Manager, Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Program

Manager, Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Program

CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative

Mbabe, Kingdom of Eswatini

CHAI is seeking a Manager, NCD to lead CHAIs component in the scale up of hypertension and diabetes care to clinics and to provide strategic and technical support to the decentralisation of NCD care in Eswatini. The Manager will work cross MoH departments to support the planning and implementation of the decentralisation helping the MoH to ensure appropriate supply chain, budget forecasting and overcoming procurement barriers that could hinder the decentralisation. The Manager must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, analytical and communication skills who is able to work in a demanding environment with a diverse team composition. S/he must be able to function independently and be a thought partner to the team and the MoH. This position is based in Mbabane, Eswatini and reports to the CHAI Country Director.

The Manager will be responsible for providing the MoH with strategic, analytical support and informed knowledge-based advice to support the decentralisation of hypertension and diabetes care.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee CHAI’s NCD support to the MoH through serving as the main focal point of contact with the MoH for all NCD related activities:
    • Provide strategic and technical support to the MoH in the decentralization of NCD services in the country;
    • Oversee the support to the MoH) in implementing systematic decentralisation of care for diabetes and hypertension across the country;
    • Support quantitative analysis to understand the needs required for NCD care decentralisation including costing of resource gaps identified to determine funding gaps and inform budgeting, prioritization and investment discussion;
    • Support identification and realization of cost saving efficiency measures to be taken when scaling up services.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of CHAI study led activities:
    • Manage project administration including preparation of work plans, deliverable reports, progress updates for CHAI;
    • Support the development of study documents and tools in collaboration with the consortium partners and the MoH and ensure implementation as per study  protocol;
    • Ensure research activities are responsive to the realities of people on the ground and that they respect ethical and human rights principles;
    • Support the writing and publication of scientific manuscripts and report;
    • Support dissemination of results and sharing of lessons learnt.
  • Support budget preparation and fund raising;
  • Manage a team comprising of Analyst(s) and Associates(s);
  • Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of professional experience in health economics, public health, policy/planning, management consulting, or other relevant private and public health sector experience with leadership experience;
  • Experience in planning and execution of baseline studies, large scale research (qualitative & quantitative), developing data quality standards and data quality monitoring processes;
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
  • Robust problem-solving skills, quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively while addressing a broad-ranged audience;
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Potential to take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership on the team; and
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Advantages

  • Master’s degree in public health, policy, health management or other relevant field;
  • Experience working on national universal health coverage implementation strategies, service delivery scale up, health service quality improvement and/or supply chain strengthening initiatives in healthcare settings;
  • Experience in cost analysis or economic evaluation;
  • Experience working in public health and with international organizations; and
  • Familiarity with a broad range of key global health issues, including health systems challenges in developing countries.

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