Posted on August 4, 2012
HQ Volunteer, Applied Analytics Team
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Clinton Health Access Initiative - HQ Volunteer, Applied Analytics Team
Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business-oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved market organization, management support, and strategic use of data to inform evidence-based, cost-effective policies and programs. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large-scale impact. Currently, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 20 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
Applied Analytics Team:
CHAI’s Applied Analytics Team uses operations research, mathematical modeling, impact evaluations, and other analytical tools to provide the evidence needed to dramatically increase the efficiency and impact of global health interventions. Working closely with CHAI’s country teams and partner governments, we address challenges faced in many resource-limited settings such as the scarcity of human resources, and the availability and distribution of drugs and commodities. We have, for example, played a critical role in driving the price of key medicines down by accurately forecasting global demand for antiretrovirals for HIV treatment and ACTs for malaria treatment. Our team has also provided Ministries of Health with the underlying analysis necessary to make policy changes to optimize the availability of health care workers.
Communication Volunteer Responsibilities:
The Communications Volunteer will work closely with members of the Applied Analytics Team to develop and organize our publications, including researching and writing articles for CHAI’s internal “Evidence for Impact” newsletter and listserv. This is a hands-on position for an individual interested in gaining practical experience in writing and communications for global health research and policy. This position is best suited for a graduate student or recent gradate (undergraduate or graduate school) with a communications, journalism, public policy, or related degree.
Research Volunteer Responsibilities:
The Research Volunteer works closely with the Applied Analytics Team to support a variety of projects, including, but not limited to, conducting detailed literature reviews and drawing recommendations, supporting data gathering and preliminary analysis, preparing presentations to share research results, writing project reports, facilitating consultations with experts for input on ongoing analysis, and supporting other requests as needed. This volunteer role requires strong analytical skills and some training in public health, and would be best suited for a graduate student or recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate school) who are interested in applying their quantitative training in public health, statistics, or economics.
- Experience in communications, journalism, or public policy and/or Masters degree preferable
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- A working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
- Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
- Ability to work independently on multiple tasks
- Initiative and confidence to ask questions in a fast-paced work environment
Submit application, including a resume and references, using the following link to the candidate portal: https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2603/job.
In addition, please complete an online-interview by following the following link: http://chai.activeinterview.com/3aa5