Associate, HIV Access Program

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Mbabane, Swaziland

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th December, 2016

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.

CHAI's Access Programs work to address supply-side barriers to access and to foster a healthy marketplace to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines at lower prices. At the country-level, CHAI helps governments understand the market, access lower drug prices, and facilitate the roll-out of new and improved products. Additionally, country teams work closely with governments to scale up and strengthen care and treatment programs.

CHAI Swaziland is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills for the position of Associate, HIV Access Programs on the CHAI Swaziland Access Program. Reporting to the Access Program Manager, the Associate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis to collaborating with stakeholders to gain consensus on proposed recommendations. The Associate must be well versed in the costs, efficacy and side effects of diverse drug regimens and formulations. Working with other Access team members, the HIV Access Program Associate will be expected to initiate work plans to address these issues rapidly and with limited guidance.

  1. Liaise with the Ministry of Health (MoH) - Swaziland National AIDS Program (SNAP) to identify areas of engagement of CHAI Swaziland Access Program for improving access to Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment to people living with HIV in Swaziland
  2. Remain current on emerging ARV treatment options, revision of global treatment guidelines and market intelligence of ARV supplies and disseminate information to relevant stakeholders at MoH
  3. Provide technical assistance to SNAP for assessment of the adoption, roll-out and adherence to WHO's revised treatment guidelines for HIV/AIDS
  4. Provide analytical support to Technical Working Groups (TWGs) to quantify implementation costs and patient benefits of new treatment options, and support the TWGs in optimizing treatment options available within the country
  5. Proactively analyze barriers to planned uptake of ARV treatment, develop interventions to overcome these barriers and support SNAP in achieving its treatment coverage objectives
  6. Collaborate with local and global CHAI teams to ensure a coordinated and complimentary support for the HIV Access Program
  7. Other responsibilities as needed by team

  8. Bachelor's degree/tertiary degree in business, health or equivalent expertise

  9. Minimum of three years of professional experience required (ideally with increasing responsibilities & demonstrated career progression), with preference for experience in business or public health-related analysis and modeling

  10. Strong problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including high proficiency in MS Access, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

  11. Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner

  12. Demonstrated ability to perform consistently at a high level in unstructured, high-pressure situations

  13. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence and limited supervision

  14. Strong written and oral communication skills in English


  • Experience in logistics, supply chain, pharmaceutical market access
  • Understanding of procurement and supply chain processes, ideally in a health context
  • Familiarity with global health issues (burden of disease: communicable / non-communicable)

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