Volunteer, Providing Access to Safe Drinking Water Project

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 🇮🇳

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

CHAI in partnership with its India affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF)’s works in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently CHAI works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer and immunization. Additionally, CHAI is also supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due to malnutrition, anaemia, diarrhoea and pneumonia, and helping increase access to quality family planning services 

Program Overview – Nutrition Initiative

Since 2016, WJCF/CHAI has been supporting Government of Madhya Pradesh for addressing issue of malnutrition/anemia amongst pregnant and lactating women, children under 5 years and adolescents across all 52 districts of the State. In addition, CHAI is also working on promoting access to safe drinking water and improving dietary diversity through community led interventions. The overall nutrition program focusses on: i) strengthening health systems and supply chains at various levels of healthcare delivery; ii) reformulation of take-home ration (THR); (iii) improving uptake of Iron Folic Acid (IFA) and Supplementary Nutrition (SNP) through demand generation interventions; (iv) building capacity of frontline workers and their Supervisory Cadre; (IV) improving evidence-based decision making based on regular analysis of monitoring data; (V) promoting access to safe drinking water through setting up Community Water Treatment Plants and (VI) improving dietary diversity through strengthening local food systems. Documentation has been a cross cutting area of the project intervention. In addition, the team is also exploring newer streams of interventions which include Sickle cell anemia etc.

Role Overview

We are seeking a qualified and experienced individual with strong communication and documentation skills for the position of Volunteer. Successful candidate will have excellent strategic thinking, documentation and communications skills, be able to function independently, be self-motivated, have the ability to thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence. We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, teamwork, interpersonal skills, responsibility, tenacity, energy, and work ethic. Overall, Volunteer would be expected to support in – planning, designing, analysing, coordinating, and documentation of various interventions that have been undertaken under the project.

The Volunteer will report to the Program Manager in Bhopal and assist by providing technical, analytical, and operational support. The ideal candidate would have experience in the field of community-based livelihood/sanitation/rural development and strong research and analytical skills. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethics.

Responsibilities

  • Provide research and analytical support to the department to aid identification of sites and SHGs/entrepreneurs for setting up CWTPs.
  • Support in mapping technology landscape to better inform the department’s decision making to identify suitable technology.
  • Support in monitoring day-to-day operations of the CWTPs and prepare regular reports and analysis for PHED leadership
  • Support in developing business models aimed at increasing efficiency of the entire CWTP vis a vis keeping the system sustainable.
  • Support in reaching out to donors for dissemination of achievements and other development partners for cross fertilization of ideas.
  • Support Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) through baseline/midline/end line surveys
  • Travel to various project blocks at a short notice as required by the Department/Program Manager.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by program or country leadership

Qualifications

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in management, economics, engineering, computer science, statistics, operations research economics or allied areas
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and solve problems in a fast-paced, limited-structure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Analytical and Data Visualization Tools is necessary.
  • Experience on data analysis tools such as SPSS, Tableau etc. is necessary
  • Fluency in English and Hindi (written and verbal)

POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

LANGUAGE REQUIRED