Clinton Health Access Initiative

State Lead for New Initiative

New Delhi
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - India
Additional Location Description
Patna, Lucknow, Jaipur, New Delhi, Chennai


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:


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/WJCF works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer, and immunization. Additionally, CHAI is also supporting the Government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due to malnutrition, anaemia, diarrhoea, and pneumonia, and helping increase access to quality Family Planning services. 


About the project


In India, the lack of infrastructure at the community level coupled with the nonavailability of qualified radiologists to interpret X-ray’s leads to a significant delay in screening and diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB). Chest X-ray (CXR) is a rapid imaging tool that allows for easy identification of lung abnormalities. CXR is an essential tool for early detection of tuberculosis (TB), and therefore fundamental instrumental in the fight to eliminate TB.  Currently, only 11% of public health facilities in the country have X-ray machines available at Community Health Centres (CHCs) or district hospitals consequentially delaying the diagnosis of TB or adding to the out-of-pocket expenditure required by patients if done outside the public health facilities.


To address these delays at the community level, WJCF, with support from The Global Fund, aims to address the gap by introducing and operationalising hand-held X-ray machines integrated with Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) software. Deployment of a high-sensitive screening tool (X-ray) along with high throughput interpretation (CAD) and subsequent linkage to CBNAAT for diagnostics would reduce delays in diagnostics and pre-treatment loss to follow-up (LTFU). In addition, would be of significant use of active case finding in various settings. The project will be implemented in urban and rural districts in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttarakhand, and Haryana


The project aims to generate local evidence and demonstrate various use cases for portable X-ray + CAD to improve TB case finding and reduce diagnostic delays. With an objective that the local evidence would lead to greater buy-in at the state level, facilitate the effective transition of project activities to the government and support future scale-up using domestic budgets.


Role Overview


CHAI is looking for a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials for the role of State Lead for New Initiative (SLNI). Successful candidate will have excellent problem solving, communications, Government stakeholder management and project management skills. They be able to function independently and flexibly, be self-motivated, have the ability to thrive in challenging environments. They must be able to take programmatic decisions and have a strong commitment to excellence.


Reporting to the Technical Lead and working closely with other SR & Government Stakeholders, the SLNI is expected to lead and manage execution the C19RM project at the State.


We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, teamwork, interpersonal skills, responsibility, tenacity, energy, and work ethic. Overall, SLNI would be expected to support in - planning, Implementing, analysing, coordinating, reviewing and documentation of various interventions that have been undertaken under the project.


  • In close coordination with the central team at Delhi (National Program Management Unit – NPMU), lead the project at the state through strong program management and ensuring implementation of programmatic strategies and achievement of program objectives
  • Develop strong relationship with the respective State (MD-NHM,STO,STDC) and District(CMHO/DTO) officials for the effective and coordinated implementation of project activities
  • Engage and facilitate necessary support for availability of drugs, diagnostics and necessary manpower support required for the project interventions
  • Develop state specific implementation and a supportive supervision plan for the project and respective activities to be undertaken in close coordination with implementing partners (Sub Recipients)
  • Contribute to developing and implementing a strategy for synthesizing and disseminating key results, programmatic lessons learned, and other project outputs
  • Advocate with State and district officials on the results and lessons from the project and drive decisions on scaling up such activities
  • Track project progress regularly and feed into the various progress reports for the purpose of internal consumption as well as government departments
  • Represent CHAI and the project at the state and work with the district Leads and address challenges reported
  • Identify training needs and design, plan and conduct training programs, workshops, meetings and campaigns in coordination with central team.
  • Develop field level strategies in alignment with overall project objectives and ensure communication and process adherence are complied too by the implementing partners (SRs)
  • Review and analyse district wise performance and provide inputs to partner organisations to achieve targets, provide quality services and report results
  • Contribute to the development of outcome and impact monitoring processes as and when required
  • Work with the M&E team to ensure coverage of each project component and all project indicators for baseline evaluation of project activities.
  • Regularly analyse the data captured in the MIS and provide a summary of findings and recommendations while ensuring data quality. Work with the project and field teams to address gaps, if any.


  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health, management or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in designing and leading initiatives for implementing the Program.
  • Experience in working & managing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in working with Ministries/departments and its partners including large, funded donor projects.
  • Experience in designing and implementing new operational initiatives from project initiation to final stages.
  • Experience in managing and building capacity across the project stakeholders.
  • Languages: Excellent written and spoken command of English and the local language.
  • Good moderation, facilitation, and training skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with government and social partners.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, ability to deal with various stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision and work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration, and evaluation of projects.
  • Should be willing to travel extensively for project purpose within and outside the respective state.

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