• Associate

    South Africa
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • 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


    We are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving ability and communication skills. The Associate must be able to function independently, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, humility, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. 


    The Associate will be a critical contributor to CHAI's Access initiatives, which aim to ensure sustainable and broad access to quality care across South Africa. The Associate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis to collaborating with stakeholders to build workable and sustainable solutions to strengthen healthcare systems in South Africa. The Associate will be expected to lead areas of engagement relating to improvements in supply chain, data integrity, market intelligence, forecasting and planning.


    • Support client/partners in all aspects of access strategy, planning and implementation, including analysis, policy and guideline development and review.
    • Conceptualize and take ownership of required analytical evaluations required to inform policy and programmatic decision-making.
    • Engage with client and other CHAI teams on related programmes and initiatives, as it relates to implementation of operational plans.
    • Participate in working group(s) to support evidence generation for implementation of initiatives to optimize access to medicines
    • Partner with the Programme Manager to provide thought leadership and strategic guidance to the team.
    • Lead in the preparation of strategic documents to inform programmatic interventions.
    • Present analytical findings and recommendations to internal and external partners.
    • Ensure that annual work plan, and all other quarterly and routine reports are produced and delivered on time.
    • Develop thorough understanding of the healthcare, pharmaceutical and diagnostic landscape within South Africa and globally including key priorities, challenges and gaps in order to inform program development.
    • Support Program Manager on key deliverables and ad-hoc requirements as needed.


    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, with a strong preference for an advanced degree in business administration, life-science, engineering or other related discipline
    • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in an analytical role such in management consulting, finance, pharmaceutical or other industries requiring a high level of quantitative/analytical skills
    • Advanced problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including significant experience working in Excel (modeling) and presenting findings and recommendations
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrated ability to perform consistently at a high level in unstructured, high-pressure situations
    • Proven experience in developing strong professional relationships with a range of key stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environmentAbility to navigate complex governmental and organizational processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English 


    • Knowledge of big data/advanced analytics concepts and algorithms
    • End to end project management experience


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