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 approaches some of the most pressing issues in global health with a business-oriented strategy to fundamentally change the underlying economics. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for diagnosis and treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. By addressing global market failures and accelerating access to the most effective, high quality health products at affordable and sustainable prices, CHAI helps patients access the care and treatment they need.
There is a strong consensus across the global community that accelerating the availability of new, optimal drug treatment options for HIV and other diseases, and expanding treatment coverage is a major priority for patients in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite significant progress made in the past decade to increase access to HIV care, many patients on treatment in LMICs still have relatively poor treatment outcomes, in part due to use of antiretrovirals (ARVs) with debilitating side effects and inconvenient dosing schedules, resulting in poor adherence, treatment failure, and patient loss-to-follow-up (LTFU). Accelerating availability and uptake of new, optimal treatment options that are more tolerable, durable, and easy to take will improve quality of care and support attainment of the HIV 90-90-90 targets. CHAI South Africa’s team is supporting the National Department of Health (NDoH) implement a broad range of activities, across demand generation, supply chain strengthening, service delivery expansion, quality improvement and strengthening program monitoring and evaluation, across both public and private sector channels, aimed at significantly increasing uptake of quality health services for adults and adolescents. This is done through the provision of technical assistance to support the development and deployment of strategic and operational plans, resource optimization in the short and long term and galvanizing key stakeholder coordination.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical and managerial capabilities to play a key role in the Access to Medicines team in South Africa. The Program Manager will shape strategy, manage and provide technical input to a large and successful CHAI team. CHAI works in a fast-paced and results-driven environment. This individual would manage a growing team, at national and provincial levels, and shape CHAI’s engagement. Thus, they should have exceptional communication and analytical skills, be a strong strategic thinker and be able to adapt to differing program needs. CHAI places great value on commitment to excellence, resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility. The Manager will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and report to CHAI South Africa’s leadership team.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: