Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
CHAI is currently applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to achieve the same for TB. Despite originating thousands of years ago and having a proven and relatively inexpensive treatment, TB continues to afflict and kill millions of people each year. The TB Access team is working to ensure that the most people in need of TB treatment can access the best quality tools and medicines at affordable and sustainable prices, as rapidly as possible. To achieve this, on the country side, the team is supporting national TB programs (NTPs) in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia according to their priorities to strengthen their TB response. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based interventions. The primary focus has been around MDR-TB treatment and diagnostic scale up in countries and improving the price and supply security of quality second line anti-TB medicines in the global marketplace. The team is also engaging in the areas of TB care in the private sector, pediatric TB, a comprehensive model of urban TB care, assessing new opportunities in TB diagnosis and treatment and the rollout of new TB therapies. The TB strategy currently focuses on four functional approaches to improving TB care: taking data-driven approaches to closing gaps in the care cascade, improving access to new tools and products, optimizing the use of resources and coordinating end-to-end solutions.
As the leader of CHAI’s TB Access initiatives, the Director will set the Access team’s TB strategy and ensure its successful implementation. S/he will represent the program to CHAI’s leadership, other teams across the organization, and in external forums. S/he will manage a small team of dedicated staff on the global team and coordinate program implementation involving over 30 people across CHAI global and country programs. The Director will have strong relationship management skills, as s/he will be responsible for interfacing with senior stakeholders in the complex TB global health community.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with 5 years of experience working as a leader in the global health arena, a proven record of leadership, strategy development, program execution, and communication skills. The Director must be able to simultaneously manage executing a business-oriented access-focused strategy while having a strong technical grasp of TB. The Director must have proven experience with fundraising including a passion for developing and chasing new funding opportunities and significant experience writing proposals. The ideal candidate would also have strong private sector experience as well. The Director must be able to function independently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, humility and a strong commitment to excellence. The position will require domestic and international travel to meet key stakeholders and country representatives, estimated at ~50%. This position reports to the Vice President of Disease Strategy for the Access Program.