Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, Advanced HIV Disease

Country
United States
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global HIV Access Program
Additional Location Description
Preference for the East Coast (EST)

Overview

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.

 

Advanced HIV Disease (AHD) Program 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 2022 remained tragically high at 630,000, 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.


Since 2019, CHAI has been leading work in the AHD space that has expanded and accelerated use of optimal drugs and diagnostics across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), strengthened and capacitated government programs, and engaged with community members to shape AHD strategy into the future. CHAI’s vision for AHD is shaped by our commitment to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in LMICs. CHAI is currently working with range of partners, including governments and communities, to accelerate the development, introduction, and scale up of effective AHD programs for adults and children.


AHD Associate Role Overview


This Associate will join CHAI’s HIV Access Program as part of the Advanced HIV Disease team. They will report to the AHD Manager and will contribute to a range of projects focused on introducing and scaling various AHD initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. Alongside these projects, the Associate will also support other relevant workstreams across the AHD team, including ongoing and new stakeholder engagement and communications efforts.


The successful candidate will have strong technical, organizational, and project management skills, and will be capable of conducting research and synthesizing it in a clear and concise manner to colleagues and partners. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual able to function efficiently and constructively with teams/partners across countries, manage multiple tasks at once, make sound informed decisions independently when necessary and build strong relationships. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and a strong work ethic.

Responsibilities

  • Help structure and drive key quantitative and qualitative analyses to support the introduction of new AHD diagnostics and treatment with support and supervision from supervisor.
  • Support the development of evidence-based technical advice to Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams, and in-country partners in development and implementation of AHD packages of care for adults and children.
  • Help accelerate access to new critical AHD screening and treatment commodities, including assisting with new product introduction strategy, market shaping initiatives and procurement processes.
  • Provide 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.
  • Support in translating AHD global evidence and best practices to the country level, including distilling and communicating messages to country teams and other partners.
  • Develop and maintain effective processes to facilitate efficient operations across AHD grant teams.
  • Support to general AHD program operations, including meeting coordination and planning and support management in fostering a collaborative team environment which supports and engages team members.
  • Prepare presentations that include analyses, cross-country insights, and program lessons for internal and external audiences.
  • Maintain up-to-date expertise across HIV, and specifically AHD, including the latest trends, and research developments, and developing updates for country and global team members.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge management platforms to enable information sharing across teams.
  • Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 2 years of relevant work experience (e.g., technical assistance, management consulting, data analysis, project management).
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving approach.
  • Strong verbal, visual and written communication skills.
  • Meticulous work ethic and organization skills with the ability to simultaneously support multiple complex tasks, 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 skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in diverse environments.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, including strong data visualization skills using these platforms or others.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and travel domestically and internationally as needed, up to 30% of the time.

Advantages

  • Previous experience working in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field.
  • Knowledge of public health in low- and middle-income countries, in particular HIV.
  • Experience excelling in a remote or decentralized work environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of supply chain and forecasting and quantification process.

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