Clinton Health Access Initiative

Technical Advisor, Maximum Impact Incubator

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Other - Program
Additional Location Description
There is flexibility in the base location for this role, pending leadership approval.


The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems. 


CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.  


At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work:


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 role


CHAI is establishing a new team to identify and incubate programs across its entire portfolio that generate significant health impact through highly cost-effective programming. This 'Maximum Impact Incubator' team has the exciting and challenging aim of evaluating and prioritizing the most cost-effective and scalable opportunities for new programs aligned with the Effective Altruism philosophy of maximizing the benefit of available resources. 


As Technical Advisor to the Incubator, you will help lead the team’s efforts to quantitatively evaluate potential programming according to how the most impact can be achieved per dollar spent. You will work closely with the Incubator Program team, CHAI program and country teams, academics, and other stakeholders to conduct rigorous analysis of prospective programs. Activities will include comprehensive and critical literature reviews and expert interviews to evaluate health impact of candidate interventions, assessments of program costs and key cost drivers, cost-effectiveness modeling and analysis, identification of priority gaps for in-country data collection and investigation, and synthesis into guidance on a program's potential impact at scale. You will be responsible for serving as a thought leader and expert to others on the team that have complementary non-technical backgrounds. This role is the perfect opportunity for anyone with a curious and analytical mind who wants to learn about a broad variety of health areas, apply skills in cost-effectiveness analysis, and drive genuine impact as we identify and scale programs that will provide the maximum benefit to millions of people.


As the Incubator's Technical Advisor, you will be responsible for:

  • Collating data on costs and effects of high-impact interventions, including through literature reviews, discussions with CHAI program and country teams, and engagement with external experts
  • Critically evaluating the strength of the evidence base for interventions, identifying data gaps and uncertainties
  • Conducting cost-effectiveness analyses to compare the impact of interventions per dollar spent and evaluate factors and uncertainties influencing conclusions
  • Co-designing in-country data collection approaches and protocols to fill knowledge gaps
  • Synthesizing outputs both internally and externally through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications
  • Engaging with external partners and donors to share results, identify and promote best practices, and determine future opportunities


We are seeking exceptional and highly-motivated individuals with a genuine desire to maximize global health outcomes.  An ideal candidate will be described as:

  • Intellectually curious – You have a desire to dig deeper than the surface, asking questions like: Why does this intervention perform better than another? What does this new information mean for my current conclusions?  How might this intervention look different in another country?
  • Analytical – You are comfortable independently analyzing quantitative and qualitative scientific information, conducting cost-effectiveness analyses and modeling approaches, and effectively extracting logical conclusions and recommendations.
  • Open – You are comfortable with candidly sharing what you know from your research, but more also, what you do not know, are unsure about or would need further expert support to uncover
  • Practical – You can balance multiple priorities, focusing on the aspects of research or topics that is most decision-critical for the team
  • Communicative – You can translate complex scientific or analytical findings terminology understandable for colleagues and decision-makers who may not have scientific backgrounds
  • Rigorous – You take pride in your work and have high-standards for what you produce, creating analysis that can stand up to the scrutiny of internal and external parties
  • Passionate – You are passionate about improving global health and will work with urgency towards achieving this goal

There is no 'perfect' candidate for this role.  We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals who want to make a difference in global health outcomes.  Whatever your background, if this role excites you, please apply.



  • PhD in data science, economics, public health, epidemiology, or related quantitative discipline
  • Or Masters degree (in the fields cited above) and 5+ years of working experience with independent data analysis, including cost-effectiveness and related analyses, and communication of results
  • Experience with designing, conducting, and analyzing literature reviews
  • Available for up to 20-30% travel
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Statistical and geospatial analysis programming experience (including expertise with R, SAS, STATA, ArcGIS and/or other relevant software)
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills


  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team
  • Experience working in or supporting LMICs
  • Experience collaborating with government, business or other non-scientific stakeholders


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