Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Global Markets Team

Country
United States
City
New York
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Global Markets Team

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

 

Overview of the Global Markets Team

 

The Global Markets Team (GMT) strives to build healthier marketplaces to ensure the sustainable supply of vital medical commodities. In particular, the GMT is responsible for designing, negotiating, and monitoring market-shaping interventions to improve the efficiency of health commodity markets in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). These interventions range from traditional policy-led and grant-financed initiatives such as pooled procurement, coordinated ordering, and strategic demand forecasting to more innovative credit enhancement mechanisms such as volume guarantees (VGs), advance market commitments (AMCs), and working capital facilities. See some examples of the GMT’s work below:

 

The GMT collaborates closely with internal and external stakeholders to assess the potential public-health impact of proposed market-shaping interventions. The GMT also plays a leading role within CHAI in terms of managing relationships with branded and generic pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies.

 

The Global Markets Team is composed of high-performing individuals who are laser-focused on pursuing supply-side initiatives to maximize public-health impact while also fostering a dynamic, meritocratic, and fun team environment. GMT managers prioritize feedback and professional development for their staff and will proactively work with the new Associate to ensure he/she feels both continually supported and challenged at work.

 

Position Overview

 

The Global Markets Associate will support GMT’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) market shaping and market dynamics activities. The primary objective of the role will be to lead the analytical work required to refine CHAI’s SRH strategy and collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders to support the design and implementation of strategies to secure sufficient supply of critical reproductive health commodities to meet the demand of public sector SRH programs in low- and middle-income countries.

 

The Associate will lead the collection and analysis of data from a variety of sources such as shipment data via procurers and manufacturers, demographic data from household surveys, and usage data reported by countries. The Associate will be responsible for developing rigorous market analyses such as global market forecasts / outlooks and other reports to support investment decisions by suppliers and supply planning by multilateral agencies and country programs. The Associate will support the GMT to build, maintain, and update its supply and demand side market strategy for SRH commodities and services to ensure that women in the world’s poorest countries have access to reproductive health commodities. For example, this can include developing strategies to secure appropriate production capacity of low-cost, quality-assured contraceptives that meets forecasted demand or supporting the scale-up of new or underutilized contraceptive methods by addressing market barriers. In doing so, the Associate will develop strong relationships with various teams within CHAI, as well as with pharmaceutical suppliers and key opinion leaders.

 

For this Associate position, we are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills, and communication abilities. The Associate must be comfortable synthesizing large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data into cogent recommendations. The Associate must also be able to function independently, balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and work effectively across a range of stakeholders. 

 

Preference for this role to be based in the US. Alternative program country locations possible, pending GMT and country team leadership approval.  This role will require up to 25% travel.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage the development of databases, analyses, and frameworks to assist in prioritizing commodities in need of supply-side interventions
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to analyze market outlook, supplier landscape, and production economics across a range of products
  • Work with CHAI country and global teams to evaluate the potential for various market shaping interventions using the market-shaping toolkit and other accepted methodologies
  • Develop strategies and qualitative/quantitative analyses to support ongoing negotiations with suppliers
  • Create clear communications materials based upon analyses
  • Present findings of analyses to a broad range of internal and external audiences in meetings and conferences
  • Support relationship management with senior-level stakeholders at procurement agencies, manufacturers, and other NGOs
  • Execute other responsibilities as needed by the team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years analytical or business experience in the private sector
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative modeling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and drive forward work independently
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations
  • Available for 25% travel
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • English language fluency, both written and verbal

Advantages:

  • Experience managing large databases
  • Experience in management consulting, equity research, investment banking, or life sciences (particularly in strategy development and/or deal negotiations)
  • Experience working in developing countries or working on global health issues (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and/or maternal and child health programs)
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team

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