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's (WJCF) has been working in India since 2004 in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the central and state levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, CHAI/WJCF programs, supports government initiatives on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer, immunisation, and health financing. Additionally, CHAI/WJCF is also supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) 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.
CHAI’s Health Financing program supports governments implementing reforms towards the goal of universal health coverage; ensuring that patients can access the care they need without suffering financial hardship. CHAI staff work closely with Ministries of Health and Finance, as well as government insurance agencies, often with permanent desks in government offices, to build capacity for and support evidence-based decision making. This includes work on the design, implementation and management of large-scale financing reforms to improve health outcomes and address health disparities. A cornerstone of this work is to support governments to set priorities and to improve efficiency in health spending. This includes using evidence to define the benefits package and a process for revision over time, and supporting governments to finance services, and to reliably deliver this package of services through public and private sector.
CHAI is a partner of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) (https://idsihealth.org), a global network of priority setting institutions, universities, think tanks and individuals that aim to support low and middle income countries with the difficult decisions related to priority setting as they move towards Universal Health Coverage.
The Government of India is rolling out one of the largest health insurance schemes in the world through AB-PMJAY. At the request of government leadership, CHAI in partnership with its India affiliate, William J. Clinton Foundation's (WJCF) is supporting design, implementation and improvement of the scheme at both the national and state level. Key areas of technical support include using data analytics for decision making and program management, capacity building at a national and sub-national level and program coordination between centre and states. This work will also include an explicit focus on providing immediate support to government in applying critical skillsets built to the COVID19 response. This work will include leveraging data insights capacity built for PMJAY to target interventions and address gap between need and supply of care at national and state level for the urgent COVID-19 response.
CHAI/WJCF is seeking highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills to shape the growing health financing program. The candidate will be embedded in the Maharashtra State Health Agency (SHA) in Mumbai to support SHA leadership in the design and implementation of key PMJAY reforms with a focus on evidence based decision making. The candidates must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.