Project Manager, Impact Evaluation and Research, Global Essential Medicines at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Project Manager, Impact Evaluation and Research, Global Essential Medicines at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

When CHAI was founded, many viewed this goal as unreasonable because health systems in poor countries were too weak and prices of relevant drugs and diagnostic tests were too high.CHAI played a leadership role, working alongside governments and other partners, to lower the costs of treatment and help build the in-country systems necessary to provide lifesaving treatment to millions of people. Since then, CHAI has pursued several similarly ambitious goals, from scaling up pediatric AIDS treatment in order to achieve equity with adults in a timeframe few thought possible, to rapidly accelerating the rollout of new vaccines. CHAI has achieved many of its most important successes when seeking to fundamentally change the way the world approaches an issue and pushing the boundaries of what is considered feasible in global health. OUR VALUES We are driven by a set of values that are fundamental to our work and that support our change-oriented agenda. CHAI doesn’t implement stand-alone programs, nor does it build parallel health systems. Rather CHAI works at the invitation of governments to strengthen and sustain their own capacity to provide long-term healthcare to their citizens. In South Africa, for example, CHAI is supporting the government to expand antiretroviral treatment to more than 2.3 million people and to test over 15 million people for HIV in the next two years. We work with urgency. People are dying unnecessarily from AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), and other treatable diseases; the world often responds too slowly. We understand that the faster we act the more lives can be saved.

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Experience 6 years
  • Location Nigeria

Program and Position Overview:

  • CHAI has launched an ambitious effort to scale-up access to treatment for oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc. Working with the governments and leading global institutions, CHAI’s Essential Medicines team is supporting intensified efforts at both global and country levels to plan, resource, and implement effective interventions for scaling-up access to ORS/zinc for diarrhea.
  • CHAI’s Essential Medicines global team is seeking a Manager to manage the implementation of a cluster randomized controlled trial to determine the impact of a door-to-door distribution campaign on ORS/zinc uptake. The Manager will be responsible for developing a system for monitoring the activities of the distribution campaign intervention and work closely with an academic research institution in designing and implementing an impact evaluation, including developing the research protocol, designing the survey tools, and hiring and monitoring a data collection team.
  • We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding organizational, analytical, and communication skills. The candidate must be able to function independently and be flexible, have a deep personal commitment to producing results, and have a demonstrated ability to lead challenging and complex projects. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, tenacity, independence, humility, passion for the mission, and work ethic. The expected amount of travel for this position is 50%. The expected study period is 2 years.


  • Collaborate with team members to design and implement a system to monitor the fidelity of the ORS/zinc distribution campaign to ensure the activities are carried out as planned
  • Collaborate with an external academic research partner to design and implement an impact evaluation study to evaluate the ORS/zinc distribution campaign on utilization and coverage
  • Conduct additional M&E and research activities as required, such as organizing and participating in field visits, developing field reports, database management, data quality reviews, and data analyses and interpretation
  • Prepare detailed oral or written reports of results in the context of the program strategy. Independently prepare and communicate conclusions and recommendations for next steps
  • Present effectively to internal CHAI forums and external meetings
  • Contribute to scientific papers and internal report


  • Master’s degree, preferably MPH or MPP; or Bachelor’s degree with equitable experience
  • 6+ years experience working in a results-oriented environment
  • Experience living/working in Africa and/or Asia
  • Experience managing randomized controlled trials and/or field research studies in public health or economic development
  • Experience delivering complex projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Very strong analytical skills and a high level of proficiency in R and Stata
  • Ability to multi-task and be effective in high-pressure situations
  • Meticulous work ethic and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word


  • Experience using/developing electronic data collection software such as Open Data Kit (ODK) or SurveyCTO
  • Experience conducting GIS analyses
  • Experience working with national health management information systems (e.g., DHIS2)
  • Experience writing/editing/submitting publications for academic journals


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