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
The Laboratory Services Team (LST) is a key source of support for Ministries of Health and CHAI's country teams. LST works to address barriers to access and foster a healthy, competitive marketplace for essential diagnostic testing. The team coordinates global efforts on access to diagnostics, working closely with diagnostics manufacturers, governments, and multilateral organizations to lower prices, increase access to testing, and accelerate the entry and uptake of new innovative products.
Other locations in Sub Saharan Africa may be considered pending country leadership approval
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, LST has worked in over 15 countries to support countries’ national Covid-19 response. This has included market shaping efforts at the global level to ensure that low-and-middle income countries get access to an equitable supply of high-quality diagnostic tests for Covid-19 at affordable prices, as well as support on-the-ground in countries to ensure readiness for Covid-19 testing, through the development of robust testing strategies, introduction and roll-out of novel products such as antigen tests, strengthening of data management and connectivity systems, etc.
Given the impending rollout of vaccines across countries, LST is moving into a new phase of its work on Covid-19. The focus will remain on further strengthening Covid-19 testing systems that have been introduced over the past few months, while at the same time ensuring that testing and vaccination strategies in countries work in tandem for a strong and holistic Covid-19 response. To support this work, we are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills, and communication abilities.
This Associate will be responsible to:
• Work with teams in Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya to identify and operationalize linkages between countries’ Covid-19 testing and vaccination strategies
• Leverage early learnings from the four countries to inform the development of global guidance on how low-and-middle income countries can use testing data to inform their vaccine roll-outs
• Support country teams on a broad range of activities, including but not limited to Covid-19 testing-related strategy and planning, forecasting, procurements and supply chain management, etc
• Support CHAI’s supply-side engagement on Covid-19 diagnostics
• Lead preparations of presentations, reports and other analyses to inform global and country-level discussions on Covid-19 testing
• Up to 50% international travel could be required once situation allows
• Other responsibilities could be assigned, as needed
• Bachelor’s degree plus at least 4-6 years of relevant experience
• Experience working in management consulting or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments
• Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and work in a multicultural environment within a matrixed team
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and drive forward work independently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and work on analyses at varying levels of granularity
• Technical proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint
• Fluent in English, proficiency in both written and verbal
• Master's degree (MPH, MBA or other relevant degree)
• Experience working in low-and-middle-income countries or working on global health issues (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and/or maternal and child health programs)
• Lab and diagnostics-related experience, either in a programmatic or clinical setting
• Experience working remotely with a decentralized team