• Regional Technical Advisor

    Country
    Lesotho
    City
    Maseru
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Access Programs - HIV Access Team
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org


    Position Overview

    The Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) will work to ensure the introduction and scale-up of high-quality antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients. Based in Maseru, Lesotho, the Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) will be responsible for supporting several countries in Southern Africa, including Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia. The Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) will travel frequently between countries to provide end-to-end technical assistance to Ministries of Health to enable rapid uptake of optimal ARVs. This will include building strong, trusted relationships with Ministry of Health counterparts and partner organisations and providing technical assistance in all aspects of developing and costing optimal ARV introduction strategies. S/he will be expected to build consensus among a range of stakeholders and to independently find creative solutions to systems or process challenges that delay progress towards program goals.

    Responsibilities

    • Through a blend of advocacy, relationship-building, and evidence dissemination, and in coordination with the country and HIV Access Program leadership, make an effective case for optimal ARV introduction to governments and key opinion leaders. This may include preparing cost analyses to help governments see the budgetary impact of product shifts, developing different introduction scenarios, and collating, translating, and disseminating clinical information
    • Help governments ensure an uninterrupted supply of optimal ARVs to the region by building stock monitoring tools and dashboards and working closely with procurement agents and government logistics units to understand and map funding flows, ordering cycles, and delivery timelines
    • Help countries build their capacity on quantification issues through leadership in forecasting workshops, participation in technical working groups, and/or training of forecasting models, in order to avoid stock-outs, reduce waste, and minimize costs
    • Catalyze and coordinate the drafting of rollout planning documents, policy guidance, and standard operating procedures that clarify and ensure smooth implementation of ARV product shifts
    • With a client-focused approach, serve as a trusted, accessible advisor to governments and CHAI country teams on a variety of ARV access topics
    • Support the country team and program leadership in other relevant duties as required

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (BA/BSc)
    • At least three years of professional experience in global health, international development, and/or management consulting
    • High level of comfort conducting quantitative analyses and using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
    • Exceptional communication skills, with a structured and assured oral and written communication style
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships independently with senior government and NGO representatives and navigate complex government processes in a collaborative manner
    • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving approach
    • Entrepreneurial mindset with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
    • Comfort performing in low-resource settings
    • Willingness to travel regionally up to 50%

     

    Advantages

    • Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), Business Administration (MBA), or other graduate degree
    • Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience
    • Experience working on procurement and supply chain management
    • Experience working with governments and/or international organizations

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