Please note: This is not an active role. Teams across CHAI recruit volunteers on a rolling basis, as needed. Funding is available for volunteer roles and a role typically lasts between 3-6 months. If you are interested in volunteer roles with CHAI at any point during the year, please answer the screening questions on this application and we will reach out to you if your profile and availability align with a team’s needs.
These roles will be based in one of CHAI’s program countries in Africa, Asia or Central America. These roles are not available in the United States.
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.
The hallmark of CHAI’s approach is simultaneous and intensive engagement on both the demand and supply sides of the market. On the demand side, CHAI’s country teams help governments scale up treatment programs, improve procurement and supply chain management.
CHAI also works to address supply-side barriers to access and foster the development of healthy marketplaces to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines. CHAI works closely with drug and diagnostic manufacturers to lower prices, encourages the adoption of stringent quality standards, and facilitates the entry and uptake of new improved products.
Volunteer Position Overview:
The Associate will lead the collection and analysis of data from a variety of sources such as shipment data via procurers and manufacturers, demographic data from household surveys, and usage data reported by countries. The Associate will be responsible for developing rigorous market analyses such as global market forecasts / outlooks and other reports to support investment decisions by suppliers and supply planning by multilateral agencies and country programs.
The Associate will support global and country team efforts to build, maintain, and update its supply and demand side market strategy for specific commodities and services. For example, this can include developing strategies to secure appropriate production capacity of low-cost, quality-assured contraceptives that meets forecasted demand or supporting the scale-up of new or underutilized contraceptive methods by addressing market barriers. In doing so, the Associate will develop strong relationships with various teams within CHAI, as well as with pharmaceutical suppliers and key opinion leaders.
We are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical skills, problem-solving ability and communication skills. The Volunteer must be able to function independently, be flexible, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
• Manage the development of databases, analyses, and frameworks to assist in prioritizing commodities in need of supply-side interventions
• Work with internal and external partners to analyze the market outlook, supplier landscape, and production economics across a range of products
• Support management of relationships with senior-level stakeholders at procurement agencies, manufacturers, and other NGOs
• Devise analyses and strategies to support potential negotiations with pharmaceutical companies
• Design models to assess new opportunities to improve or expand pharmaceutical access programs in the developing world
• Develop clear communications materials based upon analyses
• Present findings of analyses to a broad range of internal and external audiences in meetings and conferences
• Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years analytical experience working in the private sector; Masters strongly preferred
• Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative modeling skills, plus affinity for analytics and information management
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word (other statistical software package knowledge a plus)
• Experience managing large datasets preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations
• Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
• Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
• Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
• Available for at least 25% travel
• Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations