• Senior Manager, Tuberculosis Access Team

    United States
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Infectious Disease - Global TB
  • 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


    Team Overview: 

    CHAI’s Tuberculosis Access Team delivers transformative interventions with our government partners to urgently reduce TB mortality in low- and middle- income countries in Africa and South East Asia. Despite having highly effective drugs for drug-susceptible TB since the 1950’s, TB is now the 9th leading cause of global mortality and the leading cause of death from infectious disease. The Tuberculosis Access team works to facilitate the identification and rapid testing and treatment of all TB patients. To achieve this, the team helps to shape and support ministry of health TB interventions and programs across Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement market interventions. Team priorities include: 1) scale-up of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) treatment; 2) promotion of molecular diagnostic testing and drug susceptibility testing; 3) TB preventative treatment; and 4) improving the affordability and access to key TB drugs and diagnostics. 


    Position Overview:

    As Senior Manager, the successful candidate will lead the operational delivery of grants and programs and assist the Director in setting and executing strategy. S/he will, along with the Senior Director, represent the program to CHAI’s leadership, other teams across the organization, and in external forums. S/he will manage a team of 4-5 staff and coordinate grant implementation across nine CHAI countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Senior Manager must have excellent relationship management and program management skills.


    CHAI is seeking an individual with at least 10 years’ experience involving country-level experience delivering innovative public health interventions. A proven record of leadership, strategy development, program management, communication skills and analytical skills are required. The Senior Manager must be able to function independently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, humility and a strong commitment to excellence.


    The position will require significant international travel, estimated at ~40-50%. This position reports to the Director, Tuberculosis Access Team.


    • Oversee the operational execution of CHAI’s TB strategy.
    • Manage program performance against donor, grant and internal deliverables and timelines.
    • Supervise country support activities and the country support team.
    • Lead CHAI’s efforts to drive programmatic innovations that accelerate TB reduction and deliver value for money.
    • Manage processes and tools for planning, budgeting and financial reporting as they pertain to the TB project/program implementation.
    • Manage relationships with external partners and coordinate engagement with key stakeholders and opinion leaders on specific topics including TB regulatory and quality issues, pricing, treatment guidelines, and market intelligence by attending international meetings as needed.
    • Represent CHAI at conferences, on task forces, and in other public fora; serve as a trusted advisor and partner to global NGOs and UN organizations on a variety of TB market access issues.
    • Administer TB grants, which includes working closely with donors and cross-functional CHAI team on grant management needs.
    • Develop and lead the TB country engagement strategy to address specific TB-related concerns within a given country, assist in balancing allocation of team responses against that strategy and supervise the implementation and execution at country level.
    • Develop and maintain up-to date expertise in developments in the TB field at the global level.


    • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 10 years of professional experience, preference for candidates with senior level experience at a leading global public health organization
    • Experience conceiving, planning and executing complex programs or projects
    • Proven stakeholder relationship management
    • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments


    • Advanced degree in public health, or other relevant fields
    • Experience working in Africa and/or Southeast Asia


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