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
Tuberculosis (TB) program:
TB is the one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death due to a single infectious agent. By acting as a trusted advisor to governments, CHAI aims for transformational improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of national responses to the TB epidemic, by supporting the introduction and rollout of new drug and diagnostic products; designing, testing and supporting the scale-up of service delivery models; and providing technical support in the areas of strategic planning, data management and analytics, costing and procurement and supply chain management. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement market-based interventions to improve the affordability and supply security of quality assured TB products, with a primary focus on MDR-TB and TB preventive therapy (TPT) medicines. The team is also engaging in the areas of TB care in the private sector and TB case finding.
CHAI’s current program areas include:
- Latent TB infection management. CHAI is working to accelerate the adoption and uptake of short-course, rifamycin-based TB preventive therapy (TPT) regimens by:
- Negotiating lower access pricing and supporting the entry of generic products;
- Supporting countries to introduce and roll out shorter, safer TPT regimens; and
- Strengthening programmatic interventions to increase coverage among target populations.
- Strengthening TB case finding. CHAI’s strategic focus is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of case finding programs by:
- Increasing the use of digital chest x-ray and artificial intelligence-supported interpretation for screening and clinical diagnosis;
- Supporting the adoption and implementation of sensitive screening algorithms customized to settings and populations;
- Optimizing the use of molecular testing; and
- Introducing interventions to improve the affordability of TB screening and diagnosis.
- Improving drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment and management. CHAI is working with our country partners to improve DR-TB treatment outcomes by transitioning to shorter, all-oral DR-TB regimens and improving the quality of care.
CHAI’s Global TB team is currently seeking a Senior Manager. As Senior Manager, the successful candidate will lead the operational delivery of grants and programs and assist the Director and Global TB Team Senior Leadership in setting and executing strategy. S/he will, along with the Director and Global TB Senior Leadership Team, represent the program to CHAI’s global leadership, other teams across the organization, and in external forums. S/he may manage a team of 2-3 staff and assist with coordination of grant implementation across nine CHAI countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Senior Manager must have excellent relationship management and program management skills.
CHAI is seeking an individual with at least 10 years’ experience involving country-level experience delivering innovative public health interventions. A proven record of leadership, strategy development, program management, communication skills, and analytical skills are required. The Senior Manager must be able to function independently and flexibly in a diverse and fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, humility, and a strong commitment to excellence.
The position will require significant international travel, estimated at ~30-40%. This position reports to the Director, Global Tuberculosis Team.
The base location is flexible, with a preference for the East Coast of the United States.
- Oversee the operational execution of CHAI’s TB strategy.
- Manage program performance against donor, grant, and internal deliverables and timelines.
- Supervise country support activities and the country support teams.
- Lead CHAI’s efforts to drive programmatic innovations that accelerate TB reduction and deliver value for money.
- Manage processes and tools for planning, budgeting, and financial reporting as they pertain to the TB project/program implementation.
- Manage relationships with external partners and coordinate engagement with key stakeholders and opinion leaders on specific topics including TB regulatory and quality issues, pricing, treatment guidelines, and market intelligence by attending international meetings as needed.
- Represent CHAI at conferences, on task forces, and in other public fora; serve as a trusted advisor and partner to global NGOs and UN organizations on a variety of TB market access issues.
- Administer global TB grants, which includes working closely with donors and cross-functional CHAI team on grant management needs.
- Assist with the development of the TB country engagement strategy to address specific TB-related concerns within a given country, assist in balancing allocation of team responses against that strategy and supervise the implementation and execution at country level.
- Develop and maintain up-to-date expertise in developments in the TB field at the global level.
- Other responsibilities and duties, as assigned.
- Candidate should hold an advanced degree (MPH, MD, DrPH/PhD, MBA, or equivalent education) in public health, epidemiology, behavioral/social sciences, population studies/demography, marketing, business, or other related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted
- Minimum of 10 years of professional experience (managerial, operational, programmatic, and technical), preferably managing large, complex donor-funded global public health programs; preference for candidates with senior level experience at a leading global public health organization
- Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or public health areas required (such as DFID/FCDO, USAID, Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and corporate and foundation donors)
- Experience conceiving, planning, and executing complex programs or projects
- Proven stakeholder relationship management
- Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills (in English)
- Extensive computer skills, strong problem-solving skills, analytical capabilities, and strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work in a diverse and fast-paced team environment
- Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments
- Experience living and working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
- Experience working on programmatic and technical programs in public health, with a focus on infectious disease program development, management, and evaluation
- Up-to-date knowledge of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment guidelines, research and practices