William J. Clinton Foundation (WJCF) in India, works closely with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) which 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
About Cancer Program
With over a million new cancer cases and ~700,000 cancer deaths, the Mortality Incidence Ratio (MIR) in India at 67% is far above many other countries (e.g. the US has an MIR of 38%); hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved if this gap is narrowed. CHAI is initiating a program to expand access to quality care by supporting solutions to improve affordability, availability and quality of treatment through market shaping and supply chain strengthening. Early detection of breast, oral, cervical and other common cancers by effective screening at the community level is sought to be improved through capacity building of frontline healthcare workers, innovative testing solution and strengthening of referral and data systems. Further, CHAI expects to support identified states in adoption of contextualized guidelines to deliver quality care and support national and state health financing and insurance mechanisms. CHAI has collaborated with partners and governments in in the East African region to dramatically bring down the prices of 16 common chemotherapy drugs, thereby making the lifesaving treatment available to tens of thousands who could not access the same earlier.
The Manager will be responsible for driving the overall program strategy and operations and manage a diverse set of highly talented individuals. He/she will be highly-motivated and entrepreneurial with outstanding analytical skills, problem-solving ability and communication skills. The manager must be able to function independently, be comfortable working and coordinating the operations of cross functional teams, 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.