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: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI, in partnership with its India affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF), works in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently CHAI works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, Pneumonia, Diarrhoea, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Cancer, VBDs, Immunization & Tuberculosis. Through its Health Financing and Digital Health programs, it helps ensure access to and continuity of appropriate, quality care.
Talent is the fundamental driver of CHAI’s success in helping save lives and reduce the burden of disease. CHAI’s organizational values reflect its relentless endeavour of hiring, nurturing, empowering, and celebrating diverse and high-calibre individuals who come together to work as cohesive teams. CHAI places a high premium on providing its staff with an enabling environment that encourages entrepreneurship, humility, respect, equal share of voice and fosters high impact innovation to address some of the most challenging healthcare issues.
The Ayushman Bharat - Digital Mission (AB-DM) seeks to leverage digital technologies to make healthcare interventions affordable and accessible for Indian citizens. It aims to develop an interoperable IT platform to integrate all digital health solutions in India.
The current strong public digital infrastructure—including that related to Aadhaar, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and wide reach of the Internet and mobile phones (JAM trinity) —provides a strong platform for establishing the building blocks of AB-DM. The existing ability to digitally identify people, doctors, and health facilities, facilitate electronic signatures, ensure non-repudiable contracts, make paperless payments, securely store digital records, and contact people provide opportunities to streamline healthcare information through digital management.
The vision of the Ayushman Bharat-Digital Mission (AB-DM) is to create a National Digital Health Ecosystem that supports universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner, that provides a wide-range of data, information, and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems, and ensures the security, confidentiality, and privacy of health-related personal information.
The following building blocks of ABDM have been developed and are live and operational:
The creation of these building blocks was crucial to the creation of a National Digital Health Ecosystem. The focus is now on their roll-out across India, adoption by health seeking individuals and health providers alike, and the integration of these building blocks into existing public health platforms and Health Management Information Systems (HMIS), in order to dramatically enhance the utility of both existing systems and the AB-DM, thereby increasing the demand for, access to, and quality of health services in India.
CHAI supports the National Health Authority (NHA), an autonomous government institution that is tasked with the implementation of ABDM, to strengthen the roll-out and scale-up this transformative digital health initiative.
CHAI is looking for a Senior Associate, ABDM who can work closely with the leadership at the National Health Authority and steer CHAI’s support towards implementation and management of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. CHAI seeks a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to focus on developing program strategy, achieving operational excellence, expanding scope of engagement with NHA and shaping collaborations with participating states/UTs. The Senior Associate will drive programmatic support as per requirements and under the guidance of CHAI and NHA leadership. The ideal candidate must be able to function independently, be comfortable working with cross-functional teams, be flexible, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
As ABDM scales-up, CHAI is committed to support NHA in the following areas: