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Clinton Health Access Initiative
Project Title: Ethiopia Health Workforce Development – Increasing Access to Essential Specialty Services
Overview: 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 low and middle income countries.
CHAI Ethiopia is currently carrying out a wide range of programs to support the Ministry of Health in improving access to and increasing the quality of health services. As one of CHAI’s largest field offices with more than 170 staff, the Ethiopia office operates programs across a wide range of areas, including maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; nutrition; vaccines; health financing and health workforce development.
Project Description: As a part of its commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage, the Government of Ethiopia has prioritized national investments in the public health sector to increase the availability and quality of specialty health services with emphasis on connecting rural communities to district-level and referral facilities. Toward this end, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) requested CHAI to develop academic partnerships to scale up training of medical specialists based on CHAI’s experiences with similar programs in Rwanda and Liberia. In order to ensure that this work aligns with national service delivery needs, CHAI will collaborate with FMOH to set national targets for prioritized cadres (including select medical specialists and the mid-level providers who enable delivery of specialist services), establish educational quality standards for relevant training programs, and design and resource a comprehensive program to strengthen and scale-up training of targeted cadres.
CHAI will approach this work in two phases: during Phase I (2018), CHAI will develop medical specialist staffing targets for Ethiopia’s district and referral facilities, establish national training standards for five priority medical specialty programs, and conduct assessments against these standards at existing medical specialty training programs and associated clinical facilities. This work will inform the development of a costed, prioritized strategy to strengthen medical specialty programs; CHAI will support the government to mobilize resources and engage partners to implement this strategy. During this phase, assessment, planning and quality improvement will be focused on medical specialty programs in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, surgery, and anesthesiology.
During phase II (2019), CHAI will develop guidelines and conduct similar assessments for mid-level providers who are integral to the delivery of specialty services, such as nurse anesthetists and OR technicians, as well as primary care providers more generally, who play a key role in the referral system that generates demand for specialty services. This work will inform a costed strategy to scale production and improve quality of the mid-level providers required to achieve Ethiopia’s vision of high quality, accessible specialty services.
The CHAI team deployed during Phase I will design, collect, and synthesize data from 12 existing and 4 proposed training hospitals across Ethiopia and work closely with stakeholders in Government, the health education sector, and INGOs to inform program design. The team will rely on clinical experience from global and domestic experts, and work closely with the CHAI’s Global Health Workforce Team to leverage CHAI’s health workforce experience in other countries.
Position Overview: The Analytics Manager will be responsible for designing and executing the project’s data collection methodology, data collection plan and tools, target setting methodology, data analysis plan, and communication of results to key stakeholders in order to inform strategic investments. During Phase I, the Analytics Manager’s key deliverables will include educational quality assessments at 16 training hospitals, national staffing targets for medical specialists across Ethiopia, and financial feasibility analysis for these targets. To accomplish this work the Analytics Manager will oversee a team of up to 4 analysts. The Analytics Manager will also support the Senior Program Manager to cost a final investment plan that will be utilized to mobilize resources and secure funding for implementation.
The novelty of the assessments and analyses being developed and conducted, the scale of the program being designed and the ambitious timeline of the data collection and synthesis period cannot be overstated. The desired candidate will be able to multi-task effectively and have experience managing staff and delegating responsibilities. Successful candidates must have a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated capacity to work in high-stress environments. This position will report to the Senior Program Manager. This position is based in in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and may require extensive travel to target assessment sites.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Line-manage 4 analysts to accomplish the following:
Design assessment tools and analysis procedures and develop corresponding protocols and tools to evaluate training sites against educational standards
Facilitate workshops with key stakeholders to map existing curricula for each specialty area and set minimum educational quality standards for 5 priority residency programs (supported by external clinical experts and a residency accreditation expert)
Develop plan for and oversee data collection at 16 hospitals with existing or proposed medical residency training programs, including training and managing data collections
Lead data analysis and synthesis/presentation of assessment results to key stakeholders
Work with the Senior Program Manager and the Health Policy Associate to:
Validate existing workforce data for select medical specialists
Design a methodology to set workforce targets for delivery of specialty services across the country
Determine evidence-based staffing targets for medical specialists in Ethiopia
Conduct a fiscal space analysis to ensure financial feasibility and sustainability of these workforce targets
Synthesize and prepare analysis of relevant data to inform a costed, strategic plan to strengthen specialty training in Ethiopia.
Travel within Ethiopia up to 50%.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Program Manager.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 6 years of progressively advanced relevant work experience in data collection and analysis; or Advance Degree or equivalent plus 4 years of progressively advanced relevant work experience in data collection and analysis; or equivalent total work experience
Experience using or designing models to inform target-setting or policy making, or other experience with evidence-based target setting for national programs;
Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software (e.g., STATA, SAS, R, or other) to clean, organize and analyze data;
Demonstrated experience with quantitative data collection and analysis, including designing and overseeing data quality assurance measures;
Proven experience managing and leading teams of at least 2 staff to deliver high-quality analytical products on aggressive timelines
Exceptional communication (written and oral) skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with external stakeholders, team members, and remote technical advisors;
High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;
Ability to work both independently in unstructured settings and as part of a group, often on tight timelines;
Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities;
Ability to adapt to new environments;
Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems;
Travel within Ethiopia up to 50%, sometimes for several weeks at a time, to oversee data collection; and,
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Program Manager.
Experience using models to forecast or set targets for health workforce.
Experience managing teams to design and implement research and analysis of complex systems, especially at the scale of training programs, health facilities, and regional/national-level health systems.
Professional experience working with government authorities in low and middle income countries, especially Ethiopia.
Experience working in medical and health professional education.
Familiarity with a broad range of global health issues, including health systems challenges in low and middle income countries.