Analyst, Laboratory Systems

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The Clinton Health Access Initiative

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The Clinton Health Access Initiative

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  • Work with the CHAI country and global teams and other key partners to adapt and/or develop strategic and implementation plans to strengthen laboratory diagnostic services in Zimbabwe
  • Map the national HIV testing landscape and key national prioritiesIdentify evidence and data based system strengthening opportunities
  • Assess the need for and scope of new technology scale-up
  • Assist in the development and implementation of National Laboratory Plans, including logical technology selection decisions, algorithms, policy guidelines, strategic and operational planning for sample and results transportation, costing etc.
  • Advocate, where appropriate, for the introduction of new HIV testing technologies with the MOHCC and other key partners and subsequently obtain government buy-in, including requisite formal approvals for new technology evaluations
  • Assist in the design of evaluation protocols and implementation of a select number of operational pilots to develop evidence on the impact and cost-effectiveness of POC technologies; and support strategic deployment and rapid uptake in the country
  • Develop work plans and budgetary projections for the respective area of work and execute plans within approved budgets
  • Conduct research and subsequently assist in the design, set up, and implementation of EQA programs for selected POC tests and monitor program performance and participation in collaboration with the MOH.
  • Assist in the creation of effective and sustainable training programs, quality assurance programs and data management systems to support accelerated roll-out of new HIV testing technologies.
  • Assist in the development of technical guidelines, formats, checklists and other requisite monitoring tools in collaboration with MOHCC and other key partners
  • Provide timely, concise and thorough written progress and review reports for donors, management and staff
  • Work with other CHAI Zimbabwe teams and MOHCC departments to maximize on internal experiences and expertise in the design, roll out and monitoring of programs.
  • Represent CHAI in a number of technical working groups, speaking adequately to the work that we do
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with external stakeholders and key players in the diagnostic space to ensure productive working relationships that build on CHAI’s reputation
  • Serve as a resource to the MOHCC for quantification, forecasting, planning and resource mobilization needs for diagnostics and drugs
  • Support other activities as directed by supervisors and management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Science, Business or a related quantitative discipline
  • Minimum 2 years’ work experience in consulting, research or related
  • Strong analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • High level of technical proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word
  • Able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
  • Ability to travel at short notice and on a regular basis
  • Experience in composing high-quality briefs, proposals, technical reports, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is desirable
  • Experience in conceiving, planning and executing programs or projects with verifiable results and little external support


  • Background in health-related field, laboratory science
  • Experience in conducting academic or medical research
  • Previous experience with CHAI or another similar organization


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