Overview of CHAI:
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
Overview of GMT:
CHAI’s Global Markets Team (GMT) is responsible for envisioning, executing, and monitoring market shaping interventions aimed at improving the efficiency of health commodity markets for lower income countries. These interventions range from traditional policy-led and grant-financed initiatives such as pooled procurement, coordinated ordering, strategic demand forecasting, and regulatory harmonization to more innovative credit enhancement mechanisms such as volume guarantees (VGs), advance market commitments (AMCs), and working capital facilities. GMT collaborates closely with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate the public health impact of a proposed intervention and ensure alignment with current and future policy goals.
Overview of Role:
CHAI has an ongoing collaboration with the UK government-backed social finance company, MedAccess, to support the development of a robust market shaping deal pipeline. Established in November 2017, MedAccess provides volume guarantees to reduce the business risks that can delay large-scale access to critical products at affordable and sustainable prices.
GMT is spearheading the CHAI-MedAaccess collaboration, which involves identifying, scoping, and analyzing potential deal opportunities that meet a predefined set of public health and market objectives. The Associate will report to the Manager responsible for overseeing the day-to-day MedAccess relationship and will focus on early-stage research of health innovations to inform prioritization and go/no-go decisions of potential deal opportunities. The Associate will be responsible for performing key product and market analyses, drafting high-quality deal opportunity memos, assisting in preparation for external stakeholder meetings, and facilitating internal communication and engagement with other CHAI teams. The Associate will support the team in responding to donor requests in a timely manner and in working across the broader GMT group to ensure that best practices in deal scoping and implementation are followed.
We are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and written and oral communication skills. The Associate must be comfortable synthesizing large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data into cogent recommendations. The Associate must be able to function independently, be capable of balancing multiple priorities, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
This role has flexibility for a base location in the US or a CHAI Program Country, pending country team leadership approval. The role may require travel, estimated up to 25%.
Key skills required for this job include: 1) strong analytical and problem solving skills; 2) excellent written and oral communication skills; 3) excellent project management skills; 4) a high level of numerical comfort/competence; and 5) strong interpersonal skills.