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 launched its Viral Hepatitis program in 2015 with the goal of catalyzing public sector screening and treatment programs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). Following the successful launch of hepatitis C programs in six countries in Africa and South and Southeast Asia, CHAI is now applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to aim for the elimination of hepatitis C and the achievement of a hepatitis B-free generation. The program continues to focus on lowering the cost of diagnosis and treatment, while supporting ministries of health to implement smart, data-driven strategies for scaling up access to services. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based interventions. In country, CHAI’s work ranges from helping governments select and source the right medicines and diagnostics, train health care workers in screening and treatment, design the right service delivery mechanisms, implement monitoring and evaluation systems, and mobilize resources for program implementation.
As the leader of CHAI’s viral hepatitis initiatives, the Director will set the Viral Hepatitis program’s vision and strategy and work with a variety of teams across CHAI to 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.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with 10 years of experience with a proven record of leadership, strategy development, program execution, and communication skills, preference for the last 5 years in the private sector. The Director must be able to simultaneously manage executing a business-oriented access-focused strategy while having a strong technical grasp of viral hepatitis. A background in public health or hepatitis is not necessary but the Director must be able to quickly learn the technical aspects of the disease. The Director will have strong relationship management skills, with an ability to align internal stakeholders around the program vision and to influence senior stakeholders in the global viral hepatitis community. The Director must have proven experience in sales or fundraising including a passion for developing and chasing new funding opportunities. The ideal candidate would also have strong experience in innovative financing and rapidly developing new teams or projects. The Director must be able to function independently, flexibly and creatively 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.