Senior Regional Manager, Southern Africa

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

About the organization

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:

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.


- Coordinate CHAI’s support to national malaria programs in Southern Africa to help strengthen systems and achieve audacious goals on aggressive timelines
- Develop management capacity and malaria expertise of CHAI country and regional staff to augment support to national malaria programs
- Support CHAI staff to think critically to identify national malaria program and health systems gaps and leverage the use of epidemiological evidence to guide-decision making regarding CHAI’s malaria elimination support
- Coordinate support from CHAI’s Malaria Analytics and Surveillance, Case Management Support, and Financing Teams, as required, to enhance national country-level support, ensure technical soundness of strategies, and achieve program progress
- Work collaboratively with CHAI country teams and provide thought partnership, strategic guidance, and back-stopping support to country program managers and staff across the region.
- Support all CHAI malaria staff in the region to develop annual work plans and assist country teams to manage effective implementation of planned activities, including adherence to timelines and coordinating review and feedback from technical teams
- Monitor program activities against project goals and donor commitments, identify operational bottlenecks or weaknesses, and work with country and CHAI leadership teams to strengthen programs as necessary
- Other responsibilities as needed


- Master's Degree in Public Health, Business Administration or related field strongly preferred; or -- - Bachelor’s degree minimum with exceptional experience
- Minimum of 7 years of work experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
- Exceptional problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities
- Experience in strategy development, planning, and project implementation
- Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, connect the dots and act upon technical information and translate scientific knowledge into actionable insights for decision-making
- Experience in capacity building, mentorship and management of remote or decentralized teams
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong spoken and written English, and skill in making persuasive presentations and written reports
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations
- High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Ability to work independently in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and - challenges
- Ability to effectively scope problems, anticipate and pre-empt emerging issues, and make decisions with conviction even in highly ambiguous contexts
- Willingness to travel ~40-60%

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