Associate Education Policy & Quality Assurance at Clinton Health Access Initiative

Kigali, Rwanda


The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.


CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.


At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work:

CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

Overview of Role

CHAI seeks an Associate to be seconded in and provide support directly to the Office of the State Minister in Kigali. The Associate, Education Policy and Quality Assurance will work closely with CHAI’s Health Workforce team as they support the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Higher Education Institutions in policy review, development, and strategic support.


The candidate must be self-driven, adaptable, and have a high level of comfort with fast-paced work and a strong commitment to excellence. They must be able to function independently and flexibly, as well as build strong relationships with government officials and partners. The ideal candidate will provide vital support in implementing the National Strategy of Health Professional Development and the 4*4 strategy, an ambitious project that aims to significantly increase the presence of four priority health cadres over the next four years. The successful candidate will be instrumental in reviewing and developing innovative policy solutions that advance quality assurance in health education.


  • Contribute to the quality standards and continuous assurance component of the medical education component of the implementation of priority health workforce development strategy by MoH.
  • Regularly review existing policies and accreditation standards related to health workforce development (training) and propose innovative alternative solutions that enhance quality assurance in health training.
  • Monitor and evaluate the execution of the health workforce development strategies, making recommendations for adjustments where necessary.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders, including educators, health professionals, training institutions and policymakers, as well as development partners to drive the implementation of the health workforce development strategy forward.
  • Design, manage, and facilitate capacity-building initiatives in curriculum development and professional development programs for the priority health cadres.
  • Conduct and apply evidence-based research to inform and improve health workforce education policy decisions.
  • Advocate for equitable and high-quality education for all health professionals.
  • Liaise with different departments within the Ministry of Health and other relevant organisations to ensure alignment and effective collaboration.
  • Provide technical assistance in the resource mobilisation and effective utilisation for the health workforce development strategy in collaboration with the HRH department and other partners.
  • Develop policy briefs, high-level strategic presentations, and pitch documents to State Minister’s Office.
  • Execute other priority assignments given by State Minister's Office.


  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Health Policy, Education Policy, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Background experience in the health training.
  • Deep understanding of Rwanda's medical health training, education policies, and quality assurance processes.
  • Proven track record of successful project management and strategy implementation.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to conduct, interpret, and apply research findings to develop innovative policy solutions.
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet applications.
  • Exceptional task management skills, including developing work plans and tracking tools to meet project deadlines.
  • High attention to detail.


  • Experience in Medical Education policy.
  • Background working in health systems strengthening, health workforce.
  • Demonstrated success working with senior or high-level individuals in government.
  • Kinyarwanda, Swahili, or French language skills.

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