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Director, SRH Supplies

United States

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: United States
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Director, SRH Supplies

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Women and Children's Health - Global SRH
Additional Location Description
A program country in Africa may be possible, pending team and country team leadership approval.

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:

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.

Program Summary


Unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions drive high rates of preventable mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). CHAI’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) program aims to ensure that all individuals are empowered to access information, products and services that will meet their sexual and reproductive health needs. We aim to significantly reduce unmet need for modern contraception and the incidence of unsafe abortions in program countries within the next 5 years.  To accomplish our goals, we’re pursuing 3 strategic objectives:

  • Scale up access to new and underutilized products to increase choice for women and better meet their needs and preferences.
  • Increase SRH commodity security through global and country supply chain strengthening and improved financing for SRH products.
  • Design and strengthen client-centered service delivery models that will reach key populations with SRH services.

We pursue global and country-focused market shaping opportunities for SRH products to create an enabling environment for the introduction and scale up of quality-assured products and services in LMICs. At the global level, we are working to ensure that a diversified supplier base can meet demand for key products and ensure commodities are affordable and of high quality. We also coordinate donors and partners around global product strategies. At the country level, CHAI works with governments to develop national SRH scale-up plans with clear targets; use data to coordinate partner resources against the plan and achieve targets; strengthen national forecasting and quantification; address supply chain bottlenecks; improve health worker training; and strengthen performance management for the health system.

The Global SRH (GSRH) Team works across the CHAI matrix to support the application of global learning and best practices and provide thought-partnership and technical assistance to programs implemented by in-country teams who own our valued relationships with partner governments and who possess critical knowledge of local context and operating conditions.  Underlying our approach is our commitment to achieving sustainable, transformational change at scale by working in a way that strengthens health systems and government capabilities to improve SRH outcomes.


Position Summary


The Director leads the GSRH Supplies technical team which is focused on increasing access to highly effective SRH products that meet the needs of women and girls, coordinating closely with the Senior Director and GSRH Country Support team.  The Director sets the direction for the supplies portfolio of work and identifies opportunities to make progress towards SRH outcomes.  The Director oversees grant execution and donor relationships for supplies oriented grants.  The Director identifies and pursues opportunities to expand the portfolio of work so CHAI can continue and further deepen influence on the SRH ecosystem.


The Director works closely with the Senior Director and Associate Director, Finance and Operations to set the strategic direction of the SRH portfolio, operational aspects of the work and team, and to foster a highly effective and positive team culture. The Director reports to the Senior Director, GSRH.


Strategy and Portfolio Growth

  • Help lead development of CHAI’s overall SRMNH strategy, including development of goals, strategies, and resource mobilization
  • Lead GSRH participation in the development and execution of supply side strategies with the Global Markets team
  • Lead the development and implementation of CHAI’s demand-side SRH product strategies
  • Engage with donors and collaborate with the Senior Director to develop innovative ideas and write grant proposals
  • Work to identify and engage new donors for CHAI’s SRH agenda and support growth of the SRH portfolio, in collaboration with Senior Director
  • Identify and pursue opportunities with existing donors for CHAI’s SRH agenda and support growth of the SRH portfolio, in collaboration with Senior Director
  • Stay abreast of the evolving SRH landscape, monitoring key trends in the field, and support learning within the GSRH team and across CHAI

Program Leadership

  • Set direction and oversee implementation of all supplies workstreams (e.g. HIUD, GFPVAN, SEMA, UNFPA, DMPA SC, COF, MA Combipack, LNG 1.5, Implants)
  • Set direction and oversee grant management of supplies focused grants (RHSC GFPVAN, CIFF LNG 1.5, CIFF COF, FCDO, BMGF HIUD, BMGF DMPA SC—TBD)
  • Engage with country leadership, as needed and in coordination with Senior Director, to garner buy-in on program objectives, solicit their support for problem resolution, and ensure SRH projects are prioritized
  • Develop a trusted relationship and dialogue with program leads on other CHAI teams relevant to SRH and to foster collaboration and ensure alignment on priorities, strategies, processes, and objectives; including leading engagement with CHAI Global SRH Markets Team
  • Identify and share key program risks and/or impact with CHAI leadership, in conjunction with Senior Director

Team Management

  • Supervise Supplies program managers and their teams, providing guidance and support for those individuals to deliver on all aspects of their responsibilities (grant management, country support, knowledge management)
  • Foster the continuous growth and performance of all direct reports through active coaching and leadership and make promotion and salary increase recommendations
  • Help to shape the culture, operations, and dynamics of Global SRH through regular communication and activities that build team effectiveness and cohesion across geographies and work streams
  • Support administrative, operational, human resource, recruitment, and finance functions on the team as needed
  • Role model the values and mission of CHAI and the team norms of Global SRH

Global External Engagement and Portfolio Growth

  • Build, strengthen and leverage complex and nuanced external stakeholder relationships, including UNFPA, donors, implementing partners, community partners, technical partners, and suppliers
  • Lead engagement with current donors on supplies focused grants (e.g. RHSC, CIFF, BMGF)
  • Represent CHAI in international fora as needed to guide SRH related priorities, global guidance, and coordination to accelerate the development and increase uptake of SRH products and services
  • Bachelor’s degree, and at least ten years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility, team management, and leadership
  • Experience working in resource-limited settings, particularly sub-Saharan Africa
  • Supply chain experience, preferably within contraceptive or maternal health markets
  • Deep expertise with global health markets for health products, particularly contraceptives and maternal health products
  • Exceptional strategic development skills with the ability to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain and evolving environments
  • Exceptional analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and oral) skills, including the ability to communicative effectively with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; proven ability to set direction and structure, prioritize among complex options, and uphold high performance expectations
  • High emotional intelligence, patience, and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build, strengthen, and leverage complex and nuanced stakeholder relationships in a matrixed and multicultural environment, particularly by concisely communicating complex ideas in a manner that builds buy-in among diverse stakeholders
  • Passionate about people development and able to help diverse team members improve skills and performance through coaching and consistent supportive accountability
  • Highly entrepreneurial with strong self-motivation
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
  • Strong commitment to values of diversity, equity and inclusion 


  • Past experience in a management role on CHAI’s country or global teams
  • Relationships and/or expertise in SRH
  • Experience in fundraising for global health or SRH from major donor organizations
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized/remote team
  • Master’s degree in public health or business


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