Associate, TB

Clinton Health Access Initiative, South Africa

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th December, 2017

Job Description

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

The TB Associate will be a critical contributor to CHAI’s TB team, which aims to ensure sustainable supply and broad access to TB treatment. S/he will provide analytical, strategic, and communication support to implement internal and external projects. The Associate will develop relationships with various teams within CHAI, as well as senior management. The position will require 25-50% travel and will initially be based in Rwanda or the US.  Relocation to South Africa is expected after 6 months.  The Associate will report to the TB Director.  While based in a CHAI country office, this role is global facing and will only support country activities and interact with in-country stakeholders as agreed to with the CHAI country team.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills.  The candidate must be self-driven, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player.  CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.


  • Develop demand forecasts and market models under various scenarios that account for product characteristics and pricing, donor funding, country regimen choices, and demographic factors.  Models will focus primarily on MDR drugs, rifapentine, and other new TB drugs.
  • Design data collection approaches and interface with CHAI’s country teams. Create quantitative models. Analyze and draw conclusions from large volumes of data from both the demand and supply sides of the TB market in order to advance CHAI’s collaborations with suppliers, inform strategic decision-making and assess the impact of CHAI’s work
  • Design models that can support programmatic decision making by MOHs such as scenario analysis for regimen transition and optimal service delivery
  • Manage the development and maintenance of market intelligence databases, quantitative models and forecasts related to prevention and treatment for TB
  • Track tender, regulatory and pricing data.  Compile and analyze global and country level procurement and performance data for TB drugs and diagnostic commodities to create reference prices and appropriate yardsticks for country comparison
  • Build tools and models to support new drug adoption and scale-up and in-country forecasting and quantification exercises.  Collect data as inputs for models.  Lead forecasting training and sessions.  Provide ad-hoc country procurement and forecasting support as needed.
  • Prepare analysis and build tools to support introduction and scale up of new drugs, diagnostics and programmatic interventions, including costing, scale-up planning, impact analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Present analytical findings to internal and external partners. Draft internal newsletters and other communication tools.
  • Support ad-hoc projects with partners such as market sizing, procurement coordination, and global data sharing.
  • Liaise with CHAI’s Research and Development team to track drug pipeline and clinical trials data.  Liaise with CHAI’s Supplier Relations team to develop materials for suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 2 years relevant work experience in investment banking, consulting, or other industries requiring a high level of quantitative and analytical skills
  • Prior experience working with large data sets and Excel-based analytical modeling
  • Exceptional analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Able to work well in a diverse work environment, easily adaptable and respectful in cross cultural settings
  • Familiarity with global health issues
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, especially clinical and scientific information
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willingness to travel frequently and at short notice


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