The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
Laboratory Services Program:
CHAI Rwanda Laboratory Services Program is supporting the GoR and MOH/Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) to identify challenges in the current medical laboratory network, evaluate and implement potential system strengthening opportunities and strategies to expand the coverage of diagnostics services across the country and create long-term improvements in healthcare delivery. Through the African Health Diagnostics Platform Project (AHDP), CHAI Rwanda team is supporting the MOH to assess, design, negotiate and implement Public private partnerships (PPP) between partner governments and private commercial organizations to achieve this goal. Through the Molecular Diagnostic Network Optimization (DNO) and Sample Referral System (SRS) design exercise, CHAI team is supporting the RBC/National Reference laboratory (NRL) to assess current and future testing network design to align testing demand and capacity in the most cost-effective way by defining the optimal instruments mix, identifying the most appropriate locations where instruments should be placed, and designing the referral network linkages across that revised network.
CHAI team is also working with RBC, NRL and the strategy development team to ensure timely response for COVID-19 pandemic management. This includes sharing technical expertise, updates on diagnostics landscape and providing analytical, program strategy, planning and implementation support for introduction and uptake of innovative, affordable and high-quality diagnostics products.
CHAI is looking for a Senior Associate, Laboratory Services to provide technical and operational support across multiple workstreams – network assessment; national strategy development and costing; implementation plans development; clinical training and mentoring; health information and quality assurance systems; and closing the loop interventions.
The Senior Associate will report to CHAI Rwanda’s Laboratory Services Program Manager and work closely with other team members, as well as CHAI’s global Laboratory Services Team. They will work closely with the MOH Laboratory team to provide technical and implementation support to drive timely execution and monitoring of laboratory system strengthening interventions including PPPs, DNO and SRS, COVID-19 diagnostics decentralization strategy.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health/laboratory sciences experience, outstanding credentials, and project implementation skills to support the program in Rwanda. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility.
This position will be based in Kigali, with travel to other districts as required.
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