Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, Global Diagnostics Team

Full Time
Program (Division)
Global Diagnostics Team


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.


About the Team:


Accurate diagnosis requires the right mix of affordable and high-quality technology and health system efficiency. Not only is it important to choose the right technologies for each healthcare setting, there are also several essential health services that need to be functioning for testing to be delivered effectively. Many countries are still working to establish both the technology infrastructure and the associated health systems required. As such, testing remains a critical gap for many diseases.

CHAI’s Global Diagnostics Team works closely with governments, manufacturers, donors and other agencies to improve access to high-quality, affordable diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries. CHAI takes a patient-centric and holistic approach that focuses on introducing innovative diagnostic technologies and delivery systems that are proven through evidence generation, catalytic adoption, and scale-up by national governments. CHAI helps establish the conditions to support high-quality diagnostic systems, especially for primary health care. We support governments to build diagnostic networks that maximize testing coverage and referral to care while reducing costs. Our focus is on accelerating access to high-quality and affordable diagnostics through coordinated engagement with both the supply and demand sides of the market.




CHAI operates across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and has ongoing diagnostics programs and priorities in several of these countries. In order to support the diagnostics program in the region, CHAI is seeking to hire a highly motivated individual with strong analytical abilities, and superior problem-solving and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, resourceful, collaborative, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. This position can be offered at either the Associate or Senior Associate level, depending on the candidate profile and skillset.


Provide strategic, technical, and programmatic support to CHAI’s diagnostics programs across 2-3 Asia-Pacific countries (~40%):

  • Work closely with country teams to develop their diagnostics strategy and workplans, aligned with global CHAI diagnostics strategy and country-specific needs
  • Provide day-to-day thought partnership and technical guidance to country programs on topics such as diagnostics-related national policies, procurement and supply chain management, healthcare worker trainings, data management, etc
  • Develop high quality deliverables to support countries’ programmatic objectives, including presentations, concept notes, tools, and models
  • Collect, consolidate, and share lessons learned and best practices (strategies, tools, and experience) across country programs to maximize impact of learnings
  • ~20 - 30% international travel may be required, majority of which is expected to be within the Asia-Pacific region

Support the Asia-Pacific Diagnostics Consortium and other regional initiatives (~40%):

  • Conduct deep-dive analyses and develop preparatory materials to inform consortium discussions on gaps and priorities for diagnostics in the region
  • Engage and coordinate with a wide range of external stakeholders to ensure buy-in on the overall activities and outputs of the consortium
  • Provide ad-hoc support to other regional initiatives on an as-needed basis

Drive cross-cutting global work streams, projects, and communications (~20%):

  • Lead the drafting of grant reports and presentations, concept notes and fundraising proposals
  • Contribute to CHAI’s global diagnostics strategy development efforts
  • Support development and implementation of special projects to further global impact


  • Able to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and thrive in a fast-paced environment to meet the often rapidly evolving needs of CHAI teams and government counterparts
  • Self-starter who is comfortable getting up to speed quickly on a wide range of topics related to diagnostics and global health
  • Proficient with both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations on analyses at varying levels of granularity
  • Able to engage with internal and external stakeholders at varying levels of seniority with maturity and sensitivity and develop the trusting relationships needed to “influence without authority”
  • Strong in both written and verbal communication
  • Proficient with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English


  • Experience working on global health issues (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and/or maternal and child health programs) in low-and-middle-income settings 
  • Experience working in management consulting or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments
  • Experience working in client-facing or other external-facing positions
  • Diagnostics-related experience, either in a programmatic or clinical setting
  • Experience working remotely with multicultural teams in a matrixed organizational structure


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