivity, as s/he will be working on complex topics with a diverse set of global and country partners. The Regional Manager will have significant opportunity to shape CHAI’s approach to supporting malaria programs across a set of country programs. S/he will have strong quantitative analysis skills and exceptional ability to communicate the implications of analyses clearly and concisely in French and English. S/he will work with CHAI's country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans, manage communications across countries, regions, and teams, organize CHAI’s work, and provide effective management support to execute high-impact programs.
The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. The successful candidate does not need to have prior expertise in malaria, but s/he must have the capacity to rapidly absorb new concepts and be comfortable communicating these to a technical audience. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be able to function efficiently in a semi-independent setting, excel at multi-tasking, and drive multiple work flows forward. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.