• Associate, Global Markets Team

    United States
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Global Markets Team
    Additional Location Description
    Flexible base location, pending country 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


    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.


    • Support CHAI country and global teams in evaluating the potential for various market shaping interventions using market shaping toolkit and other accepted methodologies
    • Execute high-quality research and analytical work to help identify, vet, and document commodities that may be suitable candidates for volume guarantees
    • Leverage internal CHAI organizational resources and conduct desk research to ensure ongoing population of early-stage pipeline ideas; consolidation into single Excel database to be maintained across the duration of the project
    • Draft high quality scoping memos that succinctly describe the commodity and market opportunity. Scoping memos to include the following information (subject to change): market barriers and risk characteristics, preliminary market forecast and analytics, rationale for why a volume guarantee is the right market shaping instrument, and preliminary recommendation
    • Develop analysis, reports, presentations and other communication materials to support discussions with suppliers, donors, and other external stakeholders
    • Document best practices and learnings across GMT (and other CHAI teams, where relevant) to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools, and experiences of working with MedAccess and analyzing volume guarantees
    • Other responsibilities as needed by the team


    • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of analytical or business experience in the private sector
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and logical, structured thinking
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports
    • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
    • Ability to learn on the job quickly
    • Ability to absorb a broad range of information from multiple sources and synthesize into cogent and compelling arguments
    • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • English language fluency, both written and verbal


    • Experience in management consulting, equity research, investment banking, or life sciences (particularly in strategy development and/or deal negotiations)
    • Experience working in developing countries or on global health issues (particularly on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and/or maternal and child health programs)
    • Experience of working remotely with a decentralized team


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