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United States of America: Director, TB

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 05 Jan 2018

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.
CHAI is currently applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to achieve the same for TB. Despite originating thousands of years ago and having a proven and relatively inexpensive treatment, TB continues to afflict and kill millions of people each year. The TB Access team is working to ensure that the most people in need of TB treatment can access the best quality tools and medicines at affordable and sustainable prices, as rapidly as possible. To achieve this, on the country side, the team is supporting national TB programs (NTPs) in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia according to their priorities to strengthen their TB response. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based interventions. The primary focus has been around MDR-TB treatment and diagnostic scale up in countries and improving the price and supply security of quality second line anti-TB medicines in the global marketplace. The team is also engaging in the areas of TB care in the private sector, pediatric TB, a comprehensive model of urban TB care, assessing new opportunities in TB diagnosis and treatment and the rollout of new TB therapies. The TB strategy currently focuses on four functional approaches to improving TB care: taking data-driven approaches to closing gaps in the care cascade, improving access to new tools and products, optimizing the use of resources and coordinating end-to-end solutions.

As the leader of CHAI's TB Access initiatives, the Director will set the Access team's TB strategy and ensure its successful implementation. S/he will represent the program to CHAI's leadership, other teams across the organization, and in external forums. S/he will manage a small team of dedicated staff on the global team and coordinate program implementation involving over 30 people across CHAI global and country programs. The Director will have strong relationship management skills, as s/he will be responsible for interfacing with senior stakeholders in the complex TB global health community.

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with 5 years of experience working as a leader in the global health arena, a proven record of leadership, strategy development, program execution, and communication skills. The Director must be able to simultaneously manage executing a business-oriented access-focused strategy while having a strong technical grasp of TB. The Director must have proven experience with fundraising including a passion for developing and chasing new funding opportunities and significant experience writing proposals. The ideal candidate would also have strong private sector experience as well. The Director must be able to function independently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, humility and a strong commitment to excellence. The position will require domestic and international travel to meet key stakeholders and country representatives, estimated at ~50%. This position reports to the Vice President of Disease Strategy for the Access Program.

  • Provide strategic leadership and management for CHAI's TB program, including developing clear strategic and operational plans for program execution and identifying new opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
  • Support country TB programs and in-country fundraising opportunities
  • Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with country team management to ensure CHAI's global capabilities are being fully leveraged on-the-ground and vice-versa
  • Support country teams' TB program implementation and in-country fundraising opportunities and ensure alignment between country and global workstreams
  • Facilitate alignment and identify synergies with other disease and technical teams in CHAI Access Program
  • Lead fundraising efforts by seeking new donor relationships and creative funding opportunities; lead proposal development
  • Manage processes and tools for donor reporting, planning, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all HR and recruiting matters pertaining to the global TB team
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date expertise in TB products, markets and trends and use this in capacity as a trusted advisor to partners (including manufacturers, donors, and ministries of health)
  • Represent CHAI at global TB meetings
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 50%
  • Other responsibilities needed by supervisor

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 10 years of experience, preference for candidates with experience in management consulting and global public health at a senior level

  • Deep knowledge of tuberculosis from both a clinical and public health perspective

  • Advanced degree in management, public health, or other relevant fields a plus

  • Knowledge of TB surveillance, modelling, cost-effectiveness analysis and analytics a plus

  • Experience working in Africa and/or South Asia is a strong plus

  • Experience managing the implementation of complex projects

  • Experience conceiving, planning and executing programs or projects

  • Experience as a lead fundraiser for a large program of work

  • Proven stakeholder relationship management

  • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments


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