Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health nonprofit organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business-oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact, expanding access to life-saving technologies using a sustainable model that can be owned and maintained by governments. To date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with close to governments over 35 countries to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
CHAI PNG overview
In 2006, CHAI commenced its mission in Papua New Guinea and worked to assist the National Department of Health (NDOH) in scaling up HIV care and treatment in urban and rural communities. The program span for eleven years from 2006 – 2017, during which CHAI established its presence in the National Capital District (NCD), Eastern Highlands, Western Highlands and Southern Highlands, but also impacted the health system at the National level. Currently, CHAI is assisting the government to deliver its expanded program in immunization at the national level, whilst supporting Central and Morobe Provinces at the subnational level. CHAI PNG is also starting a Labs Program, focused on scale-up of antigen testing as part of the country’s overall COVID-19 response.
The Program Manager, Diagnostics (PM) will lead efforts in PNG to deliver the objectives of the laboratory program, under the guidance and direction of the Country Manager. The PM will provide both strategic and technical direction for the laboratory program, overseeing its development and assuming responsibility for high quality delivery. The position will be based in Port Moresby with regular domestic travel expected, as conditions allow.
Working together with and supported by the CHAI PNG Country Manager and Senior Advisor, the Lab Program Manager will: