Clinton Health Access Initiative

Country Support Manager, HIV Prevention

Full Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global HIV Access Program
Additional Location Description
To be based in a CHAI program country in Africa pending country 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 CHAI’s Global HIV Access Program (HAP) and HIV Prevention Portfolio:

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.


Although there has been a remarkable decline in new HIV infections over the last two decades, there has been stagnation in the reduction of new cases globally in recent years, as well as increases in new HIV infections among certain geographies and populations. Increased HIV treatment coverage and rollout of highly effective available interventions, such as voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have contributed to progress reducing new infections. However, there is a clear need for new product options and more effective delivery models, alongside increased access to available interventions. Scaling up access to primary prevention interventions that meet the needs of those at risk of HIV is essential to reaching and maintaining epidemic control. Achieving global HIV targets will not be possible without acceptable products and person-centered health systems. Targeted interventions are needed to address the individual and systemic barriers that limit the impact of proven HIV prevention interventions in low-and middle-income countries.


CHAI is currently working with range of partners, including governments, communities, and the private sector to accelerate the development, introduction, and scale up of effective HIV prevention interventions while strengthening health systems to support sustainable, resilient prevention responses.


Overview of Position:


CHAI is seeking to hire a Country Support Manager. This Manager will report to the HIV Prevention Senior Manager and will contribute to a range of projects focused on introducing and scaling various PrEP modalities via CIFF’s catalytic investment through the Global Fund, as well as efforts to accelerate introduction of a novel multipurpose prevention technology under development that combines oral PrEP and hormonal contraception into a single daily pill (the “dual prevention pill"). Alongside these projects, the Manager will also support other relevant workstreams across the HIV team and ongoing and new fundraising efforts. This position will support projects across Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, and Zambia.


This role will work closely with cross-cutting CHAI teams, CHAI country teams, and other country partners providing technical, operational, and strategic expertise to execute key grant management functions, including country team engagement; developing reports and presentations; conducting desk research and analyses; supporting external partner engagement; leading workplan development; managing and monitoring project milestones, timelines, and deliverables; and coordinating reporting inputs. The Manager is responsible for staying up to date with the latest prevention market trends, evidence, and knowledge to serve as a resource externally and across both the prevention team and other CHAI teams.


Pending country leadership approval, this role will be based in a CHAI program country in Africa. Travel is expected to be up to 40%. 


Country-Level Technical Assistance

  • Support the provision of targeted country-level technical assistance, holding regular touchpoints with country teams to identify and address risks and support needs, developing resources and consolidating evidence on emerging issues, and providing analytical support.
  • Participate in and contribute to in-country process and activity reviews, sharing actionable and strategic feedback, and elevating issues, themes, and roadblocks to inform future technical assistance and support cross-country learning.
  • Structure, develop and review quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform the design and execution of targeted technical assistance activities to address priority gaps and support an enabling environment for PrEP scale-up (e.g., identification of priority sub-national geographies, target populations, and optimal delivery models for prevention).
  • Develop clear presentations to share findings and recommendations for internal and external audiences.

Project Management

  • Manage and monitor country progress against program deliverables through regular joint reviews/calls on program strategy with country teams and program managers
  • Manage, coordinate, and develop inputs for routine reporting and donor updates, as well as ad hoc reporting needs, including requesting, reviewing, and consolidating inputs from partners.
  • Provide strategic, operational, and tactical support for partner management and donor engagement, including facilitating information sharing, drafting agendas and meeting slides, supporting meeting planning, taking and organizing notes and follow-ups, etc.

Communications, Knowledge Management, and Cross-Team Learning

  • Maintain up to date expertise regarding the HIV prevention pipeline and delivery space and support knowledge management across the team.
  • Work with CHAI country teams and partners to plan and execute communication, learning, and knowledge management processes and activities, including developing and implementing a plan for cross-country engagement and coordination.
  • Develop and review learning and communication products including but not limited to technical briefs; conference abstracts and presentations; publications; infographics and other visual aids.
  • Lead cross-team engagement to ensure the prevention team is coordinated, aligned, and well-positioned to share workstream learnings and collaborate, including through supporting monthly prevention team touchpoints.
  • Support HIV Prevention Director and Senior Manager in fostering a collaborative team environment which supports and engages team members.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in relevant field, including (but not limited to) public policy, public health, global health, economics, business, pharmacy, social science or other science. Candidates with alternative educational background degrees are also welcome to apply
  • At least six years of working experience developing analytically rigorous analyses and forming insights into clear external deliverables, managing complex projects, and providing strategic guidance or supporting business strategy
  • Meticulous work ethic and organization skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex tasks with a high degree of uncertainty, set priorities, and work independently with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to efficiently conduct desk research, identify and consolidate key takeaways, and effectively translate insights based on target audience
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills, with proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a diverse environment
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word, including strong data visualization skills using these platforms or others
  • Patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel (~40%)


  • Experience in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, or other relevant public health area
  • Experience writing/editing/submitting publications for academic journals
  • Experience conducting quantitative and/or qualitative research
  • Experience excelling in a remote or decentralized work environment
  • Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa


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