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: 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.
About CHAI’s Global HIV Access Program (HAP)
Since 2002, CHAI has been a leader in expanding and accelerating access to HIV treatment, reducing the cost of drugs and diagnostic tests, and strengthening the capacity of governments to help prevent and diagnose HIV and treat people living with HIV (PLHIV). CHAI’s simultaneous engagement on the supply and demand sides of the market, our end-to-end and holistic support to national HIV programs, and our partnership with affected communities is helping to address barriers that prevent people living in LMICs from accessing the best available treatment and prevention services.
Advanced HIV Disease Overview
Despite significant progress in scaling access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV (PLHIV), HIV-related mortality remains unacceptably high, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating up to seven million HIV-related deaths over the next decade. Forty percent of these could be prevented by addressing advanced HIV disease (AHD). AHD remains a persistent global challenge for both newly initiating and ART-experienced patients re-entering care, and the recent UNAIDS 2022 report documents that HIV-related deaths in 2021 remained tragically high at 650,000, with tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis as the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. If current trends continue, 460,000 people will die of HIV-related mortality in 2025, significantly missing the 250,000 target. In an era where rapid screening tools and effective therapies for preventing and treating AHD and associated opportunistic infections (OIs) are finally available, these deaths, and the current rate of reduction, is unacceptable.
CHAI’s vision for AHD is shaped by our commitment to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Through a strong partnership with and investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), we believe a future is possible where:
AHD is an urgent priority for ministries of health (MOH), who own and execute strategies that optimize access to care and minimize preventable deaths from AHD and associated OIs. AHD services are decentralized to the primary care level so that PLHIV have equitable access to life-saving diagnostic tools and medicines at the point of care, whether through rapid onsite testing and treatment initiation or reliable and efficient referral networks. MOH, donors, and implementing partners work together to respond to AHD in an efficient, evidence-driven way that promotes equity, involves the community, is client-centered, and recognizes the importance of prioritizing AHD. The AHD market is stable, with multi-year country demand forecasts and commodity security, and supplies are delivered within timely and acceptable lead times.
This position will be based in a CHAI program country, subject to Country Director approval. Based in the region, the Advanced HIV Regional Manager will play a critical role in providing technical assistance to MOHs across sub-Saharan Africa, specifically in supporting the introduction and scale-up of commodities to screen, diagnose, and treat patients with AHD and associated OIs. This will include participation and support to AHD technical working groups across countries, and engagement with critical MOH stakeholders through participation in multi-country learning networks dedicated to expanding and improving differentiated service delivery (DSD) for PLHIV.
The Manager will need to cultivate and manage relationships with national stakeholders and provide technical assistance to support access to AHD commodities across each country. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding leadership and project management skills. The candidate must be able to drive the development and implementation of this program in the region with significant autonomy, have a deep personal commitment to producing high-quality results and have the ability to lead in a challenging and multicultural professional environment.
This position will be based in a CHAI program country, subject to Country Director approval.
Coordinate national AHD stakeholders, strategy, and implementation:
Increase demand for key AHD commodities through expanding sustainable access:
Coordinate demand for AHD commodities and services:
Team and stakeholder engagement:
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