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's Global Operations, Finance, and Human Resources (HR) teams provide operational support to programmatic and country teams working across the globe. CHAI teams work to improve access to quality health care and focus on several issues and disease areas including, but not limited to HIV, vaccines, malaria, and maternal and newborn health. CHAI has about 1800 staff, including employees, volunteers, and secondees, based in over 40 countries, primarily in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, but also in Europe and Australia.
The Senior Director, Legal & Compliance will provide internal legal counsel to CHAI leadership and CHAI. This position will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the organization’s legal affairs, including leading contract practices and procedures; advising and guiding teams in structuring, negotiating, and executing the legal aspects of commercial transactions; advising leadership teams in managing corporate compliance and risk management; and, addressing employment and immigration law matters, intellectual property ownership and licensing, tax compliance, litigation, and the management of international corporate structures.
The Senior Director helps ensure that CHAI’s practices and policies meet not only legal and regulatory requirements, but also the standards and best practices of an international organization that prides itself on serving its partner governments and populations. This individual must maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards, supporting CHAI’s mission and acting in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The head of Legal and Compliance will partner with and provide counsel to CHAI’s leadership teams, finance teams, contracts, global operations, HR, country, and programmatic teams. The individual will manage relationships with outside counsel, and will partner with CHAI’s Board Secretary and Legal Counsel on governance matters including advising the Board of Directors.
The Senior Director, Legal & Compliance reports to CHAI’s CFO. This job is based in Boston, domestic and international travel is estimated at 25-30%.
General Legal Advisory
Corporate Structure and Governance
Risk Management and Compliance
Policies and Communication