Feb 212017

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 16 Mar 2017


Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems and expanding access to care and treatment in the developing world. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Since its inception, CHAI’s programs have helped more than 11.8 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medicines, saving the global health community billions of dollars. For more information, please visit:

CHAI’s team in Vietnam consists of a dynamic core of 10 staff in addition to resources available at the regional and global levels. CHAI is now seeking for a Vietnamese national to fill an Administrative Assistant position for the Vietnam Office.

The Malaria Associate will support the acceleration of Vietnam’s drive towards malaria elimination. As a core member of the Clinton Health Access Initiative’s (CHAI) country team in Vietnam, the Malaria Associate will provide effective day-to-day support to the National Institute of Malariology, Parsitology, and Entomology (NIMPE) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in optimizing current strategies and developing and executing new strategies and interventions to eliminate malaria.

The Malaria Associate must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, managerial, analytical, and communication skills. The Associate must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. The position will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam, with travel within the country expected.

This position reports to the CHAI Program Manager in Vietnam.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support NIMPE on the reorientation of their program towards elimination, specific activities may include:
  • Updating guidelines, policies, and plans to align with global elimination recommendations
  • Developing operational plans and associated training materials to build government capacity and support effective execution of malaria program
  • Assist NIMPE identify potential sources for and mobilization of additional funding to address any potential gaps preventing robust implementation of national malaria strategic plan
  • Support NIMPE’s implementation of national case management guidelines at all registered public and private health facilities to support accurate and prompt diagnoses and treatment of all suspected malaria cases
  • Collaborate with NIMPE to support rapid and accurate reporting of malaria data from health facilities and community health care workers and that all data is appropriately stored and managed to ensure a rapid and effective response
  • Identify key impediments to the successful execution of the malaria elimination strategy and other national guidelines and work with the NIMPE and partners to develop solutions to rapidly address these bottlenecks
  • Explore the utilization of new tools and interventions to eliminate malaria and develop operational plans and other materials to support the implementation of these tools
  • Collaborate with NIMPE and partner organizations to design and implement operational research projects to identify improved approaches that will help optimize malaria elimination interventions
  • Support all CHAI staff working in collaboration with the NIMPE and partner organizations on malaria elimination in Vietnam.
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 – 5 years of work experience
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities
  • Strong written and oral English and Vietnamese communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
  • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously
  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work independently on large, demanding projects
  • Proficient in Excel, Powerpoint, and Word


  • Advanced degree in public health or business
  • Experience working with geographic information systems
  • Experience developing database systems and using statistical software for data analysis
  • Experience living and working in Southeast Asia, including as a native of the region
  • Experience working with Asian governments and institutions
  • Experience in working with malaria and/or other infectious diseases

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