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.
The Laboratory Services Team (LST) is a key source of support for Ministries of Health and CHAI's country teams. LST works to address barriers to access and foster a healthy, competitive marketplace for essential diagnostic testing. The team coordinates global efforts access to diagnostics, working closely with diagnostics manufacturers, governments, and multilateral organizations to lower prices, increase access to testing, and accelerate the entry and uptake of new innovative products.
The Program Manager (PM) will drive LST’s efforts to generate rapid scale-up and effective management of high-quality hepatitis B and C diagnostics in low and lower middle-income countries. The role’s primary set of responsibilities fall into three categories: guiding Ministries of Health and CHAI country teams to optimize policies and processes, and ensuring adoption of best practices concerning access to HCV and integrated diagnostics; developing and implementing strategies for scaling up viral hepatitis testing and monitoring programs in conjunction with LST’s Scientist; and supporting LST’s negotiations with diagnostics manufacturers and development of the HCV diagnostics market-shaping strategy.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with exceptional qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities, and leadership and communication skills. The PM must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. Successful candidates demonstrate resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, work ethic and emotional intelligence.
This is a challenging but rewarding role, which will have direct and near-term impact on thousands of patients in need of life-saving health services. The base location is flexible with a preference for United States or CHAI Program Countries in Southeast Asia or sub-Saharan Africa, pending country team leadership approval. The PM can expect to travel 25-50%.