The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
Team and Position Overview
CHAI has partnered with the Government in Lao PDR since 2014, supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) across several health programs including Procurement and Supply Management, Malaria Elimination, HIV and TB Access, and Maternal and Child Health. CHAI Laos has also supported the MoH’s COVID-19 response since the beginning of the pandemic.
We are seeking a highly entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills to work as an Associate with the HIV & TB Access Program. The Associate will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, but may be required to travel within the country up to 10% of the time. A dynamic, energetic, self-motivated individual with exceptional people skills and experience working in challenging environments would make for a strong candidate for this role. Demonstrated application of analytical skills and problem-solving in complex environments is essential.
- Work together with the CHAI Country Management Team to further refine CHAI’s overall strategy within the program area that are aligned with the Ministry of Health goals
- Develop clear operational plans for execution and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
- Support development and maintenance of high-quality data management systems; compile, synthesize and analyze data to inform the development of assessments, training materials, reports and other materials to ensure effective program execution
- Help cultivate a culture of data-use by strengthening usage and analysis of data by the government and the quality of data inputs
- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort
- Work together with the MOH teams at the National HIV and TB programs and CHAI global teams on executing project strategy, including supporting:
- Development of roll-out plans for optimal products, development of training materials, work plans, budgets, and other program materials to support the uptake of optimal products
- Quantification of commodity needs and creation of procurement plans
- Scale-up of the MOH Integrated Supply Chain strategy, including the development of an integrated distribution plan for TB and HIV products
- Strengthening or development of monitoring tools and management dashboards to ensure data is utilized for strategic decision making and planning
- Ensuring planning and resources are targeted towards addressing programmatic gaps
- Supporting the programs with ongoing planning from donor transition
- Skills transfer and government ownership
- Undertake any other duties as requested by the Senior Program Manager or Country Director
Qualifications– Bachelor’s degree or higher, and at least 2-3 years of professional experience in the private or public sector
- Affinity for analytics and information management, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills
- Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build professional and collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders and drive results
- Entrepreneurial mindset, including the ability to work independently with little guidance, and propose and implement new approaches/initiatives
- Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem-solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
- Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations and program planning and memo documents
- High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
- Experience working in resource-limited settings
- Experience working with governments and international institutions
- Previous work experience in Southeast Asia
- Fluency in Lao or Thai language