• Program Manager, eMTCT and Pediatric HIV

    United States
    New York
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Infectious Disease - Global HIV Access Program
    Additional Location Description
    Flexibility for a base location in the U.S. or a CHAI Program Country in Africa, pending country team leadership approval
  • 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.


    CHAI is looking for a Program Manager, eMTCT & Pediatric HIV. The Program Manager will be a part of a dynamic eMTCT & Pediatric HIV team, which is primarily responsible for driving strategy development and execution of country and global activities to achieve ambitious goals to improve pediatric ART coverage in program countries. Our objectives are to support ministry partners to improve pediatric case finding, initiate children on high-quality pediatric ART, and retain them in life-long care. As we enter Phase II of our program, our goal will be to help our ministry partners reach ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals for children by 2020 in four primary focus countries (Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia). At the same time, we will be developing targeted action plans with a broader group of countries to set the stage for a larger accelerated effort to reach even more ambitious treatment goals of 95% pediatric HIV coverage by 2020.


    We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, demonstrated project management experience, communication skills, and analytical ability. The candidate must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.


    The Program Manager will be responsible for planning, supervising and implementing project activities, and will work closely with the relevant stakeholders in CHAI focus countries. The Program Manager will report to the Director of eMTCT & Pediatric HIV and will oversee 1- 2 Associates to oversee day-to-day country support to program countries. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of program management including planning, budgeting, knowledge management and sharing, qualitative and quantitative analysis, implementation, and reporting. S/he will assist in developing concept notes for new eMTCT & Pediatric HIV projects. S/he will serve as a technical lead to country teams and support the scoping and development of country action plans to accelerate treatment scale-up. This is a challenging but rewarding position, which will have direct impact on thousands of children in need of life-saving treatment.


    This role has flexibility to based on the East Coast or in a CHAI program country in Africa, pending country team leadership approval. This role requires travel up to 60%. 



    • Serve as a trusted advisor and thought partner to governments and CHAI country teams on all topics related to eMTCT and pediatric HIV
    • Oversee and manage all aspects of eMTCT and Pediatric HIV global support across program countries
    • Support CHAI country teams to deliver on shared objectives, e.g., assisting in development and review of work outputs, supporting project management or driving forward workstreams, onboarding and capacity building for country team staff, supporting fundraising or concept note development, and supporting problem solving
    • Manage a team of 1 – 2 Associates taking an active role in mentoring, performance management, and ensuring high quality and timely team output (including analytical deliverables for country teams)
    • Project management, analytical, strategic and technical support across numerous work streams in multiple CHAI focal countries
    • Support countries to improve practices around the routine use of data to drive program management and decision-making
    • Support Director with management of donor relationship and engagement, playing an active role in donor updates, and taking the lead on reporting and grant M&E
    • Support management of all financial and budgeting related aspects of the grant
    • Share best practices and learnings across country programs to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools, and experiences of all programs
    • Support engagement with key external pediatric HIV stakeholders and partner organizations, supporting the dissemination of CHAI pediatric HIV work to the global community
    • Other responsibilities as needed by team


    • Bachelor's degree plus at least 5-7 years of relevant experience in a private or public sector enterprise, with increasing levels of responsibility and experience managing other individuals
    • Strong program management experience including managing teams, developing and evaluating budgets, creating and implementing work plans, and monitoring both program and staff performance
    • Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills
    • Natural ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
    • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Good strategic thinker able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals.
    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations, and able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
    • Ability to act as a strategic thought partner to, and build the capacity of, government partners and country team members
    • Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support
    • Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (STATA is a plus)
    • English language fluency, both written and verbal
    • Familiarity with global health issues



    • Master’s degree
    • Work experience in management consulting, finance and similar private enterprises, or in economics and public sector financing
    • Experience working in developing countries, particularly on HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health programs
    • Experience working with country governments and international partners


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