Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
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.
Overview of the Role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and flexible individual to support Thailand’s Bureau of Vector Borne Disease’s (BVBD) malaria department as they scale up an electronic tool for malaria foci investigation. This person will be based in Bangkok, Thailand with travel to other provinces as needed.
This person will work closely with BVBD in collaboration with regional staff on the Malaria Analytics, Surveillance, and Technology (MAST) team to assist BVBD in ensuring an effective technology implementation – by solving technical and programmatic issues with the roll out as they arise, improving data visualization and utilization, and monitoring and evaluating system implementation appropriately.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.
- Assist with the troubleshooting, installation, and implementation of the system
- Gather, triage, and document application bugs and programmatic issues in real-time as, and effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders
- Develop solutions to integrate the foci investigation tool’s data with other information systems by mapping data and processes; work with internal and external stakeholders to assess and validate integration solutions; and communicate with and manage the work of developers to complete integrations
- Support BVBD to improve data visualization and interpretation during the roll out, to ensure application uptake and to smooth the transition to the new tool
- Analyze geographic data with GIS software including mapped foci and buildings pulled from OpenStreetMap
- Facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the pilot -- organize and merge data of variable cleanliness and file type, collate available variables and indicators, assess quality and suitability for analysis and compile findings
- Assist in the creation of standardized operating procedures (SOPs) on the process for training and rolling out the electronic tool. Incorporate results and feedback from the rollout of the electronic tool to improve the surveillance protocols.
- Increase BVBD’s capacity to maintain the mobile app through on-the-job training and mentorship to build technical and GIS skills within government and CHAI staff
- Communicate results and findings from the electronic tools to national and sub-national government partners, including technical and non-technical partners; and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, epidemiology, or another relevant field
- Minimum two years’ working experience working closely with stakeholders to manage and implementation technology implementations, preferably in public health
- Experience working and ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical users.
- Fluency in English and Thai, both written and oral
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations in both English and Thai
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build and nurture relations in a challenging multicultural environment
- Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
- Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in high-pressure situations, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize
- High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
- Experience with relational databases and writing basic SQL queries
- Basic understanding of programming languages, preferably Python
- Experience with OpenStreetMap and using ArcGIS/QGIS to visualize geographic data
- Master’s degree in computer science, public health, or another relevant field
- Experience working in public health and a basic understanding of malaria epidemiology and entomology
- Familiarity with emerging technologies for web or mobile application development for data visualization and analysis
- Experience in data management (including managing databases) and data analysis. Proven experience working on computer programming projects