Analytics and Surveillance Technical Advisor, Mesoamerica and Hispaniola - The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

CLOSING DATE: February 24, 2019


JOB #: 13591

POSTED: January 24, 2019



  • Serve as a technical advisor and thought leader to CHAI’s regional team
  • Proactively review evidence and conduct analyses to evaluate effectiveness of the current operations, and identify potential approaches or strategies to accelerate progress
  • Provide technical mentorship, supervision, training and ongoing support to a small team of epidemiologists based across the region
  • Provide high-quality analytic support related to malaria epidemiology, intervention, surveillance, and other programmatic decisions to CHAI country teams, government staff, and other partners and translate findings to support evidence-based decisions; this includes:
  • Help monitor and evaluate the performance of existing and new surveillance processes and platforms, and identify ways of improving them
    • Work directly with governmental staff to better integrate epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data use and analysis into routine programmatic activities at all levels of the health system
    • Oversee design, implementation, analysis and dissemination of operational research projects related to surveillance, intervention effectiveness, and entomology
    • Organize, clean, and integrate datasets; conduct statistical analyses; and develop and interpret malaria risk maps and stratifications
    • Support rigorous evidence-based planning of intervention deployment, and design and implement monitoring and evaluation activities to measure impact
    • Support the ongoing evaluation and iterative strengthening of the performance of community health workers programs
  • Manage and develop resources and best practices to share lessons across teams, and synthesize and disseminate findings both internally and externally through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications
  • Cultivate and establish relationships with other CHAI teams, government organizations, and regional and in-country partners working on data analysis or surveillance to inform elimination goals
  • Any other tasks identified


  • DrPH or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field, or similiar experience.
  • 3-5 years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership, including management experience
  • Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems
  • Experience with designing, conducting, and analyzing epidemiological surveys
  • Experience in evaluating, working with, and strengthening disease surveillance systems
  • Experience in working and communicating with government officials and other external partners
  • Exceptional skills in the epidemiological analysis of health data and the application of analyses for decision-making
  • Statistical and geospatial analysis programming experience (including expertise with R, SAS, STATA, ArcGIS and/or other relevant software)
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications
  • Ability to work independently in remote and unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges
  • Ability to collaborate and operate as part of a multi-cultural team
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively (30-50% of time)
  • Fluency in English and Spanish


  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems
  • Experience in programming and/or working with surveillance platforms (e.g. DHIS2), data collection tools (e.g. ODK) and/or data visualization applications (e.g. Tableau)
  • Experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited settings
  • Experience living or working in Central America
  • French language skills

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