• HIV Associate

    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
    Additional Location Description
    Base in Yangon
  • 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 HIV Associate is responsible for working in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and CHAI’s Global team, to scale up the use of TDF/3TC/DTG (“TLD”) for HIV in Myanmar and support the ongoing linkage of ART and MMT for PWID in Kachin. The HIV Associate should be a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. He/she is able to apply the insights to resource-limited settings and improve CHAI’s in-depth understanding of the challenges for diagnostic and treatment of HIV to drive global health policy. He/she reports to the Deputy Country Director for project progress and ensuring the timely delivery of the project outcomes.


    Technical Responsibilities


    • Organize and conduct sensitization meetings, trainings, and dissemination meetings for all work streams, as appropriate
    • Assist NAP in the development of training materials and job aids for healthcare workers on new diagnostics and best practices for data utilization
    • Provide support to NAP to conduct site visits for monitoring and supervision
    • Where necessary and feasible, support protocol and guideline development
    • Serve as key focal point in Yangon for stakeholders and partners working in HIV with an estimated 15% travel to Naypyitaw for coordination purposes
    • Provide remote support to the team in Kachin, with 10% travel to Kachin
    • Support process to obtain IRB, conduct data collection, analyze data, and write reports as necessary
    • Contribute to overall CHAI work in HIV including the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new innovative diagnostic products for HIV/AIDS, and in the process become a trusted advisor to the Myanmar MOHS and partners


    General Responsibilities

    All staffs are expected to undertake the following general duties:


    • Work within the framework of CHAI’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement
    • Work towards achieving program and/or department business plan objectives
    • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all CHAI policies and procedures and keep informed of CHAI activities
    • Travel to program areas, as and when required
    • Demonstrate sound judgment to elevate or consult senior level management with problems or other issues
    • Work as part of a team and liaise with other departments to ensure effective communication across the organization
    • Participate in meetings, networks, seminars and conferences where relevant and beneficial to CHAI and its mission and mandate
    • Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programs
    • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may be required
    • Contribute independently to team goals
    • Other responsibilities as required


    • Bachelor’s degree in business, public health, or related degree
    • 2+ years’ experience in HIV, TB or other infectious diseases within a development context
    • Exceptional problem solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and ability to build and nurture relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
    • Ability to work on complex problems without extensive support, prioritize work requirements, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to manage a team
    • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously
    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
    • Ability to work independently on large, demanding projects
    • Excellent understanding of MS Office with high proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
    • Strong project management skills
    • Strong advocacy skills
    • Experience in training and capacity building
    • Efficiency in negotiating and achieving consensus



    • Advanced degree in business, public health, or related degree
    • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and/or Operations Research
    • Experience living and working in Southeast Asia
    • Experience working with Asian governments and institutions


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