Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, Kenya Essential Medicines Program

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Kenya


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.


Position: Program Associate


CHAI Kenya is seeking a Program Associate to work in the Kenya Essential Medicines Program. The goal of the program is to support the Ministry of Health at both National and County levels, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to reduce overall child mortality and morbidity through scaling up of high impact interventions that target key drivers of mortality and morbidity.


This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with periodic travel (up to 40%) within the country.





  • Support designing and re-designing of program approaches, priority interventions, and activities.
  • Participate in the execution of the program strategy/approach at all levels of the program engagement.
  • Development of program evaluation assessments to identify gaps and monitor progress.
  • To support the Division of Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health teams in execution of its strategy across the priority areas
  • To support county, sub-county and facility teams in strengthening service delivery across maternal, newborn, child and adolescent Health
  • To work closely with partner organizations at the national, regional and county levels in the execution of the National and county strategies .
  • To actively participate in identifying high-impact opportunities to improve on the care provision of children under five years across all counties in Kenya.
  • Provide robust data management and analytical support for the various program areas as required.
  • Assist with program budgeting and financial forecasts. 
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.





  • Bachelor's Degree (Clinical) areas or equivalent plus 6 years work experience; or Advanced Degree (clinical) plus 3 years work experience
  • Demonstrated experience with coordination of and consensus building with senior government and organizational (including private sector) stakeholders toward a common goal
  • Strong analytical, research and presentation skills, including proficiency with data management, analysis and tool building
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated strong project management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and deliver against expectations without close supervision
  • Ability to work with humility and achieve results
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in the public health sector in Kenya or other similar settings
  • Demonstrated experience working with academic institutions including universities and academic medical centers on pre-service training for health workers
  • Post graduate degree in public health, business, economics or related disciplines



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