Senior Analyst at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

CHAI Rwanda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

TITLE : Senior Analyst

Program :  Lifesaving Assistive Technology (AT)

Job Location : Kigali

Type : Short-term contract

Start date : Immediate

Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

There are one billion people in the world today in need of Assistive Technology (AT), a figure set to double by 2050. To date, there have been different organizations interested to address this international issue but they have delivered disparate, pilot or uncoordinated projects.  Though they may have been individually successful, these initiatives have been unable to fully address the underlying barriers to access. While technology and innovation are beginning to take disability and accessibility issues into the mainstream in high-income countries, in low- and middle-income countries simple digital solutions are still far from reach.

The lifesaving Assistive Technology project (AT 2030) aims at kick-starting global AT Access through finding evidence effective approaches, testing a user-centered design of technology; trailing new service delivery innovation, and opening market access in priority countries. AT:2030 will be delivered through a new partnership with London-based Global Disability Innovation Hub, WHO, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, UNICEF and some of the world’s best AT innovators, universities and disability NGOs.

The role of the Clinton Health Access Initiative in this project will be to lead a pilot program of market-shaping activity in Rwanda. This objective will be met through conducting a thorough assessment of the current availability and affordability of AT in Rwanda. The report generated from this study will inform effective interventions towards increasing AT accessibility.

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with strong quantitative and analytical skills to support with the strategizing and implementation of CHAI’s upcoming Lifesaving Assistive Technology initiative in Rwanda, which aim to ensure access and affordability to Assistive Technology. Candidates must have the excellent problem-solving ability, communication and writing skills, be able to function independently, and have a strong commitment to excellence. The Analyst will provide support both strategically and analytically. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with relevant stakeholders/Partners assisting and working with persons with disabilities in Rwanda to explore opportunities for market-shaping to broaden access and affordability of Assistive Technology;
  • Analyze available AT commodities in Rwanda clarifying their cost, key issues and challenges in accessing them and impact;
  • Review available literature on various categories of disabilities in Rwanda and Map sites with a high number of persons with disabilities;
  • Develop and deliver data-driven analyses and report to inform strategy and evidence-based decisions for the implementation of the lifesaving Assistive Technology Initiative;
  • Develop a database and demonstrate strong working relationships with National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD) and other key Partners/stakeholders assisting/supporting persons with disabilities in Rwanda including the National Union of disability, NGOs and UN Agencies;
  • Support the project in any other capacity, as identified by the supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Post-graduate/Master’s degree preferred, particularly in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, Project Management or any other relevant field;
  • At least 3 years’ work experience;
  • Exceptional analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Familiarity with conducting statistical analyses using relevant software such as Stata
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of partners and stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including the ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and nurture relationships in a challenging multicultural environment;
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and internet applications;
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently
  • Ability to absorb and concisely synthesize a broad range of information;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally and at short notice

Advantages: 

 Experience working in public health and with international organizations;

  • Previous experience managing technical aspects of Health-related research
  • Strong working relationships with Person with Disability Union
  • Being a Person with Disability (PWDs)

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest (maximum 1 page) outlining how their background meets the requirements outlined above; CV (maximum 3 pages); and the names of three references to:  Chairwandarecruiting@clintonhealthaccess.org  with “Senior Analyst Lifesaving Assistive Technology” in the subject line.  The submission deadline is  August 9th, 2019.

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