Clinton Health Access Initiative

Program Officer, HIV Treatment

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Zambia


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.


In Zambia, CHAI’s HIV treatment program is supporting the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to accelerate the uptake of optimal products by taking an end-to-end approach to HIV product introduction to ensure that optimal and new products rapidly and consistently reach the country and are cascaded down to patients that need them in the shortest possible time to save lives reduce the burden of disease.


Considering the above, CHAI seeks to recruit a Program Officer, HIV Treatment that will serve as an important part of CHAI Zambia’s HIV access to treatment team. The Program Officer will contribute to CHAI’s mission to save lives through increased availability and uptake of optimal HIV products by providing high-quality technical assistance to Zambia's Ministry of Health and affiliated institutions. S/he will assist in program design, rollout, monitoring and evaluation and influencing of national policies aimed at removing barriers to the scale-up of the national HIV treatment program. 

The Program Officer, HIV Treatment will work on the Infectious and Non-infectious diseases  team on a full-time basis and will be  based in Lusaka, Zambia.   Dynamic individuals with strong analytical, technical, and organizational skills, plus an ability to handle fast-paced work environments with immense responsibilities are sought for this role.


  • Build and maintain a thorough understanding of the HIV/AIDS landscape, health systems, priorities, and gaps both in Zambia and globally to identify strategic opportunities for program growth to achieve CHAI's overall objectivesProvide support to accelerate the introduction and uptake of optimal commodities for HIV
  • Support the roll out of new product formulations and develop interventions to overcome identified bottlenecks.
  • Support the team in assessing opportunities for optimization of national HIV treatment guidelines
  • Provide technical assistance to service delivery points through the Ministry of Health to identify and overcome barriers to access high quality, low cost ARVs and other essential medicines
  • Participate in the development of tools to assist MOH in validating, rationalizing and making efficient use of data from facilities
  • Complete analysis on the uptake of new formulations and develop interventions to overcome identified bottlenecks
  • Participation and advocacy in quarterly and annual forecasting & quantification meetings
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, implementing partners and  NGOs to ensure  ensure coordination of resources and efforts
  • Execute day-to-day activities to ensure that the team can deliver on all program objectives in a timely manner.
  • Support the team to meet all internal reporting requirements


  • Degree in Pharmacy or Public Health or Related field with 3- 5 years’ work experience in the private sector or NGO working in a demanding, results-oriented environment OR
  • Diploma in Pharmacy or Related field with 5- 8 years’ work experience in the private sector or NGO working in a demanding, results-oriented environment
  • Ability to navigate complex systems of relationships
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Detail-oriented with strong programmatic and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, multicultural, and multi-diversity environment
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Available for domestic and limited international travel

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