Senior Manager, HIV Diagnostics

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 30 August 2019

Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

Provision of high quality diagnostic services is one of the leading priorities of CHAI’s HIV Program. The Laboratory Services Team (LST) plays the lead role in increasing access to screening and diagnostic technologies, working closely with diagnostics manufacturers, governments, and multilateral organizations to lower prices, and accelerate the entry and uptake of new innovative diagnostic tools and products that improve service delivery for people living with HIV. In the past few years, CHAI has supported the introduction and uptake of a new generation of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic products that bring testing closer to patients to reduce loss to follow up and facilitate timely clinical intervention. In addition, CHAI has been expanding its HIV diagnostic portfolio in recent years, including the development and growth of an HIV testing program. One key component of the HIV testing program is the introduction and uptake of HIV Self-Testing (HIVST), which allows clients to test themselves for HIV in privacy. This is a novel technology that can help national governments reach their case-finding and treatment targets and has the potential to improve the efficiency of HIV testing service delivery. CHAI is supporting partner governments to introduce HIVST into national HIV Testing Services (HTS) programs while working with other stakeholders and manufacturers to improve affordability of HIVST products.

CHAI is seeking a Senior Manager - HIV Diagnostics to play a driving role in the introduction and scale-up of innovative diagnostic products to support national HIV programs to achieve the epidemic control. The Senior Program Manager will play a cross-cutting role in program management, interfacing directly with internal and external stakeholders and coordinating execution against complex global work plans. The scope of work of the Senior Program Manager will primarily focus on HIVST, leading the development of access strategy and its execution in focus countries, but will provide strategic guidance and direction across HIV diagnostic product uptake work.

The Senior Program Manager must be a highly motivated individual with deep passion and commitment to achieving the program’s ambitious goals. The candidate must have demonstrated project management experience, communication, and analytical skills; be able to problem solve; and be able to prepare clear donor deliverables. The candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence, be results-driven, solution-oriented, and get things done. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

LOCATION

This role has flexibility to be based in the US or in one of CHAI’s Program focus countries in sub-Saharan Africa, pursuant to CHAI country team leadership approval.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the development and execution of the team workplan for HIVST against program objectives, working directly with team members across multiple CHAI teams.
  • Synthesize public data, market intelligence, manufacturer capabilities, donor priorities, and public health impact to develop and adapt HIVST strategy.
  • Create messaging for internal and external stakeholders clearly and compellingly articulating the CHAI’s HIVST strategy to build alliances, influence priorities, and create funding opportunities.
  • Engage with manufacturers and industry leaders to understand the product development pipeline, expected launch timelines, and supply-side market entry barriers, including pricing strategy.
  • Support the development country-level implementation plans to support the execution global-level goals and objectives, while maintaining fidelity to national priorities.
  • Structure and oversee the development of complex modelling to demonstrate the public health and financial impact of past and projected HIVST implementation.
  • Identify and pursue additional funding opportunities to advance the HIVST workstream, including identifying opportunities, packaging these opportunities for donors, and driving the development of funding agreements.
  • Monitor and understand current scientific and programmatic evidence for HIVST, and identify key trends and evidence gaps that influence CHAI’s HIVST strategy.
  • Oversee, indirectly, country-level implementation of planned activities, including identify and address technical assistance requirements.
  • Produce donor reports and provide ad hoc donor updates on funded workstreams.
  • Directly oversee the work of the Senior Associate, HIVST.
  • Monitor the pipeline of diagnostic technologies that will help achieve the objectives of CHAI’s HIV Access Program and improve patient outcomes.
  • Provide strategic guidance and direction over other product uptake workstreams, including POC diagnostics.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience, preference for candidates with experience in management consulting and global public health at a senior level
  • Advanced degree in management, public health, or other relevant fields a plus
  • Experience working in resource limited settings, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa is a strong plus
  • Strong program management experience including managing and recruiting teams, developing and evaluating budgets, creating and implementing work plans, and monitoring both program and staff performance
  • Experience managing the implementation of complex projects
  • Experience conceiving, planning and executing programs or projects
  • Ability to quickly learn and synthesize technical and clinical information
  • Proven stakeholder relationship management
  • Ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% time for country support and meetings with global stakeholders

About the Organization

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

Similar Jobs