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
The Senior Associate will work closely with CHAI’s China Country Manager to provide analytical support and engage in project management for a range of partnerships and projects with the Chinese government and private sector actors in the field of global health. He/she will be exposed to work from various disease program areas, including but not limited to tuberculosis, cancer, maternal and child health, vaccines, malaria, hepatitis and assistive technology.
One of the main projects the Senior Associate will be responsible for is focused on pediatric cancer in China. An estimated 30,000~40,000 new cases of pediatric cancer occur in China each year, representing 10% of the total global pediatric cancer cases; however, there currently remain some critical gaps contributing to low patient screening, care coverage and survival rates. Another main program area the Senior Associate will focus on is reducing market entry barriers for Chinese health commodity and equipment suppliers that are able to contribute positively to the LMIC markets. Potential pathways include but are not limited to exploring Africa local manufacturing projects and opportunities that can address global health gaps.
The majority of such projects require cross-border cooperation and global coordination with both public and private sector stakeholders. The Senior Associate may work independently and/or with mixed teams consisting of project and local site staff from both within CHAI and external partners such as government entities, international organization, private companies and academic institutions.
The Senior Associate will be engaged in various activities related to research, data collection, stakeholder interviews, quantitative policy analysis, and financial and business modeling to provide support to the CHAI teams and their government counterparts in identifying root causes and developing appropriate interventions for informed policy changes. Given the scope and purpose of collaboration, the project team will use the insights generated to support evidence-based decision-making that may impact government policy, public health system structure and/or conduct, health financing, and purchasing and supply management strategies.
The Senior Associate is expected to lead and manage projects he/she will be engaged in. This requires both strategic thinking and execution effectiveness. S/he will be able to work in a flexible, entrepreneurial and results-driven manner under pressure, but still with optimism even in the face of complex challenges.