Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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.
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.
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