Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, China

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - China


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:




The Associate will work closely with CHAI’s Country Manager to provide analytical support for a range of partnerships and projects with the Chinese government in the areas of public health and development aid. He/she will be exposed to work in various disease program areas, including but not limited to tuberculosis, maternal and child health, vaccines, malaria, hepatitis and assistive technology.


The majority of such projects require global cross-border cooperation and global coordination with both public and private sector stakeholders. The Associate may work independently and/or with mixed teams consisting of project and local site staff from both within CHAI and external partners such as government entities, international organization, private companies and academic institutions.


He/she will be engaged in various activities related to research, data collection, stakeholder interviews, quantitative policy analysis, and financial and business modeling to provide support to the CHAI teams and their government counterparts in identifying root causes and developing appropriate interventions for informed policy changes. Given the scope and purpose of collaboration, the project team will use the insights generated to support evidence-based decision-making that may impact government policy, public health system structure and/or conduct, health financing, and purchasing and supply management strategies.


He/she will be able to work in a flexible, entrepreneurial and results-driven manner under pressure, but still with optimism even in the face of complex challenges.


  • Assist the Country Manager and relevant disease program teams to develop and implement the project activities as required by the partnership framework, work plan and budget
  • Lead and/or support data collection, interviews, quantitative analysis, report drafting to generate evidence-based policy and formulate recommendations in strategic scenarios
  • Assist government partner teams to develop methodologies including tools, processes, key performance/success indicators that are highly relevant and appropriate for analyses, project management and goal fulfillment
  • Work closely with the government partner teams to ensure the project timeline, work orders and deliverables are organized and coordinated to achieve project goals and objectives
  • Monitor project implementation, provide regularly update on project progress, and coordinate project team members to ensure project goal alignment
  • Provide strategic recommendations for development of new programs, project management, communication and process improvement
  • Regular relationship management with external stakeholders
  • Communicate regularly with CHAI staff at the global and country levels to ensure CHAI’s value-add maximized to partners
  • Travel frequently to mainland China and other countries
  • Other responsibilities as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, public health, political sciences, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in a related field
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of work experience in management consulting, investment banking and/or similar functions in the private sector
  • Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese (speaking, reading, and writing in a professional setting)
  • Strong communication skills in different cultural settings and high level of sensitivity for relationship-building with stakeholders from both private and public sectors
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical background
  • Comfortable with financial analysis and business case development
  • Experience working with large, complicated data sets and/or data mining
  • Ability to work independently without extensive structural or operational support
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, either independently or with teams
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations and work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Ability to achieve maximum efficiency and impact with limited human and financial resources
  • Ability to travel frequently to mainland China as well as other countries
  • Respectful of and ability to thrive within local cultures and styles across varying global contexts
  • Experience working and living in China 
  • Experience in the healthcare sector in a plus
  • Experience working and living in low-income countries or resource-limited settings is a plus




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