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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
Overview of Tuberculosis (TB) program:
TB is the one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death due to a single infectious agent. By acting as a trusted advisor to governments, CHAI aims for transformational improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of national responses to the TB epidemic, by supporting the introduction and rollout of new drug and diagnostic products; designing, testing, and supporting the scale-up of service delivery models; and providing technical support in the areas of strategic planning, data management and analytics, costing and procurement and supply chain management. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement market-based interventions to improve the affordability and supply security of quality assured TB products, with a primary focus on MDR-TB and TB preventive therapy (TPT) medicines. The team is also engaging in the areas of TB care in the private sector and TB case finding.
CHAI’s curent program areas include:
The Regional TB Manager will support several work areas, which include project management, work product development, team operations functions, country support work, and knowledge management. They will work to ensure the rapid scale-up and effective management of high-quality treatments and diagnostics for DS-TB/DR-TB and in the process become a trusted advisor to governments and CHAI country teams alike. Specifically, the Regional TB Manager will work closely with country teams helping to optimize policies and processes to ensure access to high quality DS-TB/DR-TB drugs and diagnostic testing.
In addition, the Regional TB Manager will ensure that countries have adopted best practices of TB and MDR-TB drugs and diagnostic care.
The Regional TB Manager will also be assigned to assist and provide technical assistance to the CHAI Vietnam Country Team with the day-to-day project management of two upcoming operational studies that leverage innovative technologies for diagnosis and surveillance of TB at the country level (approximately ~50% LOE).
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
The position will require significant regional travel, estimated at ~30-40% (as Covid-19 protocols/policies allow). This position reports to the Associate Director, Global Tuberculosis Team.
The base location is Hanoi, Vietnam.
Regional support (~50% LOE)
CHAI Vietnam focused support (~50% LOE)