Associate, HIV Prevention

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Boston, United States

Skill Required: Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Apply By: 
17th February, 2017


Job Description

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

The hallmark of the Clinton Health Access Initiative's (CHAI) approach is simultaneous and intensive engagement on the demand and supply sides of the market. On the demand side, CHAI's country teams help governments to overcome barriers to scale up treatment programs. Meanwhile, the CHAI global access teams work to address supply-side barriers to access and foster a healthy marketplace to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines and diagnostic commodities. CHAI works to attract new suppliers, lower drug prices, encourage the adoption of stringent quality standards, and facilitate the uptake of important new or improved products. CHAI has played a particularly important role in the marketplace for pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART), substantially expanding access to the appropriate drugs and diagnostics to meet the unique needs of children.

CHAI's Access Program works to address barriers to commodity access and to foster a healthy marketplace, fundamentally changing the economics of global health to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines and diagnostics. By securing lower prices for key commodities and improving laboratories in the developing world, we are helping patients access the treatment and care they need.

Position:

The HIV Prevention Associate (PM) will support the HIV Access Program's efforts to accelerate the development, introduction, and uptake of effective biomedical prevention interventions to reduce new HIV infections in resource-limited settings. The Associate will work closely with the HIV Prevention Associate Director to support program management and implementation of the Prevention Market Manager grant, which is a multi-year project that CHAI is jointly implementing with AVAC. The role will involve building and managing relationships with a broad set of internal and external stakeholders, particularly to ensure strong coordination between CHAI and AVAC as we work toward shared goals. The role will also require liaising with various global and country CHAI teams to ensure smooth operations of the program and compliance with grant requirements.

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.

  • Effectively support the coordination and communication with AVAC and other global and country teams to maintain accurate and timely program and grant data collection and reporting documentation
  • Track deliverables globally and across countries to assess team impact
  • Support grant management functions – including leading the production of donor updates, memos, and other communication materials
  • Lead efforts to document and communicate the team's work and translate learnings within and outside of the organization, for example through newsletters, case study development, publishing in journals, best practice toolkits or supporting inter-country knowledge transfer
  • Provide support to country teams on project delivery as required, such as workplanning, capacity building, reviewing technical documents or analytical support
  • Support the production and content development of communication materials, including presentations, newsletters, case studies, internal briefing documents, and other communications
  • May include other programmatic activities to support grant objectives in response to ad hoc requests
  • other responsibilities as needed

  • Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of work experience

  • Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups, law firms or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments

  • Excellent project management and problem solving abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to coordinate the production of high quality deliverables either directly or through project management of other team members
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Familiarity with global health issues

Advantages:

  • Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience
  • MBA or Master's degree in Public Health
  • Experience in grant writing, memo drafting or other technical writing
  • Experience in financial management and budgeting
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries